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Cook Book: Upland Woman's Club
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Cook Book: Upland Woman's Club

By Upland Woman's Club (and friends)

Upland CA. Good. N.D.. Softcover. (c1930). 108 pp. Many local ads throughout. About very good: Text block very good; no chips or tears a few corner tips creased. Original limp cloth cover somewhat faded with fraying to edges and creased corners. Poor paper quality of the title and last page resulting in heavy tone and edge chipping. Recipes with contributor's name have a strong representation of local fruits, especially citrus which Upland became known for. Lemon & Kumquat Marmalades; One-Two-Three-Four Marmalade (using grapefruit, lemon, orange & apples, 71). Many puddings including Date Nut; Grapefruit; Persimmon etc. Pickles and relishes included Fig Pickles & French Chow Chow, (59). Rink-Dam-Ditty (sic) which looks like an easier version of "Rinktum Ditty" a type of Welsh Rabbit or Tomato and Cheese on Toast, (53). Many of the adverts have a "catchy" recipe format ie, "Creighton's Recipe on How to Catch Big Fish: First -You must have a good rod. Second-An automatic reel. Third-a double tapered line. Fourth-A six-foot tapered leader. Fifth-A Jack Scott No. 14 fly. If you do not catch fish with this recipe, call Roy Creighton and have him check your tackle." Scarce. OCLC shows one holding, not in Bitting, Not in Culinary America. ; 8vo .

$36.00

The Brides Cook Book: A Gift from the Merchants of San Francisco
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The Brides Cook Book: A Gift from the Merchants of San Francisco

By Briggs, Edgar William (Anon.)

San Francisco,CA: Pacific Coast Publishing. Very Good+. 1918. First Thus. Hardcover. Probable date,1918 from the endorsement on page 5. Gray paper on board with black lettering. 114 pp. Illustrated. Endpaper advertisments. About near fine with bumped corners and edge dents and light cover spotting; interior has shadows from news clippings, page 74 has light scuff. Replete with local and surrounding area advertisements. Still attached are 6 of the original tear-out coupons with the 7th laid in. Also laid in is an ad for Yosemite Taxicab of unknown source. Published in accordance with the WWI standards as per US Food Admin. California, "The recipes in the Bride's Cook Book have been carefully examined… By following the Wheatless and Surgarless recipes the Housewife is performing a patriotic duty…" A very nice piece of CA history. Uncommon. OCLC shows 3 holdings. Bitting, 60 lists the 1911 & 1915 editions only. ; 8vo .

$43.50

Sharing Our Best: Central Coast District Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)
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Sharing Our Best: Central Coast District Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)

TN: Fundcraft Publishing. Fine. 1987. Hardcover. (1987). 134 pp. plus recipe index. A clean copy. Contributions from the ICF members of Capitola, Hollister, Salinas, Watsonville, Monterey, and other surrounding towns and cities. A wonderful collection of recipes from the families of Italian ancestery now living in California. Contributors names and ICF branch affiliation included. Contents: Appetizers, relishes & pickles; soups, salads & sauces; meats & Main Dishes; Vegetables; Breads, Rolls & Pastries; Cakes, Cookies & Desserts. For Gnocchi I counted five variations including artichoke - a CA Central Coast regional food. A wide variety of meat dishes including Scaloppini De Cervo (a venison dish) and Polpettone Con Patate or stuffed meat loaf. And for dessert, Torta Ripiena di Carciofa (Artichoke Pie). The Catholic Federation (ICF) formed in 1924 in San Franisco, CA for Italian immigrants who were losing the heritage of their culture by co-founders Luigi Providenza and Father Albert Bandini. The Central Coast District was formed in 1966. ; 8vo .

$13.50

Tailholt Tales
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Tailholt Tales

By Latta, Frank F.

Santa Cruz, CA: Bear State Books. Near Fine. 1976. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 323; profusely illustrated with photographs. Latta's books on the Yokut Indians are regarded as some of the finest work on the native indigenous peoples of the San Joaquin Valley. Tailholt Tales, is a much expanded version of the Thomas Jefferson Mayfield, ("Uncle Jeff"), memoir (1936). A well-researched work of the San Joaquin Valley pioneer and his life with the Yokuts Indians. Mayfield, the youngest son of a settler on the Kern River, grew up in a Yokuts village, following the death of his mother. Green cloth with black design by Arizona artist Joe Rodriquez. Green end pages; minor wear to the ends and bumped corners. An exceptionally nice copy. ; 8vo .

