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image of The Lore and the Lure of Yosemite. The Indians,their Customs, Legends and Beliefs. Big Trees. Geology. And The Story of Yosemite

The Lore and the Lure of Yosemite. The Indians,their Customs, Legends and Beliefs. Big Trees. Geology. And The Story of Yosemite

by Herbert Earl Wilson

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Published
1928
Condition
Very good
Edition
Early Printing
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$30.00

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Los Angeles: Wolfer Printing Co., Inc., 1928. Early Printing. Pictorial boards. Very good/missing. A very good early printing. Paper-covered pictorial boards. Showing rubbing on lower half of joint. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. INSCRIBED by the author on the first free end paper. Dust jacket missing. 135 pp. Twelvemo.
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image of A Vulcan among the Argonauts; being vivid excerpts from those most original and amusing memoirs of John Carr, blacksmith

A Vulcan among the Argonauts; being vivid excerpts from those most original and amusing memoirs of John Carr, blacksmith

by John Carr; Robin Lampson (ed.)

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Published
1936
Condition
Fine
Edition
Limited Edition
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$35.00

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San Francisco: George Fields, 1936. Limited Edition. Cloth. Fine/missing. hans. A fine limited edition, one of 500 Copies Designed and Hand Printed by Wilder Bentley & His Wife, Apprentice. Originally published as "Pioneer Days in California" Pictorial buckram boards. Binding is sturdy and square. Deckled pages. SIGNED on the second leaf by the editor, Robin Lampson. Missing the… Read more
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image of The Golden Crucible; an Introduction to the History of American California: 1850-1905,... First Prize Essay, James D. Phelan Historical Essay Contest Held under the Auspices of the San Francisco Branch, League of American Pen Women

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San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1930. Limited Edition. 1/4 cloth. Very good/good +. A very good limited edition (1 of 1000 copies,regular edition on India antique paper) in a good plus dust jacket. Brown quarter cloth under green paper boards. Bottom edges worn. Binding is sturdy, tight, and square. Uniform toning to first free endpaper. Deckled pages.… Read more
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image of Travels In California With Map (Biobooks California Centennial Editions)

Travels In California With Map (Biobooks California Centennial Editions)

by Thomas Jefferson Farnham

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Published
1947
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Thus; Limited Edition
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$75.00

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Oakland: Biobooks, 1947. First Thus; Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/missing. A about fine first thus, one of 750 printed. Binding is perfect. Brown faux leather boards. Decorated endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate has come loose from front pastedown. Rear map intact and pristine. 166 [1] pp. Octavo. Thomas Jefferson Farnham (1804–1848) was an explorer and author of the… Read more
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image of The life and adventures in California of Dón Agustn Janssens 1834-1856

The life and adventures in California of Dón Agustn Janssens 1834-1856

by William H. Ellison; Francis Price (eds.)

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Published
1953
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Thus
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$50.00

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San Marino, CA: The Huntington Library, 1953. First Thus. Cloth. Near fine/very good +. An about fine first thus in a very good plus dust jacket. Quarter cloth over green glitter-speckled boards. Binding is sturdy, tight and square. Previous owner's address label on verso of first free endpaper. Erasure marks on first free endpaper. Map endpapers. Additional… Read more
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image of The Royal Highway : (El Camino Real)

The Royal Highway : (El Camino Real)

by Edwin Corle

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Published
1949
Condition
Very good +
Edition
First Trade Edition
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$30.00

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1949. First Trade Edition. Cloth. Very good +/good +. A very good plus first trade edition (stated first edition) in a good plus dust jacket. Red cloth-covered boards with black title-stampiing. Wear to top and bottom edges of book. Deckled pages. Map endpapers. Dust jacket is price clipped and taped into older Brodart archival cover. jacket… Read more
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An Editor on the Comstock Lode

by Wells Drury; Ella Bishop Drury

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Published
1936
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. A very near fine first edition, with Rinehart colophon present, in a very good dust jacket. Navy blue boards with bright gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Binding is sturdy and square. pages and pastedown show mild toning, otherwise fine. Loss at crown of dust… Read more
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image of Taming the Forty-Niner

Taming the Forty-Niner

by Elisabeth Margo

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Published
1955
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
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$25.00

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New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1955. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. Near Fine/near fine. Near fine, first edition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket is price-clipped. Marbled vellum-style paper cover with red quarter cloth covering spine. Near fine dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 244 pp. Small octavo, 5 3/4… Read more
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image of Bonanza Inn: America's First Luxury Hotel

Bonanza Inn: America's First Luxury Hotel

by Oscar Lewis; Carroll D. Hall

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Published
1939
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/good +. A near fine, signed first edition in a good plus dust jacket. Deep pink cloth covered boards with ornate blind stamped motif. Previous owner's book plate and name on front pastedown. Signed by Oscar Lewis on half-title. Dust jacket is price clipped and shows a long closed tear at front edge… Read more
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image of Laughter Out of the Ground: A Novel in Cadence

