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Tracy Treasures
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Tracy Treasures

By (John Tracy Clinic Long Beach League)

Long Beach CA. Very Good. 1963. Softcover. Original pictorial stiff card with plastic comb binding. Fund raiser cookbook for the John Tracy Clinic, established in 1943 by Louise Treadwell Tracy, wife of Spencer Tracy. This particular copy has a tender inscription: "Dan & Doug recieved a home course study from John Tracy Clinic, while waiting a cclass for the deaf in Denver, CO. 1953-1956. Compliments of... 1963, {donation of Doug & Dan 5 hearing aids." ) 158 pages. Index. Local Southern California advertisments throughout. Recipes were donated from around the country and include political and celebrity names such as Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson; Mrs. Ronald Regan; Patricia Nixon, Carol Burnett, and Mrs. Spiro T. Agnew. There are also 3 pages of hand written recipes. ; 8vo .

$15.00

Our Mountain Hermitage : Silverado and Robert Louis Stevenson
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Our Mountain Hermitage : Silverado and Robert Louis Stevenson

By Issler, Anne Roller

Standford, CA: Standford University Press. Good in Good dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. 8vo ; xiii, 138 pages. Index. Illustrated. This book is the third in the series of Stanford books treating Stevenson's stay in California. It blends first hand interviews with material from historical research. "(adding) bit by bit, fragment by fragments, anecdote by anecdote..." Slight musty smell. The dust jacket is heavily wrinkled; ex-libray pocket and stamp. Anne Roller Issler (1892-1975) was considered an expert on Robert Louis Stevenson's California period. She wrote Happier for His Presence about the five months Robert Louis Stevenson spent in San Francisco between Christmas 1879 and May 1880. She served as curator at the Cuyamaca State Park Museum, the Vallejo Home in Sonoma, the Old Courthouse in Shasta, and the Robert Louis Stevenson House in Monterey. .

$16.00

Nothing left to commemorate : the story of the pioneer Jews of Jackson,  Amador County, California
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Nothing left to commemorate : the story of the pioneer Jews of Jackson, Amador County, California

By Sharfman, I. Harold

Glendale, California: Arthur H. Clark Co.. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author. Inscribed by the author on the ffep. No date. 181 pages. Illustrated. Contents: Nothing left to commemorate; Men to match my mountains; Pioneers, O Pioneers! ; Fire, flood, and faith; Jackson's historic hillock; Appendix; Notes; Index. Yellow cloth over board light wear on ends else clean straight copy. Dust jacket chipped along the edges; now in clear removable protective cover. ; 8vo .

$25.00

This Awful Age (Signed by both authors)
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This Awful Age (Signed by both authors)

By Ryerson, Florence; Colin Clemets

Casper, Wyoming: D. Appleton & Co. Fine. 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . Signed by author. Exceptional copy. Bright blue cloth with bright gilt title on the cover and spine. Signed "Florence Ryerson and" (first signature) "Colin Clements" (second signature) on the ffep. No inscription. Minimal wear on the corner tips; light shadow tone inside the cover and along the edges. Ryerson and Clements wrote two of the earliest novels featuring teenage girlhood, This Awful Age and Mild Oats. Both adapted to first plays and then film. Ryerson is perhaps best known for co-scripting "The Wizard of Oz" . An exceptionally nice copy. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall .

$160.00

Discovering the California Coast.  With a Selection of California  Lighthouse Drawings
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Discovering the California Coast. With a Selection of California Lighthouse Drawings

By Sunset Books Editors

Menlo Park, CA: Lane Publishing. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. Illustrated. Shelf wear to boards and jacket. FINE- Two color lighthouse lithographs in the original envelop: Pigeon Point; Lost Angeles; St. George Reef; Old Point Loma. ; Thin 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$32.00

Stagecoach heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, 1853-1876
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Stagecoach heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, 1853-1876

By Boyd, William Harland

Bakersfield, CA: Kern County Historical Society. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1883. Hardcover. Blue cloth in original dust jacket. xii, 74 pages. Illustrations. A study in early-day transportation that goes beyond the society's usual local history focus, this book deals with the emerging stagecoach system in the vast San Joaquin Valley, from the gold rush to the coming of the railroads in the early 1870's. From the flap. Minute wear to ends. Pencil shadow on ffep. About near fine with a short closed tear at spine head and light shelf wear. ; 8vo .

