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The Pacific Coast Third Reader Revised Edition, A. L. Bancroft & Company
1 A. L. Bancroft & Company The Pacific Coast Third Reader Revised Edition
San Francisco, CA A. L. Bancroft & Company 1874 Revised Edition Hardcover Good 
B&W Illustrations; School text book. This book is in Good condition. The covers have toning, spotting and rubbing, along with edge wear, nicking and rubbing. There are two chips missing from the rear spine joint - one of them is approximately two inches long. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there is some light foxing - also torn pages and earl. The front and rear endpapers are lacking. The last page of text has a three inch tear up from the bottom edge of the page. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The College Cowboy: Reuben Albaugh, Albaugh, Reuben (with an introduction by J. Earl Coke and interviews conducted by John E. Spurlock, Julius Trescony and Ken Ellis)
2 Albaugh, Reuben (with an introduction by J. Earl Coke and interviews conducted by John E. Spurlock, Julius Trescony and Ken Ellis) The College Cowboy: Reuben Albaugh
Davis, CA Regents of the University of California / Davis 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are, for the most part, in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. A former owner has added a couple of small notations (two of them) regarding pages he/she thought were important. The edges of the text block have some toning / yellowing due to age and there is some beginning foxing to the endpapers and edges of the text block. This copy has been signed by the biographee (Reuben Albaugh) on the title page: " Thanks Al / you are a top hand / in any corral / Rube Albaugh / Sept 23-77". The interviews of Reuben Albaugh were conducted by John E. Spurlock, Julius Trescony and Ken Ellis with an introduction by J. Earl Coke. ; Signed by Biographee 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Portuguese Immigrants The Centennial Story of the Portuguese Union of the State of California, Almeida, Carlos
3 Almeida, Carlos Portuguese Immigrants The Centennial Story of the Portuguese Union of the State of California
San Leandro, CA Supreme Council of U. P. E. C. 1992 2nd Edition; Revised and Enlarged Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a glued spine. This is the Revised and Enlarged 2nd Edition. This book was issued without a dust jacket. There is some light edgewear and rubbing to the edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Though the book covers all of California, the Central Valley and Bay Areas of California constitute a large percentage of the population. 
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Heritage Fresno: Homes and People, American Association of University Women, Fresno, CA
4 American Association of University Women, Fresno, CA Heritage Fresno: Homes and People
Fresno, CA American Association of University Women 1985 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends and there is some fading to the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. "Heritage Fresno Homes and People is a collection of architectural descriptions of historic homes in Fresno and seven surrounding communities and biographical sketches of the men and women who were first owners or best known occupants of the homes during the fifty years from 1872 to 1922." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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San Quentin Days (poems of a prison), Anderson, Jos. Publisher
5 Anderson, Jos. Publisher San Quentin Days (poems of a prison)
Sacramento, CA Jos. M. Anderson Publisher 1905 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a thin pamphlet with thin card stock covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a bit of light rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "In presenting this little book of verses to the public, no pretense is made to claim them recognition as the finished work of a great poet, but they are offered as presenting another phase of the many-sided character of this variously gifted and remarkable man - the author." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Clyde Arbuckle's History of San Jose Chronicling San Jose's Founding as California's earliest Pueblo in 1777...., Arbuckle, Clyde
6 Arbuckle, Clyde Clyde Arbuckle's History of San Jose Chronicling San Jose's Founding as California's earliest Pueblo in 1777....
