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image of Brand Book Seventeen: The Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners

Brand Book Seventeen: The Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners

by Schreier, Konrad F., Jr., editor

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Published
1986
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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First edition. 4to. Profusely illustrated from photographs and drawings; facsimiles; maps. Chronology. Dust jacket (unclipped). Fine. 199 pages. No signatures or bookplates.
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image of The Rancho San Pedro: The Story of a Famous Rancho in Los Angeles County and of its Owners The Dominguez Family

The Rancho San Pedro: The Story of a Famous Rancho in Los Angeles County and of its Owners The Dominguez Family

by Gillingham, Robert Cameron

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Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$80.00

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First edition. Large thick octavo. Two page foreword by J. P. Bradley. Frontispiece portrait, over 100 b/w illustrations. Bibliography. Pictorial dust jacket (unclipped; small chip on back panel). Very good. 473 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Laid in loose are Ed Ainworth's 1961 review and two other related clippings.
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The Knights of the Golden Circle

by Waitman, Leonard B.

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Published
1968
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$37.50

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Quarterly, Summer, 1968. First edition. 11" x 8 ½". Original stiff tan wrappers. No dust jacket. Fine. 38 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Bound with Wilson G. Turner's Petroglyphology. 10 pages.
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image of The Story of Captain: The Horse with the Human Brain

The Story of Captain: The Horse with the Human Brain

by James, George Wharton

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Published
1917
Condition
Good
Edition
First
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$65.00

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First edition. Octavo. Seven b/w photos. Original color pictorial wrappers. No dust jacket as issued. Good (two chips at folds). 48 pages. No signatures or bookplates.
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The Grand Canyon of Arizona: How to See it

by James, George Wharton

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Published
1910
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$750.00

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First edition thus. Octavo. Numerous b/w illustrations; 5 diagrams; folding maps at end. Original gilt stamped red cloth. Dust jacket (unclipped; few short tears; old paper reinforcement on verso of dust jacket). Very good. 265 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Printed by The Colonial Press: C. H. Simonds & Co., Boston. Special printing designed for sale in Fred Harvey Stores and Hotels… Read more
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image of How We Climb to the Stars and The Lick Observatory: A Lecture and Guide Book

How We Climb to the Stars and The Lick Observatory: A Lecture and Guide Book

by James, George Wharton

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Published
1887
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$1,500.00

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First edition. Octavo. Frontispiece and three other illustrations. Original blue wrappers (now laid down on a later pamphlet binder). No dust jacket. Very good (few spots). 39 pages plus 12 pages of advertisements including "James' System of Easy Memorizing;" Stege's Quaker Restaurant; The Overland Monthly; The Remington Type Writer; The Southern Pacific Company; Studebaker Bros. Manufacturing Co. Privately printed for… Read more
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The Indians’ Secrets of Health or What the White Race May Learn from the Indian

by James, George Wharton

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Published
1917
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$750.00

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New and enlarged edition. Octavo. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Brick-red cloth, stamped gilt and black. Dust jacket (unclipped). Fine, fresh copy in a fine rare dust jacket. 280 pages. No signatures or bookplates. James's has added a new chapter on "mental" qualities of the Indians. Printed by J. F. Tapley Co., New York.
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image of In and Out of the Old Missions of California: An Historical and Pictorial Account of The Franciscan Missions

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Octavo. 142 halftone photographs. Original tan pictorial cloth, stamped in dark brown. Dust jacket (unclipped with $4.50 price; a few short tears). Very good. 392 pages. No signatures or bookplates. James died in 1923. This is the last edition published in his lifetime.
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$650.00
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Cattle Brands. Supplement No. 1

by State of California Department of Agriculture

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Published
1921
Condition
Good-
Edition
First
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$265.00

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First edition. Thin octavo. Original red cloth with black lettering. No dust jacket. This scarce supplement which was prepared to list all cattle brands recorded with the State of California between 1918 and January, 1921, with a detailed index. Good (few stains). 135 pages. G. H. Hecke, Director. James B. Newsom, Secretary. Tipped in is a 1 page TLS June 14, 1949… Read more
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Pacific Coast Views

by Stearns, Elmer P.

