Signed editions

Signed editions

Jonas Salk. Man Unfolding (World Perspectives. Volume 46). New York: Harper & Row, 1972. First Edition, First Printing.

A very near fine, signed, stated first edition with complete number line on verso of colophon. In a very good original dust jacket. Grey cloth boards with white and red title stamping. Top edge red. Affectionately inscribed to a friend and colleague on the first free endpaper. Minor foxing to FFE, otherwise fine. Dust jacket has a short, 1 inch closed tear on rear edge at the base of spine cover and tiny 1/32 inch closed tear on rear at top edge of jacket Also shows an offset toning on rear jacket cover. xix, 118 [1] pp. Duodecimo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches tall.

KIRKUS REVIEWEssentially Jonas Salk’s plea — “to look at human life from a biological viewpoint” — is the same as that of biologist Garrett Hardin (Exploring New Ethics for Survival, p. 561). Both urge a new “theoretical-experimental” approach to the social, psychological and moral problems of mankind to replace the age-old speculative-philosophical idealizations. But whereas Hardin makes his case with a brilliant science fiction parable, Salk proceeds via a series of laborious, strained but ultimately simplistic analogies between biological and social systems, genetic and psychological survival mechanisms, individual and phylogenetic “choices.” Thus, for example, Salk argues that the body’s immunological system, which protects the organism against being overwhelmed by disease, sometimes runs amok and works against the organism, and that its counterpart in psychology, the “defense mechanisms” can also become self-consuming and destructive. “The products of man’s imagination and undisciplined appetite may have a boomerang effect which in due time may well overpower him.” Herein lies the danger — and the hope. Human development must proceed via challenge and response in a dynamic relationship with the environment. And so forth and so on: “learning,” “tolerance,” “rejection” and “conditioning” are both social and somatic verities; deprivation or overabundance are bad for both physical and moral development; there is both “biological” and “human” purpose to life. …

Julian Dana. The Sacramento: River of Gold. Ill. by J. O’H. Cosgrave II. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1939. First edition. Signed.

A fine, signed, first edition, with date on the copyright page and the Farrar & Rinehart circular colophon on the copyright page. Signed by the author with date (1939). Name ___ penned over inner board endpaper on the map title. Otherwise clean and bright.

Beautiful illustrations including map endpapers, by John O’Hara Cosgrove II. A lovely signed copy of The Rivers of America series, edited by Constance Lindsay Skinner. Missing DJ. Hardcover.
$ 50.00

Harry Whitney. Hunting with the Eskimos. The Unique Record of a Sportsman’s Year among the Northernmost Tribe – the Big Game Hunting, the Native Life, and the Battle for Existence through the long Arctic Night. Illustrated with photographs by the author. First Edition Good + Signed

New York: Century Co., 1910. First Edition. Cloth. Good +. A good plus, signed, first edition, inscribed by author. Blue cloth boards with bronze title stamping on cover and spine. Heavy wear to edges and spine ends. Tope edge gilt. Deckle fore edge. Endpapers toned. Gift inscription by author to Dorothy Hancock. Fold out map split apart at fold. Slightly shaken. Two pages show offset where a news clipping was laid in. Black and white plates throughout. 453 pp. Octavo, 6 x 9 inches tall. [HAND W215]


Leonard M. Davis. The story of Roseville, California: Milestones & Memories, 1850-2000. Roseville, Calif.: Roseville Arts Center, 2002. First edition. Signed.

Hardcover. Near fine hardcover, First edition, signed by author in near fine DJ. Tail shows some minor shelf-bending, otherwise clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with B/W photos. All glossy paper. Blue cloth boards with silver stamped title and spine. Dedicated and signed by author in 2002. 166 pp., 9.5″ x 12″ tall.

Lloyd G. Ingles. Mammals of California and Its Coastal Waters. First Revised Edition. Very good + . Signed.

Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1954. First Revised Edition. Cloth. Very good +/missing. A very good plus, signed, first revised edition with a personal note from author laid in. From the library of wildlife biologist and conservationist John B. Cowan. Affectionately inscribed to same by author on title page. Additional personal note card to Mr. Cowan from author laid in. Dust jacket has been cut, only flaps remain laid in. Rust cloth boards with black title stamping. Rubbing to corners and to head and tail of spine. Map end papers with front jacket flap taped in with one piece of tape. Previous owner’s name on first free end paper. Underlining and marginalia for items of interest to Mr. Cowan’s work. Binding is straight though book shows having been re-read. 396 pp. including index. Octavo.


James D. Shinkle. Fort Sumner and the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation. First Edition. Fine. Signed.

Roswell, New Mexico: Hall-Poorbaugh Press, Inc., 1965. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. A fine, signed first edition. Signed by author on foreword. Grey cloth boards with black title stamping. 85 pp. Octavo. Fort Sumner was a military fort in De Baca County in southeastern New Mexico charged with the internment of Navajo and Mescalero Apache populations from 1863-1868 at nearby Bosque Redondo.


