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Inglewood. A Calendar of Events in the Making of a City

By ROBINSON W. W.

Los Angeles: Title Insurance and Trust Company, (July, 1955). pictorial wrappers. Some silverfishing to covers, else fine. 16mo. .

$3.00

The Plant Magic Man

By DURRELL Lawrence

Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1973. pictorial covers. Very slight silverfishing to covers, else fine. 16mo. Number Five: Yes! Capra Chapbook Series .

$7.50

Inglewood. A Calendar of Events in the Making of a City

By ROBINSON W. W.

Los Angeles: Title Insurance and Trust Company, (August, 1937). pictorial wrappers. Very slight rubbing to covers, torn at the spine. 16mo. .

$3.00

The Story of Ventura County

By ROBINSON W. W.

Los Angeles: Title Insurance and Trust Company, (November, 1956). pictorial wrappers. Silverfishing to the covers, else fine. 16mo. .

$3.00

The Old Spanish Mexican Ranchos of Orange County

By ROBINSON W. W.

Los Angeles: Title Insurance and Trust Company, (September, 1955). pictorial wrappers. Slightly sunned, crease on front wrapper. 16mo. .

$7.50

Land titles in Long Beach

By ROBINSON W. W.

Los Angeles: Title Guarantee and Trust Company, 1935. wrappers ruled and lettered in black. Covers faded, spine repaired with cello tape. 16mo. .

$20.00

Whittier. A Calendar of Events in the Making of a City

By ROBINSON W. W.

Los Angeles: Title Insurance and Trust Company, (May, 1947). pictorial wrappers. Very slight fading to covers, rusted by staples. 16mo. .

$5.00

Long Beach. A Calendar of Events in the Making of a City

By ROBINSON W. W.

Los Angeles: Title Insurance and Trust Company, (February, 1964). pictorial wrappers. Fine. 16mo. .

$3.00

Whittier. A Calendar of Events in the Making of a City

By ROBINSON W. W.

Los Angeles: Title Insurance and Trust Company, (December, 1955). pictorial wrappers. Spine very slightly sunned, else fine. 16mo. .

$3.00

Bourgmont, Explorer of the Missouri, 1698-1725

By NORALL Frank

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1988). First edition. light brown cloth with black lettering. Slight spotting of top edges, else fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine). Octavo. Illustrated with photographs, facsimiles, and maps “This engrossing biography includes the first accurate and complete English translation of the three key documents stemming from Bourgmont’s explorations.” -from the dust jacket.

$10.00

Superior Galleries Presents: Presidential Manuscript Auction

By [UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS]

Beverly Hills, California: Superior Galleries, February 6, 1993. pictorial wrappers, prices realized laid in. Very slight creasing to wrappers, some wear to spine. Small folio. Profusely illustrated .

$10.00

When The Cheering Stopped. The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson

By SMITH Gene

New York: William Morrow Company, 1964. Book-of-the-Month Club Edition. original blue cloth lettered in gilt and silver. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (sun faded and darkened, some silverfishing . Quarto. .

$10.00

Henry Evans. Bookseller, Printer, Publisher, Printmaker

By CRICHTON John

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2019. pictorial wrappers. As new. Small folio. .

$10.00

Letter of Luis Jayme, O. F. M. San Diego, October 17, 1772

By [JAYME Luis, O.F.M]

Los Angeles: Published for the San Diego Public Library by Dawson’s Book Shop, 1970. No. 22 in the Baja California Travel Series. orange brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. As new. Octavo. Illustrated with facsimiles of the letter One of 700 copies printed at the Castle Press .

$22.50

The How Book of Scouting. Being a compilation of effective helps and hints in conducting Troops, gleaned from the experience of the whole field during the past seventeen years and published in ‘Scouting’ and ‘Scout-Masterhip Notes’

By [BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA]

New York, 200 Fifth Avenue: The Boy Scouts of America, 1927. First edition. original limp green cloth, decorated in blind and black , marbled endpapers. Some vertical creasing of covers, slight rubbing of covers, name in ink on front free endpaper (”Troop Twelve / John M. Sterbaitis”), pp. 375-402 (one signture) loose but present. Octavo. 420 pp. including index Illustrated There are three interesting handmade bookmarks which slip over the top right corner of the page(s) laid into the book With: copy in fine condition of the second printing of this book (1928) .

$75.00

Maps of the Pueblo Lands of San Diego, 1602-1874

By HARLOW Neal

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1987. blue cloth and pictorial boards with gilt spine titles. Fine. Folio. [6], vii-xv, [3], 3-244, [2] pp. Illustrated with one title page illustration and seventy-nine maps One of 375 copies, printed by the Castle Press, signed by the author .