$16.00

Deco Landmarks : Art Deco Gems of Los Angeles
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Deco Landmarks : Art Deco Gems of Los Angeles

By Schwartzman, Arnold

San Framcisco, CA: Chronicle Books. As New. 2005. Softcover. 0811846016 . As new. 155 pages. Color illustrations. Features hundreds of colour photographs from across the L.A. Basin, with dazzling details from the majestic to the whimsical, that define Art Deco style. ; 8vo ; FAIR .

$15.00

The Story of El Rancho de la Nacion : embracing the towns of National  City, Chula Vista and the flourishing communities of Sunnyside,  Harborside, Lincoln Acres, Bonita [and] Castle Park
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The Story of El Rancho de la Nacion : embracing the towns of National City, Chula Vista and the flourishing communities of Sunnyside, Harborside, Lincoln Acres, Bonita [and] Castle Park

By Phillips, Irene

National City, CA: South Bay Press. Very Good. 1959. Hardcover. Original paper wraps. Staple binding. 99 pages. Illustrated. Author's name is penned inside the cover as well as another, possible inscription by the author. "Compiled from the periodicals of the day and from the Diaries (sic) and Private Letters of Frank Augustus Kimball, California Pioneer." Kimball, along with his two brothers bought a "barren" Mexican land grant, the Rancho de la Nacion, in 1868. They envisioned similar to the neighboring city of San Diego. Uncommon. None found available in the trade. Found for reference and in special collections within 9 OCLC libraries. Moisture stain along the top edge along with light foxing; the covers have faded but title lettering is bright and the text is clear. ; 8vo .

$28.00

Chef Cardini: French-Italian Continental Cooking
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Chef Cardini: French-Italian Continental Cooking

By Cardini, Jack

Sacramento, CA: Self Published. Good. 1956. First Edition. Softcover. Beige printed wrappers, spiral bound. 209 pp. Index. Illustrated. Surface soil and wear with one punch hole has seperation. Contents are clean, binding secure. Jack Cardini spent much of life on board a ship working in the gallery. During WWII he cooked on troop ships. Opening his first restaurant in Oakland, CA, in the early 50's. Moving to Sacramento Cardini became one of the first television chefs. His show was not only one of the earliest in television history (KGO-TV) it was wildly popular. This book served as a template for most of the dishes at Mister McGoo's (1965-2015), a landmark bar and restaurant in Petaluma, CA. ; 8vo .

$24.00

Chicken of the Sea Fancy Tuna: 26 Proven Recipes
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Chicken of the Sea Fancy Tuna: 26 Proven Recipes

By Van Camp Sea Food

Terminal Island, California: Van Camp Sea Food Co., Inc.. Near Fine. N.D.. Softcover. No date, (c1920?). Approximately 6.25" X 3.25". Accordion type pamphlet with black, red and yellow graphic of red Chicken of the Sea on the cover and a black line illustration of "Uncle Sam." [8] pp. Illustrated. General light wear to corners and edges along with light yellow stain on the back flap. Unusual piece of American and California culinary history. "Just 22 years ago, tuna was a food unknown to American tables!" from the cover. Founded in 1914 when Frank Van Camp and his son bought the California Tuna Canning Company, changing the name to the Van Camp Seafood Company. The phrase "Chicken of the Sea", first devised as a way to describe the taste, was so successful that soon it also became the company name. This early promotional piece features recipes new to the American cuisine and decidedly Californian: Tuna Loaf, Tuna Encore, Tuna Baked in Avocado Shells, Deviled Tuna, Tuna-Avocado Cocktail etc.. Additional photographs upon request. .