Carl Gohs. Ed Quigley, Western Artist. First edition. Near Fine. Signed.

Portland: ca. 1971. First edition. Leatherette. Near Fine/good +. Near fine first edition. Signed by Quigley with the words “1st Edition,” along with gift inscription on first free endpaper. Near fine copy showing minor edge toning. Publisher’s morocco-grain cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket is not price-clipped and shows 1971 sale advertisement. DJ has a 2 closed tears on front (2-3″) and minor tear on the back cover. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Numerous illustrations of the artist’s work, many in color. 168 pp. Large quarto.


Louise Butts Hendrix. Sutter Buttes, Land of Histum Yani — Sutter County, California. Second Edition. Near fine. Signed

Marysville, California: Nornart Publishing, 1981. Second Edition. Paperback. Near fine. Edwin Hendrix, Sr.. Very near fine stated second edition, with added pictures and expanded index. Green pictorial softcover. Slight edgewear to top edge of cover. No markings. Signed by author on About the Author page. Black and white photos and illustrations. 152 [1] pp. including index. Small quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall. Aim of the author in this tale…has been to present in one source some of the colorful legends, history, origin and early settlements of the region.”


George Burns. How to live to be 100 – – or More: The Ultimate Diet, Sex and Exercise Book* (*At my age, Sex gets Second Billing). New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1983. First edition/Seventh impression. Signed.

Tight, very good copy signed by author, “All my Best, George Burns”. With photos. Missing dust jacket. Hardcover. (0399127879).

Charles Kelly. Salt Desert Trails: A History of the Hastings Cutoff and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Printing Company, 1930. First edition. Signed.

A very-good+ /near fine, signed, first edition save for the 2 previous owner’s signatures on title page, and author’s signature dated 1930 on second flyleaf. No DJ. Green pictorial limp leatherette cover with green and gilt stamping of a pioneer wagon, and author’s name embossed at foot of cover. Minor shelf wear at corners, head and tail of spine, and along spine edges where the book has ben opened and read. Western map endpapers. Pages show only the mildest toning, Binding is sturdy and sound. No tears, no soiling.

Charles Kelly’s first book, interesting for California and American history and the opening of the West, including the Donner Party tragedy. The previous owner’s signature is C.F. Hartmeyer, “a grandson of the last member of the Donner party to be rescued…” (p. 145).

178 pp. plus index. Octavo 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. tall. [Howes K59; Flake-Draper 4565; Paher K1020].

T. Jefferson Parker. Storm Runners. New York: William Morrow, 2007. First edition/First printing. Signed.

Very near fine in a like dust jacket. (hint of toning to pages). Signed on title page. Hardcover. (9780060854232). 370 pp.

A stand-alone suspense novel which explores the line between right and wrong, and how close a man can come to crossing that line.

G. [George] Hazen Shinn. Shoshonean Days: recollections of a residence of five years among the Indians of Southern California, 1885-1889. Glendale, Calif. Privately printed for the author by the Arthur H. Clark Co., 1941. Limited, First edition. Signed.

First edition. Fine copy, no DJ. Signed by author and inscribed: “To Dr. and Mrs. ____, With kindest regards and best wishes of the author. May happiness be your lot and joy your steps attend. George Hazen Shinn. St. Helens, Oregon. July 8, 1941.”

Recto of half-title states it is no. 47 of “250 copies privately printed for the author.” However, Clark & Brunet state several dozen other copies were printed and bound, and the author received 100 copies for private distribution —- so this is No. 47 of original 320 copies [Clark & Brunet, 258]. A near fine copy of this work, save pp. 29 & 53 have off-setting where a news article was laid in and discoloration near joint on cover. Original red cloth, top edge gilt, gilded title on spine. 183 pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

Received a good review in American Anthropologist, though the author made no pretense as a scholar, but rather as a first-hand informer. Work is based on his interactions with the Shoshone Indians. 93 other copies are mostly in library special collections.

Monuments and Inscriptions of Tikal: The Carved Monuments (University Museum Monograph 44, Tikal Report No. 33, Part A) Christopher Jones; Linton Satterthwaite Edition: First Edition, First Printing. Signed.

Philadelphia: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1982. First Edition, First Printing. Original cloth. Very good +. A very good+, signed, first printing. Blue cloth boards with gold foil title stamping on cover and spine. Bump to front top corner. Parchment end papers. Dr. Jones’ signature on half-title. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector’s marginalia pencilled near binding on title page. Foxing all edges, half-title, and on title page. All fold-outs present. 137 pp. [followed by 112 pp. figures]. Quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall.


