[UNITED RAILROADS OF SAN FRANCISCO]. Kollmann,, M. Company
Illustrated with 47+ halftones on  pp. of coated stock, with advertisements on the versos of all but four of the pages. pp. Oblong 8vo, dark-green stiff wrappers, title in gilt on front cover; AS NEW. The publisher was presumably Max Kollmann who over the years published business and telephone directories, he had a daughter Blanche who was a musician.Shows pre-earthquake and fire San Francisco in detail and the many advertisementS (some pages have four, most have three, and a few have just one) add substance to the fact that so many firms that were destroyed during the following year.The United Railroads of San Francisco, as well as the Market Street Railway Company and the Municipal Railway Co., were all aggregations of small street railway lines that provided transportation for San Francisco. Among these street railways were the following: Sutter Street Railway Co., Sutro Railway Co., San Francisco & Alameda R.R. Co., and the South San Francisco Railroad and Power Co.
STARKS,, Edwin Chapin (1867ï¿½1932).ï¿½
Not illustrated; erratic pagination,  preliminary leaves (some numbered) then pp. 5ï¿½50 printed on double leaves, Chinese style. Final leaf containing page 51 present but not bound in. . pp. 4to, brittle card stock covers, black paper spine, chipped. Copy 45 of one hundred and fifty copies signed by the author. Very well printed on the familyï¿½s private press. Each of the Chapters begins with a large decorated initial.OCLC shows 5 holdings: American Museum of National History, Stanford, The Huntington, UC at Santa Cruz and the University of Wyoming. The author was an ichthyologist specializing in the osteology of fish. In this work he describes his researches in the Philippines and East Asia. He also did a study of the fish of Puget Sound. A graduate of Stanford University, he returned there in 1901 as Curator of Zoology and an Assistant Professor. He was a man of many interests and talents, including being a very fine printer. He traveled widely joining several important scientific expeditions, he wrote and printed two other journals of his travels. A full obituary can be found in Science, Vol. Scienceï¿½17 Feb 1933: and in the 1990 issue Vol. 77, pp. 182ï¿½184.
QUEEN VICTORIAï¿½S FUNERAL]., London & South Western Railway.
Not illustrated. pp. Various sizes, see below. 1. LONDON & SOUTH WESTERN AND LONDON BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAYS. Time Table of the Train Conveying the Remains of Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria. His Majesty King Edward VII, his Imperial Majesty The German Emperor and Other Royal Personages. . .2nd February, 1901`. Small folio bifolium (11 8 inches) black bordered heavy stock, printed on p.  only. London: [Printers]: Waterlow & Sons, Limited, 19012. LONDON & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY Special Notice No. 118, 1901. Supplementary Notice of Special Traffic for Friday, 1st, and Saturday, 2nd February, as to the Conveyance of Troops for the Funeral Procession of the Late Queen Victoria. . .Instructions to Enginemen and Guards [cover title]. Not illustrated 16 pp. Large 8vo, self-wrappers. [London: (Printers): Waterlow & Sons, Limited, 1901]3. LONDON & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY. Special Notice No. 130, 1901. Supplementary Notice of Special Traffic in Connection with the Funeral Procession of Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria Saturday, 2nd, Sunday, 3rd, and Monday, 4th February [cover title]. Not illustrated 17 pp. Large 8vo, self-wrappers, printed in sepia. [London: (Printers): Waterlow & Sons, Limited, 1901]
Maps on the two facing front endpapers and a plan of the Bristol Bay Packing Company on the facing rear endpapers; 41 +  pp. . pp. 8vo, tan canvas cloth over boards, title printed in dark brown on front cover. AS NEW. OCLC shows seven holdings, with the author cited as LeviNson in error; an error which is perpetuated in each of the holding libraries.Written by the insurance brokers, Levison Brothers, a firm still in business in San Francisco, the following is from the ï¿½Appreciationï¿½:"Thisï¿½is a brief story of one of the most spectacular and interesting fires involving a single plant in modern times. While it occurred in one of the most northerly points on the North American continent, the adjustment of the loss developed no untoward complications. With the aid of modern science, the insurance companies were able to pay their losses just as promptly as though the fire had actually occurred in San Francisco, where all facilities would obviously be available."The reason for the speed and efficiency of the insurance settlements is largely due to the efforts of the owner of the cannery, Crescent Porter Hale, who was present at the time. When the fire hoses failed and it was obvious the fire could not be contained, he organized the men to move all the provisions onto the companyï¿½s steamship so that the 500 workers were able to be housed and fed and were able to leave for their hometown of San Francisco 4 days after the fire. Also he did a complete assessment of what could be salvaged in the way of salmon and machinery, so when the insurance investigator arrived by air he was able to complete his business in one day, albeit a long one for Alaska in July has only two hours of darkness. Hale also sent a full account to Levison Brothers which is quoted in full
FORT WORTH ART MUSEUM. [McMurtry,, Larry