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Condition
Good-
Edition
First
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$275.00

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ca. 1890 (?). First edition. Octavo. Original green printed wrappers, stitched. No dust jacket. Good (spine chipped; small chip front wrapper). 34 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Printed by Herald Print, Los Angeles. Stearns offers a selection views for many California Cities, The Missions, Ferry Boats, and "The Most Complete Collection of Yosemite Valley;" Lumber Camps; Sandwich Islands et.al.
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San Francisco and Houston Texas, Southern Pacific, System Passenger Traffic, 1935.. 4" x 9", 26 pages. Original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated with 22 b/w halftone photographs; vignette map. 1). Arizona - details on 35 ranches. 2). New Mexico - details on 6 ranches. 3). California - details on 4 ranches. 4). Nevada - details on 5 ranches. 5). Texas - details… Read more
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Los Angeles, Bekins Fireproof Storage, ca. 1918.. 21" x 28", folds to form 16 panels. Printed by Economic Press Print.. No Binding. Very Good.
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4 3/8" x 3". Color lithographed trade business card with picture of a baby seated out of doors beneath a paper tent. With printed information on the other side for Western Hotel, Wm. Land, Proprietor. "Leading Business Hotel. . .The Most convenient to all banks, post offices, express and land offices, all courts and places of amusement. Meals 25 cents.… Read more
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Utah: Since Statehood Historical and Biographical

by WARRUM, Nobel, editor

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$75.00

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Chicago/Salt Lake, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1919.. 4to. Illustrated. Original gilt stamped green cloth (dampstain to back covers of 2 volumes; head of one spine torn). Good. 3 volumes. Signature of David Openshaw in volume I. The Openshaw's were a prominent Utah family who settled in Santaquin, Utah. See page 534-535 in Volume II for the family history.. Hardcover. Good.… Read more
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1933.. 7" x 6". Brochure folds to form 4 panels. 3 sepia halftone illustrations. Fine and fresh. No signatures or bookplates. The ranch operated as a horse ranch. Horses were available for sale. The facilities were open only to area residents and guests of Hotel Del Monte and Del Monte Lodge. Weekly rates were $35.00 including horseback riding, fishing and… Read more
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The Toreador. Fiftieth Anniversary Number

by [LOS ANGELES]. [UNIVERSITY CLUB OF LOS ANGELES]

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Edition
1st Edition
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$26.50

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Los Angeles, California [University Club] 1948.. First edition. 8vo. 14 b/w halftone illustrations and portraits. Foreword by John S. Chapman. Essays by Russ Avery, George W. Dryer, Philip H. Richards. Title page printed in red and black. Original brick red wrappers stamped in black and blind. Very good. 63 pages. No signatures or bookplates.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.… Read more
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Mining & Hunting In The Far West: 1852-1870

by ISBELL, F.A

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Edition
1st Edition
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$120.00

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Burlingame, California, William P. Wreden, 1948.. First edition thus. 8vo. 3 page introduction by Nathan Van Patten. Frontispiece portrait. Original 1/2 tan linen over pictorial green boards, printed paper spine label. Very good. 36 pages. No dust jacket. No signatures or bookplates. One of 200 copies printed at the Greenwood Press, San Francisco, California. See Howes I-87.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.… Read more
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$120.00
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Sagebrush Casinos: The Story of Legal Gambling in Nevada

by LEWIS, Oscar

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1st Edition
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$14.50

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Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday & Company, 1953.. First edition (so stated). 8vo. Dust jacket (price clipped; small nicks; spine faded). Very good. 256 pages. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper (not author's).. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Archive of Three (3) Items

by DUDE RANCHES - TEXAS

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1). Mimeographed Letter Signed ("J. Pedley Jones"), on pictorial Hotel El Passo Del Monte letterhead, El Paso, Texas, March 29, 1937. 8 1/2" x 11", 2 pages (recto only). 2). Together with a 2 page fact sheet of information for the Southwestern Guest Ranch Association. 8 1/2" x 11". 3). Pictorial 6 panel brochure for The El Paso Tourist Bureau,… Read more
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Sagebrush Casinos: The Story of Legal Gambling in Nevada

by LEWIS, Oscar

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1st Edition
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Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday & Company, 1953.. First edition (so stated). 8vo. Dust jacket (price clipped; minor rubbing; spine faded). Very good. 256 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Small bookseller's label on the rear pastedown.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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