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Classic Fiction and Literature, Books about Birds, Modern Library Editions.
Report of T. Butler King on California. T.[homas] Butler King. Washington, D.C.: Gideon & Co., 1850
Second edition, errata slip is present. Georgia planter/politician T. Butler King (1800-1864) was appointed
special agent to California by President Zachary Taylor c1849-50 and as part of that assignment wrote this
historic report. "2nd edition (and best) [If with errata slip, aa]. This report to the government by the Collector
of Customs at San Francisco gave Washington its first official information on the gold strike"--[Per Howes K153].
A compact, sewn volume, in paper wraps. Includes separate address label, signed 'Free/T. Butler King.' and
addressed in King's hand to Elijah Dudley, Esquire in Milbury, Massachusetts. An intact copy, but with tears &
wrinkling to back cover.
Genre: California History
The Life, Public Services and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth
President of the United States. Including His Speeches, Addresses,
Messages, Letters, and Proclamations; and the Closing Scenes Connected
with His Life and Death. Henry J. Raymond. New York: Derby and Miller, Publishers, 1865
Full title: The Life, Public Services and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States.
Including His Speeches, Addresses, Messages, Letters, and Proclamations; and the Closing Scenes Connected with
His Life and Death. A well-preserved, leatherbound summary of the the life of Lincoln, published in the same year
as the president's death in April, 1865. With a steel engraved, tissue-protected frontis portrait of Mr. Lincoln
by A. H. Ritchie; and 14 additional plates bearing images from his life. (Note: all original plates are present.)
With a section at rear of volume with anecdotes and reminiscences of Lincoln by Frank B. Carpenter. Appendix
bears letters, reports and correspondences; indexed. --- In full red-brown leather covers with 4 raised bands
on spine, titling stamped in gilt on black spine block. With ornate red/blue/yellow/green marbled endpapers.
--- Overall, volume is firm and intact. Covers with some bruising. Most pages quite bright, but with some foxing;
plates are clean and bright.
Genre: Lincoln, Civil War
Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California
in the years 1843-'44. Brevet Capt. J.[ohn] C. Frémont. Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives, Printers
Full title: Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and
North California in the years 1843-'44. --- An impressive copy of the famed report, published for the U.S.
House of Representatives, on the expedition by Captain John C. Frémont. On this expedition, he explored
areas from the Rocky Mountains, over South Pass in Wyoming, and through the Great Basin to the Sierras
of California. This report was used by pioneers who took it along as they followed the Oregon Trail to the
Pacific Coast. It is said that on this expedition Frémont was the first American to view Lake Tahoe and was
first to determine that the Great Basin region's bodies of water did not drain to the sea. --- With 16 plates
and one map. Lacks the large fold-out map, 6 plates, and 3 smaller maps [Howes F370]. Includes extensive
information in prose and on tables and charts, from topography, to flora and fossils found. Climatological
readings are provided as the party made their way west. --- In brown half leather
and cloth-covered hardcovers. Brown marbled endpapers. Considerable
chafing to cover edges, interior leaves yellowed and with scattered
foxing; overall volume is firm and intact. Plates are clean and bright.
Genre: American History
The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald. [New York]: The Limited Editions Club, 1980
Includes an introduction by Charles Scribner III and 14 color gouache illustrations by Fred Meyer.
Number 607 of a limited edition of 2000 copies and signed on rear limitations page by Mr. Meyer.
In full grey buckram boards with striking depiction of a Rolls-Royce in black and bright silver artwork
on covers; titling in bright silver on spine. In brown paper-covered slipcase. Lacks the original glassine
dust jacket and the LEC monthly letter originally shipped with this edition. Interior printed on high-quality
papers at the Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont. --- A striking copy of this famed 'jazz age' novel
(first published in 1925) with a bright, clean, unmarked interior. Volume has a hint of spine lean, otherwise
is undamaged. Slipcase in very nice condition but with a bit of sunning, and a little rubbing to the exterior.
(Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.)
The Waterfowl of the World. Jean Delacour; Peter Scott (illustrations). London/New York: Country Life/Arco Publishing Co., 1973. ISBN: 0668029706
Stated fifth impression of work first published 1954. In pale yellow cloth-covered boards with gilt decorations
on covers and spines, titling in gilt on spines and with publisher's reddish-brown stain on all edges. Interiors feature
dozens of full color plates by Mr. Scott, along with many maps and diagrams showing bird distributions as well as
facts such as internal organs and silhouettes of the birds as painted in the illustrations. In yellow slipcase. Each
volume with clear plastic dust jacket; all fit into a single yellow cloth and paper-covered board slipcase with brown
single-volume ribbon to aid in the removal from the slipcase. Slipcase dimensions: 8 in. wide x 11 in. tall x 6 in. deep. ---
The slipcase has bumped corners and the clear jackets have some tears, rubbing and/or creasings. The books
themselves are clean, bright and unmarked. --- This handsome set of four volumes provide extensive detail about the
world's waterfowl. Mr. Delacour provides much detail about each of the species he covers.
Genre: Birds, Waterfowl