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Historical High Lights of Santa Barbara [Highlights]

By Tompkins, Walker A. & Russell A. Ruiz

Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara National Bank, 1970. Mild wear and aging only, text clean and well bound. In original tan decorated wrap covers; illustrated, 136 pages, perfect-bound.. Apparent First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Russell A. Ruiz. Octavo.


When the Coast was Wild and Lonely: Early Settlers of the Sur

By Wall, Rosalind Sharpe

Pacific Grove, CA: Boxwood Press, 1987. Usual library stamps, pocket removal signs, bar code stickers, spine catalog label; official discard. Otherwise Good+ text inside is still in nice shape and securely bound, minor wear at corners. Covers have creasing and wear. Photo-illustrated, 208 pages.. Edition Unstated. Paperback. Ex-Library, else Good. Octavo.


California: "State of Grace"

By Guilfoyle, Merlin J.

Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1959. Ex-Library, but still sound and good otherwise; with usual lib. ownership and discard marks, to front endpaper, mild pocket remains there, spine catalog label to jacket (sound, in decent lib. Demco CrystalJac). Book shows minor general wear and some aging otherwise, text still well bound and else clean. Bound in publisher's original red cloth. From a professional bookseller, independent since 1997. All orders packaged with care.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Ex-Library, else Good/Good. Octavo.



By McCarthy, J. (John) W.

Eureka, CA: Artcraft Printers, 1979. Covers the history of Humboldt and Trinity Counties, Northern California in various anecdotal aspects; illustrated. The author has put his name/address stamp on the back cover, and has made the usual pen correction he did to page 121 ("18" written and not "eighty," which is crossed out). Minor general wear, covers with light tone-spotting; still well bound despite one spine crease; otherwise unmarked text.. Edition Unstated. Paperback. Good+. Octavo.


The Commercial Forest Resources and Forest Products Industries of California

By Zivnuska, John A., Paul Cox, Adon Poli, &David Pesonen

Berkeley: University of California, Division of Agricultural Sciences, 1965. PAPERBACK ORIGINAL. Ex-Library copy, approaching Good. Covers with general wear and aging, some minor chipping and creasing. A 2-inch tear at upper edge has a tape repair to inside cover. Text well bound still. Usual university lib. ownership and discard marks, pocket and bar code sticker to inside front, spine-area catalog label. Text without other marks, showing some age-toning. Bound in publisher's original paper covers, 132 total large-format pages. From a professional bookseller, independent since 1997. All orders packaged with care.. First Edition. Paperback. Good-. 4to - 12" tall.


Hard Destiny: A Tale of Old California

By Winamaki, William W.

Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. A new copy, with only the slightest shopwear.. Edition Unstated. Paperback. Fine. Octavo.


RAINBOW RIDGE: A Mattole Three-Act Play, Based on Mary Jane Hoar's Transcripts

By Simmons, Ned

Trinidad, CA: Trinidad Art, 1991. Signed "Ned," by the author under his name on the title page. Clean and well bound, with minor wear only. In printed pictorial wraps, octavo, 52 pp. plus preliminaries.. Signed. Edition Unstated. Paperback. Very Good.


The Old Dropout

By Gilroy, Max

Arcata, CA: Union & RSVP of Humboldt County, 1982. A sound copy, though with minor wear only, but a gift insc. to first page. Staple-bound, 64 pages.. Edition Unstated. Paperback. Very Good. Octavo.


Redwood West - The Changing Frontier: Memorable, Exciting Stories from the Big Tree Country.

By Genzoli, Andrew

Eureka, CA: Schooner Features, 1965. Written with Wallace E. Martin.Text well bound and unmarked, though there is a small area of water damage just at the lower spine edge area (a small sliver of surface damage at same spot to lower front cover). A perfectly decent copy, but it does have a slight hint of old musty scent. Else, this is VG.. Soft Cover, Staplebound. Good. Octavo.


California History, the Magazine of the California Historical Society, Vol. 79, No. 2, Summer 2000: Rooted in Barbarous Soil: People, Culture, and Community in Gold Rush California

By Kevin Starr (Editor), Richard Orsi (Editor)

San Francisco: University of California Press, 2000. In nice shape, with minor wear only, seems never to have been read. . Special Sesquicentennial Issue. Soft Cover. Very Good.


San Jose State University: An Interpretive History 1950-2000

By Walsh, James P.

San Jose, CA: San Jose State University, 2003. Clean and well bound text, mild wear only to covers.. Edition Unstated. Soft Cover. Very Good. Octavo.


