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THE MEMORABLE LIVES OF BUMMER & LAZARUS (CITIZENS OF SAN FRANCISCO) 185? - 1865
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THE MEMORABLE LIVES OF BUMMER & LAZARUS (CITIZENS OF SAN FRANCISCO) 185? - 1865

By BANCROFT, Anne

Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1939. First Edition. Cloth-backed Boards. Near Fine/Very Good. (9) 26 pages. Dust jacket. Illustrated from vintage woodcuts. Cloth backed boards. 5 3/4" x 9". Edition limited to 500 un-numbered copies. The story of the two beloved dogs who accompanied Emporer Norton of San Francisco in the 1860's. Authored by the grand-daughter of historian/publisher Hubert Howe Bancroft. A nice production by Ward Ritchie. A Near Fine copy (very slight toning around the edges) in a Very Good dust jacket (chipped around spine top), now in a clear mylar protective sleeve.

$35.00

SOCIETY AS I HAVE FOUND IT
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SOCIETY AS I HAVE FOUND IT

By McALLISTER, Ward

New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1890. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good Plus/Custom Clear Mylar. (xv) 469 pages. Frontispiece portrait from photograph of Author (with tissue guard). Pages 383-469 contain facsimiles of "accepted" forms of stationary. Original tan cloth with gilt titling and decoration. 5 1/2" x 8". teg. A memoir, including instructions on to fit properly in New York society in the Gilded Age.. After two years in San Francisco, author McAllister (1827-1895) traveled to New York where he found success in mingling with the moneyed classes. His wealthy friends did not appreciate their public exposure in this book, the writing of which cost McAllister his status, and he died while dining alone at the Union Club in 1895. A fascinating read. Some rubbing and edgewear; still Very Good Plus or better, and now in a custom clear mylar jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books in boxes via media mail to any United States address.

$45.00

RECOLLECTIONS OF CALIFORNIA 1846 - 1861

By SHERMAN, General William T.

Oakland, California: Biobooks, 1945. First Thus. Cloth. Fine/Custom Clear Mylar. (6) 147 pages, colophon. Facsimilies, including General Sherman's hand-drawn map (folding) of gold workings on the American River in 1848. (This map accompanied the report of Col. Mason to President Polk in 1848. Polk's announcement of the gold discovery initiated the Gold Rush.). One of 625 un-numbered copies printed by The Gillick Press of Berkelely, California. Linen cloth over boards. Paper title cover label. 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Illustrated endpapers. Several pages unopened. Excerpted from General Sherman's Memoirs. Covers Sherman's California activities, including his work as a banker for Lucas, Turner & Co. and the 1856 Vigilence Committee episode. A Fine copy, now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books in boxes via media mail to any United States address.

$50.00

TAKE YOUR BIBLE IN ONE HAND; The Life of William Henry Thomas. Author of a Whaleman's Adventures On Land and Sea, Lewey and I, The Bushrangers, A Gold Hunter's Adventures, Etc.
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TAKE YOUR BIBLE IN ONE HAND; The Life of William Henry Thomas. Author of a Whaleman's Adventures On Land and Sea, Lewey and I, The Bushrangers, A Gold Hunter's Adventures, Etc.

By STEWART,George R.

San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1939. First Edition. Cloth-backed Boards. Very Good Plus/Custom Clear Mylar. 70 pages including colophon. Edition limited to 750 un-numbered copies. Colt Press printer's device and marginal woodcut vignettes by Mallette Dean. 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Black cloth-backed boards with paper spine label and paper printer's device affixed to front cover. A biographical sketch of New Englander/Argonaut William Henry Thomas, containing material on early Monterey and San Francisco. By the author of "Ordeal By Hunger". Roth,"The Colt Springs High" pgs 63-4. Some toning of the covers (which seems customary for this title) and slight edgewear; overall, Very Good Plus or better, and now in a cutom clear mylar jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books in boxes via media mail to any United States address.

