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Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine
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Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine

By Taber, George M

Scribner, 2005. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Foreword by Robert G. Mondavi. The Paris Tasting of 1976 will forever be remembered as the landmark event that transformed the wine industry. At this legendary contest

$12.00

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns
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Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

By Murphy, Robert J

Death Valley Natural History Association, 1972. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). Good. Unmarked text. Price sticker shadow and some smudging on cover. Corner crease on cover. The charcoal kilns complex in Wildrose Canyon is among the more remarkable historical-architectural features of Death Valley National Park in California and Nevada. Photographs, maps, drawings and descriptive text. Presents the story of the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, the discovery and development of the Modoc and other mines of the Lookout District in the Argus Range, on the west side of Panamint Valley. Also, a section on how charcoal was made. 23p.

$12.00

California Geology: Vertebrate Fossils and the History of Animals with Backbones (November 1975)
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California Geology: Vertebrate Fossils and the History of Animals with Backbones (November 1975)

By California Division of Mines and Geology

Sacramento, CA: California Division of Mines and Geology, 1975. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Illustrated. Topics include fossils, geologic time, and more. 3-hole punched for a binder. pp243-261.

$12.00

Death Valley Scotty: The Man and the Myth
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Death Valley Scotty: The Man and the Myth

By Johnson, Hank

Flying Spur Press, 1972. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Good. Unmarked. Price sticker shadow and a few ink spots on cover. Black and white images. 48p. Measures 8.5x11 inches. Death Valley Scotty (Walter Edward Perry Scott,1872-1954), was a prospector, performer, and con man who was made famous by his many scams involving gold mining and the iconic mansion in Death Valley, known as Scotty's Castle.

$12.00

The Book Club of California at One Hundred. A Companion to 'The First 75 Years' by Oscar Lewis
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The Book Club of California at One Hundred. A Companion to 'The First 75 Years' by Oscar Lewis

By Kurutz, Gary F

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2012. Hardcover. Very Good. Unmarked. Color plates. Measures 6.25x9.25 inches. 60p. The Book Club of California is an organization of bibliophiles based in San Francisco, operating continuously since 1912. Oscar Lewis (1893-1992) was a San Francisco author, historian, and club secretary from 1921-1946.

$20.00

Easy Day Hikes in Yosemite: Twenty Enjoyable Trails with Suggestions for Hiking with Children
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Easy Day Hikes in Yosemite: Twenty Enjoyable Trails with Suggestions for Hiking with Children

By Durkee, Deborah J

Yosemite Association, 1990. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Illustrated by Michael Elsohn Ross. 40p. Topics include trail chart, hikes from Yosemite Valley, hikes from Highway 120, and more. Maps. Measures 11x8.5 inches.

$12.00

California History (Volume 86, No 4, 2009)
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California History (Volume 86, No 4, 2009)

By California Historical Society

California Historical Society, 2009. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Illustrated. Special issue theme: Convergence. Articles: "Convergence, California, and the Newest Western History" by Stephen Aron; "Collections: Art and Adventure in 19th Century California" by Amy Scott; Steven M. Karr on the Warner's Ranch Indian Removal; Virginia Scharff and Carolyn Brucken on Eva Fenyes, her daughter, and her granddaughter; and Michael Duhemin on the making of the Hoover Dam. 98p. Measures 8.5x11 inches.

$16.00

The Argonaut (Volume 17, No. 2, Winter 2006)
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The Argonaut (Volume 17, No. 2, Winter 2006)

By San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, 2006. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Black and White illustrations throughout. Includes "The Incredible Case of Warren K. Billings and Thomas J. Mooney" by John Ralston, "The Art of Timothy Pflueger" by Timothy Keegan, and "Golden Children" by Judith M. Taylor. Measures 8.5x11 inches. 100p.

$16.00

East Bay Regional Park District Pamphlets: Black Diamond Mines, Botanic Garden, Cull Canyon, Don Castro, Chabot Parks, Point Isabel, Redwood, Shadow Cliffs, Temescal, Wildcat Canyon
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East Bay Regional Park District Pamphlets: Black Diamond Mines, Botanic Garden, Cull Canyon, Don Castro, Chabot Parks, Point Isabel, Redwood, Shadow Cliffs, Temescal, Wildcat Canyon

By East Bay Regional Park District

East Bay Regional Park District. Pamphlet. Very Good. Unmarked. Text and maps. Ten folded pamphlets for East Bay Regional Parks, in San Francisco Bay Area of California: Black Diamond Mines, Botanic Garden, Cull Canyon, Don Castro, Chabot Parks, Point Isabel, Redwood, Shadow Cliffs, Temescal, Wildcat Canyon

$15.00

California History (Volume 80, No 2/3, 2001)
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California History (Volume 80, No 2/3, 2001)

By California Historical Society

California Historical Society, 2001. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Illustrated. Includes Arthur C. Verge on George Freeth, Scott A. Shields on Gottardo Piazzoni, Ronald A. Wells on Josiah Royce. pp82-163. Measures 8.5x11 inches.