$71.25

The Los Angeles River ;  Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth  Creating  the North American Landscape  Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth
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The Los Angeles River ; Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth Creating the North American Landscape Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth

By Gumprecht, Mr. Blake

The Johns Hopkins University Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 9780801860478 . First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in yellow boards in Fine unmarked condition in Near Fine jacket with Protective cover. Jacket has a crease on the spine. " Three centuries ago, the Los Angeles River meandered through marshes and forests of willow and sycamore. Trout spawned in its waters and grizzly bears roamed its shores. The bountiful environment the river helped create supported one of the largest concentrations of Indians in North America. Today, the river is made almost entirely of concrete. Chain-link fence and barbed wire line its course. Shopping carts and trash litter its channel. Little water flows in the river most of the year, and nearly all that does is treated sewage and oily street runoff. On much of its course, the river looks more like a deserted freeway than a river. " ; Creating the North American Landscape; 10 X 7 X 0.80 inches; 380 pp pages .

$18.75

Tailholt Tales
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Tailholt Tales

By Latta, Frank F.

Santa Cruz, CA: Bear State Books. Near Fine. 1976. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 323; profusely illustrated with photographs. Latta's books on the Yokut Indians are regarded as some of the finest work on the native indigenous peoples of the San Joaquin Valley. Tailholt Tales, is a much expanded version of the Thomas Jefferson Mayfield, ("Uncle Jeff"), memoir (1936). A well-researched work of the San Joaquin Valley pioneer and his life with the Yokuts Indians. Mayfield, the youngest son of a settler on the Kern River, grew up in a Yokuts village, following the death of his mother. Green cloth with black design by Arizona artist Joe Rodriquez. Green end pages; minor wear to the ends and bumped corners. An exceptionally nice copy. ; 8vo .

$71.25

Tailholt Tales
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Tailholt Tales

By Latta, Frank F.

Santa Cruz, CA: Bear State Books. Very Good. 1976. Hardcover. Pp. xx, 323; profusely illustrated with photographs. Latta's books on the Yokut Indians are regarded as some of the finest work on the native indigenous peoples of the San Joaquin Valley. Tailholt Tales, is a much expanded version of the Thomas Jefferson Mayfield, ("Uncle Jeff"), memoir (1936). A well-researched work of the San Joaquin Valley pioneer and his life with the Yokuts Indians. Mayfield, the youngest son of a settler on the Kern River, grew up in a Yokuts village, following the death of his mother. Green cloth with black design by Arizona artist Joe Rodriquez. Green end pages; the first free end-page edges are uneven and speckled. Otherwise a clean straight copy. Additional photographs available upon request. ; 8vo .

$60.00

Joy of Sharing, Food for Body and Soul. West Culver City Baptist Church
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Joy of Sharing, Food for Body and Soul. West Culver City Baptist Church

By American Baptist Women's Mission Society

Culver City, CA: West Culver City Baptist Church. Very Good. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. A wonderful example of a self published fund raiser cookbook. Blue stiff card, 3 metal ring binding. Cover edges are toned and have minor edge wear and foxing on the edges.The interior is slightly discolored. Overall, in exceptionally good condition without tears, creasing or marks. Divisions have poems, prayers or scripture opposite uncredited, hand drawn illustration and titles. 128 pp. Typewritten. Recipes with contributors names, each page also has an inspirations quote etc. There are no advertisments. Contents: Kitchen weights and Measures, One Ingredient for Another, Meat and Casserole dishes, Vegetables, Breads, Salads, Cakes, Cookies, Desserts, Pastries, Sweets and Sours, Punch. Table of Contents. Recipe sampler Baked Chicken Crunch, Baked Beans (numerous contributions), Cloud Biscuits, Sparkling Salad Mold, Cherry Cobbler and Kosher Dill Pickles "open crock." ; 8vo .

$13.50

California Ghost Towns
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California Ghost Towns

By FlorIn, Lambert

Seattle: Superior Publishing Company. Very Good. 1971. First Edition. Softcover. 127 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings by David Mason. Includes a brief history and photographs with captions of 53 towns throughout California. Binding is tight, the back cover has some discoloration. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$11.25

Favorite Recipes Compiled by Lake Skinner Camp Store & Marina Cookbook
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Favorite Recipes Compiled by Lake Skinner Camp Store & Marina Cookbook

