Reference Links and Bibliographic Sources


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Bibliographic References Cited and Consulted

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

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

Beddie                                 Beddie, M. K., Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 1970

Clifford Z80                        The Henry H. Clifford Collection, Part One Zamorano 80, 1994

Clifford Calif                       The Henry H. Clifford Collection, Part Two California and the West, 1994

Conrad                                 Conrad, L.J., Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration, 1999

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

Cox                                       A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, 1935

Fahey                                   Early Printing in California, 1956

Gascoigne                           How to Identify Prints, 2004      

Glasiter                               Glasiter, Geoffrey Ashall, An Encyclopedia of the Book, 1960

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

Grabhorn                            Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1915 – 1956, 1975

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

Haskell                                Haskell, Daniel C., The United States Exploring Expedition, 1968

Hill                                       The Hill Collection of Pacific, 2004

Holmes                                 Holmes, Harold, A Descriptive & Priced Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets and Maps, 1948

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

Howgego II                          Howgego, Raymond John, Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800 – 1850, 2004

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

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

Kurutz Calif                         Kurutz, Gary F., The California Gold Rush, 1997

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

Rocq                                     Rocq, Margaret, California Local History, 1970

Rosove                                  Rosove, Michael H., Antarctica, 1772-1922, 2001

Sabin                                    A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 1967

Sanderson                           Sanderson, Michael, Voyages and Travel, 1986

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

Spence                                 Spence, Sydney A., Antarctic Miscellany, 1980

Stewart                                Stewart, John, Antarctica an encyclopedia, 1990

Stillwell                               Stillwell, Margaret, Incunabula and Americana 1450-1800, 1961

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

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

Volkmann Z80                    A Complete Collection of The Zamorano 80, 2003

Wagner-Camp                     Becker, Robert, The Plains & the Rockies, Fourth Edition, 1982

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

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

Wickersham                         Wickersham, James, A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature 1724-1924, 1927, Online