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Memorial and Proposals of Senor Don Jose Martin on the Californias, Mexico, MDCCCXXII
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Memorial and Proposals of Senor Don Jose Martin on the Californias, Mexico, MDCCCXXII

by Wagner, Henry R. And Senor Don Jose Martin

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(Grabhorn Press, San Franciso, April, 1945). Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 250 copies. Title page in red and black, Translated into English with an introduction by Henry R. Wagner. In his introduction.....The memorial was printed in Mexico in 1943, in 100 copies, from the original in the library of the University of Texas. The original manuscript was acquired by… Read more about this item
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California Gold Rush Political Photographs, Salt Paper Originals: David Brodeck; William M. Gwin, Charles L. Scott

California Gold Rush Political Photographs, Salt Paper Originals: David Brodeck; William M. Gwin, Charles L. Scott

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The salt print was the dominant paper-based photographic process in the period from 1839 to about 1860. Here are very good unique examples of major figures:(1) David C. Broderick, California U.S. Senator who died from a mortal wound in a duel with David S. Terry, who had been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California but a… Read more about this item
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Yurok Myths
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Yurok Myths

by Kroeber, A.L.

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Berkeley; (1976): University of California Press. First Edition. Octavo. 488pp., with a foreword by Theodora Kroeber and a biographical introduction by Timothy H.H. Thoresen, Folkloristic Commentary by Alan Dundes and Editor's preface by Grace Buzalkijko. Between 1901 and 1907 the author, then a young professor at the university of Berkely, made numerous trips into the country of the Yurok… Read more about this item
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The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth: Mountaineer, Scout, Pioneer, and Chief of the Crow Nation of Indians

by Beckwourth, James P (Pierson); T.D. Bonner;

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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Octavo. New edition, edited with preface by Charles G. Leland (Hans Breitmann). Frontispiece, 440 pages. James Beckwourth (Beckwith) was born into slavery in 1798 (or 1800) in Frederick County, Virginia. He was in his early 20's when he joined General William Ashley's Rocky Mountain Fur Company. He became one of the most well-known of… Read more about this item
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Across the Plains in Forty-Nine (inscribed By the author)
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Across the Plains in Forty-Nine (inscribed By the author)

by Shaw, R.C.

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Farmland, Indiana: W.C. West Publisher, 1896. Small Octavo. Portrait frontispiece, 200 pages. Shaw was one of 50 men of the Mount Washington Mining Company, which made their way to California where the lust for gold was accompanied by a reasoned teamwork. On their journey, they faced sickness from cholera, horse thieves, and many contacts with the Blackfeet tribe. Upon… Read more about this item
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Exposition Memories Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1916
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Exposition Memories Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1916

by James, George Wharton

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Pasadena, CA: The Radiant Life Press, 1917. First Edition. Octavo. Inscribed by the author "be good if you will be/----lonesome---/Mark Twain says/ God will be with /you/Cordially Yours, /George Wharton James. Frontispiece, 216pp., with an introduction by Caroline Remondino Franklin, a chapter by Bertha Bliss Tyler and the prose and poetic writings of San Diego writers read at the… Read more about this item
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Heroes of California. The Story of the Founders of the Golden State as Narrated By Themselves or Gleaned from Other Sources
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Heroes of California. The Story of the Founders of the Golden State as Narrated By Themselves or Gleaned from Other Sources

by James, George Wharton

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Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1910. First Edition. Octavo. Frontispiece, 515pp., illustrated with photographic illustrations. This is the story of many heroes from California. Many tell their story in their own words and about those who have been known of their heroism. This work helps to arouse thought, excite desire for further study of the lives of the pioneers,… Read more about this item
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In and Out of the Old Missions of California .an Historical and Pictorial Account of the Franciscan Missions
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In and Out of the Old Missions of California .an Historical and Pictorial Account of the Franciscan Missions

by James, George Wharton

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Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1905. First Edition. Large Octavo. First printing. 392pp., (1) pp. publisher's ad. illustrated with 142 photographic illustrations. The dedication was to his newfound friend, a small, injured sparrow named Scraggles. Scruggles died just as the last pages were written. James had at one time, or another visited all the missions in California James states… Read more about this item
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Cram's Superior Reference Atlas of California, Nevada and the World
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Cram's Superior Reference Atlas of California, Nevada and the World

by Cram, Charles Franklin

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Chicago: G.F. Cram, 1908. Folio. 180 pages, maps. index. Expanded from the 164 page version with full page color maps of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and California, etc., (many photographic images including several on Nevada. The maps of Arizona and New Mexico were issued just four years before they moved from Territories to becoming states. Bound in green cloth… Read more about this item
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Singing Through Life with God
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Singing Through Life with God

by James, George Wharton

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Pasadena, CA: The Radiant Life Press, 1920. First Edition. Small Octavo. 483pp., This book seeks to help man to will, so that his melancholy, his gloominess, his sadness, his sickness, his fear, his failures will disappear, and he, to, will "Go through life Singing with God". It is a book of bright optimism, cheer, hopefulness, happiness and goodness. A… Read more about this item
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California the Wonderful, Her Romantic History, Her Picturesque People, Her Wild Shores, Her Desert Mystery, Her Valley Lovliness, Her Mountains Glory.....with Glimpses of Oregon and Washington, Her Northern Neighbors(signed and Inscribed to Fellow poet)
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California the Wonderful, Her Romantic History, Her Picturesque People, Her Wild Shores, Her Desert Mystery, Her Valley Lovliness, Her Mountains Glory.....with Glimpses of Oregon and Washington, Her Northern Neighbors(signed and Inscribed to Fellow poet)

by Markham, Edwin

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New York; (1914): Hearst's International Library Co. First Edition. Octavbo. . Color frontispiece map of California. 400pp., illustrated with photographic images. Inscribed by the author to Ben Field, a close friend and fellow poet. The author presents California as it was when he moved there 40 years ago as a child [1874]. He had lived in Washington and Oregon… Read more about this item
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Arroyo Craftsman (October 1909) No. 1
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Arroyo Craftsman (October 1909) No. 1