Alice Marriott. Maria, The Potter of San Ildefonso. Third Printing. Very good. Signed.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma, 1948. Third Printing. Original cloth. Very good/fair. A very good association copy, Greeting card signed by Po Povi Da, potter and son of Maria and Julian Martinez permanently laid in to half-title page. Card depicts black and white photo of a family, “Entering the Kiva.” Loosely laid in is a promotional photo card for the book, Maria, by Richard Spivey, an article on Julian Martinez, and a news clipping. Black cloth boards with Pueblo design embossed and red box titling on spine. San Ildefonso scene endpapers. Pages toned. Fourth printing stated on fair, price clipped dust jacket, third printing stated on CP. This is the dust jacket the book arrived at the shop wearing. Keep in mind that publishers would sometimes mix jackets and printings on a new run. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. From the private library of Larry Southwick. 294 [2] pp. Octavo.

Few craft artists, Native American or otherwise, can claim worldwide fame and appreciation, but these accompanied the life of potter Maria Martinez and family of San Ildefonso Pueblo. Through her hard work and generous sharing of her techniques, Maria reintroduced the art of pottery making to her people, providing them with a means of artistic expression and for retaining some aspects of the pueblo way of life.” from Popovi Da Pottery.


Frank Peer. Cross Country With Horse and Hound. First Edition. Fair. Signed

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1902. First Edition. Pictorial boards. Fair. J. Crawford Wood. A fair to good first edition signed by the author on the USS Minnehaha, August 30, 1903. Red cloth pictorial boards with title in white. Title has worn away in part of the words “Cross Country.” Head and tail of spine showing a tear and heavy shelf wear, spine cover starting to separate at rear joint. Rubbing to joints.Corners bumped. Cream endpapers unmarked. No foxing. Previous owner’s inscription and author’s inscription inked on first free blank leaf. Frontis tissue protects a beautiful color litho of a hound. Deckle fore and bottom edge, top edge gilt. Binding is solid. Illustrated with litho plates, some in color. 352 pp. Large octavo, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches tall.


John F. Wall; Frank Jennings. Judging the Horse – for Racing, Riding and Recreation. First Edition. Very good +. Signed.

Lexington, KY: The Thoroughbred Press, 1955. First Edition. Original cloth. Very good +/very good +. Milton Menasco and George Featherston. A very good+, signed, first edition in a very good+, unclipped, original dust jacket. In beige tweed covered boards, covers clean and bright. Binding is sound and true. Cream endpapers showing some toning, with Frank Jennings’ signature on the first free endpaper, along with the previous owner’s inscription. Interior pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket toned at top edge, creased, and one small closed tear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. From the private library of brewer Christian Morlein. Beautifully illustrated throughout with line drawings by Milton Menasco and George Featherston. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.




Tom Rodgers. The unCommon Birds: A Supplement to any Field Guide to Birds. First Edition. Very good +. Signed

Chico, California: Ed’s Printing, 1989. First Edition. Stiff wraps. Very good +. Jean Moreno. A very good plus signed first edition, self-published. Calligraphic cover with birds in blue paper wraps. Sunning to spine. Errata pasted into inside front cover. Affectionately inscribed by author. No other markings. From the library of conservationist and wildlife biologist John B. Cowan. Lovely illustrations and drawings of California birds. 85 pp. plus index [III]. Duodecimo, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches tall.


Richard L Burril. Ishi: America’s Last Stone Age Indian. Near fine ISBN: 1878464019 / 9781878464019. Signed.

Sacramento: The Anthro Company, 1990. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A fine, signed copy in stiff paper wraps. 50 pp. Small quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall. Ishi was the last member of the Yahi, a group of the Yana of the U.S. state of California.

Widely acclaimed in his time as the “last wild Indian” in America, Ishi lived most of his life completely outside modern culture. At 50 years of age, in 1911, he emerged near the present-day foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Oroville, California. Ishi means “man” in the Yana language. The anthropologist Alfred Kroeber gave this name to the man because in the Yahi culture, tradition demanded that he not speak his name or that of anyone who was dead. When asked his name, he said: “I have none, because there were no people to name me,” meaning that no Yahi had ever spoken his name. He was taken in by anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley, who both studied him and hired him as a research assistant. He lived most of his remaining five years in a university building in San Francisco. — wikipedia


Reginald and Gladys Laubin. The Indian Tipi. It’s History, Construction and Use. Second Printing. Very good. Signed.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959. Second Printing. Cloth. Very good/good +. A very good, signed, second printing. Robin’s egg blue cloth boards with black and silver title stamping on spine. Inscribed and signed by both authors on first free end paper. previous owner’s signature on first free end paper. Endpapers toned. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector’s marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Top edge painted yellow. Foxing to fore edge and first 4 pp. Binding is sturdy and square. In a good plus, price-clipped dust jacket showing loss and creases on front. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with color and black and white plates and drawings. xvii, 208 pp. including index.


John J. Floherty; J. Edgar Hoover (introduction). Inside the F.B.I. 3rd Printing. Good +. Signed.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1943. 3rd Printing. Cloth. Good +. A good, signed copy. Stated third impression. Red cloth boards showing sunning. Corners rubbed. Front joint starting at tail of spine, heavy shelf wear to head and tail. Signed by Floherty on half-title. Fingerprint image end papers. Text clean and bright. Binding square. Missing dust jacket. 192 pp. Octavo.


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