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A Short History of the Beach at Pajaro and Vicinity.

By William and Teresa Locke-Paddon.

Watsonville, CA Hare, Brewer & Kelley, 1964. Paperback First Edition (1964), unstated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: shows some scuffing around both sides of the staped edge; very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; the stapled binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the panels. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A lightly used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and minor flaws. No longer 'As New', but remains sturdy and presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 32mo (5.5 x 4 x 0.15 inches). 18 pages. Illustrated with five sepia-toned vintage photographs and a design. Language: English. Weight: 0.5 ounces. First Edition (1964), unstated. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps. Hare, Brewer and Kelley was a major developer of downtown Palo Alto and, in 1963, acquired the Pajaro Dunes area between Aptos and Watsonville on the Monterey Bay, and developed a 600-home beach community on that location.

$24.50

Carmel: Today and Yesterday.

By Daisy Bostick.

Carmel, CA The Seven Arts, 1945. Hardcover First Edition (1945), unstated: no subsequent printings noted. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1945), unstated: no subsequent printings noted. Very Good: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and scuffing to the panels; very slight spine lean; the binding is secure; the text is clean, but a former owner has penned a lengthy gift inscription at the front flyleaf. Despite these minor flaws, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.5 x 0.55 inches). 123 pages. Liberally illustrated with vintage duotone photographs of Carmel and environs. Language: English. Weight: 9.4 ounces. Royal Blue boards with gilt titles and designs at the front panel. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$24.50

Almost Forgotten: Cartoon Pen and Inklings of the Old Santa Clara Valley by a Native.

By F. Ralph Rambo.

San Jose, CA F. Ralph Rambo, 1964. Paperback First Edition (1964), unstated. There is no statement of subsequent printing(s) - we surmise from other listings that later printings - or 'editions' - were stated as such. First Edition (1964), unstated. There is no statement of subsequent printing(s) - we surmise from other listings that later printings - or 'editions' - were stated as such. Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: the faintest soiling to the uuper edge of the front panel of the wrapper covers; the faintest hint of a crease at the lower corner of same; former owner's name and date (1981) at the bottom edge of the inside of the front cover; else flawless; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11 x 8.5 x 0.25 inches). 48 pages. Written, Drawn and Hand-Lettered by the Author. Stiff pictorial wrappers with brown lettering. Language: English. Weight: 6.6 ounces. Rosicrucian Press. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$14.70

Dos Californios: About One of the Most Important Events Recorded in the Historical Annals of Alta California, that Cradle of Heroes and Heroines, in One of the Last Years of the Rule of the King of Spain (Bilingual English-Spanish Edition).

By Harry Knill.

Santa Barbara, CA Bellerophon Books, 1978. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; a short, superficial scratch at the middle of the rear panel; a faint crease near the upper corner of the front panel; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and a few minor, unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches). 48 pages. Illustrated with duotone drawings by Gregory Irons. Language: English and Spanish. Weight: 8.5 ounces. Age Range: 9 and up. Grade Level: 4 and up. Trade Paperback: Staple-Bound Wraps.

$2.94

Mother Lode Memories: A Pictorial History.

By Dr. R. Coke Wood and Leonard Covello .

Fresno, CA Valley Publishers, 1979. Hardcover First Edition (1979); unstated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of careful use. The Book shows light wear to the extremities; some information has been blacked out at the front free endpaper, probably a former owner's name; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only very mild wear and unobtrusive flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. The DJ shows mild rubbing; faint soiling to the white background field of a portion of the rear panel; light wear to the extremities; the price is intact. Remains attractive, but shows moderate wear. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.3 x 8.8 x 0.75 inches). x, 211 pages. Profusely illustrated with vintage duotone photographs and hand-drawn maps. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds, 0.5 ounces.First Edition (1979); unstated. Hardback with DJ. .

$14.70

Thirty-First Star.

By James A.B. Scherer.

New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1942. Hardcover First Edition (1942), unstated in accordance with G.P. Putnam's Sons customary practice. First Edition (1942), unstated in accordance with G.P. Putnam's Sons customary practice. Good: shows moderate shelving wear; some faint soiling to the panels; the binding shows a little lean; some darkening to the top edge of the text block; the binding remains secure, thought the rear hinge is starting; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A lightly-used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and some obvious, if not serious flaws. A sturdy copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 6 x 1.6 inches). xiii, 371 pages. Illustrated with fifteen duotone photographs. Yellow-gold cloth over boards; with red and black "golden bear" designs at the front panel and red and black titles and designs at the backstrip. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 8.7 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$14.11

New Almaden, or A California Mining Camp: Life in 1877 at mew Almaden as Pictured in Word and Illustration.

By Mary Ann Hallock Foote .