$50.00

N. Scott Momaday. Literary Masters Volume 12

By [MOMADAY N. Scott] . BRUCCOLI Matthew, editor

Wilmington, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, (2001). First edition. pictorial coloured boards, lettered in white and dark blue. As new. Quarto. Illustrated N. Scott Momaday, or “Tsoai-talee”, is a 7/8 Kiowa Indian born in Oklahoma but raised in Jemez, New Mexico . Both his parents were teachers and taught at the Jemez Day School for more than a quarter of a century ... He attended a variety of schools in and around Jemez and when time came for him to go to college he says he had been attending “second rate schools because I live in remote areas,” so he decided, to transfer for his senior year to Augusts Military School in Fort Defiance, Virginia. After matriculating there he returned to New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico in Albueuerque and graduted with a major in English. He then embarked on a career of teaching and later of writing. He taught at many of the University of California campuses, and also traveled abroad. During the 1990s several books by Momaday were published. He eventually returned to Jemez and to his parents’s old home where he now writes and also teaches at Tucson.

$10.00

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

By WINCHESTER Simon

New York: HarperCollins, 2005. First edition. black boards lettered in metallic red. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (slightly rubbed). 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches. 480 pages Illustrated Geologically speaking, 1906 was a violent year: powerful, destructive earthquakes shook the ground from Taiwan to South America, while in Italy, Mount Vesuvius erupted. And in San Francisco, a large earthquake occurred just after five in the morning on April 18; and that was just the beginning. The quake caused a conflagration that raged for the next three days, destroying much of the American West's greatest city. The fire, along with water damage and other indirect acts, proved more destructive than the earthquake itself, but insurance companies tried hard to dispute this fact since few people carried earthquake insurance. It was also the world's first major natural disaster to have been extensively photographed and covered by the media, and as a result, it left "an indelible imprint on the mind of the entire nation." Though the epicenter of this marvelously constructed book is San Francisco, Winchester covers much more than just the disaster. He discusses how this particular quake led to greater scientific study of quakes in an attempt to understand the movements of the earth. Trained at Oxford University as a geologist, Winchester is well qualified to discuss the subject, and he clearly explains plate tectonics theory (first introduced in 1968) and the creation of the San Andreas Fault, along with the geologic exploration of the American West in the late 19th century and the evolution of technology used to measure and predict earthquakes. He also covers the social and political shifts caused by the disaster, such as the way that Pentecostalists viewed the quake as "a message of divine approval" and used it to recruit new members into the church, and the rise in the local Chinese population. With many records destroyed in the fire, there was no way to distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants, and thus many more Chinese were granted citizenship than would have otherwise been. Filled with eyewitness accounts, vivid descriptions, crisp prose, and many delightful meanderings, A Crack in the Edge of the World is a thoroughly absorbing tale. ; In this brawny page-turner, bestselling writer Winchester (Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman) has crafted a magnificent testament to the power of planet Earth and the efforts of humankind to understand her. A master storyteller and Oxford trained geologist, Winchester effortlessly weaves together countless threads of interest, making a powerfully compelling narrative out of what he calls "the most lyrical and romantic of the sciences. "Using the theory of plate tectonics introduced in 1968 by an obscure geologist, J. Tuzo Wilson, Winchester describes a planet in flux. Across the surface of the earth, huge land masses known as plates push and pull at each other. At 5:12 a.m. in 1906, the North American and Pacific plates did precisely that. Along a 300-mile fault east of the Gold Rush city of San Francisco, the earth, in Winchester's word, "shrugged." While the initial shock devastated large parts of the city, it was the firestorm that raged in the days following that nearly wiped San Francisco off the map. The repercussions of the disaster radiated out from the epicenter for years to come. Locally, Winchester finds in the records at City Hall that the destruction led to a huge rise in Chinese immigration. Winchester also cites the tragedy in the rise of the nascent Pentecostal movement, whose ranks swelled in the months and years after in the belief that the catastrophe had been a sign from God. With fabulous style, wit and grace, Winchester casts doubt on the very notion of solid ground and invites the reader to ponder the planet they live on, from both inside and out.

$10.00

Comanches in the New West, 1895-1908. Historic Photographs

By NOYES Stanley

Austin: University of Texas Press, (1999). First edition. green cloth lettered in gilt. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (rear panel with slight smudging). Small folio. Profusely illustrated “These images preserve the “interim” generation of Comanches... the photos show not a defeated but a resilient people who have held on to many of the old ways while adopting enough of Anglo culture to survive” -from the dust jacket.

$10.00

Drat! Being the Encapsulated View of Life by W. C. Fields in His Own Words

By FIELDS W. C.

New York: World Publishing Comapany, (1969). Third printing. red boards with drawing of Fields in black lettering on spine in black. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (damp stain on front panel, some chipping at the spine, three small closed tears, sticker removed from back panel). Large 8vo. Profusely illustrated .

$20.00

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