Laughter Out of the Ground: A Novel in Cadence

by Robin Lampson

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Published
1935
Condition
Near fine
Edition
Second Printing
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$20.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Second Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/good. A very good plus/near fine, signed first (limited) edition in a good dust jacket. Deep black cloth covered boards with stunningly bright gold foil titling on cover and spine. No rubbing or bumped corners. Binding is sturdy and square. Toning to pastedowns. Signed by the author on… Read more
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image of Notes on Land and Sea

Notes on Land and Sea

by Robert Frank Evans

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Published
1922
Condition
Very good
Edition
Early Printing
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$20.00

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Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1922. Early Printing. Hardcover. Very good/missing. A very good early printing. Red cloth boards with paper title label on spine. Binding is sturdy and square, with no bumped corners. Deckled pages. Likely ex-library showing rubbing at foot of spine and white markings similar to where the spine label would have been… Read more
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image of Starr King in California

Starr King in California

by William Day Simonds

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Published
1917
Condition
Good +
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company., 1917. First Edition. 1/4 cloth. Good +/missing. A good plus first edition. Blue cloth under parchment boards with gilt accent and gilt title stamping on spine. Rubbed joints and bumped and frayed corners. Water stain on front cover (see photo). Binding is sturdy and square. loss on foot of spine. … Read more
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Art of the Gold Rush

by Janice Tolhurst Driesbach; Harvey Jones; Katherine Church Holland;

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Published
1998
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780520214316
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$25.00

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Bath: University of California Press, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/as new. A near fine first edition in an as new (fine) dust jacket. Book review laid in. From the library of noted (late) senior researcher for Historical Services, Wells Fargo Bank. Dr. Chandler's signature on front pastedown, otherwise as new (fine).148 pp. Glossy color photographs… Read more
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image of Golden Gate Country

Golden Gate Country

by Gertrude Atherton

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Published
1945
Condition
Good +
Edition
First Edition
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$20.00

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New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pearce, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +/poor. A good plus first edition, as stated, in a poor dust jacket. Buckram covered boards with brown crest and title stamping on spine. Tape marring rear cover, residue on front cover. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Map endpapers showing tape residue.Wartime paper announcemnt on… Read more
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image of Men of California

Men of California

by Wellington C. Wolfe, ed.

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Published
1901
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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San Francisco: Pacific Art Company, 1901. First Edition. Leather bound. Very good/none as issued. A gorgeous first edition in full pebbled leather boards. Maroon pebbled leather boards with bright gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Rubbing to joints and bottom edge. Corners bumped, rubbed. Shelfwear to crown and foot. Binding is sturdy and square. All edges bright… Read more
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$150.00
image of Desert Memories: Historic Images of the Coachella Valley

Desert Memories: Historic Images of the Coachella Valley

by The Desert Sun

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Published
2002
Condition
Near fine
ISBN
9781932129014
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$20.00

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[Battle Ground, WA]: Pediment Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. Near fine/fine. A very near fine book in a fine dust jacket. Gift inscription to previous owner on first free endpaper, otherwise fine. Black cloth boards. Illustrated with black and white photos. 128 pp. Long quarto, 12 x 9 1/2 inches tall. Historic photos of travelers through the Palm Springs… Read more
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image of California A History of the Golden State: from earliest Spanish explorations in the Sixteenth Century to the present

California A History of the Golden State: from earliest Spanish explorations in the Sixteenth Century to the present

by Warren A. Beck; David A. Williams

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Published
1972
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780385062671
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$25.00

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1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. A near fine first edition in the original unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket was covered in the past with a clear adhesive covering which shows ome creasing..With 34 black and white photgraphs, 17 maps, sources and index. 552pp. including index. Octavo.
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image of Inaugural Ceremonies at the Opening of the New "Pioneer Hall," Eighth of January, 1863.

Inaugural Ceremonies at the Opening of the New "Pioneer Hall," Eighth of January, 1863.

by Society of California Pioneers

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Published
1863
Condition
Very good +
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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San Francisco: Alta California Book and Job Office, 1863. First Edition. Original wraps. Very good +. A very good plus, original softcover booklet. Green loose dust cover over string binding. Octavo. Established in 1850, The Society of California Pioneers is dedicated to the study and enjoyment of California art, history, and culture. Founded by individuals arriving in California before… Read more
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image of Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Sacramento County California With Illustrations With Introduction By Allan R. Ottley With Illustrations of Its Scenery, Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Manufactories

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Berkeley: Howell-North Books, 1960. Facsimile. Hardcover. Fine/missing. A fine facsimile of Thompson & West's 1880 edition. Black cloth with bright gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Binding is sturdy and square. Gift inscription on front pastedown. Pristine color foldout map of Sacramento County. Missing dust jacket. Long folio, 14 x 11 inches tall.
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$90.00
image of Tragic Cavalier: Governor Manuel Salcedo of Texas, 1808-1813

Tragic Cavalier: Governor Manuel Salcedo of Texas, 1808-1813

by Felix D. Almaraz, Jr.

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Published
1971
Condition
Very good +
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780292701397
Item Price
$20.00

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Austin: University of Texas Press, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. Very good plus first edition, which would be fine except for the previous (large) owner's name blacked out on first free end paper. Blue cloth boards with silver title stamping on spine. Gray end papers. In a very good, original, unclipped dust jacket with tiny… Read more
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