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Life of the Late Rear-Admiral John Drake Sloat
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Life of the Late Rear-Admiral John Drake Sloat

By Sherman, Edwin A. , Major

Oakland, CA: Carruth & Carruth. Good with no dust jacket. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue buckram boards with gilt embossed type on front and spine. Patterned green endpapers. Includes a copy of a typewritten letter from California Senator Thomas R. Bard to California Senator George C. Perkins thanking him for the copy of this book. Bookplate from former owner John Haskell Kemble on inside of front board. Light water damage to upper right corner of front board. Light toning to spine and wear to corners. Considerable toning to edges of pages. Cracking at two signatures, but gutters are intact and binding is tight. Text block is clean. The life of the late rear-admiral John Drake Sloat of the United States Navy, who took possession of California and raised the American flag at Monterey on July 7th, 1846, compiled from the most authentic sources of family history, the records kindly furnished by the U. S. Navy Department, from personal acquaintances, and the early pioneers and veterans of the Mexican War. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 258 pp .

$25.00

Bear Flag Lieutenant
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Bear Flag Lieutenant

By Rogers, Fred B.

San Francisco: California Historical Society. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Beige buckram boards with red text on front and spine. Deckled fore edge. Number 116 out of 250 copies printed by The Westgate Press. Frontispiece reproduction of painting by Ethel K. Perdriau featuring Ford. Very light soiling to top edge, and toning to top and fore-edge. Light foxing to front endpapers. Text block is clean and binding is tight. The life story of Henry L. Ford [1822-1860] together with some reproductions of related and contemporary paintings by Alexander Edouart. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 87 pp .

$38.00

Controversial James - an Essay on the Life and Work of George Wharton James
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Controversial James - an Essay on the Life and Work of George Wharton James

By Larson, Roger Keith

San Francisco: Book Club of California. Fine with no dust jacket. 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Burgundy cloth boards with gilt embossed image of a basket on front cover. Lavender endpapers. Burgundy paper slipcase with paper paste-down title on spine. Light fading to edges of slipcase. Book is in fine condition; extremely clean with a tight binding. One of 400 copies from the Yolla Bolly Press. Signed by the author, the grand niece and nephew of George Wharton James, and Carolyn and James Robertson of Yolla Bolly Press. Filled with an array of gorgeous black and white photography featuring James at various stages of his life, fliers for his lectures, and Native Americans in their native landscape. An essay on the life and work of the popular American lecturer, photographer, journalist, and editor. ; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 98 pp; Signed by Author .

$125.00

Sir Walter Scott 1832-1932: A Centenary Address; A Forgotten Antiquary.
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Sir Walter Scott 1832-1932: A Centenary Address; A Forgotten Antiquary.

By Buchan, John; Antwerp, William C. Van

San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California. Good with no dust jacket. 1932. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Green paper boards and red leather spine with gilt type. Deckled fore and bottom edges. Protective paper cover. Light sunning to spine. Toning to endpapers where they come in contact with leather from spine. Small gold sticker for Books Inc inside back board. Binding is tight and text block is clean. Two essays on Sir Walter Scott, including fold out facsimile letter. One of 300 copies printed by Johnck and Seeger. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 27 pp .

$35.00

Mark Raymond Harrington
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Mark Raymond Harrington

By Gulbranson, Kathleen

Mission Hills, CA: San Fernando Valley Historical Society, Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Pamphlet. Staple-bound pamphlet with yellow paper wrapper and decorative black plastic string through binding. Number 12 of 25 copies produced by the Library Committee of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society, featuring tipped-in photographs of Mark Raymond Harrington throughout his life. Some glue from photographs has seeped through page 14 and toned the paper in two locations, but text is still fully readable. The lightest of soiling to cover. A biography of the anthropologist Mark Raymond Harrington who lived with forty-three Indian tribes during his life. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 23 pp .