San Jose, CA Directory Publications, 1969. Pamphlet Reprint Edition (1969) from Scribner's Monthly Magazine (February 1878). Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creases to the covers. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 6 x 0.1 inches). 14 pages. Introduction by Constance B. Perham, Curator, New Almaden Museum. Illustrations in black & white. Language: English. Weight: 1.5 ounces. Reprint Edition (1969) from Scribner's Monthly Magazine (February 1878). Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$21.56

Old Harmony Borax Works...the beginning on an industry in Death Valley and of the famous twenty mule teams.

San Bernardino, CA Inland Printing and Engraving Company, 1962. Pamphlet Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: faint smudging and soiling to the front panel of the wrapper covers; "25" at the upper corner of the front panel; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creases to the covers. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only minor, unobtrusive flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.9 x 0.1 inches). 15 pages. Four vintage photographic illustrations. Language: English. Weight: 1.8 ounces. Prepared from the records of the United States Borax & Chemical Corporation. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$19.60

Padres and People of Old Mission San Antonio.

By Beatrice (Tid) Casey.

King City, CA Casey Newspapers in Cooperation with the Franciscans of San Antonio, 1976. Paperback Second Edition (1976). Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of cocking to the binding; very faint smudging to the fore-edge; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.15 x 6.05 x 0.5 inches). 140 pages. Liberally illustrated with vintage photographs and drawings in black & white. Language: English. Weight: 10.3 ounces. Second Edition (1976). Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$3.53

In the Rough Land to the South: An Oral History of the Lives and Events at Big Creek, Big Sur, California.

By Susan E. Georgette.

Santa Cruz, CA Environmental Field Program, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1982. Paperback First Edition (1980); Second Printing, with minor revisions and corrections (1982). Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: shows only the mildest rubbing to the wrapper covers and a hint of soiling to the tan background field of the wrapper covers; a very small, very faint soil spot at the mid front panel, near the backstrip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches). xvi, 68 pages. Language: English. Weight: 5.5 ounces. Environmental Field Program Publication No. 5, University of California, Santa Cruz. First Edition (1980); Second Printing, with minor revisions and corrections (1982). University Press Paperback. Language: English. ASIN:

$63.70

The Women of Our Valley, Volume I.

By Berta Marguerite Rice.

San Jose, CA Privately Printed, 1955. Hardcover First Edition (1955), unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1955), unstated. Very Good: shows just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and scuffing to the panels, at the heel of the backstrip, and along the bottom edges fo the blue cloth-covered boards; shows the very slightest spine lean; faint soiling. The binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and a couple of minor flaws: remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Hardback: Lacks DJ, if indeed it ever possessed one. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$24.50

A Russian Comedy of Errors.

By George Kennan .

Plainview, NY Books for Libraries Press, 1975. Hardcover Reprint Edition (1975). First published in 1915. Very Good+: shows very light wear to the extremities and three pages show faint vertical lines due to a production flaw (these are unobtrusive and due not affect the clarity of the text at all); the binding leans slightly off square, but remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, tighly bound, showing some minor flaws. Remains close to "Like New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.25 x 1 inches). 331 pages. Language: English. Weight: 18 ounces. Short Story Index Reprint Series. Reprint Edition (1975). First published in 1915. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. George Kennan (1845 – 1924) was an American explorer noted for his travels in the Kamchatka and Caucasus regions of the Russian Empire. Kennan befriended other émigrés as well, such as Peter Kropotkin and Sergei Kravchinskii. He became the best-known member of the Society of Friends of Russian Freedom, whose membership included Mark Twain and Julia Ward Howe, and also helped found Free Russia, the first English-language journal to oppose Tsarist Russia. In 1901, the Russian government responded by banning him from Russia. Kennan was vehemently against the October Revolution because he felt the Bolsheviks lacked the "knowledge, experience, or education to deal successfully with the tremendous problems that have come up for solutions since the overthrow of the Tsar." President Woodrow Wilson read and weighed Kennan's report in 1918 criticizing the Bolsheviks, but Kennan eventually criticized Wilson's administration for being too timid in intervening against Bolshevism.

$11.96

Padres and People of Old Mission San Antonio.

By Beatrice (Tid) Casey .

King City, CA Rustler-Herald , 1957. Paperback First Edition (May, 1957), unstated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: slight spine lean; a 1" split at the bottom of the front hinge; very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.8 x 8.5 x 0.25 inches). 59 pages. Bound in illustrated dark yellow wraps. Illustrated, mostly with vintage duotone photographs, many full page. Language: English. Weight: 7.1 ounces. First Edition (May, 1957), unstated. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. History of this Central California Catholic Mission.

$23.91

Santa Cruz County: A Century.

By Donna Jones.

Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Sentinel Publishers, 1999. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows only very minor indications of use: a couple of very faint creases along the stapled crease; mildest rubbing to same; a very mild bump to the corner tips. The binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing three very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 64pp. Edited Don Miller. Project Coordinated by Lisa Hutchinson. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps. The Sentinel takes a journey through the past 100 years in Santa Cruz County, California.

