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FICTION ! : Interviews with Northern Califonia novelists

by TOOKER, Dan and Roger Hofheins, editors

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Published
1976
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First printing
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New York: Harcourrt Brace Jovanovich / William Kaufmann. 1976. First printing. Softcover. Card covers. Front cover has a sticker scar and rubbing to one corner, VG otherwise, Peter S. Beagle, Kay Boyle, Ernest J. Gaines, Wallace Stegner, Jessamyn West, others, Photos. ; Octavo .
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Natural History of the Islands of California

by ALLAN A. SCHOENHERR, C. ROBERT FELDMETH and MICHAEL J. EMERSON

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Published
2003
Edition
First paperback printing
ISBN
9780520239180
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$14.95

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Berkeley: University of California Press. 2003. First paperback printing. Softcover. 0520239180 . pp (xii), 491 + colour photos. Line drawing, maps, index. Very soft cover creases at fore edges, else fine, no owner marks. 1.5 kg parcel. .
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Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, no date. Hardcover. 0520008472 . 8th printing, ca 1970s reprint of the 1939 edition. Green cloth. pp (xii), 663. Illustrated, index. Fine in fine jacket. Now out of print. 1.5 kg .
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GABRIEL CONROY: a novel

by HARTE, Bret

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Published
1876
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First Canadian Edition
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$45.00

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Toronto: Belford Brothers. 1876. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Original brown decorate cloth stamped in black and gilt, brown endpapers. pp (ix), (9)-423, Spine has vertical creases and is a bit worn at ends; cloth splits to front hinge reglued; inner hinges cracked but still firm; page edges browned, text paper lightly toned; 1885 ink name of Thomas… Read more
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THE TRUE STORY OF "ROMONA": its facts and fictions, inspiration and purpose

by DAVIS, Carlyle Channing and William A Alderson (Helen Hunt Jackson)

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Published
1914
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First Canadian issue
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$30.00

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Toronto: S.B. Gundy, c1914. 1914. First Canadian issue. Hard Cover. Tall octavo, green pictorial cloth stamped in black & gilt. top edges gilt. pp xx, 266 + frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous other photo plates. Light margin decoration on every page. Spine slightly darkened with gilt lettering dulled; nice private bookplate at front; front inner … Read more
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THE MYSTERY. Illustrations by Will Crawford

by WHITE, Stewart Edward and Samuel Hopkins Adams

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Published
1907
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First printing
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New York: McClure, Phillips. 1907. First printing. Hardcover. Variant in red ribbed cloth (also comes in green). Colour pictorial cover label by Dan Sayre Groesbeck, spine gilt lettered. pp (viii), 286, [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard and 15 other excellent plates. Yellowing to page edges, small soft bump to lower outer corner of front cover; in… Read more
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NARRATIVES OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1906

by Lotchin, Roger W., EDITOR

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Published
2011
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First Edition
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Chicago: R. R. Donnelley. 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. 16mo, green cloth gilt, top edges gilt. pp 308. Index 57 illustrations, some in colour. Lakeside Classics no. 109. Very fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location. .
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TALES FOR THE SON OF MY UNBORN CHILD: Berkeley 1966-1960

by FARBER, Thomas

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Published
1971
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First printing
ISBN
9780525213659
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$25.00

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New York: Dutton. 1971. First printing. Hardcover. 0525213651 . Brown cloth. Faint pencil price and soft crease to upper outer corner of front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names. White price-clipped jacket has a few nicks, soft creases, along to edge; spine very lightly yellowed; VG+ otherwise. Author's first book. Farber is a very good writer.… Read more
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ACROSS THE PLAINS IN FORTY-NINE. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife

by SHAW, Reuben Cole

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Published
1948
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First of this edition
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Chicago: Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley. 1948. First of this edition. Hardcover. 16mo, maroon cloth. pp lii, 170, [2] + frontispiece portrait and three other plates, all with tissue guards; map in text; indexed, reproduction of the title page of the original Farmland, Indiana, 1896, edition. Top edges gilt. Fine copy. Lakesides Classics no. 46. California… Read more
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THE MISSION AND THE MAN: the story of San Juan Capistrano. Drawings by June Simonds

by BEDFORD- Jones, H.