$28.00

Chapters in the Early Life of Thomas Oliver Larkin
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Chapters in the Early Life of Thomas Oliver Larkin

By Larkin, Thomas Oliver, edited by Robert J. Parker

San Francisco: California Historical Society. Good with no dust jacket. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth cover with green paper paste-down titles on front and spine. Binding is tight and text block is clean. Considerable toning to end papers. Some cracking at back gutter. One of 200 copies. Several uncut pages. Contains a black-and-white reproduction of a painting of Thomas Oliver Larkin and a map of the early travels of Larkin. Chapters in the Early Life of Thomas Oliver Larkin Including His Experiences in the Carolinas and Building of the Larkin House at Monterey is an edited and footnoted reprinting of Larkin's diary and three articles on the early life of Larkin which appeared in the California Historical Society Quarterly during 1937. Also included is an accurate account of the cost, time, and material necessary for the construction of the two-story adobe Larkin home in Monterey. ; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

$15.00

California Paisano the Life of William Mcpherson
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California Paisano the Life of William Mcpherson

By Meadows, Don

Claremont, CA: Honnold Library Society. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Orange cloth cover with gilt title on spine. Very light rubbing to edges. Clean interior and tight binding. First edition. A California Paisano is biographical memoir of William McPherson written by Don Meadows over the course of 1971, exploring McPherson's impact on the history and cultural development of Southern California. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 75 pp .

$24.00

Warrior for a Lost Nation: a Biography of Sitting Bull
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Warrior for a Lost Nation: a Biography of Sitting Bull

By Johnson, Dorothy M.

Philadelphia: Westminster Press. Good in Good dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Mylared dust jacket has chips, tears, light soil and toned edges. Not price clipped. Tan cloth boards with red imprint. Rust-colored soil on top edge of boards, light soil on edges. Personally inscribed by the author on the first free endpaper. Frontis portrait and several plates of pictographs by Sitting Bull. Dorothy M. Johnson taught journalism in Montana and was an honorary member of the Blackfeet tribe best known for her Western fiction. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 173 pp; Signed by Author .

$75.00

O'Neill: Son and Artist
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O'Neill: Son and Artist

By Sheaffer, Louis

Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Good in Fair dust jacket. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket has tears, chips, dampstains, and soil. Not price clipped. Green cloth boards with black and gilt imprint. Spine shaken. Dampstain on rear board, bumped and rubbed corners and edges. Light soil on text block edges, creasing of a few pages. This copy is personally inscribed by the author to photographer Nickolas Muray and his wife Peggy. One of the most comprehensive biographies of Eugene O'Neill ever published. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 750 pp; Signed by Author .

$25.00

Edmund Hillary: the Life of a Legend
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Edmund Hillary: the Life of a Legend

By Booth, Pat

Auckland, NZ: Moa Beckett. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Mylared dust jacket has lightest edge wear. Not price clipped. Grey boards with gilt imprint have rubbed and bumped edges and corners. Spine slightly cocked. Light soil on top edge. Interior clean. Signed on the title page by Edmund Hillary. With many black and white and color photo plates. As a young journalist New Zealander Pat Booth covered the news of Hillary's 1953 expedition and return. Here he describes four decades of Hillary's career. With a foreword by Peter Mulgrew. ; Color Photographs; 10" x 7 1/2"; 208 pp; Signed by Biographee .

$95.00

Life and Adventures of Christopher Carson, the Celebrated Rocky Mountain  Hunter, Trapper, and Guide
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Life and Adventures of Christopher Carson, the Celebrated Rocky Mountain Hunter, Trapper, and Guide

By Burdett, Charles

Philadelphia: G. G. Evans. Good. 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound in three quarter red leather over marbled paper boards, gilt imprint. Rubbed and bumped corners and edges with some blackening of leather. Gilt top edge, some minor pitting from insect damage on edges. Bookplate on front pastedown and another owner's name written on the title page. Newer endpapers are clean; some dampstains are on the original first few pages including the title page and frontispiece, with light soil on a few other pages. 374pp + [16] adverts. An early biography of Kit Carson. Wagner-Camp 353: 1: "This work is largely a compilation of stories and legends. Parts are taken from Fremont and De Witt Peters." ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 374 pp .

