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No Glowing Altars A Christmas Story (taken from  a true incident of California's First Settlers), Hill, Clarissa A.
101 Hill, Clarissa A. No Glowing Altars A Christmas Story (taken from a true incident of California's First Settlers)
Flagstaff, AZ Northland Press 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket is clean and bright, with just a hint of ground-in dirt to the covers. "A charming book by a woman who has lived in the Imperial Valley desert near the crossing of the de Anza expedition of 1776. Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and his party of two friars, 30 soldiers, an Indian guide, 140 horses and pack animals, and 65 head of cattle, made their journey from Tubac, Sonora, Mexico." 
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STREAMS IN A THIRSTY LAND A History of the Turlock Region, Hohenthal, Helen Alma and others (John Edward Caswell Editor)
102 Hohenthal, Helen Alma and others (John Edward Caswell Editor) STREAMS IN A THIRSTY LAND A History of the Turlock Region
Turlock, CA City of Turlock, California 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by Viola Siebe Sonntag 
B&W Illustrations; THis book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers are illustrated with maps. Illustrated throughout with both black and white drawings and black and white photographs. "This is the story of an agricultural region in the heart of the great Central Valley of California, of the principal town within that region, and of the smaller communities surrounding it." 
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Art Of The Old World In New Spain And The Mission Days Of California, Holway, B. L. , Mary Gordon
103 Holway, B. L. , Mary Gordon Art Of The Old World In New Spain And The Mission Days Of California
San Francisco, CA A. M. Robertson 1922 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; Limited to 1000 unnumbered copies. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have generalized toning. "Mrs. Holway devoted several years to translating Spanish documents in the Bancroft Library, and in visiting all of the missions and museums of California to see the early objects of Spanish art, before writing her book. She shows that there was a unique and real cultural art contribution from Spain in the early days of Californiaand traces the influence of this upon the early art and artists of the state." 
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Mines to Medicine The Exciting Years of Judge Myles O'Connor, His Hospital and the Pioneer Physicians of the Santa Clara Valley, Hruby, Daniel D.
104 Hruby, Daniel D. Mines to Medicine The Exciting Years of Judge Myles O'Connor, His Hospital and the Pioneer Physicians of the Santa Clara Valley
San Jose, CA O'Connor Hospital 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. 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 book covers have some light, but noticeable off-setting to the lettering and decorations. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the half title page. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has several semi-closed edge tears and spots of rubbing and wear. "Civil War authority Bruce Catton once was asked how he makes a 100-year-old subject interesting. His answer: With people. Daniel D. Hruby follows the same successful formula, using it expertly to bring to life the saga of 188 years of medicine in the history-rich Santa Clara Valley." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Mr. California, Hunt, Rockwell D.
105 Hunt, Rockwell D. Mr. California
San Francisco, CA Fearon Publishers 1956 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright, but with some light generalized toning throughout. This copy has been signed by the author in ink on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing, nicking and some generalized light toning, including a two inch semi-closed tear to the top rear spine joint. "Rockwell Dennis Hunt (1868–1966) was an eminent California historian, a professor at the University of Southern California and the University of the Pacific, and prolific author. He was named Mr. California by Governor Goodwin Knight in 1954. Hunt was born in Sacramento, California. He received his bachelor's degree from Napa College in 1890 and his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1895. He taught economics at the University of Southern California starting in 1908, and served as dean of its graduate school from 1920 to his retirement in 1945. After his retirement from USC, he became the first director of the California History Foundation at the University of the Pacific." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Californiacs What is a Californiac?, Irwin, Inez Haynes
106 Irwin, Inez Haynes The Californiacs What is a Californiac?
San Francisco, CA A. M. Robertson 1916 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- to Near Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The rear endpaper has several spots of ground-in dirt and spotting. The dust jacket has several small edge chips , especially to the spine ends. "Inez Haynes Irwin (March 2, 1873 – September 30, 1970) was an American feminist author, journalist, member of the National Women's Party, and president of the Authors Guild. [1] Many of her works were published under her former name Inez Haynes Gillmore. She wrote over 40 books and was active in the suffragist movement in the early 1900s. Irwin was a "rebellious and daring woman", but referred to herself as "the most timid of created beings". She died at the age of 97." 
