• <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 14. Darwin, Charles. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection... 1859.</i>. US$ 60,000-80,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 46. Smith, Adam. 1723-1790. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth ...</i> US$ 70,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 224. CIVIL WAR. Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War [1865-1866]. US$ 120,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 255. McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America</i>. First Edition, Subscriber’s Copy. US$ 60,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 22:</b> Lot 270. Serra, Junipero. 1713-1774, ET AL. Pangua, Francisco. Letter in Spanish, 1775. US$ 60,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 77. APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Apple 1 Motherboard, with label "Apple Computer 1 / Palo Alto. Ca. Copyright 1976." US$ 300,000-500,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 46.<br>The 1934 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine. Presented to George Minot. US$ 200,000-300,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 39. Darwin, Charles. 1809-1882. Autograph Letter Signed ("Ch. Darwin"). US$ 70,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 4. Lubieniecki, Stanislaw. 1623-1675. <i>[Theatri Cometici pars posterior] ...</i> <br>US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 3.<br>Very rare George III mahogany and engraved brass orrery. Signed... " <br>US$ 200,000-250,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Catalogue 160: Magnificent Books, Manuscripts, & Photographs
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Shakespeare's First Folio (1623)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Charles Darwin family photograph album
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Spectacular album of mammoth photos of the American West by Watkins & others
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Washington family copy of The Federalist (1788)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Underground Railroad runaway broadside (1857)
  • Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Fine Books and Manuscripts, August 5th.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 3. Lewis, Meriwether and William Clark. <i>History of the Expedition under the Command</i>... 1814. $50,000-$70,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 90. Audubon, John James. <i>The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States</i>... $30,000-$50,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 19. Hutchins, Thomas and George Louis le Rouge. <i>Partie Occidentale de la Virginie,</i> ... $8,000-$12,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 88. Truman, Harry. Signed Presidential Proclamation ... Surrender of Germany. 1945. $6,000-$8,000
    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Fine Books and Manuscripts, August 5th.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 15. <i>The American Military Pocket Atlas ... Maps, both General and Particular, of The British Colonies</i>... $4,000-$6,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 95. Buller, Walter Lawry. <i>A History of the Birds of New Zealand</i>. London, 1873. First edition. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 89. Audubon, John Hames and John Bachman.<i>The Quadrupeds of North America</i>. New York, 1852-1854. 3 vols. Complete. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 124. Bracciolini, Poggio. <i>Poggii Florentini Oratoris Clarissimi</i> ... Argentinae, 1513. 2 parts in one. $3,000-$5,000
    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Fine Books and Manuscripts, August 5th.
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 85. Book signed by H. Hoover and over 190 members of his administration, 1929-1933. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 252. Carroll, Lewis. <i>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass</i>. 2 vols. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 78.<br>Currier and Ives. <i>A Midnight Race on the Mississippi</i>. New York, 1860. Large folio lithograph, hand-colored. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Leslie Hindman Aug 5:</b> Lot 268. <br>(The Beatles) Autographed note card signed in pen by all four members. Framed and matted with repro photo. $3,000-$5,000

Rare Book Monthly

Book Catalogue Reviews - April - 2005 Issue

The Old Southwest and a Few of Its Characters from Almagre Books

R0406

Wild West Judge David S. Terry.


Item 241 consists of two "Wanted" posters issued from the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City in 1908. The first is headlined ESCAPED CONVICTS $200 REWARD! The escapees are Frank Coleman, age 18, and Frank Halstander, age 28. They escaped from a "trusty road gang" that proved not so trusty. Coleman was a burglar, Halstander a forger. The second poster is for E.L. Morris, age 51, also a forger. In better days, Morris was a ranchman and Army nurse. Morris carries the description, "Bad teeth, all about out; bullet wound in left shoulder, from front to back....left arm deformed; big scar on inside right arm at elbow; bullet wound through fleshy part of left hand; left leg deformed, big wound scar on left leg below knee; hair on both legs, breast hairy." So why is it they wanted him? $550.

Diario de Mexico was the first daily newspaper printed in Mexico. Item 373 consists of 123 consecutive issues, No. 213 through No. 335, May 1-August 1, 1806. The newspaper reports on news from several provincial towns, earthquakes, commodity prices, and reports from the poor houses that poor people without jobs will be sent to California to work on public works projects. Today, people will go to great lengths to secure public jobs in California without anyone forcing them. $1,000.

Item 521 is the Life of David S. Terry: Presenting an Authentic, Impartial and Vivid History of His Eventful Life and Tragic Death, by A.E. Wagstaff. Who was David Smith Terry? Terry was a Texan who came to California during the Gold Rush and, within a few years, was elected to the state Supreme Court. However, David Terry was a most injudicious judge. In 1855, while contesting an attempted "arrest" by the San Francisco Vigilance Committee, he stabbed their leader in the neck. No matter. He was acquitted of the charge and by 1857, he was the court's chief justice. However, a second incident in 1859 would finish his political career. A Democrat, but with southern leanings, he would engage California Senator David Broderick, a northern Democrat, in a duel. Terry won the duel, but lost his reputation. He returned to Texas to fight for the Confederacy, and when that cause was lost, drifted on to Mexico. However, by 1868, he was back in California practicing law. In 1884, he would represent Sarah Hill, who was trying to establish herself as the legal wife of wealthy former Nevada Senator William Sharon. She had the misfortune of having her claim heard by U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit Judge Stephen Field, a Terry enemy since the Broderick days. At one point, Field sentenced Terry to six months in jail for contempt of court following a commotion. In 1886, Terry would marry Miss Hill, and then in 1889, the two met Field at a railway station. Terry walked up to Field and slapped him in the face, whereupon Field's bodyguard shot him dead. His young wife would end up insane, and spend most of the rest of her life (which lasted until 1937) in a state hospital for the insane. For the complete story, you need to read this book. $250.

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