$275.00

A Roomful of Hovings
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A Roomful of Hovings

By McPhee, John

New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Five profiles make up John McPhee's fifth book: MoMA director Thomas P. F. Howing, forager Euell T. Gibbons, MIT fellows in Africa, Robert Twyman of Wimbledon, and travel guide writer Temple Fielding. Inscribed to previous owner on half title page. Interior clean, binding tight. Some light wear to edges of boards. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped and has some very small chips along edges.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$195.00

Women of the Second Empire: Chronicles of the Court of Napoleon III
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Women of the Second Empire: Chronicles of the Court of Napoleon III

By Loliee, Frederic

London, UK: John Lane. Good. 1907. Second Edition. Hardcover. Fifty one portraits, three in photogravure, of women of the Second Empire. Some light wear to blue cloth boards, edges are rubbed, corners bumped. Interior is clean, binding tight.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$75.00

Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America
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Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America

By Doig, Ivan

New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Very Good. 1980. Softcover. A "journal of a journal" in which Doig explores the places and memories of James Gilchrist Swan, a frontier dweller who lived among the Makah tribe near Port Townshend, WA. Advance copy, signed on title page. Light wear to blue paper wraps, interior is clean.; Advance Reading Copy/Proof; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$150.00

Snowshoe Thompson
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Snowshoe Thompson

By Quille, Dan de

Los Angeles, CA: Glen Dawson. Very Good. 1954. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Volume XXI of the Early California Travels Series, one of 210 copies. This series was published between 1951 and 1961 and includes a total of 50 small books, often with pictorial or decorative boards. Tale of Norwegian-American immigrant John "Snowshoe" Thompson, who carried mail through the snowy Sierra and is regarded to be one of the fathers of skiing in California. Some light soil and toning to boards with decorative motif.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$125.00

The Trial of U.S. Grant: The Pacific Coast Years, 1852-1854

By Ellington, Charles G.

Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.: Arthur H Clark. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1987. Limited and Numbered. Full-Leather. 0870621696 . Collector's Edition, 39/50, signed by author on limitation page. Leather covered boards and blank white dust jacket show little wear.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$87.50

Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival
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Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival

By Ollestad, Norman

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Ecco Pr. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 0061766720 . Lightly read copy, signed by author on title page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket has not been price-clipped.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$25.00

Words, Weather, and Wolfmen: Conversations with Tony Hillerman

By Hillerman, Tony and Bulow, Ernie

Gallup, NM: The Southwesterner Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. Limited and Numbered. Leather Slipcase. 0914001051 . Limited edition 292/350, triple signed by author, illustrator, and foreword author. Mottled tan leatherette binding is tight with slight shelfwear to bottom board corners. Interior is clean, colored illustration opposite signed limitation page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is clean and sharp, dark brown leather slipcase has wear to corners.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

$175.00

George W.P. Hunt and His Arizona
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George W.P. Hunt and His Arizona

By Goff, John S.

Pasadena, CA: Socio-Technical Publications. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Biography of seven-time Progressive governor of Arizona. Boards slightly rubbed on edges, mylar-wrapped dust jacket has been price-clipped.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$10.00

Trackdown : The Search for the Mad Trapper
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Trackdown : The Search for the Mad Trapper

By North, Dick

Toronto, ON: Macmillan of Canada. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1989. No Binding. 0771592094 . Historian Dick North describes his twenty-year investigation to establish the identity of a man who killed an RMPC constable and led authorities on a 45-day chase across the tundra. Signed and inscribed by author to previous owner on title page. Ex-library copy, some labels and stamps, light wear to boards and mild soil to edges of text block. Dust jacket has library stickers, is sunned along spine and creased on edges.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$15.00

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