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Our Mountain Hermitage Silverado and Robert Louis Stevenson, Issler, Anne Roller
107 Issler, Anne Roller Our Mountain Hermitage Silverado and Robert Louis Stevenson
Stanford, CA Stanford University Press 1950 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. 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. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, with several tiny edge nicks and noticeable toning to the spine and edges. "Robert Louis Stevenson became known to the American reading public because of a summer he spent in rural California. There he found a rich, new fund of literary material; there he waded deeper in the tide of life." ; Signed by Author 
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Anybody's Gold The Story of California's Mining Towns, Jackson, Joseph Henry
108 Jackson, Joseph Henry Anybody's Gold The Story of California's Mining Towns
New York D. Appleton-Century Company 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the half title page. (technically, this is an association copy as well, as the inscription by Jackson is to author L. Dennison and mentions his book Devil Mountain. ) The front endpapers have some light toning, especially to the edges. Laid-in are a group of newspaper clippings regarding the author, or this book. "Joseph Henry Jackson was born in Madison, New Jersey on July 21, 1894, and received his schooling in the East. After World War I he moved to California and began his literary career. He was associate editor and managing editor of Sunset magazine from 1920-1926, and editor from 1926-1928. In 1929 he became literary editor of the San Francisco Argonaut, and in 1931 he joined the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle, also as literary editor." ; Signed by Author 
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Bad Company The Story of California's Legendary and Actual Stage-Robbers, Bandits, Highwaymen, and Outlaws from the Fifties to the Eighties, Jackson, Joseph Henry
109 Jackson, Joseph Henry Bad Company The Story of California's Legendary and Actual Stage-Robbers, Bandits, Highwaymen, and Outlaws from the Fifties to the Eighties
New York Harcourt Brace and Company 1940 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "Joseph Henry Jackson was born in Madison, New Jersey on July 21, 1894, and received his schooling in the East. After World War I he moved to California and began his literary career. He was associate editor and managing editor of Sunset magazine from 1920-1926, and editor from 1926-1928. In 1929 he became literary editor of the San Francisco Argonaut, and in 1931 he joined the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle, also as literary editor. " 
Price: 20.00 USD
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California Romantic & Beautiful, James, George Wharton
110 James, George Wharton California Romantic & Beautiful
Boston, MA The Page Company 1921 6th Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The front cover and spine hare decorated with gilt, purple, yellow and nude. The text pages are clean and bright. there is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the half title page. The front endpapers have a bit of beginning toning. "Romance and Beauty are words inseparably connected with California. It is impossible to dissever them." 
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Heroes of California The Story of the Founders of the Golden State as Narrated by Themselves or Gleaned from Other Sources, James, George Wharton
111 James, George Wharton Heroes of California The Story of the Founders of the Golden State as Narrated by Themselves or Gleaned from Other Sources
Boston, MA Little, Brown, and Company 1910 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There are two markings in the book showing that it was part of a private library -- a hand inked note on the rear pastedown and an ink stamp on the bottom edge of the text block. As best I can make out, this book was the property of the S. P. Co. Railway Library (Southern Pacific). "Brave and heroic deeds have always thrilled the minds of others to emulation. A great deed is an inspiration for other great deeds. Bravery and heroism are as contagious as cowardice and fear. The habit of the mind should be towards right, regardless of all consequences." 
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The New Almaden Quicksilver Mine With an Account of the Land Claims Involving the Mine and its Role in California History, Johnson, Kenneth M.
112 Johnson, Kenneth M. The New Almaden Quicksilver Mine With an Account of the Land Claims Involving the Mine and its Role in California History
Georgetown, CA Talisman Press 1963 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. Limited to 750 copies. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light foxing and ground-in dirt to the rear cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been presented to a commissioner of the San Jose Historical Landmarks Commission by a former commissioner. Also included are a laid in personal letter and a couple of related papers. The dust jacket has edge wear, nicking, several edge tears, and small chips and a larger chip to the top front panel. "The history of the New Almaden, situated in Santa Clara County, dates back to Spanish California, in 1824, when Antonio Sunol first worked the ground for silver. Its history extends through the gold rush, the Seventies, and beyond - and was one of the greatest producers of quicksilver the world has seen." 