$25.00

ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
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ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED

By BACHE, A. D., Superintendent

Washington DC: United States Office of the Coast Survey, 1856. First Edition. Near Fine. This is an ORIGINAL map of The Entrance to San Francisco Bay. 1856. 25 1/2" x 39 1/2", with a 2" linen border. Black and white. Scale: 1/50,000. Full title: "Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay From a Trigonometrical Survey under the direction of A. D. Bache Superintendent of the SURVEY OF THE COAST OF THE UNITED STATES". A. D. Bache was the great grandson of Benjamin Franklin. The map includes Alcatraz and Yerba Buena Islands, and, halfway between the two, Blossom Rock, a submerged hazard to navigation discovered in 1827 by Captain Frederick Beechey of the Royal Navy, and named for His Majesty's Ship Blossom, then commanded by Beechey. Efforts to destroy the Rock had a colorful history, finally ending in 1974. Listed are "Sailing Directions" and "Dangers". A superb early map of San Francisco and the Bay Area, expertly linen-backed by dba Innis Archives. Near Fine. Certainly very suitable for framing. Free Shipping, rolled in a hard-shell mailing tube.

$850.00

ORIGINAL POSTER: "SHE WANTS IT - WE DON'T". LINEN-BACKED 1987
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ORIGINAL POSTER: "SHE WANTS IT - WE DON'T". LINEN-BACKED 1987

By FEINSTEIN, Dianne

San Francisco, 1987. First Edition. Fine. This is an ORIGINAL poster, captioned "SHE WANTS IT - WE DON'T". 1987. 20 1/2" x 15". Linen-Backed. The illustration features an unflattering caricature of San Francisco Mayor (now United States Senator) DIANNE FEINSTEIN in a sailor hat and bikini backed by a life ring from the USS Missouri, while crowds of protestors bearing signs cluster at her feet. This poster refers to the 1987 efforts of Mayor Feinstein, some San Franciscans and the U.S. Navy to home-port the battleship Missouri in San Francisco. In favor of home-porting the Missouri was the fact that it would be located at Hunters Point, a depressed area of the City, and bring good-paying blue-collar jobs to the inhabitants of that area, plus an estimated $100 million to the City's economy. Opposed to home-porting were various pacifist and left-wing groups, who were responsible for this poster. The artist signed the name "Hugh Mann" (Human). The home-porting was killed in Congress, led principally by Berkeley Congressman Ron Dellums, citing environmental concerns. The Missouri now resides at Pearl Harbor. Very Scarce. Linen-backed by the artisans at dba Innis Archives. Fine.FREE SHIPPING rolled, in a hard mailing tube.

$175.00

MARK TWAIN: SAN FRANCISCO CORRESPONDENT; Selections From His Letters To The Territorial Enterprise: 1865 - 1866
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MARK TWAIN: SAN FRANCISCO CORRESPONDENT; Selections From His Letters To The Territorial Enterprise: 1865 - 1866

By TWAIN, Mark; SMITH, Henry Nash & ANDERSON, Frederick, Editors

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1957. First Edition. Cloth-backed decorated boards. As New/Custom Clear Mylar. 117 pages. Illustrated, including a photograph of Mark Twain, taken about 1865 in San Francisco. Edition limited to 400 un-numbered copies printed by The Allen Press of San Francisco. Prospectus and blank acceptance envelope laid in. 8 1/2" x 11 1/4". White cloth-backed decorated boards. Spine titling. A collection of sketches Twain wrote from San Francisco for the Territorial Enterprise of Virginia City, Nevada. These sketches were found in a scrapbook of clippings compiled by Twain's brother Orion; now in the Yale University Library. Allen Press #20. An As New copy in a custom clear mylar jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books, via media mail, to any United States address.

$250.00

DAWN AND THE DONS. The Romance of Monterey
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DAWN AND THE DONS. The Romance of Monterey

By FORD, Tirey L., MORA, Jo (Illustrations)

San Francisco: A. M. Robertson, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Clear Mylar (Custom). (xiii) 236 pages. Profusely illustrated from drawings by Jo Mora. Cloth-backed Pictorial Boards. Octavo. Index. Black cloth-backed tan boards with front cover vignette.. A history of the Monterey Peninsula, with a separate chapter on bandit Joaquin Murietta, and a description of the present (1927) area. The book was underwritten by Tirey L. Ford's son-in-Law, Samuel F. B. Morse, the developer of Pebble Beach and the Del Monte area, to encourage interest in the area. Although the book is often collected now principally for the illustrations of Jo Mora, the author, Tirey L. Ford, is an important Californian as well. He was Attorney-General of California (1898-1902), and a successful San Francisco attorney. He was an acquitted defendant in the San Francisco graft trials following the 1906 earthquake and fire, and was on the California State Board of Prison Directors. A Fine copy, now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. Always FREE SHIPPING of our books via media mail to any United States address.

