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ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DEPICTIONS OF THE OPENING OF THE WEST

MATHEWS, Alfred E. Pencil Sketches of Colorado. New York, 1866.

First edition of one of the half-dozen major illustrated works on the American West produced in the 19th century, with 36 scenes (16 full-page) on 23 tinted and lightly colored lithographed plates. $55,000.

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“TRULY A LANDMARK IN AMERICAN CULTURE”

MCKENNEY, Thomas and HALL, James. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia, 1855. Three volumes.

Early octavo edition of one of the most recognized and desirable American color plate books produced in the 19th century, illustrated with 120 splendid fully hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen after Charles Bird King’s original oil paintings, “the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed” (Howes). Handsome in publisher’s deluxe morocco. $32,000.

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“TRULY A LANDMARK IN AMERICAN CULTURE”

MCKENNEY, Thomas and HALL, James. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia, 1855. Three volumes.

Early octavo edition of one of the most recognized and desirable American color plate books produced in the 19th century, illustrated with 120 splendid fully hand-colored lithographic plates by J.T. Bowen after Charles Bird King's original oil paintings, "the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes). Handsome in publisher's deluxe morocco. $32,000.

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BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING BY AMERICAN NEWBOLD HOUGH TROTTER, 1881: “THE BATTLE OF THE BULLS”

TROTTER, Newbold Hough. Battle of the Bulls. Philadelphia, 1881.

Lovely original oil painting by renowned 19th-century American artist Newbold Hough Trotter depicting bull buffalo locking horns. In splendid original gilt frame. $20,000.

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TWO BEAUTIFUL, LARGE, VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF SIOUX CHIEFS BY FRANK A. RINEHART

(RINEHART, Frank A.). Two Large Native American Photographic Portraits. Omaha, 1896.

Two splendid large photographic portraits of Native American (Sioux) chiefs—Chief Hollow Horn Bear of the Lakota Sioux, on the left, and Chief Afraid of Eagle, of the Oglala Sioux, who participated in the Battle of Little Bighorn, on the right—by renowned photographer Frank A. Rinehart. Both images are vintage enlarged negatives (internegatives) that would have been used by Rinehart or his studio for producing large prints, and show remarkable detail, clarity, and fine tonal gradation. $15,000.

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THIS COPY OF COLTON’S WALL MAP WAS USED TO PLOT TROOP MOVEMENTS DURING THE CIVIL WAR

SMITH, John Calvin. Colton's Map of the United States of America. New York, 1854.

1854 edition of Colton’s landmark steel-engraved wall map of the United States. The manuscript cover label reads, “This map hung on the dining room wall of Schuyler Cottage at Nevis —— , N.Y. The U.S. & Confederate forces— advances & retreats marked by rows of red and black headed pins.” $12,000.

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ONE OF THE BASIC BOOKS ON WESTERN EXPLORATION

HEAP, Gwinn Harris. Central Route to the Pacific. Philadelphia, 1854.

First edition of this fundamental exploring narrative, with large folding map (present in only some copies) and 13 tinted lithographic plates. One of the first works to show the Middle Rocky Mountain region and to indicate the 1849 Death Valley pioneer route. $11,000.

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LARGE, EARLY GOLD RUSH MAP, SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE
“GOLD REGIONS” OF CALIFORNIA

ENSIGN & THAYER. Pictorial Map of the United States. New York, 1850.

Original large rolling wall map of the United States, altered from Ensigns & Thayer’s 1847 imprint to feature the Gold Regions of California. $9800.

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VERY RARE VOLUME SIGNED AND PRESENTED BY FRANKLIN PIERCE, INSCRIBED BY HIM ON THE DAY HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT: FIRST EDITION OF STANSBURY’S ILLUSTRATED UTAH EXPLORATIONS

(PIERCE, Franklin) STANSBURY, Howard. Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Philadelphia, 1852.

First edition, first issue (official Senate issue), with folding map and 57 lithographic plates (34 tinted and three folding panoramas), of western scenes and zoological illustrations. This copy a very rare and desirable presidential association copy, inscribed on the front flyleaf by fourteenth president Franklin Pierce on the day he was elected President: "For Prof. Sanborn respects of Franklin Pierce—November 2d. 1852." Books signed by Pierce are quite scarce. $9500.

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“THE FOUNDER OF NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE”

OCCOM, Samson. Sermon, Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul. New-London, 1772.

Second edition, issued mere weeks after the exceedingly rare first edition—"the first monograph to be published by a North American Indian in English"—Occom's fiery 1772 Sermon, authored at the request of the condemned Moses Paul "to publicize the racial injustice of his murder trial and subsequent execution," delivered by Occom in Connecticut with America on the brink of Revolution, with woodcut-engraved "death's head" on title page. An exceptional copy. $9200.

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