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(San Francisco): (Sunset Press), [ca. 1925]. Promotional pamphlet. [8] pp. (16 x 9 inches). Each page has four panels of either printed text or photographic illustrations and the whole folds into a 5 x 9 stapled pamphlet. Very good. One would expect quite a bit of info about the fecundity of the San Joaquin Valley but in truth this pamphlet focuses almost exclusively on the scenic wonders around the Valley; Yosemite, Mariposa Big Trees, Calaveras Big Trees, General Grant and Sequoia. Literally all of the illustrations are concerned with these or like places. In the center is a large panorama map of the area printed in orange and black. Distributor's stamp on one page.

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[New York]: Pacific Coast Borax Co., [ca. 1925]. First edition. Small twelvemo. The title page reads "Concerning Borax Bill and the Famous 20 Mule Borax Team from Death Valley California." 1[16] pp. including frontispiece of Borax bill. Charmingly illustrated through and with a half-tone of the mule team across two pages. Publisher's brown printed wrappers with highlights in red. Excellent condition. he wagons were among the largest ever pulled by draft animals, designed to carry 10 short tons (9 metric tons) of borax ore at a time. The rear wheels measured seven feet high, with tires made of one-inch-thick iron. The wagon beds measured 16 feet long and were 6 feet deep and were constructed of solid oak. They weighed 7,800 pounds empty; when loaded with ore, the total weight of the mule train was 73,200 pounds. Long after the transportation of the borax was mechanized, the company sent. out these 20 mule teams as a sort of advertisement. Promotional team appearances ended with an outing in the January 1, ... Read more

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Los Angeles: Death Valley Hotel Co., [1939]. Map of Death Valley. 11 x 17 inches, printed in brown ink. Inset map shows major highway routes to Death Valley. Recto with tourist information and a mileage chart. Folding with front panel reading "Convenient Route Map to Death Valley". Cartography by Howard Burke. Very good. The Death Valley Hotel Company owned Furnace Creek Inn.

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The Fabulous Date Story.

(IMPERIAL VALLEY)

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Santa Ana: Western Resort Publications, 1956. Accordion-style promotional pamphlet with one panel of text about growing dates in Southern California, 12 postcard-size illustrations of scenes involving date growing in the Imperial Valley of California. Meant to be mailed and with spaces for address. One card with a slice else very good.

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Tokyo: Toppan Printing, 1949. First edition of the author's first book. One of 1200 numbered copies, signed by Van Gulik. Octavo. xiii, [1], 237, [1] pp. Illustrated. Publisher's colorful pictorial boards with red cover and spine lettering (the front cover has a depiction of a panel of Chinese judges officiating over a nude woman who appears to be in a torture device and rear cover bears Chinese kanji). In the original plain dust jacket. The previous owner has affixed his bookplate to the front free endpaper and has typed the name of the book on the spine of the otherwise plain dust jacket. Aside from those two hiccups, a very attractive copy; sound and fresh. Robert Hans van Gulik was a highly educated orientalist, diplomat, musician (of the guqin) and writer, best known for the Judge Dee mysteries, the protagonist of which he borrowed from the 18th century Chinese detective novel Dee Goong An. This is the first of his many Judge Dee mysteries and tells of a celebrated seventh-century Chinese magistrate's ... Read more

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Los Angeles: Abbey San Encino Press, 1935. First edition. One of 1500 numbered copies. Small folio. Complete with nineteen large tipped-in color plates and 114 small tipped in color plates. Complete. Publisher's beige cloth with cover and spine lettering. A very good copy.

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San Francisco: Trader Vic's, [1951]. Single sheet (8 1/2 11 inches). Printed in red black and green. This copy blank (and scarce thus). Very small chip off lower left corner. Very clean and attractive. Many themed restaurants of mid-century America gave their patrons souvenir certificates, which commemorated their exotic dining experience. Trader Vic's rewarded their visitors with Trading Licenses, for drinks and dinner enjoyed at their establishment. This license is for the Trader Vic's at Cosmo place in San Francisco. Also included is a menu for the Cosmo Place Trader Vic's; 4 pages in brown wrappers with Polynesian designs on the front (dated 1951, the year that it opened for business). Very good.