$65.00

A CHAPLET OF VERSE BY CALIFORNIA CATHOLIC WRITERS; Published for the Benefit of the Youth's Directory
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A CHAPLET OF VERSE BY CALIFORNIA CATHOLIC WRITERS; Published for the Benefit of the Youth's Directory

By CROWLEY, Rev. D. O.; DOYLE, Charles Athony (sic) (Editors)

San Francisco: Diepenbrock & Co, 1889. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Custom Clear Mylar. 171 pages. SIGNED/INSCIRBED by Rev. D. O. Crowley in ink on a front free endpaper, "To P. F. Dundon, Esq. With the compliments of his sincere Friend, D. O. Crowley. Xmas 1889.". Introduction by Peter H. Burnett, the first elected Governor of California. Index. Small decorations throughout. 5 3/4" x 8". Blind-stamped brown cloth. Gilt titling. A collection of poets by noted Californians of the period, including Charles Warren Stoddard, Harriet Skidmore, Daniel O'Connell and Agnes Manning. A Near Fine copy (slight edgewear, mostly at the spine-ends), and now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books via media mail to any United States address.

$120.00

THE UNSPOKEN / TRIBUTES TO ANNE BREMER (Two Volume Set)
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THE UNSPOKEN / TRIBUTES TO ANNE BREMER (Two Volume Set)

By BREMER, Anne

San Francisco: Albert Bender, 1927. First Edition. Boards. Near Fine/(Slipcase). (vii) 31; (ix) 31 pages. SIGNED/INSCRIBED in ink by Albert Bender in "Tributes": "To Will Dawson with friendship & affection Albert M. Bender / March 5, 1927". Printed for Albert Bender by John Henry Nash of San Francisco.Tan boards; paper spine label. 4 5/8" x 7 5/8". "The Unspoken" is a collection of poems by Anne Bremer. "Tributes to Anne Bremer" contains prose and poetry by Oscar Lewis, George Sterling, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Blanche Partington, Sara Bard Field, Edward F. O'Day and others. Anne Bremer (1868-1923) was a well respected California painter. San Francisco patron of the arts Albert Bender was Anne Bremer's cousin, and was brought to the United States from Ireland at age 16 by Anne Bremer's family. In 1921, Anne Bremer was diagnosed with leukemia. She gave up painting and started writing poems, some of which appear here. After Anne Bremer's death, Albert Bender established the Anne Bremer Memorial Library at the San Francisco Art Institute. Anne Bremer and Albert Bender are buried side by side in Colma, California. Near Fine copies (Sunned spines; slight edgewear) in a Very Good Plus tan board slipcase (Toned perimeter; edgewear) with a paper spine label. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books via media mail to any United States address.

$65.00

MY SAN FRANCISCO
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MY SAN FRANCISCO

By NORRIS, Kathleen

Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1932. First Edition. Cloth-backed boards. Very Good/Custom Clear Mylar. 23 pages. SIGNED/INSCRIBED by author Kathleen Norris to journalist/playwright Blanche Upright in ink on the front free endpaper, "For Blanche--Thinkin' of them happy days when we was girls--- Frisco Kate". 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". Cloth-backed red boards. Front cover title label; no spine titling. Kathleen Norris was a prolific San Francisco novelist, sometimes referred to as the "best loved woman author" of her time. This is Ms. Norris' memoir of growing up in early San Francisco, where she and Blanche Upright were both born in 1880. Included is her memory of the 1906 earthquake and fire. A Very Good or better copy (Endpaper toning; edgewear) now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books via media mail to any United States address.

$55.00

ORIGINAL POSTER: SECOND ANNUAL TRIBAL STOMP
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ORIGINAL POSTER: SECOND ANNUAL TRIBAL STOMP

By Big Brother And The Holding Company

San Francisco: Avalon Ballroom, 1967. Linen-backed. Near Fine/N/A. This is an ORIGINAL poster (FD 48) for the SECOND ANNUAL TRIBAL STOMP to be held February 17-18, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, and featuring Big Brother and The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Oxford Circle. The poster features a photograph of Big Brother's lead guitarist, James Gurley. The art is by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelly. The poster has received minor restoration and linen-backing by the artisans at dba Innis Archive. The poster measures 14" x 20" with a 2" linen border. The poster is in Near Fine linen-backed condition. It will be shipped rolled, in a hard shell mailing tube.