By Camp Store and Marina

Kansas City, MO: Circulation Service. Very Good. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Pictorial hardcover. [24 pp. preliminaries including local advertisements,] 362 pp +[16pp. index; 38pp appendix] Lake Skinner is a recreational meca in the Temecula Valley of Southern CA. Temecula valley is famous for the many fine local wineries and many hot air balloons. This cook book is a wonderful compilation of recipes from visitors and local's, many with contributor's names and home town. Advertisements encompass the area business including Hemet, Murrieta, Winchester, Nuevo and of course,Temecula. The appendix is full of extras with the usual "How to remove stains" but adding others rarely seen: an "Everyday Herb Guide" table; "Quantities to Serve 100 People"; "Parents Glossary of Kids' Kitchen Terms", ie - Leftovers=Gross. "Where to look in the Bible" and "Attitude Adjuster." Sections are the usual fare of appetizer, breads, salads, vegetables main dishes, cookies, pies, candy, deserts, candy with the addition of microwave and preserving and an interesting "grab bag' section. The recipes however vary greatly: Cheese Pancakes, multiple entries for "Cowboy Beans," Indian Summer Bake, Boiled Leg of Mutton with Caper Sauce, many fried, broiled, baked fish dishes, Larded Stuffed Partridge, Sweet and Sour Rabbit, Lazy Dais Cake, Oven-dried Jerky, No Salt Blend, Wild Onion & Eggs etc. The index is well laid out and easy to use. Condition: the boards are scuffed and lightly worn, the spine head has a now repaired closed tear and there is a snag tear on the top edge. Interior is clean, note section is unused. A nice addition to the working or collectors library. ; 8vo .

$15.00

The Natural Selection
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The Natural Selection

By Russell, Ona

Santa Fe, New Mexico: Sunstone Press. Near Fine. 2008. Softcover. Signed by Author; 9780865346284 . Historical Fiction involving the Scopes Trial. A gently read copy with flare of the front cover corners and some paper damage to the final leaf on the bottom edge. SIGNED by the author on the title page. "To Perry/Best Wishes/Ona Russell (no date). Russell lectures throughout the USA on the topic of literature and the law. "The events and lives that conventional history overlooks (or intentionally ignores) are the ones that interest me the most. Historical fiction is the perfect vehicle to pull the edges to the center, to make them the subject of a story, because it allows for the filling in of gaps that necessarily come with narrating this kind of territory." ; 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.90 inches; 308 pages .

$9.00

Dainties That Are Bred In a Book
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Dainties That Are Bred In a Book

By Murray, Jean Howell. Editor, Pasadena Shakespeare Club

PAsadena, CA: Shakespeare Club. Very Good. N.D.. Hardcover. Green cloth. 153 pp. plus 12 pages of ads and a 5 page index. Clean, solid copy with faded edges and spine along with bumped corners. Interior is clean with shadow tone to the end pages. Black and white photo of the clubhouse on Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena CA. Ad pages include Max Factor's Make-Up Studio, Hollywood; Plastic Surgery; Keenan Printing Company and others. Recipe sections follow a somewhat typical layout with each section having sub-categories. Each section is introduced with a Shakespearian quote and reference. There is no table of contents; the index is first chronological and within this entries are in alphabetical order. Contributors names follow the recipe. Recipes can be quite extensive, "Sunday Night Sandwiches" is a full page instructions and variations which include using "A silver knife to spread the filling." These are rolled sandwiches which require great care in their formation. The fillings are creamed butter or cheese paste with some variations (no recipe offered) suggested. ; 8vo .

$21.00

An Illustrated Manual of California Shrubs:
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An Illustrated Manual of California Shrubs:

By McMinn, Howard E.

San Francisco: J. W. Stacey, Inc.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. ix, 689 pp. With a chapter by Fred H. Schumacher. Introduction Key to the Genera; Key to the Families; Descriptive Account of the Shrubs; Addenda; Glossary; Index to names of species; Nomenclatorial changes; Bibliography; Use in design; Index. Full color frontispiece. Illustrated with b & w plates and intext figures. Clean, straight, tight copy with small spots and former ownerns name along with edge tone. Dust jacket is not price clipped, edges are chipped and there is an old tape repair. Now in an archival clear cover. ; 8vo .

$52.50

Seashore Animals of the Pacific Coast
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Seashore Animals of the Pacific Coast

By Johnson, Myrtle Elizabeth; Harry James Snook

New York: Macmillan. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Full color frontispiece with tissue. Xiv, 659 pp. Illustrated with 12 color plates accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress (including frontis.) Intext figures and black & white photographs. Glossary. Index. Olive green cloth with bright dark green cover title and gilt spine title and embossed cover design. Some rubbing on the ends. Red stain on the foot of the back board. A few light spots in the margins of the text block. The marine life of the seashores of the Pacific Coast is a historicaly important work; a monumental breakthrough in equality for women considering that it was written 89 years ago, it was the second book written about the California Seahore and 12 years before Ed Ricketts' book, Between Pacific Tides, in 1939. Considered the bible of the seashore by naturalists and teachers for many years; reprinted by Dover publication, unabridged and unaltered edition in 1967, it is now considered a collectible albeit outdated text. ; 8vo .

