PBA Galleries: Americana with Travel and Exploration, 621, San Francisco

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
08/10/2017 - 08/10/2017
Page Size: 489 items in 20 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Adams, Ansel

Images, 1923-1974

Boston[1974]USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 270.00
2Adams, Ansel

Postcard from Ansel Adams to Otto Meyer, chairman of Paul Masson Vineyards

Monterey, CA1965-10-24USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 120.00
3Adams, John Quincy

The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse Delivered... the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington as President of the United States

New York1839USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold

Free Black woman refused legal residence in Providence during the War of 1812 - Manuscript Document

Providence, Rhode Island1814USD 300.00 - 500.00Not Sold

Fugitive Slave woman on the run, North Carolina letter

North Carolina1825USD 500.00 - 800.00USD 300.00
6Van Evrie, John H.

Negroes and Negro "Slavery;" the first, an inferior race, the latter its normal condition. Introductory number: causes of popular delusion on the subject

New York[1854]USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 480.00

NY Black Abolitionist (and future San Francisco journalist) - jobs for fugitive slaves

New York1856USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 240.00
8Kirkland, Charles P.

A Letter to the Hon. Benjamin R. Curtis, Late Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States, in review of his recently published pamphlet on the "Emancipation Proclamation" of the President

New York1862USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 300.00

Eight slave-related Civil War 'patriotic covers' (illustrated envelopes)

Various placesn.d.USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 180.00
10O'Reilly, Miles (pseudonym of Charles Halpine)

"Poem that Made the Negro a Soldier"

ca. 1864USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 360.00
11Washington, Booker T.

Letter as 20 year-old teacher

West Virginia1877USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold

1st Black Harvard graduate, letter as Republican "good soldier"

Indianapolis1884USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 1,440.00

1st "scientific" studies of 'Negro Intelligence'

1913-16USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 240.00

Last "All Colored Cast" Silent Movies, Ephemera

Jacksonville, Florida1922-28USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 156.00
15White, Walter F.

NAACP leader's novel of Southern lynchings and "barbarities", letter to a white reader

New York1926USD 500.00 - 800.00USD 300.00
16Fuller, Meta V.W.

Famed Black woman sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance encounters racism on a Boston bus, 1928 letter

Farmington, MA1928USD 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold

Early Black pictorial magazine of the Depression-era, only known copy

Wilmington, Delaware1939USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 330.00

Black Jazz Club in 1940s San Francisco

San Francisco1945-46USD 250.00 - 350.00USD 156.00

African-American master artist Charles White, 4 illustrated ephemeral items

1962-2009USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold

Photograph album chronicling the construction of the Alaska highway and scenes on the way

Alaskac.1942USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 480.00

Message from the President of the United States... relating to the enforcement of the regulations respecting fur seals, adopted by the Governments of the United States and Great Britain...

Washington, D.C.1895USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold
22Spurr, Josiah Edward

Geology of the Yukon Gold District, Alaska

[Washington, D.C.][1898]USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 510.00

Prescription Forms For Medicinal Liquor

[Washington, D.C.]1931USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 132.00
24Aldrin, Edwin E. "Buzz"

Magnificent Desolation: Images from the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission with the Words of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Reno, NV2009USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 510.00
25Balsley, George

Two letters from George Balsley to his friend Bertie, written from New York, in one describing the America's Cup yacht race

New York1899USD 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold
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