Dawson Ephemera Auction September 29th
Lot 140. California: the Ideal Italy of the World. An Outline Mirror of the State for Health, Happiness, and Delightful Homes. 32 pp. plus 8 pp. of ads. 22.8 cm, printed yellow wrappers, in cloth case along with a signed 4.5 cm oval portrait of Hall given to Ed Carpenter by Florence Kreider. Philadelphia: Co-operative Printing Co., 1875. With old Dawson's Book Shop price of $5.00. Est. $1,200/1,800
Lot 143. Great Register of Los Angeles County, State of California. Published by Authority. Made and Done Pursuant to the Provisions of the Political Code. 139 pp., 39.5 cm, original printed wrappers reinforced with cardstock, spine rebacked in beige cloth, in cloth case. Los Angeles: Printed at the Mirror Book and Printing House, 1875.
The Register gives voter name, age, place of birth, occupation, city or town of residence, naturalization information, and date of registration. Est. $2,500/3,500
Lot 144. Directory of The City of Los Angeles for 1875. pp. 1-88; [i-iv]; 89-174 (lacks p. 175, which was printed on the original pastedown). 21.4 cm., original printed boards with leather backstrip, new endpapers. Los Angeles: Mirror Book and Job Printing Office, 1875. First separate directory of the city of Los Angeles. With four-page ad for Heald's Business College inserted between pp. 88 & 89. Est. $2,000/3,000
Lot 157. The Present Condition, Growth, Progress and Advantages of Los Angeles City and County, Southern California. 144 pp., 22.4 cm, printed wrappers, Stearns Rancho map printed on rear cover, map of Wilmington Harbor on p. , in cloth and leather case. Los Angeles: Mirror Printing, Ruling and Binding House, July 1876. First edition.
First publication of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Although printed by Mirror, the text is mostly reprinted from Hawley's articles in the Los Angeles Star, published by Ben Truman. There is a copy in the Pasadena Public Library with Ernest Dawson's notation, "First and only copy I have seen, Oct. 29, 1909, $3.50 net." Est. $2,000/3,000
Lot 166. Map of the City of Los Angeles. Large hand-colored map, paper panels mounted on cloth, 109.2 x 106.7 cm. Los Angeles, 1876. Robinson, Maps of Los Angeles 28. Formerly in collection Benjamin Kirby who gave it to Stuart W. Salisbury, January 29, 1943. Said to be Stevenson's own copy.
With blue pencil markings across several panels. According to Kirby's inscription on the verso, these are Stevenson's tracings of the old zanjas. Est. $5,000/8,000
The full catalogue is accessible both on AE and on the Johns' Western Gallery site: www.johnswesterngallery.com. Material can be viewed in person at the Gallery M-S 10-5. Bidding will be in the room, on the phones and by absentee bid. The auction begins at 10:00 am on Friday, September 29th at 250 Sutter Street, San Francisco.