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Published
1939
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First Edition
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Pasadena, CA: San Pasqual Press. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, maroon cloth spine and blue buckram sides printed in maroon. pp (12). 40, [4]. Ink ownership inscription inside front cover, else fine in lightly used VG jacket. Not in Watters. Bedford-Jones was born in Canada. This famous Catholic mission in Orange County, California, was founded in … Read more
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ISIDRO. Illustrated by Eric Pape

by AUSTIN, Mary

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Published
1905
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Firsr printing
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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin. 1905. Firsr printing. Hardcover. Green pictorial cloth stamped in blue and red, gilt lettered. Frontispiece with tissue guard and three other colour plates by Pape, who also designed the binding. Yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Author's third book and first novel, a California historical novel set around Carmel's… Read more
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CRYBABY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. A Novel of Petit Guignol in Long Beach, California.

by LEONARD, John

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Published
1968
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First printing
ISBN
9780356024578
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London: Macdonald. 1968. First printing. Hardcover.. 0356024571 . Octavo, 308 pp. Black boards.n Light yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has rubbing to head of spine, outer corners, and rear flap fold; VG otherwise, flap price intact. Author's third novel, set in Long Beach, California. This British edition preceded the US … Read more
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WESTWARD BY RAIL: the new route to the east

by RAE, W.F.

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Published
1871
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Appleton. 1871. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, brown cloth, floral endpapers. pp (2), xiv, 391, (1), (2, ads), (2) + colour frontispiece Light scratches to front cover, very lightly darkened spine has a faint damp stain to lower half, light rubbing to outer corners, else a near fine copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked, … Read more
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Los Angeles: M. Rieder, copyright 1905.. Stapled in wrappers. Oblong format, 8 x 10 inches, green pictorial card covers printed in black, white and gold. [48] pp, stapled. Tanning to margins of covers; creases to lower outer corner of front cover and title leaf; tan soil spots to margin of lower outer corner of first few… Read more
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$75.00
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San Francisco: Advergraph Press, no date [1906].. Very Good. Card covers. 15.5 x 11.3 cm. Grey card covers printed in gilt. 9 leaves printed both sides in a continuous strip folded accordian style, glued into covers. Covers have soft creases, nicks to fore edges, ink annotation to a couple of the images, else VG. Captioned photos of… Read more
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DEAD HERO

by GAULT, William Campbell

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Published
1963
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First printing
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New York: Dutton. 1963. First printing. Hardcover. Orange cloth. Small light damp stain to lower outer corner of front cover and to upper inner corner of rear cover; light sunning to spine tips; else near fine. Jacket spine sunned, with tiny chips, nicks, rubbing to spine tips, light rubbing to folds; light soiling to white rear panel;… Read more
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San Francisco: E.P.Charlton, no date [1903?].. Very Good. Stapled in wrappers. Oblong format, 8 x 10 inches, grey card covers, front cover lettering embossed in gilt. [32] pp, stapled. Staples rustly, with lower staple perished, making the text loose in the covers, central conjugate pair loose; softly creased to top margin throughout; occasional light text foxing;… Read more
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A SHOOTING STAR

by STEGNER, Wallace

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Published
1961
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition
First printing
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$125.00

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New York: Viking. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1961. First printing. Hardcover. Black cloth and blue boards. Light blue topstain sunned; soft crease to head of spine; else fine. Price-clipped jacket has small tanned spot to top margin of rear flap, else fine. A nice copy of this California novel, with the black matte… Read more
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THE BOYS IN THE BACK ROOM. Notes on California Novelists.

by WILSON, Edmund

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Published
1941
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First printing
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San Francisco: Colt Press. 1941. First printing. Hardcover. In the first binding. Black cloth spine with paper label, pale green decorated boards. Shelf wear along upper and lower edges of boards; small bruises to upper corners of boards; near fine otherwise. Jacket separated along spine fold (internally repaired with archival paper tape); some darkening to spine;… Read more
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POEMS

by HARTE, Bret

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Published
1871
Edition
First Canadian Edition
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$150.00

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Toronto: The Canadian News & Publishing Company. 1871. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. 16mo. Brown cloth decorated in gilt, brown endpapers. viii, (9)-121, (7) pp. + frontispiece and 7 other comic drawings. Book a little leaned; rear inner hinge partially cracked but firm; light damp stains to upper margins of a few plates; spine a bit sunned a… Read more
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