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Bibliography References Cited and Consulted

Relating to Exploration

Arctic Biblio or AB                    Tremaine, Marie (Ed.), Arctic Bibliography, 1953, Vols. I-III [13298]

Beddie/Mitchell                          Beddie, M. K., Bibliography of Captain James Cook, Mitchell Library, 1970 [11658]

Conrad                                         Conrad, L.J., Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration, 1999 [13138]

Cooke                                           Cooke, Alan and Clive Holland, Exploration of Northern Canada, 1978 [14176]

Cox                                               A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, 1935 [11638]

Haskell                                        Haskell, Daniel C., The United States Exploring Expedition, 1968 [13424]

Headland                                     Headland, Robert K., Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, 1993 reprint of 1989 edition [13594]

Hill                                                Silveira de Braganza, Ronald, The Hill Collection of Pacific, 2004, 2nd Edition Revised/Enlarged [11651]

Howell 50                                     Howell, John, Catalog 50 California: Spanish Exploration To American Statehood, 1979 [11734]

Howgego I                                   Howgego, Raymond John, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, 2003 [13595]

Howgego II                                 Ibid, Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800 – 1850, 2004 [11644]

Howgego III                                 Ibid, Encyclopedia of Exploration 1850– 1940, The Oceans, Islands and Polar Regions, 2006 [11645]

Howgego IV                                Ibid, Encyclopedia of Exploration 1850– 1940, Continental Exploration, 2008 [13598]

Howgego V                                  Ibid, Encyclopedia of Exploration Invented and Apocryphal Narrative of Travel, 2013 [13792]

Rosove                                         Rosove, Michael H., Antarctica, 1772-1922, 2001 [11650]

Ross                                              Ross, Chet, Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography, 2010 [11305]

Sanderson or NMM                   Sanderson, Michael, Voyages and Travel, National Maritime Museum, Vol. 1,1986 [13058]

Spence                                          Spence, Sydney A., Antarctic Miscellany, 1980 [13139]

Stewart                                        Stewart, John, Antarctica an encyclopedia, 1990 [13140]

Taurus                                         Mackenzie, Julian [Ed], The Taurus Collection, 2001 [11646]


Relating to Western Americana and Pacific Northwest

Adams Six Guns                         Adams, Ramon F., Six-Guns & Saddle Leather, 1969 [Revised and Enlarged] [13754]

Adams Herd                                Adams, Ramon F., Rampaging Herd, 1959 [13861]

Adams Burs                                Adams, Ramon F., Burs Under the Saddle, 1964 [13774]

Clifford Z80                                Dorothy Sloan Rare Books, The Henry H. Clifford Collection, Part One Zamorano 80, 1994 .[13072]

Clifford Calif                              Dorothy Sloan Rare Books, The Henry H. Clifford Collection, Part Two California and the West, 1994 [13074]

Cooke                                           Cooke, Alan and Clive Holland, The Exploration of Norther Canada, 1978 [14176]

Cowan 64                                     A Bibliography of the History of California 1510 – 1930, 1964 [11712]

Cox                                               A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, 1935 [11638]

Currey-Kruska                          Currey, Lloyd W. and Dennis G. Kruska, Bibliography of Yosemite, the Central and the Southern High Sierra, and the Big Trees 1839-1900, 1992 [13514]

Bartlett                                        Bartlett, Richard A., Great Surveys of the American West, 1962 [13822]

Fahey                                           Fahey, Herbert, Early Printing in California, 1956 [13062]

Farquhar Yosemite                   Farquhar, Francis, Yosemite | The Big Trees and the High Sierra | A Selective Bibliography, 1948 [13591]

Farquhar Colorado                   Farquhar, Francis, The Books of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon; A Selective Bibliography, 2003 [14101]

Fisher                                           Fisher, Vardis, Gold Rush and Mining Camps of the Early American West, 1968 [13301]

Flake                                            Flake, Chad J. and Larry W. Draper, A Mormon Bibliography, 2004, 2nd Ed [Online]

Greenwood                                 Greenwood, Robert, California Imprints 1833-1862 A Bibliography, 1961

Graff                                            Storm, Colton, The Everett D Graff Collection of Western Americana, 1968 [13075]

Grabhorn Gold Rush                Grabhorn, Jane Bissell, A California Gold Rush Miscellany, 1934 [13548]

Gudde75                                      Gudde, Edwin, California Gold Camps, 1975 [14098]

Howell 50                                     Howell, John, Catalog 50 California: Spanish Exploration To American Statehood, 1979 [11734]

Howes                                          Howes, Wright, U. S. Iana 1650-1950, 1962 [14086]

Kimes                                           Kimes, William F. and Maymie B.,  John Muir, 1986 [13949]

Kruska                                         Kruska, Dennis G., James Mason Hutchings of Yo Semite, 2009 [13159]

Kurutz Calif Gold Rush            Kurutz, Gary F., The California Gold Rush, 1997 [11713]

Kurutz Klondike                        Kurutz, Gary F., The Klondike and Alaska Gold Rushes, 2021 [13903]

Lada                                             Lada-Mocarski, Valerian., Bibliography of Books on Alaska Published before 1868, 1969 [13973]

Phillips                                         Phillips, P. Lee, Alaska and the Northwest Part of North America 1588-1898, 1898 [14120]

Reese BOW                                 Reese, William S., The Best of the West, 2017 [13821]

