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George Armstrong Custer. NY: Sheldon & Co., 1874.
First edition. 256 pages. 8 plates. One plate damaged, foxing to some plates, light wear to binding, otherwise a very nice copy. Very good.
Genre: American West, Indian Wars
Batty Langley. London, 1729
10 x 15". xviii, 150 pages of text, followed by 79 numbered plates (plate 79 is misnumbered 78). Title page has some foxing, text and plates are clean. Old worn leather, front board and three front endpapers detached.
Genre: Botany, British Fruit
Pearsall family. New Mexico 1915.
A photo album from 1915, primarily featuring views in Tyrone, New Mexico -- a now defunct town. Tyrone was an elaborately-planned community financed by the Phelps-Dodge Corp., built in 1915 for $1 million, to mine copper. In 1921 there was a drop in copper values and the mine closed, and the town was deserted. The photos include shots of various members of a WW I army unit, likely the corps who set up camp near the town. Most photos are titled on the album page, usually including location. Other subjects included in the album are Old Spanish Ruins near Las Cruces, NM, training camp in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Camp Jessup, Atlanta GA, and other locations. 47 leaves. 10 x 13". One of the officers of the unit was Charles M. Pearsall. This album descended in the Pearsall family, and some of the photos are likely of family members.
John Locke and William Grigg, editors. London: for A. Bettesworth, 1723.
Locke was possibly the first to perceive Aesop as "being stories apt to delight and enchant a child, may yet afford useful reflections to a grown man," and to be useful in teaching Latin to children. This is the second edition, a reissue of the 1703 first with new title page, the only one to bear Locke's name. Only two editions were issued, both rare. Only two incomplete copies of the first edition have appeared at auction in the past fifty years, and only one of this second edition. 8vo. (14), 337 pages, with 5 leaves of plates printed on rectors only. Title and first two pages of preface detached along with the later free endpaper. Rebacked circa 19th c, panelled calf worn and spine eroding, both boards detached. Late 19th/early 20th c. bookplate and auction listing tipped to front pastedown.
Union Pacific Railway. Omaha: Rand, McNally, ca. 1882.
Folding map, in color, with timetables and rates. 16 x 43". 3" repairable tear top middle margin, other minor tears, some wear, otherwise very good.