$195.00

THE COLT SPRINGS HIGH; A Publishing Memoir of the Colt Press
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THE COLT SPRINGS HIGH; A Publishing Memoir of the Colt Press

By ROTH, William

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2004. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Fine/Custom Clear Mylar. (xii) 213 (2) pages. First Edition. Illustrated including some from color photographs of Colt publications. Prospectus and order envelope laid in. Cloth-backed illustrated cloth. 6 3/4" x 10". Foreword by Andrew Hoyem. Preface by William Matson Roth. Checklist of Colt Press imprints. Limited to 500 un-numbered copies. Designed by Andrew Hoyem and produced by the Arion Press. Colt pressmark by Mallette Dean. Cover decorations by Valenti Angelo. The colorful story of the Colt Press, the fine press house formed by Jane Grabhorn and William Roth. Jane Grabhorn was the wife of Robert Grabhorn of The Grabhorn Press of San Francisco. A Fine copy, now in a custom clear mylar 4 mil protective jacket. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.

$150.00

FINAL VERDICT
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FINAL VERDICT

By St. JOHNS, Adela Rogers

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1962. Later printing. Cloth-backed cloth on boards. Very Good/Very Good. 512 pages. SIGNED in ink by Adela Rogers St. Johns on a front free endpaper. Illustrated dust jacket. Large octavo. Cloth-backed cloth boards. St. Johns was a celebrated Hollywood writer for Hearst and on her own account. She was also the precocious daughter of celebrated Los Angeles trial lawyer Earl Rogers, whose story is told in this book. Many said Rogers was the greaest criminal defense lawyer of his day. Clarence Darrow chose Rogers to defend him when he was accused of jury tampering. San Francisco history buffs will be interested in Rogers' defense in the post 1906 earthquake corruption trials. From the jacket blurb: "FINAL VERDICT is Americana of a high order, for it gives the reader a vivid picture of Los Angeles and San Francisco in the early twentieth century, but it is primarily the story of a great man, in all his splendor and fallibility, told by the innocent bystander who loved him best." Some minor wear at the spine-ends, but a Very Good (edgewear) copy in an edgeworn Very Good dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.

$100.00

(Grabhorn Press) REMINISCENCES AND INCIDENTS OF EARLY DAYS OF SAN FRANCISCO (1845-1850)
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(Grabhorn Press) REMINISCENCES AND INCIDENTS OF EARLY DAYS OF SAN FRANCISCO (1845-1850)

By BROWN, John Henry

San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. First Thus. (xii) 138 (7) pages. First Thus. The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco. Seven illustrations reproduced from Annals of San Francisco. Folded map from plan map of San Francisco streets in 1846. One of 500 regular copies. Laid in is the September 20, 1933 announcement of the Grabhorn Press' new building at 642 Commercial Street, with mention of this title. Introduction and Reader's Guide by Douglas Sloane Watson. Cloth-backed Marbled Boards. Paper spine title. Paper label on front cover with facsimile of Brown's signature. Title and chapter headings in sepia. First series of Rare Americana, No. 10. British fur trader turned hotelier and prominent man of affairs, John Henry Brown describes the colorful early days of San Francisco, from 1845 to 1850. Zamorano 80: 10. Wheat, Gold Rush, 23 note. Kurutz 88b. Heller & Magee 190. Howes B-853. Mintz 60. Rocq 8430. Some edgewear; corners showing and slight toning of endpapers as usual but Very Good Plus or better, and now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.

