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Camels to California, Fowler, Harland D.
1 Camels to California
Fowler, Harland D.
Stanford, California Stanford University Press 1950 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with brown lettering, camel illustration on cover; brown title box on spine; light soiling to rear board. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated. Size approx. 7" x 10-1/2". Seventh book in the Stanford Transportation Series, designed by Arthur Lites, composed in Linotype Granjon type, printed and bound on the Stanford Campus. Calligraphic initials and titles were freely drawn from Legend type, with certain modifications introduced to heighten the allusion to Arabic script. 93 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, a few tiny closed edge tears, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An historical account of the role camels played in the Western United States. Following the war with Mexico, the United States considered the use of camels to solve the difficult problems of transportation in the arid Southwest. A Navy ship was modified for carrying the camels and a commission was sent abroad to purchase camels at various Levantine ports. By 1857, two shiploads had been landed in Texas and in the subsequent years both Arabian and Bactrian camels were used extensively for the carrying of supplies and express and the pioneering of new routes between Texas and California. 027834

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Get A Horse! The Story of the Automobile in America, Musselman, M. M.
2 Get A Horse! The Story of the Automobile in America
Musselman, M. M.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1950 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped dustjacket. Clean beige cloth boards with small early automobile illustration on cover, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner inscription and name on front fixed endpaper. 304 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips at top and bottom spine edges. Charming photo of author on rear panel as he sits at the wheel of a 1909 Fiat racing car, Series 90. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020259

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