$38.40

Foods from Sunny Lands
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Foods from Sunny Lands

By Wallace, Lily Haxworth

The Hills Brothers Company. Very Good. 1925. Softcover. Stapled wraps. 22 pages. Color and black and white illustrations. Very good only due to the damage to the lower right corner which extends into the booklet 2 leaves, with decreasing severity. LAID IN is the, original and uncommon, form letter sent along with this booklet by Hills Brothers on behalf of the local grocer, in this case Alta Market of Denver Colorado. It's purpose was to introduce a new food, Dromedary Dates to the American people. The letter has incomplete crease to the lower corner corresponding to the booklet corner damage. "The Hills Brothers Company, fruit importers, altered the date market with their massive marketing campaign. Prior to their advertisements many Americans viewed dates as a sticky, bug infested mess. Hill Brothers unveiled advertisements that suggested the romance of the Middle East could be eaten in a date. This recipe book... was sent to customers to educate them on how to use dates in their everyday meals, while also invoking the mystery of the so called Orient." (Sarah Seekatz; "Dates the sticky history of the sweet fruit" by Michele Kayal. National Geographic, 6/2015.) ; 8vo .

$20.00

The Salad Bowl : Gold Medal Mayonnaise
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The Salad Bowl : Gold Medal Mayonnaise

The Best Foods, Inc.. Fine. N.D.. Softcover. FINE. 6"X 3.25" Original, stapled wraps. Advertising booklet for use of Gold Medal Mayonnaise. No date, c1920 - 1930's. Note there is very light wear on the spine and a small lightened area on the front cover. Wonderful illustrations throughout along with recipes such as "Lorenzo Salad" of New York's famous chefs salad of Hotel McAlpin; Church Supper Salad extolling the homemaker "Why not be the one noted for her wonderful salads?" ; and "Prize Salads from California - the land of Sunshine, Turquoise Skies, and the finest fruits and vegetables in the world." ; 8vo .

$10.00

California Its History and Romance
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California Its History and Romance

By McGroarty, John S.

Los Angeles: Grafton Publishing Co.. Very Good. 1911. Hardcover. 1926 "Eleventh Edition" (printing). 393 pp. Index. Illustrated with 11 black and white protographs: frontispiece of Mission San Carlos De Carmel; other iconic images and an early map of California. Rough cut edges. Corners bumped and edges mildly worn. An attractive copy. McGroarty was a California poet laureate, Los Angeles Times columnist and author who also served two terms as a Democratic Congressman from California. ; 8vo .

$28.00

The Horse Latitudes
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The Horse Latitudes

By Ferrigno, Robert

William Morrow and Company, Inc.. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 0688090605 . Signed by author. Signed on the half title along with simple inscription "To Linda best,". Clean, tight copy Near fine with light edge soil and minor shelf wear. In an attempt to win back his wayward wife, a distraught husband follows his spouse into the nihilistic Southern California underground, where he encounters a dream like cast of characters, including bodybuilders, paraphiliacs, and drug dealers "Inexplicably, rights to this fiction debut were the subject of a frenzied bidding war among U.S. publishers last winter." Mark Annichiarico, "Library Journal" . ; 9.4 X 6.3 X 0.7 inches; 294 pages .

$24.00

The Royal Highway
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The Royal Highway

By Corle, Edwin

Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed limited edition. 351 pp. Maps. Black and white photographs. Map end-pages in two colors. Spine dulled. Slight slant. The history of El Camino Real, now U. S. Highway 101. Includes California Missionsn impact on the Native Americans, and many historical places and people from the times of Spanish California. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Standard book size" .

$36.00

Jessica Trent Her Life on a Ranch
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Jessica Trent Her Life on a Ranch

By Evelyn, Raymond

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company. Good+. 1902. First Edition; First. Hardcover. Good Brown cloth stamped in blue and red pictorial cover. 220 pp. Ends and edges worn; some paper loss on the paste down, first flyleaf wrinked. Previous owner's name and date (1927) penned neatly inside. Young adult fiction set in California. Over all a solid copy. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$12.00

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 .

$38.40

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 ; fair .

$46.40

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 .

$18.00

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 .

$76.00

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