A Medical Journey in California by Dr. Pierre Garnier

By Garnier, Pierre; Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., ed. & intro.; L.Jay Oliva, trans.

Los Angeles, CA: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 1967. Text clean and well bound, with minor wear, brief prev. owner insc. to endpaper. Cream colored acket is soiled and smudged, a little toned, too, with some wear to edges; preserved in lined mylar protective wrapper.. Edition Unstated. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair to Good-. Octavo.


Favorite Recipes from Our Best Cooks: Sunkist Gardens, Anaheim, California

By Sunkist Gardens Homemakers; Fern Rigg, ed.

Lenexa, KS: Cookbook Publishers, 1979. Clean and well bound text, minor wear only. Yellow plastic ring-clamp binding intact; in pictorial stiff wraps (illustration says, "Kissin' Wears Out... Cookin Don't!". Edition Unstated. Soft Cover, Ring Binding. Very Good. Octavo.


On This Day In Arcata
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On This Day In Arcata

By Arcata Union and Arcata Eye; Kevin L. Hoover, intro.

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, U.S.A.: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. Clean, crisp and well bound text, very minor wear only.. Edition Unstated. Soft Cover. Very Good+.


A View From the Hill: A History of Humboldt State University

By Tanner, William R.

Arcata, CA: University Graphic Services, Humboldt State University, 1993. An apparently unread copy that was part of a clearance by the university, apparently due to mild moisture ripple and minor stain to lower page edge and back cover. The book and text are otherwise perfectly clean and useful; with mild shelf wear.. Edition Unstated. Soft Cover. Good. Oblong Quarto.


A Bibliography Relating to the Geology, Paleontology, and Mineral Resources of California AND North American Geologic Formation Names: Bibliography, Synonymy and Distribution

By Vodges, Anthony W. & Fred Boughton Weeks

Sacramento & Washington, DC: CA State Printing & US Govt. Printing Office TWO BOOKS bound as one, in brick red cloth, professionally bound by the Stanford Press Bindery. The first is California State Mining Bureau Bulletin No. 30, 1903; the second is Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey No. 191, 1902. Both are bibliographic reference works. Respectively, they contain 290 and 448 pages. Moderate aging and wear, with some discolorations to cloth. Binding sound and tasteful. The first text contains some minor marks here and there to its text. The title page of the second text has a neat rice-paper-repaired tear.. Printings of 1904 and 1902, Bound as One. HARDCOVER. Good/No Jacket. Octavo.



By Balabanis, Homer P.; William R. Turner, ed.

Arcata, CA: Privately Published, 1983. Inscribed and signed by author. Clean and well bound text; minor wear only; slight sunning about spine. 75 pp. plus preliminaries; photo-illustrated printed blue wrap covers, octavo. From the "Mr. Humboldt" introduction: "This is not an official, nor even unofficial history of Humboldt State University. It is the personal thoughts and recollections of a man who has been so closely identified with the institution since 1923. This volume is intended for the reading pleasure of the alumni, students, staff, faculty, and all friends of Humboldt State in the community...". Chapters: The First Ten Years of Humboldt; Humboldt State Teachers College 1923-1930; The Era of President Gist: The Pre-World War II Years; The Era of President Gist: The World War II and Post-War Years; The Era of the Siemens Administration (1) and (2); The Era of the McCrone Administration.. Signed. Edition Unstated; Inscribed & Signed. Soft Cover. Very Good.


Pioneerland Below the Sea

By Odens, Peter R.

Calexico, CA: Calexico Chronicle, 1970. Usual lib. ownership and discard stamps, bar code, spine catalog labels. Original paper covers perma-bound into clear laminate over sturdy boards. Two small red ink marks to upper and lower page edges; else minor wear.. Edition Unstated. Hard Cover. Ex-Library, else Good/No Jacket. Octavo.



By Karshner, Gayle Buchanan

Privately Published, 2003. Clean and well bound text, with quite mild wear. Apparently no jacket was issued. Nicely bound in sturdy hunter green cloth over boards, 332 large-format pages, a thoroughly illustrated genealogical history. A history of the family in Oregon and Northern Califonia, later prominent in Humboldt County. From the estate of the late, great Tim McKay, director of Humboldt County's North Coast Environmental Center.. Edition Unstated. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Quarto.


SILVER QUILLS 25: Poetry & Prose

By Karshner, Gayle, et al., eds.

Eureka, CA: Eureka Printing Co., 2004. Clean and crisp, well bound, with quite minor wear only. Literary works by Humboldt County, California "older writers.". Soft Cover. Fine. Quarto.


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