$14.00

California History (Volume 68, No 3, Fall 1989)
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California History (Volume 68, No 3, Fall 1989)

By California Historical Society

California Historical Society, 1989. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Illustrated. Includes "Dust Bowl Legacies: The Okie Impact on California 1939-1989" by James N. Gregory, "Biddy Mason's Los Angeles 1856-1891" by Dolores Hayden, the Japanese Americans of "Delta" by Richard K. Beardsley (edited and with an introduction by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi), and the an article on Lorenzo Asisara. Measures 8.5x11 inches. pp74-136.

$14.00

California History (Volume 83, No 3, 2006)
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California History (Volume 83, No 3, 2006)

By California Historical Society

California Historical Society, 2006. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Illustrated. Includes "Sixty Stories in Search of a City" by Greg Hise; "Sunny Jim in the Boiling Cauldron: The Fatal First Year of the Rolph Amendment" by James Worthen; "The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906: How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself" review essay by Kevin Starr, and more. 80p. Measures 8.5x11 inches.

$14.00

Oakland: A Photographic Journal
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Oakland: A Photographic Journal

By Caldwell, Bill

Momentum Publications, 2003. Hardcover. Very Good. Unmarked text. Offers a look at chapters in Oakland's history, showing businesses, homes, sports teams, and more. Includes 19th and 20th century images. Maps. 100p. Measures 10.75x10.25 inches.

$14.00

Deep Canyon, a Desert Wilderness for Science: With a Special Photographic Section, Ansel Adams' Deep Canyon
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Deep Canyon, a Desert Wilderness for Science: With a Special Photographic Section, Ansel Adams' Deep Canyon

By Ting, Irwin P.; Jennings, Bill (editors)

Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, UC, Riverside, 1976. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Closed tear and some chipping on dust jacket. Gift inscription of a relative of the authors of one of the book's sections. Illustrated end papers. 32 illustrations (maps, charts, photographs, etc.). Discusses the biodiversity of the area. Natural history section covers ecology, geology, ethnography, vegetation, succulents, herpetofauna, birds, mammals, and more. Index. Measures 9x11.25 inches. 177p. Brown leatherette.

$25.00

Trees of Palo Alto
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Trees of Palo Alto

By Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, 1959. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Project of the Area Beautification Committee of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. Black and white photographs throughout. Includes botanical names, location, descriptions, etc. 60p. Measures 6x8.5 inches.

$12.00

Paintings Of California
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Paintings Of California

By Skolnick, Arnold; Fort, Ilene Susan

University of California Press, 1993. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Slight sunfading on cover. More than seventy landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes. Included are works by Millard Sheets, Childe Hassam, Albert Bierstadt, Granville Redmond, George Bellows, Wayne Thiebaud, and David Hockney. Accompanying this collection of masterpieces are selected writings from such prominent authors as John Muir, Henry Miller, and John Steinbeck. 128p. Measures 9x7.25 inches.

$12.00

East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio
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East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio

By Romo, Ricardo

University of Texas Press, 1984. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Previous owner's name stamped inside cover. This is the story of the largest Mexican-American community in the United States in 1984, the city within a city known as "East Los Angeles." 200p. Maps and tables. Notes. Index.

$12.00

Healdsburg (Images of America)
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Healdsburg (Images of America)

By Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society

Arcadia Pulishing, 2005. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Well illustrated. Healdsburg was founded in 1857, when Harmon Heald, gold seeker and pioneer merchant, laid out a central plaza among the trees to serve as the heart of one of California’s early communities. This pictorial history was assembled to celebrate Healdsburg's 150th birthday in 2007. Measures 6.5x9.25 inches. 128p.

$12.00

California History: Literature and the Arts in California and the Pacific Northwest (Volume LXXIX, No. 1, Spring 2000)
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California History: Literature and the Arts in California and the Pacific Northwest (Volume LXXIX, No. 1, Spring 2000)

By California Historical Society

California Historical Society, 2000. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Illustrated. Sections on Literature, Film, Poetry and Music. Articles include "The Emergence of Los Angeles as a Literary Territory" by David Fine, "Yosemite Sam Never Settles Down" by Bruce McKenna, California in Rap Music by Heather Mayne, and more. 88p. Measures 8.5x11 inches.

$12.00

Shore Wildflowers: California, Oregon and Washington
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Shore Wildflowers: California, Oregon and Washington

By Munz, Philip A

University of California Press, 1964. Paperback. Good. Unmarked text. Sun line on cover. 96 color photographs, 177 line drawings, map. Index. 122p. Measures 6x9 inches.

$12.00

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