Ricks                                            Ricks, Melvin B., Melvin Ricks’ Alaskan Bibliography, 1977 [13829]

Rittenhouse                                 Rittenhouse, Jack D., The Santa Fe Trail A Historical Bibliography, 1971 [13503]

Rocq                                             Rocq, Margaret, California Local History, 1970

Sabin                                            Sabin, Joseph, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, From its Discovery to the Present, 1967 [13153]

Smith                                            Smith, Charles (Isabel Mayhew, Ed), Charles W. Smith’s Pacific Northwest Americana, 1950 [14036]

Starr Clio                                    Starr, Kevin, Clio on the Coast, 2010 [13636]

Stillwell                                        Stillwell, Margaret, Incunabula and Americana 1450-1800, 1961 [11750]

Tourville                                     Tourville, Elsie A., Alaska, a bibliography 1570-1970 with subject index, 1974 [13975]

Volkmann Z80                            Dorothy Sloan Rare Books, A Complete Collection of The Zamorano 80, 2003 [13073]

Wagner-Camp53                       Wagner, Henry R. and Charles L. Camp, The Plains & the Rockies; A Bibliography of Original Narratives of Travel and Adventure 1800-1865, Third Edition, 1953 [11727]

Wagner-Camp82                       Becker, Robert, The Plains & the Rockies, Fourth Edition, 1982 [11727]

Wheat Gold Rush Books          Wheat, Carl I., Books of the California Gold Rush, 1949 [13523]

White Plains & Rockies            White, David A., News of the Plains and Rockies 1803-1865, 1996-2001 [13854]

White Western                           White, David A., Western Trail Bibliographies, 2002 [14177]

Wickersham                               Wickersham, James, A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature 1724-1924, 1927 [13828]


Relating to Maps, Illustrations, Etc.

Harlow Maps                              Harlow, Neal, The Maps of San Francisco Bay, 1950 [13590]

Harrisse                                       Harrisse, Henry, the Discovery of North America, 1969 [13988]

Henry                                           Henry, John Frazier, Early Maritime Artists of the Pacific Northwest Coast 1741-1841, 1984 [13794]

Humphreys                                 Humphreys, A. L..,  Antiques Maps and Charts, 1989 [13987]

Joppien - Cook                           Joppien, Rudiger and Bernard Smith., The Art of Captain Cook’s Voyages, Volumes I-III (catalogue and text), 1988 [13846]

Manasek                                      Manasek, F. J. [Marti and Curt Griggs, Ed], Collecting Old Maps, 2015 [14019]

Polk                                              Polk, Dora Beale, The Island of California, 1991 [14085]

Samuels                                       Samuels, Peggy and Harold, Samuels’ Encyclopedia of Artist of the American West, 1985 [13150]

Skelton Maps                              Skelton, R. A.,  Maps, 1972 [13976]

Skelton Explorers                      Skelton, R. A.,  Explorers’ Maps, 1970 [13983]

Taft                                               Taft, Robert, Artist and Illustrators of the Old West: 1850-1900, 1953 [13292]

Tooley Maps                               Tooley, R. V., Maps and Map-makers, 1982 [13978]

Tooley America                         Tooley, R. V., The Mapping of America, 1980 [13980]

Van de Broecke                          Van de Broecke, Marcel P. R., Ortelius Atlas Maps, 1996 [13981]

Wagner Cartography               Wagner, Henry R., The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800, 1968 Reprint of 1937 Edition [13967]

Wheat Gold Region Maps        Wheat, Carl I., Maps of the California Gold Region 1848-1857, 1995 Reprint of 1942 Edition [13501]

Wheat Trans-Miss Maps          Wheat, Carl I., Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West 1540-1861, 2004 Reprint of 1957-63 Editions [13547]

Other References

Ackley                                          Ackley, Laura A., San Francisco's Jewel City, 2015 [13575]

Allen                                             Allen, Charles Dexter, American Book-Plates, 1905 [13877]

Axe                                               Axe, Ruth Frey., The Published Works of Henry R. Wagner, 1988 [13991]

BCC100                                       Magee, David, The Hundredth Book: A Bibliography of the Publications of the Book Club of California & a History of the Club, 1958 [13206]

BCC200                                       Harlan Robert, The Two Hundredth Book, A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California 1958-1993, 1993 [13207]

Gascoigne                                    Gascoigne, Bamber, How to Identify Prints, 2004 [  ]      

Glasiter                                       Glasiter, Geoffrey Ashall, An Encyclopedia of the Book, 1960 [13437]

Greenwood                                 Greenwood, Robert, California Imprints 1833-1862 A Bibliography, 1961

Grabhorn-Heller                       Heller, Elinor, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1915 – 1956, 1975 13525]

Grabhorn-Grolier                     Hoyem, Andrew, Grabhorn Press 1920-1965 and Beyond, Grolier Club, 2015 [13853]

Grabhorn-Magee                       Magee, David, Catalogue of Some Five Hundred Examples of the Printing of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn  1917 – 1960, 1961 [13550]

Gudde65                                      Gudde, Edwin, California Place Names, 1965 [14040]

Pearson                                        Pearson, David, Provenance Research in Book History, 2019 [13851]

Poore                                            Poore, Benjamin Perley, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Government Publications of the United States, September 5, 1774-March 4, 1881, 1885, OnLine Hathi Trust

Streeter-Christies                      Christie’s, Auction Catalogue of Frank S. Streeter Library, New York, April, 2007 [13812]