$110.00

FINAL VERDICT
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FINAL VERDICT

By St. JOHNS, Adela Rogers

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1962. Later printing. Cloth-backed cloth on boards. Near Fine/Very Good. 512 pages. SIGNED/INSCRIBED by author in ink on a front free endpaper, to a good friend, "Dear dear Jimmy---I am so happy to have a chance to sign a book to one of the brilliant and coming writers---as well as my old friend---Adela Rogers St. Johns". Illustrated dust jacket. Large octavo. Cloth-backed cloth boards. St. Johns was a celebrated Hollywood writer for Hearst and on her own account. She was also the precocious daughter of celebrated Los Angeles trial lawyer Earl Rogers, whose story is told in this book. Many said Rogers was the greatest criminal defense lawyer of his day. Clarence Darrow chose Rogers to defend him when he was accused of jury tampering. San Francisco history buffs will be interested in Rogers' defense in the post 1906 earthquake corruption trials.From the jacket blurb: "FINAL VERDICT is Americana of a high order, for it gives the reader a vivid picture of Los Angeles and San Francisco in the early twentieth century, but it is primarily the story of a great man, in all his splendor and fallibility, told by the innocent bystander who loved him best." Some minor wear at the spine-ends, but a Near Fine copy in an edgeworn Very Good or better dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.

$125.00

SAN FRANCISCO: 1906 & BEFORE
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SAN FRANCISCO: 1906 & BEFORE

By IRWIN, Will; REEDY, William Marion; LONDON, Jack; ATHERTON, Gertrude

Ashland, Oregon: Lewis Osborne, 1973. First Thus. (vii) 70 pages. First Edition Thus. Number 122 of 500 copies. Introduction by Oscar Lewis. Illustrated including several from drawings of pre-earthquake San Francisco. Index. Large octavo. Linen-backed decorated boards. A9 collection of four period articles: Will Irwin,"The City That Was"; William Marion Reedy, "The City That Has Fallen"; Jack London, "The Story of an Eyewitness"; and, Gertrude Atherton, "San Francisco's Tragic Dawn". A handsome production. A NEAR FINE or better copy, now in a clear custom mylar protecive jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via USPS media mail to any United States address.

$35.00

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EDWARD ROBESON TAYLOR. PHYSICIAN, LAWYER, POET, AND POLITICIAN
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EDWARD ROBESON TAYLOR. PHYSICIAN, LAWYER, POET, AND POLITICIAN

By JOHNSON, Kenneth M.

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1968. First Edition. (iii) (2) 61 pages. Frist Edition. Designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Illustrated including frontis portrait of Taylor from photograph by William Keith. Index. Decorated cloth. Invitation to Book Club Reception and Exhibition laid in. A brief but well written biography of the renaissance man (Doctor, Lawyer, Poet) who became the post-earthquake/fire Mayor of San Francisco from 1907 to 1910. BCC 120 A fine copy with many unopened pages, now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.

$35.00

THIS IS SAN FRANCISCO
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THIS IS SAN FRANCISCO

By SASEK, Miroslav

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962. First Edition. 60 pages. First Edition. Illustrated from color drawings by the author. Illustrated dustjacket. Illustrated boards. 9" x 12 1/2". One of a series of books about great cities of thw world, illustrated in a light, almost cartoon style by the artist/illustrator. For all ages. Prior owner's bookplate on front free endpaper; mild edgewear; still, a very good plus or better copy in an edgeworn Very Good minus dust jacket with significant chipping at right lower edge of front cover and now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING by USPS media mail to any United Staters address.

$27.00

DON SHERWOOD; Tne Life and Times of "The World's Greatest Disc Jockey"
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DON SHERWOOD; Tne Life and Times of "The World's Greatest Disc Jockey"

By HARPER, Laurie

Rocklin, California: Prima Publishing & Communications, 1989. First Edition. (x) 326 pages.First Edition. Illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED in ink by author Laurie Harper in ink on the title page. Foreword by Herb Caen. Index. Octavo. Illustrated from black and white photographs. The story of the legendary Bay Area disc jockey on KSFO, who entertained communiters and San Francisco natives for many years. From Herb Caen's Foreword: "To those who came along too late for him to be a part of thier daily lives, conversations, joys and sorrows, I can only say---too bad!. As a disc jockey on radio station KSFO, he played an occasional record, but mainly he rambled--and my, could he ramble...Like all geniuses, he was complicated, by turns generous and mean-spirited, dedicated and careless...And yes, he smoked and drank. A lot." Author Laurie Harper was the wife of Hap Harper, "who invented airborne traffic watch with Sherwood.: A FINE copy in a FINE dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve.

$18.00

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