Section I: Americana & Californiana: Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Collection, with additions, Lots 1-255
Section II: James Rolph, Jr., Collection: San Francisco & the P.P.I.E., Lots 256-311
Section III: Asia, Lots 312-337
Section IV: Asian-American, Lots 338-385
Section V: Travel & Exploration including Polar, Lots 386-470
Section VI: The Dan Laursen Greenland Collection, mostly in Danish, Lot 471-508
Section VII: Books & Lots sold without reserve - following lot 508
Over 500 lots of rare, scholarly, unusual, and historically significant material relating to the Americas, the World, Asia and Asian Americans, and a flamboyant Mayor of San Francisco and Governor of California. Included is the working library of Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., educator, author, historian, professor at the University of Southern California and editor of the Quarterly of the Historical Society of Southern California. Also present in the auction are rare historical artifacts passed down through the family of James “Sunny Jim” Rolph, Jr., longtime mayor of San Francisco followed by a short stint of governor of California before his death, with much relating to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, which was held during his tenure as mayor. In addition, there are sections on Asia and Asian Americans, travel and exploration with much on polar activities, and an important collection on Greenland formed by scientist Dan Laursen, most of it in the original Danish.
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