San Jose, CA Smith & McKay Printing Co. 1985 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; First trade edition. The book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has one small tear to the top rear panel and three small tears / pricks to the front spine joint. This work was the culmination of a life's work by author Clyde Arbuckle - who was named city historian in 1945 and continued his work for more than 40 years. "Arbuckle was the son of W. J. Arbuckle, and the brother of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, a silent film star.As a young man, Arbuckle played the banjo. Arbuckle was also a road bicycle racer with the Garden City Wheelmen,San Jose residents have named a public school in his memory, and a referee at the Burbank Velodrome. In 1922 he set a national cycling speed record." 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Yosemite: Summary of the Draft General Management Plan: August 1978, Arnberger, Leslie P (Superintendent, Yosemite National Park)
7 Arnberger, Leslie P (Superintendent, Yosemite National Park) Yosemite: Summary of the Draft General Management Plan: August 1978
Washington D. C. National Park Service / Yosemite National Park 1978 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; Folio sized paperback. This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The purpose of a general management plan (GMP) is to direct how the National Park Service manages a park's resources, how we will provide for visitor use, what developments there will be, and provide for the visitor use, what developments there will be, and where they will be located. A GMP tells what a park will be like during a specific period of time in the future. In Yosemite's case the approved GMP will provide a guide to the park's future for the next 15 years." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Handbook Of The Associated Students Mills College 1965-66, Associated Students Of Mills College
8 Associated Students Of Mills College Handbook Of The Associated Students Mills College 1965-66
Oakland, CA Associated Students of Mills College 1966 Booklet Very Good- 
This is a trade sized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some beginning bumping and wear to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. There is soime light foxing to the last several text pages. There is s a lightist musty / dusty smell to the text pages. "Mills College is a liberal arts and sciences college in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mills began as a seminary school known as the Young Ladies' Seminary, founded in 1852 and located in Benicia, California. It moved to its current Oakland location in 1871, and Mills became the first women's college west of the Rockies. Currently, Mills is an undergraduate women's college, with graduate programs for women and men. The college offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and over 25 graduate degrees, certificates, and credentials. The college is the also home to the Mills College School of Education and the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business & Public Policy." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Golden Gate Country, Atherton, Gertrude
9 Atherton, Gertrude Golden Gate Country
New York Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1945 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ to Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The inner hinges of the book covers have some light cracking. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page (Mary and Jack Mullen). The price clipped dust jacket has numerous edge tears, nicks and small to smallish chips. There is rubbing and wear to the flap joints. "Gertrude Atherton's book on Northern California is, as could be expected, a picturesque, fascinating, intimate one. Probably no other region in the country shows as much variety in its history, its personalities, and its landscape as this Golden Gate Country..." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Austin Bros. Incorporated Wholesale Hardware, Austin Bros. Inc.
10 Austin Bros. Inc. Austin Bros. Incorporated Wholesale Hardware
Stockton, CA Austin Bros. Inc. N.D. 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; Circa 1930's This book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This is a catalogue for a local (Stockton, CA) wholesale hardware company. The covers of the book have large patches of discoloration (NOT mold) and los of color. The book itself is in very solid, condition, but the covers are not a pretty sight. The text pages are clean and bright. Departments include : Mechanic's and Edge Tools, Farming Implements, Mill Supplies and Pipe Fittings, House Furnishing Goods, Enameled and Tin Ware, Builders and Shelf Hardware, Automotive and Electric Supplies, Cutlery, and, Sporting Goods and Ammunition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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History Of California Vol. I: 1542-1800  ( Vol. XVIII of Bancroft's Works), Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown)
11 Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown) History Of California Vol. I: 1542-1800 ( Vol. XVIII of Bancroft's Works)
Santa Barbara, CA Wallace Hebberd 1963 Facsimile Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has noticeable toning to the spine ane edges along with some beginning rubbing to the spine joints. "Hubert Howe Bancroft (18321918) ...Bancroft attended the Doane Academy in Granville for a year, and he then became a clerk in his brother-in-law's bookstore in Buffalo, New York. In March 1852, Bancroft was provided with an inventory of books to sell and was sent to the booming California city of San Francisco to set up a west coast regional office of the firm. Bancroft was successful in building his company, entering the world of publishing in the process. He also became a serious collector of books, building a collection numbering into the tens of thousands of volumes." 
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History Of California Vol. Ii: 1801-1824  ( Vol. XIX of Bancroft's Works), Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown)
12 Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown) History Of California Vol. Ii: 1801-1824 ( Vol. XIX of Bancroft's Works)
Santa Barbara, CA Wallace Hebberd 1963 Facsimile Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light toning to the edges of the text block. The dust jacket has noticeable toning to the spine ane edges along with some beginning rubbing to the spine joints. There are several small edge nicks and tears and a light coffee ring to the front panel of the dust jacket along with ground-in dirt and edge wear." Hubert Howe Bancroft (18321918) ...Bancroft attended the Doane Academy in Granville for a year, and he then became a clerk in his brother-in-law's bookstore in Buffalo, New York. In March 1852, Bancroft was provided with an inventory of books to sell and was sent to the booming California city of San Francisco to set up a west coast regional office of the firm. Bancroft was successful in building his company, entering the world of publishing in the process. He also became a serious collector of books, building a collection numbering into the tens of thousands of volumes." 
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History Of California Vol.xxi  (Vol. IV: 1840-1845), Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown)
13 Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown) History Of California Vol.xxi (Vol. IV: 1840-1845)
Boulder, CO A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers 1886 Hardcover Very Good 
Full calf leather binding. This book is in Very Good condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The leather has some ground-in dirt. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing and a bit of edge nicking. The hinges are tender. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have dark toning to all edges. 