$7.06

California's Missions.

By Ralph B. Wright, (Editor).

Arroyo Grande, CA Hubert A. Lowman, 1950. Paperback First Edition (1950), Sixteenth Printing (1992). Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of shelving wear to the lower extremities; faint foxing to the outside edges; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very lightly used copy structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple minor flaws. Despite these minor flaws, remains sturdy and tightly bound, close to 'As New'. May be a REMAINDER, as there is a very faint mark - or perhaps stain - at the bottom edge fo the text block. NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. 4to. (11 x 8.55 x 0.2 inches). 95 pages. Illustrated with Drawings in Black & White by Herbert C. Hahn. Language: English. Weight: 8.5 ounces. First Edition (1950), Sixteenth Printing (1992). Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$7.06

The California Tragedy.

By J. Quinn Thornton.

Oakland, CA Biobooks, 1945. Hardcover Limited Edition (1500 Copies printed at the Gillick Press, Berkeley). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Limited Edition (1500 Copies printed at the Gillick Press, Berkeley). Very Good+: shows very light wear to the extremities, the mildest rubbing, and faint soiling to the white background field of the panels. Former owner's bookplate affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Not without flaw, but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches). v,161 pages. Foreward by Joseph A. Sullivan. Illustrations by Victor R. Anderson. Designed by Ben Kennedy. Language: English. Weight: 19.5 ounces. California Centennial Edition. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$44.10

Paint the Town: Los Altos and Los Altos Hills - The Last Year of the Twentieth Century.

By Paul and Liz Nyberg.

Los Altos, CA Select Books, 2000. Hardcover First Edition [2000], so stated. First Edition [2000], so stated. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ. The Book is near flawless, but two pages have been creased at the upper corner; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows a tiny, closed tear at top edge front face; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (8.85 x 10.4 0.7 inches). 96 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 10.8 ounces. Images in Art Series. Hardcover with DJ. Take a lasting look at Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, California in the last days the 20th century through the eyes and brushes of creative artists.

$14.70

Santa Barbara Secrets and Sidetrips: A Guide to the Lesser Known Attractions and the Inns of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

By Laurie MacMillan .

San Luis Obispo, CA EZ Nature Books, 1991. Paperback First Edition [1991], unstated. First Edition [1991], unstated. Copyright is stated as 1991. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to the upper outside edge and corner tip of the front panel; else only very mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Not quite pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches). 128 pages. Weight: 6.7 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$9.41

Seventy-Five Years in California, 1831-1906.

By William Heath Davis.

San Francisco, CA John Howell, 1929. Hardcover First Edition [1929], unstated. Very Good: shows light wear to the extremities; very faint soiling to the panels; the backstrip shows some sunning - or perhaps toning or dust-dulling (the gilt titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible); the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Remains a handsome volume: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable, but showing some minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to.(10.25 x 7.4 x 1.75 inches). xxxii, 422 pages. Gilt lettering and bars on spine. 44 plates:25996 black & white photos and illustrations. Some maps. Dark blue-gray cloth binding, with gilt decal of The Great Seal of the State of California on front cover. Front end pastedown and FFEP include a color illustrated "View of San Francisco Formally Yerba Beuna, in 1846-7", Rear pastedown and FEP features a map of "The Californias: Old and New". 45 color and B/W illustrations throughout, including maps and a four page newspaper facsimile of "The Californian" from March 15, 1848. Deckle fore-edge. [Howes D-136]. "The final, enlarged, illustrated edition of the 'most valuable Californian reminiscences.' -- Howes." A sturdy copy of a scarce title. [1 of 2250 copies]. Weight: 3 pounds, 3.2 ounces. Published by John Howell in San Francisco in 1929, and printed at the Lakeside Press. First Edition [1929], unstated. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. "A History of Events and Life in California: Personal, Political, and Military; Under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and after the admission of the State to the Union: Being a compilation by a witness of the events described; a re-issue and enlarged illustrated edition of 'Sixty Years in California,' to which much new matter by its author has been added which he contemplated publishing under the present title at the time of his death; edited and with an historical foreword and index by Douglas S. Watson."

$88.20

The City of Santa Cruz and Vacinity.

By The Santa Cruz Board of Trade.

Santa Cruz, CA The Sentinel Press, 1908. Paperback First Edition [1908], unstated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing and the faintest overall soiling to the wrapper covers; a small, rather faint soil spot near the outside edge of the rear panel; the binding remains and secure; shows a very faint rubber-stamped address of Santa Cruz Investments at the top of the front panel; the text is clean. A handsome copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 24mo. 56 pages, plus 12 page section at the rear of vintage photographs of Santa Cruz landscapes etc. and two page map of Santa Cruz County and United States Weather Bureau Report for 1906 on the last page. Map of Central California at the rear panel. Art Deco Floral Designs and Titles at the front panel. First Edition [1908], unstated. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$34.30

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