$108.75

Potato
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Potato

By Grubb, Eugene H. & W. S. Guilford

Doubleday Page & Co.. Very Good. 1912. Hardcover. 545 pages, [63] pages of plates : illustrations, maps and tables. Gilt & green cover design and lettering, some soiling and rubs. A broken front hinge but the balance remains tightly bound. Of particular interest is the 10 page section that offers methods of cooking "by which all the nutrients are conserved" and recipes. The methods and first few pages are written in the narrative and offer mostly simple ideas of cutting, cooking, dressing and seasoning; Complete recipes include Potato Chowder, Peanut Potato soup, cakes, new potatoes in cream, lentil and potato loaf etc., etc. The American Library Booklist of 1912 offers this review, "A compilation of information from every available source from the stand point of the practical grower. It discusses... value as food, increasing yield per acre, requirements of cultivation, varieties, markets, enemies, legislation of the United States and other countries, ... Grubb is a practical grower in California..." ; The .

$15.00

Saints 'N Simmers [for St. Anne's Hospital Guild]
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Saints 'N Simmers [for St. Anne's Hospital Guild]

By Mrs. Ray Palmer Thelan & Mr. Ronald M. Cleveland

(Van Nuys, CA): St. Anne's Hospital Guild. Near Fine. 1963. Third Edition. Softcover. White spiral bound with blue stiff card cover; black line, hand drawn cover design. Illustrated by Mr. Ronald M. Cleveland. Scattered foxing on the edges, no other markings or notes. Some interesting entries, each with the contributor's name. Hors D'Oeuvres, Salads, Dressings, Soups, Entress, Fish, Lamb, Chicken, Vegetables, Rice, Bread, Cakes, Candy, Cookies, Pies, (other desserts), (Beverages). A few recipe examples: Curried Peanuts; Wine Roquefort Dressing; Alsation Onion Pie- (Chef Eugene Ertle, United Airlines Chef, Chicago and president of the American Culinary Federation, pg. 56); Sherried Walnuts; Beverages with/without alcohol include Egg nog for 50 people, Mint Tea, (champagne) Punch. ; 6" - 7" tall .

$15.00

The California Deserts (Fourth Edition)
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The California Deserts (Fourth Edition)

By Jaeger, Edmund

Stanford University Press. Very Good. 1965. Softcover. 0804712239 . Trade paperback edition. 208 pp. "A perennial standard work... The best of all modern books on the California deserts." Westways. ; 8.47 X 5.33 X 0.53 inches .

$11.25

Idlewild
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Idlewild

By Sagan, Nick

Putnam Adult. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780399150975 . Better than very good with light shelf wear. Not price clipped. This science fiction thriller is Sagan's first novel set in the mountains of Southern California's Idlewild. Idlewild is Nick Sagan's first novel, it is also the first of a trilogy, with sequels Edenborn and Everfree. Sagan's screen credits include episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. He is the son of astronomer Carl Sagan and artist and writer Linda Salzman. ; 9.10 X 6.20 X 1.10 inches; 288 PP pages .

$7.50

The Uncommon Cook Book:  A Repertoire of Unusual Recipes for Imaginative  and Creative Cooks
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The Uncommon Cook Book: A Repertoire of Unusual Recipes for Imaginative and Creative Cooks

By Mellinkoff, Ruth

Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild rubbing to edges, straight clean copy. From the flap: for the uncommon cook who wants to serve something different and delicious. ...simple or complicated... the author offers clarity of instruction, suggested methods to ease the preparations, emphasis on dishes that can be prepared ahead of time and frozen. Uncommon recipes for appetizers, fish, shellfish, poultry, meats, special entrees, vegetables, salads, breads and desserts. Melinkoff (1924-2011) was an "Art historian of considerable fame, a connoisseur of the High Middle Ages and of Haute Cuisine... The Recipes contained in her delicious cookbooks were featured at her dinners of unmatecd charm and elegance." (M.D. Birnbaum) ; 8.30 X 5.50 X 1.10 inches; 277 pp pages .

$26.25

Listen... No Echo
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Listen... No Echo

By O'Donnol, Dion

West Los Angeles: Wagon & Star Press. Fine. 1949. First Edition. Softcover. Black, stiff card, hand stitched; red lettering with silver graphic cover. (84 pp). A visually artistic collection of poems, printed by Clinton H. Martin, master printer using many different type, including types from his collection of antique type faces. Dion O’Donnol (1912-2007) was a writer of both poetry and prose and ran the small press Wagon & Star Press with Arthur Faulconer. He was a regular attendee of Poets Garden events. The dedication contains a long list of people including "Ruth", presumably Ruth Le Prade (-1969), who's back yard held the Poets Garden. Dion O'Donnol is credited with The Dionol, a poetic meter. ; 8vo .

$45.00

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