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The Works Of Hubert Howe Bancroft  (Vol. II: the Native Races: Vol. II: the Civilized Nations), Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown)
14 Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown) The Works Of Hubert Howe Bancroft (Vol. II: the Native Races: Vol. II: the Civilized Nations)
Boulder, CO A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers 1883 Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. Bound in full calf. There is some light bumping, wear and fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The first free pages, both front and rear, have heavy toning. "Hubert Howe Bancroft (18321918) ...Bancroft attended the Doane Academy in Granville for a year, and he then became a clerk in his brother-in-law's bookstore in Buffalo, New York. In March 1852, Bancroft was provided with an inventory of books to sell and was sent to the booming California city of San Francisco to set up a west coast regional office of the firm. Bancroft was successful in building his company, entering the world of publishing in the process. He also became a serious collector of books, building a collection numbering into the tens of thousands of volumes." 
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The Works Of Hubert Howe Bancroft  (Vol. III : the Native Races: Vol. III : Tmyths and Languages), Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown)
15 Bancroft, Hubert Howe (with An Introduction by Edmund G. Brown) The Works Of Hubert Howe Bancroft (Vol. III : the Native Races: Vol. III : Tmyths and Languages)
Boulder, CO A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers 1886 Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. Full calf binding. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The edges of the endpapers (both front and rear) have heavy toning. "Hubert Howe Bancroft (18321918) ...Bancroft attended the Doane Academy in Granville for a year, and he then became a clerk in his brother-in-law's bookstore in Buffalo, New York. In March 1852, Bancroft was provided with an inventory of books to sell and was sent to the booming California city of San Francisco to set up a west coast regional office of the firm. Bancroft was successful in building his company, entering the world of publishing in the process. He also became a serious collector of books, building a collection numbering into the tens of thousands of volumes." 
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Inasmuch ...the One Hundred-Year History of the San Francisco Ladies' Protection and Relief Society 1853-1953, Beans, Rowena (edited by Carol Green Wilson)
16 Beans, Rowena (edited by Carol Green Wilson) Inasmuch ...the One Hundred-Year History of the San Francisco Ladies' Protection and Relief Society 1853-1953
San Francisco, CA San Francisco Ladies' Protection and Relief Society 1953 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There are several small spots of color loss to the edges of the book cover, including the front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked notation on the front endpaper. "In writing the early history of the San Francisco Ladies' Protection and Relief Society, which was organized in 1853, my only sources of information have been an account found in Mrs. Nathaniel Gray's writing desk after her death; the minutes of meetings, monthly, executive, and special, written in longhand in six large volumes beginning with the first recorded meeting held on September 30, 1857, and ending December 4, 1925." 
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A Tramp Through The Bret Harte Country, Beasley, Thomas Dykes (with A Foreword by Charles A Murdock)
17 Beasley, Thomas Dykes (with A Foreword by Charles A Murdock) A Tramp Through The Bret Harte Country
San Francisco, CA Paul Elder and Company 1914 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book and a bit of ground-in dirt to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "In California's imaginary Hall of Fame, Bret Harte must be accorded a prominent, if not first place. His short stories and dialect poems published fifty years ago made California well known the world over and gave it a romantic interest conceded no other community." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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San Jose California's First City, Beilharz, Edwin and Donald O. Demers Jr.
18 Beilharz, Edwin and Donald O. Demers Jr. San Jose California's First City
Tulsa, OK Continental Heritage Press, Inc. 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small chips, especially to the top spine end. The top rear edge of the dust jacket has some wrinkling and a smallish chip missing. " California's first city, San Jose, represents a microcosm of the development of the Golden State's urban centers. Over the last two centuries, the Garden City has occupied an important position as California's first civilian settlement, first state capical, leading agricultural center and nucleus of the space-age electronics industry." 
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The Life-World Poems of Science, Belling, John
19 Belling, John The Life-World Poems of Science
San Francisco, CA The Margaret Mary Morgan Co. 1930 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
This is a small staplebound booklet with cardstock covers. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some noticeable sunning to the spine joints and edges of the cardstock covers. The text pages are clean and bright. John Belling (1866 - 1933) was a cytogeneticist who "developed the iron-acetocarmine staining technique which is used in the study of chromosomes" (from Wikipedia) and, "at the University of California, Berkeley Belling used plants such as lilies and hyacinths to demonstrate that segments between non-homogenous chromosomes can interchange." This book of poetry combines the author's love of scientific research and the arts by forming poems based on his work with genetics and was mostly done during his stay in Florida. 
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Stories Of Santa Clara Valley, Bentel, Dwight and Dolores Freitas
20 Bentel, Dwight and Dolores Freitas Stories Of Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA Rosicrucian Press, Ltd. 1942 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Ex-Library Illustrated by Dwight Bentel 
B&W Illustrations; Ex School library copy, with the only markings being a school sticker on the front pastedown page, a couple of ink stamp date marks on the front endpaper and one red ink number on the bottom of the text block. The book is in Very Good to Very Good+ overall and was apparently issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. 
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