Single sheet, 24 1/2 x 16 5/8 inches, folded for mailing (5 x 8 1/4 inches) with only the return address and postage information printed on the verso. Terry Allen, Vernon Fisher, and Ed McGowin announce An exhibition of Sculptures, Paintings. . .with southern backgrounds who use story telling in their work. [&]Three Tuesday Evening Readings by Texas Writers: September 15 8 pm; Larry McMurtry., Author of The Last Picture Show. . .The exhibition ran from September 13th to October 25, 1981 and the three readings were on September 15th, September 22nd, and September 29th, and ï¿½These projects are presented with the aid of funds from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Single sheet, printed on both sides, 38 28 inches folded to 9 4 inches. pp. On one side an architectural birds-eye view of the whole exposition 9 11 inches; a small map, 9 8 inches, the final wrappers and descriptions of the 14 buildings depicted on the other side of the sheet. Paper is rather brittle and there are separations in most of the many folds, these are clean and sharp and have little effect on the image. OCLC shows 4 holdings.Held in what is now Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 14 of the buildings are depicted, they were all designed as temporary structures and were removed following the close of the exposition. the granite steps and the lake, Clara Meer, are the only surviving features left today of the exposition. The architect of most of the buildings was Bradford L. Gilbert, the architect of Atlantaï¿½s Flat-Iron Building which still stands today and preceded its New York namesake by five years.Three of the buildings were not designed by Bradford. The Womanï¿½s Building was designed by Elise Mercur, a.k.a. Elise Mercur Wagner (1864ï¿½1947). She was Pittsburghï¿½s first woman architect; raised in a prominent family, she was educated in France and Germany before finishing her training as an architect at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The Womanï¿½s Building was her first major commission, and was secured in 1894, while she was apprenticed to Thomas Boyd. It marked the first time a woman had headed an architectural project in the South. The Fine Arts Building was designed by Walter T. Downing, an Atlanta architect. The U.S. Government Building was the work of Charles S. Kewper.Booker T. Washington spoke at the opening of the Exposition and introduced the agreement which had been brokered between white and black leaders; he chose this particular occasion as the President, Grover Cleveland was present, and he felt that the Presidentï¿½s presence would ensure good press coverage. W. E. De Bois originally supported the agreement, but later named it the ï¿½Atlanta Compromiseï¿½. The agreement was never written down. Essential elements of the agreement were that blacks would not ask for the right to vote, they would not retaliate against racist behavior, they would tolerate segregation and discrimination. In return they would receive free basic education, limited to vocational or industrial training (as teachers or nurses, housekeeper and cooks), liberal arts education would be prohibited (thereby denying the African-Americans study of the classics, the humanities, art, or literature).
STEVENS,, Chas. A. & Bros.
Approximately 198 photographic vignettes; 30 + order blank on  pp. pp. 8vo, cream stiff pictorial wrappers; evenly damp-stained throughout; covers a little soiled. No copy in OCLC. Romaine lists an 1894 catalogue.In 1886, Charles A. Stevens (1859ï¿½1932) left the small town of Colchester, Illinois 250 miles southwest of Chicago and arrived in Chicago with bolts of fine silk He and his siblings were running a dry goods business in Colchester at the time, but he saw a future in the silk trade. He opened a small store on the second floor of Burling & Adler's Central Music Hall Building ï¿½in the same block as Marshall Field's State Street emporium. Selling silk exclusively paid off. By 1889 his three male siblings had relocated to Chicago, and the following year Charles A. Stevens & Bros was on its way to becoming the largest, exclusive silk-seller in the country.Promoting elegance, the store put on Chicago's first fashion shows, had a doorman to welcome customers on a red carpet, and featured "dark rooms" so that women could examine gowns under dim ballroom light. The top floor housed a beauty salon named The Powder Box which employed more than fifty operators. The salon was noted for catering to visiting celebrities and dignitaries. Window displays at the store received several awards for design and display.The firm which had started as a mail order business eventually grew to twenty-nine locations in the Chicago metropolitan area. Its flagship State Street store was the hub of fashion from the 1940s through the 1960s. It featured six floors of exclusively women's clothing. In 1988 the chain filed for bankruptcy and liquidated.
DUMOND,, Dwight Lowell (1896ï¿½1980).
Not illustrated. . pp. 2 volumes, spiral-bound galleys; 11 5 inches; pink stiff wrappers with title ï¿½Anti Slavery Movementï¿½ in ball-point on front covers Stapled to the inside of the front cover of Part One is the publisherï¿½s prï¿½cis of the book. Laid in is a short letter dated March 21, 1961, from Paul M. Angle, the Director of the Chicago Historical Society to the Rev. William S. Warford, at one time the Chaplain of the Illinois Statehouse: ï¿½Dear Bill. . .I am sending you a set of proofs of Dwight L. Dumondï¿½s Anti-Slavery Movement. Keep these to yourself for awhile [sic] since the book is not scheduled for publication until fall.ï¿½This white historianï¿½s best known work; he was in the History Department of the University of Michigan and when he retired after thirty-five years. He remained active after his retirement teaching at Howard University. and in 1965/66 and in 1968/69 he taught American Institutions at Colgate.He was in disagreement with most of his colleagues, insisting that Lincoln knew from the very beginning that the slavery question could only be solved by outright war. He expressed this view in lectures while a visiting member of the faculty of University College, London, which was published in 1939 in the United States as The Anti Slavery Origins of the Civil War.
[WORLD WAR I MEMENTO]. Lapin Agile,
265 +one leaf pp. 8vo, marbled boards, polished green calf spine, red morocco label by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, some wear over hinges and at head and tail of spine; marbled endpapers Non-authorial gift presentation on blank preceding the half-title"To 'Tres gentille' from R. M. in memory of Armistice Night at the 'Lapin Agile'. P.S. 'Sore feet'".A series of texts by various French authors, all extolling the "Agile Rabbit" cabaret which was a Montmartre cabaret frequented by Picasso, Modigliani, Apollinaire, and Utrillo among others.Laid into the present volume is a two-page typed description of the club, with a Sangorski and Sutcliffe business card attached and the note "You left this in the office".