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[London?]: N.p., 1878. An important album of the times presented as a wedding gift from the Best Man. One of the most beautiful and important and well assembled albums this cataloger has ever seen. It is quarto in size and aside from the very elaborate PRINTED [?] title page, there are 99 silver gelatin and Woodbury-type photographs of all the leading people of the day. Each photograph is enclosed by a hand-done red frame and each photograph has supposedly identifying text in manuscript as well (done in a exquisite hand). Custom bound in full sand-grain burgundy morocco with beveled edges, gilt floriate and ruled borders, spine bands with black and gilt lined, gilt board edges and turn-ins, sage endpapers. a.e.g. Written in pencil at the top of the first flyleaf is the statement "Compiled and presented by Ted Grey (their Best Man)." Lower spine panel expertly repaired, else in outstanding condition. A remarkable album by anyone's standards. Luckily for we readers of the 21st century, Ted Grey has numbered ... Read more

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Buenos Aires: Mitchell's English Book Store, 1944. First facsimile edition. One of 2000 numbered copies. Octavo. xxviii, 115, [1, colophon] pp. Twenty-four facsimile colored plates. The plates include: √íGeneral View of Buenos Ayres, from the Plaza de Toros;√ď √íLanding Place;√ď √íMarket Place;√ď √íMilk Boys;√ď √íSouth Matadero (Public Butchery);√ď √íChurch of San Domingo;√ď √íPampa Indians;√ď √íEstantia (Farm) on the River San Pedro;√ď √íBalling Ostriches;√ď √íGuachos (Rustics) of Tucuman;√ď √íConvoy of Wine Mules;√ď √íPaolistas, Soldiers of the East Bank of the Plata;√ď √íA Quinta (Farm);√ď and √íA Horse Race.√ď original half brown morocco over marbled boards, spine with gilt bands and lettering, marbled endpapers, morocco-edged slipcase to match. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown (Mitchell's). Original wrappers bound in. Bit of erosion to spine head else a very handsome copy.

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Little Tales of the Desert by Ethel Twycross Foster.

VILLA, Hernando G. [illustrator]

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Los Angeles: The Author, 1913. First edition. Quarto. 23, [2] pp. plus seven full page color illustrations by Villa (and seven monochrome vignette drawings). Publisher's stiff buff wrappers with a color Villa illustration, string tied. Some chipes to front wrapper, else a clean copy,

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San Francisco: Bedford Arts, (1990). First edition, first printing. Square quarto. xxviii, 271, [1] pp. with 10p full page color illustrations of paintings of California. Publisher's green cloth with gilt spine and cover lettering. pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

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San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1932. First offprint edition, one of 50 copies, Octavo. 40 pp. plus one full page illustration. Publisher's gray wrappers. Inserted into a Gaylord stiff card folder. Very good.

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Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, (1977). Early edition. Eight octavo volumes. Publisher's photographic wrappers with an image of the Ashram on the front. Some light rubbing but a very good set. "Swami Vivekananda (1863 √ź 1902), born Narendra Nath Datta, wass an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the concept of nationalism in colonial India. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his speech which began, "Sisters and brothers of America ...," in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893" (Wiki).

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Cambridge: Published by the Museum., 1911. First edition. Octavo. xvi, 258 pp. plus t2 single-page maps and 125 full page illustrations from photographs. Contemporay green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very good. Inscribed by the author. Published as Vol. V of the Papers Peabody Museum Of American Archaeology And Ethnology, Harvard University.

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Outings, H.E. Hoopes 1899-1900.

[VROMAN, Adam Clark, photographer]

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[Pasadena]: N.p., [ca. 1900]. Presentation album entitled Outings, H.E. Hoopes 1899-1900, with 75 original Vroman platinum prints primarily portraying country life around Media, Pennsylvania by Hoopes' good friend A. C. Vroman. Platinum prints: 26 vignetted in an oval format and 49 in rectilinear format. The images measuring approximately 5 x 4 inches to 8 x 6 inches. Each platinum print with a tissue guard. The custom full morocco album measures 8 x 11 inches. Gilt front and spine lettering, gilt borders to covers, spine with gilt strapwork that extends onto the boards, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled doublures and endpapers, all edges gilt. Some mild joint and edge rubbing and front endpaper reattached but the album is very attractive and suitably deluxe fort a gift from one photographer to another. The images are pristine. While this is not one of Vroman's justly famed and prized presentation albums concerning the Native Smericans of the Southwest it is still a very fine Vroman presentation album, ... Read more

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New York: Grossman Publishers, 1973. First edition. Oblong quarto. Numerous Vroman photographic illustrations. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy/

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