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Guide to the History Trail: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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Guide to the History Trail: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

By Broughton, Jacqueline

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 1977. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Text and illustrations by Jacqueline Broughton. 24p. Serves as a self-guided walking tour, with text keyed to map on back cover. Emphasis is on plants relating to the immediate Santa Barbara area.

$12.00

Tales from the Elmwood: A Community Memory
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Tales from the Elmwood: A Community Memory

By Willes, Burl

Berkeley Historical Society, 2000. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Illustrated. Second edition. The Elmwood is a Berkeley, CA neighborhood. This book looks back at its beginnings and some of the early inhabitants. Topics include the Ashby brothers, extant Victorians, the Elmwood Theatre, Ishi, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Jane Fonda, the Kelsey St. Press, and more. 158p.

$20.00

California's Mother Lode: A Pictorial History
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California's Mother Lode: A Pictorial History

By Crosley, Mary Edith

Crosley, 1959. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked text. Photographs and maps with descriptive text. 46p. Lain in reprint "Gold: King of Metals" from the 1965 issue of Reader's Digest. In the United States, Mother Lode is most famously the name given to a long alignment of hard-rock gold deposits stretching northwest-southeast in the Sierra Nevada of California. It was discovered in the early 1850s, during the California gold rush.

$12.00

Portrait of California (Portrait of America Series)
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Portrait of California (Portrait of America Series)

By Foster, Lee; Atkeson, Ray

Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co, 1980. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Soft corner crease on back cover. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Ray Atkeson. Text by Lee Foster. Ray Atkeson (1907-1990) was a U.S. photographer best known for his landscape images, particularly of the American West.

$12.00

The Centennial Record of the University of California 1868-1968
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The Centennial Record of the University of California 1868-1968

By Stadtman, Verne A

University of California Printing Department, 1967. Hardcover. Good. Unmarked. Some rubbing on boards. Illustrated in black and white. Produced for the University of California's Centennial in 1968. Extensive detail, including lists of University traditions to maps and building-by-building summaries of each campus. Includes a brief history and chronology as well as sections on Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. Index. 586p.

$20.00

Rivers of California
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Rivers of California

By McDonnell, Lawrence

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PGE Progress), 1962. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Illustrated. This collection began as a series of articles for PG&E Progress. Rivers include Two Bears, Colorado, Feather, Merced, Russian, Salinas, San Lorenzo, and others. 48p.

$12.00

California in Depth: A Stereoscopic History
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California in Depth: A Stereoscopic History

By Crain, Jim

Chronicle Books, 1994. Hardcover. Good. Ex-library. Appears unmarked. Complete with a 3-D viewer and 170 stereoview illustrations. Offers a three-dimensional glimpse into the world of nineteenth-century California. 112p.

$14.00

The Solano Historian (Vol. IV, No. 1, May 1988)
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The Solano Historian (Vol. IV, No. 1, May 1988)

By Allgood, Robert (editor)

Solano Historian, 1988. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Good. Smudged cover. Includes "Granville Swift: California Pioneer" by M. Clyde Low, "The Suisun School Journal" by Lee Fountain, "Aristocracy in Ashes" by Charlene Erwin, "A Ceremony of Fortune-Dona Maria Francisca Filipa Benicia Carillo De Vallejo" by Charlene Erwin, "Beautiful Days of Yesteryear" by Evelyn Lockie, "The Chinese Temple in Vacaville" by Marilyn Baldwin, and more. 30p.

$16.00

The Four Seasons (Journal of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Vol 11, No. 4, December 2002)
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The Four Seasons (Journal of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Vol 11, No. 4, December 2002)

By Edwards, Stephen W. (editor)

East Bay Regional Park District, 2002. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Some age tanning. Black and white plates. Maps and drawings. Includes "A botanical exploration of the Tilden Park Area of San Pablo ridge, Contra Costa, CA" by S. W. Edwards and "Botanical Side Trips from the Oat Hill Mine Trail in Napa and Lake Counties" by Richard O'Donnell. 63p.

$16.00

Aurelius O. Carpenter: Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier
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Aurelius O. Carpenter: Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier

By Schenck, Marvin A.; Holmes, Karen; Smith-Ferri, Sherrie

Grace Hudson Museum, 2006. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. 100 duotone photographs from the Grace Hudson Museum collection. Catalog for Grace Hudson Museum 20th anniversary exhibition on Aurelius O. Carpenter's photographs of Mendocino, October 7, 2006-January 21, 2007. A. O. Carpenter (1836-1919) was an American photographer, writer and abolitionist. He was one of the earliest photographers in early American California. This volume highlights 40 years of work, begun in the 1870s. 120p.

$16.00

A Free Library in This City: The Illustrated History of the San Francisco Public Library
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A Free Library in This City: The Illustrated History of the San Francisco Public Library

By Wiley, Peter Booth

Weldon Owen, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Foreword by Isabel Allende. Lavishly illustrated. A history of the Bay Area's long struggle to provide library services. 240p. Measures 9x10 inches.

$20.00

Glenn County Sketchbook
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Glenn County Sketchbook

By White, Thelma B

Butte County Branch, National League of American Pen Women, 1995. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated throughout. Explores the folklore and history of Glenn County in Northern Sacramento County of California. 206p.

$20.00

Pinnacles Guide: Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito County, California
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Pinnacles Guide: Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito County, California

By Johnson, Elvin R.; Cordone, Richard P

La Siesta Press, 1986. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked text. Maps. Photographs. Covers the history, geology, natural history, prescribed burning, rock climbing, and the trails. References. Index. 48p.

$12.00

The Cable Cars of San Francisco
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The Cable Cars of San Francisco

By Palmer, Mike

Howell-North Press, 1959. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Black and white drawings and vintage photographs throughout. Photographs by Phil Palmer. Includes history, how they work, the Powell lines, and more. 64p.

$14.00

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

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