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California: A Sketchbook

By Cooper, Elisha

Chronicle Books, 2000. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author. Condition: Near Fine - DJ has the slightest wear to top right corner; pages clean and bright.

$10.00

Economic Survey of California [1949 Supplement]

By Research Department of California State Chamber of Commerce

California State CHamber of Commerce, 1949. Soft cover. Very Good. First edition thus, staple-bound 6" x 9"; pp. 3-23, including text to back cover verso; original printed wraps; 1" closed cut to fore-edge of back cover; slight wear to head of spine; illustrated with graphs, tables, and diagrams; very good. A summary of the economic growth and recovery of California in the postwar years 1946 through 1948.

$20.00

Tales of the Argonauts

By Harte, Bret

James R. Osgood & Company, Boston, 1875. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition. Bret Harte was a prolific writer and poet, most widely known for his stories of his beloved early California. "The Argonauts" in these stories are the gold seekers of the mid-1800s. This book also bears the personal bookplate of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. (February 16, 1884 - July 17, 1961) - a US Representative from New York, US Minister to Portugal, US Minister to Hungary, and an instigator and member of the United Nations War Crime Commission. Book Condition: Good+ original brick red embossed covers with gilt title to spine; minor wear to covers; corners somewhat rubbed; head and tail of spine worn; a few spots to spine; pages bright and clean; hinge weak, but pages and covers securely attached.

$35.00

A Typewritten Purchase Order by Prohibitionist-Republican Henry French

By Henry French

San Jose, California: Henry French, 1886. Soft cover. Good. Typewritten letter (one-sided); 8 1/2" x 11"; mild toning and wear along margins; two holes punched to upper margin; good condition. A typewritten letter by Henry French addressed to R. M. Shackleford of Victor Mills, Hollister requesting the shipment of bran and flour. Henry French was born in Cornwall and before emigrating to California, he served in the British Navy on several vessels, including Northumberland, the largest ship in the British Navy. He was also a hero of the Sir John Franklin Rescue Expedition in the 1850s following Franklin's fateful disappearance during an Arctic exploration voyage. After moving to San Jose, California in 1874 he entered the grocery business and became one of the biggest merchants in the Bay Area. He also became prominent in the Prohibition movement, ran for Mayor of San Jose on a hybrid Prohibitionist-Republican ticket, nominated John Bidwell for Governor at the State Prohibition Party Convention, and served as Chairman of the State Central Committee of the Prohibition Party.

$30.00

[Agriculture] The European Brown Snail in California. Bulletin 515

By Basinger, A. J.

Berkeley: University of California College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1931. Soft cover. Very Good. First edition; staple-bound; pp. [1], 4-22, [2] including publisher's list to back cover; original printed wraps; very minor wear, mostly the slightest age-darkening to spine and a small nick to lower margin; very good to near fine. Illustrated with numerous b & w photographs and tables. History of Helix aspersa (brown snail) distribution in California, its characteristics, habits, etc.

$15.00

Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey No. 129. Earthquakes in California in 1894

By Perrine, Charles D.

Washington: Government Printing Office, 1895. Soft cover. Very Good. First edition, staple-bound 5 3/4" x 9"; pp. i-vi publisher's advertisement, [8], 9-25, including index to back cover verso; original printed wraps; minor wear to covers-small nick to upper fore-edge of front cover; slight rust spots around staples; note"earthquakes-1894" in red to upper margin of front cover; pages clean; very good. A report of the Department of the Interior on the documented occurrences of earthquakes, in chronological order, during the year of 1894.

$24.00

A Forest Fire Prevention Manual for the School Children of California. Bulletin No. 6

By State Forester and United States Forest Service

Sacramento: State Printing Office, 1922. Soft cover. Very Good. First edition; staple-bound 6" x 9"; pp. [3], 6-31, including text to back cover verso; original printed wraps; a few slight crease lines; minor soiling to covers; name of previous owner in ink to upper margin of front cover; photographic illustrations and maps; very good. Prepared for the Superintendent of Public Instruction (Will C. Wood). The pamphlet contains chapters on the forests in California, causes of fire, fire prevention, etc. Comprehensive questions follow each chapter. The only copy in the trade.

$25.00

[Agriculture]Home Floriculture in California. Circular 53

By Butterfield, H. M.

Berkeley: University of California College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1943. Soft cover. Good. Revised edition; staple-bound; pp. [1], 3-167, including text to front and back cover verso; original printed wraps; small crease lines to covers; personal name sticker affixed to upper margin of front cover; good. Illustrated with b & w photographs, tables and graphs. The circular explains the climatic divisions of California, garden soils, planting calendar, common ornamental flowers and plants, etc.

$16.00

[Agriculture] Diseases of Flowers and Other Ornamentals. Circular 118

By Smith, Ralph E.

Berkeley: University of California College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1940. Soft cover. Very Good. First edition; staple-bound; pp. [1], 3-108, including text to front cover verso; original printed wraps; minor wear to covers; very good or better. Illustrated with b & w photographs. Common diseases of flowers and plants in California. Additional explanation of diseases not widely-spread in the state for aiding those who wish to obtain seeds or plants from other states.

$15.00

[Advertisement] San Rafael Gas & Electric Light Co. Advertisement Letter

By Janes, Louis L.

San Rafael, California: San Rafael Gas & Electric Light Co., 1902. Soft cover. Good. One-sided printed letter; 8 1/2" x 11"; handwritten date of Feb 10th, 1902; right margin with crease lines, else clean; good. An introduction/advertisement letter, addressed "Dear Sir" (no specific addressee name), promoting the wonderful qualities of electricity and outlining the rates and conditions of the San Rafael Electric Company.

$10.00

[Agriculture] The Use, Value, and Cost of Credit in Agriculture. Bulletin 480

By West, Charles H.

Berkeley: University of California College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1929. Soft cover. Very Good. First edition; staple-bound; pp. [2], 4-47, including text to front and back cover verso; original printed wraps; minor wear, a few crease lines to corners; clean and bright; very good. Illustrated with tables and graphs. The bulletin explains the types of credit, farm loans, how to use them, how to build an estate, and why credit costs vary.

$23.00