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Los Angeles: Arroyo Guild, 1990. Octavo. 67 pages, 16 pages of ads. Facsimile. One of the highlights of George Whartons James work was this issue which brought together some of the finest designers and artisans of Southern California. Besides his article "Collecting Indian Baskets" and "Hanson Puthuff" is his editorial on the vision and work of the Arroyo Guild.… Read more about this item
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Argument in the Hill Street Tunnel Cases (In the Superior Court of the State of California Holden in and for the County of Los Angeles Before the Hon. Leslie R. Hewitt
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Argument in the Hill Street Tunnel Cases (In the Superior Court of the State of California Holden in and for the County of Los Angeles Before the Hon. Leslie R. Hewitt

by Delmas, D.M. (Delphim Michael), 1844-1925

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Np./Nd (Los Angeles): Np. Octavo. 75 pages. As automobile use and streetcar ridership skyrocketed, the city introduced the Hill Street tunnels. By 1913 the tunnel had been built and was a fate accomplished but the issue in the case asks: whether the city had the right to do so. Once the subterranean shortcut shaved tens of minutes off travel… Read more about this item
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The Old Franciscan Missions of California
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The Old Franciscan Missions of California

by James, George Wharton

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Boston: Little Brown and Co, 1913. First Edition. Octavo. 287pp. frontispiece, illustrated with photographic images. The missions of California were the first outposts of Spanish colonial settlement, beginning with the founding of Mission San Diego in 1769. The interest in the ancient and dilapidated buildings and their history increases with each year. The author was a prolific chronicler of… Read more about this item
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Diary of J.D. Breyfogle, Sr; Covering His Experiences During His Overland Trip to California During the Gold Rush in 1849
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Diary of J.D. Breyfogle, Sr; Covering His Experiences During His Overland Trip to California During the Gold Rush in 1849

by Breyfogle, J.D.

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Quarto. 33pp. and 9 pages. Record of journey from Delaware, Ohio April 2, 1850 to arrival in California on December 8, 1850. with the Delaware Mining Co., by way of St. Louis, St. Joseph, Blue and Platte Rivers, South Pass, Salt Lake City, and Humboldt and Carson Rivers, to Sacramento and then to Sierra mining camps.… Read more about this item
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Gold Rush Diary, Being the Journal of Elisha Douglass Perkins on the Overland Trail in the Spring and Summer of 1849
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Gold Rush Diary, Being the Journal of Elisha Douglass Perkins on the Overland Trail in the Spring and Summer of 1849

by Perkins, Elisha Douglass and Thomas D. Clark

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Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1967. First Edition. Quarto. xxv, 206 pages, maps, illustrations, portraits. Bibliographic references, p. 197-201. One of the half dozen best of the travel diaries of the California gold rush, rising above the merely routine and often momentous accounts. Here he was able to capture the anticipation, the drama, and the terror. The work… Read more about this item
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West Winds. California's Book of Fiction Written By California Authors and Illustrated By California Artists
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West Winds. California's Book of Fiction Written By California Authors and Illustrated By California Artists

by London, Jack, Charles F. Lummis, Herman Whitaker(editor) and Others

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San Francisco; (1914): Paul Elder and Co. First Edition. Octavo. 219pp., 8 tipped in illustrations in sepia tone. pp. 115-133 Jack London's The Son of Wolf. The Enchanted Mesa b Charles F. Lummis and others. Bound in brown paper covered boards lettered in gilt, pictorial pastedown to upper baord, spine lettering gilt, A few leaves near the end with… Read more about this item
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An Account of a Visit to California, 1826-27; Reprinted from a Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait performed in His Magesty's Ship Blossom Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, in 1925, 26, 27, 28
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An Account of a Visit to California, 1826-27; Reprinted from a Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait performed in His Magesty's Ship Blossom Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, in 1925, 26, 27, 28

by Beechey, Frederick William; William Smyth; Edith Margaret Coulter

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(San Fransico, 1941): Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California. Limited Edition. Quarto. 6 preliminary leaves, 74 pages, 4 color plates (including frontispiece) limited to 350 copies. The historical introduction by Edith Coulter shows the interaction of the ships which came for supplies but for whom inner California was still a mystery. There was much… Read more about this item
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Spanish and Indian Place Names of California: Their Meaning and Their Romance
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Spanish and Indian Place Names of California: Their Meaning and Their Romance

by Sanchez, Nellie Van De Grift

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San Francisco: A. M. Robertson, 1914. 446 pages. 36 leaves of plates. When Alexander Smith Taylor's article, "the Indianology of California" appeared in a 1860 edition of the California Farmer, it became the basis for work by Bancroft, Powers and Kroeber. This work was a supplement of the work and still delights the reader. The… Read more about this item
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Land of Fiction. Thirty-Two Novels and Stories About Southern California from Ramona to the Loved One, a Bibliographical Essay
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Land of Fiction. Thirty-Two Novels and Stories About Southern California from Ramona to the Loved One, a Bibliographical Essay

by Powell, Lawrence Clark

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Los Angeles: The Historical Society of Southern California, 1991. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by the author. Acollection of works pertaining to Southern California with an index of authors and titles. Bound in maroon cloth, spine lettering gilt. A fine copy.
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