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Ark of Empire, Jones, Idwal
113 Jones, Idwal Ark of Empire
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1951 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by A. J. Camille Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; Includes a Postcard Signed by the Author - The book itself is not signed. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are generally clean and bright, but have some edge wear and toning. The endpapers have noticeable toning. This copy includes a laid-in postcard signed by the author, with an inscription. Also laid-in is a newspaper article about the author's death. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and a couple of small semi-closed edge tears. "Peopled with dramatic figures such as Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, and Bret Harte; replete with turbulent events such as the great earthquake of 1906, Ark of Empire represents the rich pageant of California." ; Signed by Author 
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Vines In The Sun A Journey through the California Vineyards, Jones, Idwal
114 Jones, Idwal Vines In The Sun A Journey through the California Vineyards
New York William Morrow & Company 1949 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Albert J. Camille 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ 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 a previous owner's inked name and date on the front pastedown page and an inked number on the rear endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket has two small chips to the top spine end and some edge wear and small edge tears to the dust jacket as well. "Idwal Jones has a thorough knowledge of wines and a seemingly endless store of entertaining anecdotes about the vineyards and the winegrowers of California." 
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Saddle Bags In Siskiyou, Jones, J. Roy
115 Jones, J. Roy Saddle Bags In Siskiyou
Yreka, CA News-Journal Print Shop 1953 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; Limited to 550 copies, this is copy 144, signed by the author. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Fair only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is slight bow to the front book cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. One page has a rectangular patch of toning where a bookmark or newspaper clipping was laid-in. There is a small map tipped in to the front pastedown page. The dust jacket is heavily worn, torn and has large chips missing. "Saddle Bags in Siskiyou chronologically delineates activities of Lotta, Crabtree, Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller and countelss others who played roles in the storm wracked, turbulent advance of Siskiyou County. It includes biographies of several courageous doctors serving primititve areas, fearlessly ministering epidemic stricken families in remote places." ; Signed by Author 
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San Rafael : Marin's Mission City An Illustrated History, Keegan, Frank L.
116 Keegan, Frank L. San Rafael : Marin's Mission City An Illustrated History
New York Windsor Publications 1987 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "San Rafael (Spanish pronunciation: [san rafa'el] "Saint Raphael") is a city and the county seat of Marin County, California, United States. The city is located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2010 census the city's population is 57,713. What is now San Rafael was once the site of several Coast Miwok villages; Awani-wi, near downtown San Rafael, Ewu, near Terra Linda, and Shotomko-cha, in Marinwood. [9] Mission San Rafael Arcángel was founded in what is now downtown San Rafael as the 20th Spanish mission in the colonial Mexican province of Alta California by three priests—Father Narciso Durán from Mission San José, Father Abella from Mission San Francisco de Asís, Father Luis Gíl y Taboada from La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles—on Dec. 14, 1817, four years before Mexico gained independence from Spain. Mission San Rafael Arcángel was located a donkey's day walk to the mission below it. The mission and the city are named after the Archangel Raphael, the Angel of Healing." 
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A Trip Across the Plains and Life in California (California Relations Number 39), Keller, George (with a foreword by J. A. Sullivan)
117 Keller, George (with a foreword by J. A. Sullivan) A Trip Across the Plains and Life in California (California Relations Number 39)
Oakland, CA Biobooks 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
First California Edition - Limited to 500 copies. 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. "It is likely that most readers and students of California history have never seen a copy of George Keller's report on A Trip Across the Plains; only five copies are listed in the latest census. One of these changed hands as recently as 1954. It is believed to be the rarest of narratives of the Overland Trail and the early days of California." "The Overland Trail (also known as the Overland Stage Line) was a stagecoach and wagon trail in the American West during the 19th century. While portions of the route had been used by explorers and trappers since the 1820s, the Overland Trail was most heavily used in the 1860s as an alternative route to the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails through central Wyoming. The Overland Trail was famously used by the Overland Stage Company owned by Ben Holladay to run mail and passengers to Salt Lake City, Utah, via stagecoaches in the early 1860s. Starting from Atchison, Kansas, the trail descended into Colorado before looping back up to southern Wyoming and rejoining the Oregon Trail at Fort Bridger. The stage line operated until 1869 when the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad eliminated the need for mail service via Thais' stagecoach. Mostly used during the gold rush of 1848." 
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The Library of Aubrey Drury  1891-1595, Kennedy, Lawton (printer), Alta California Bookstore
118 Kennedy, Lawton (printer), Alta California Bookstore The Library of Aubrey Drury 1891-1595
Berkeley, CA Alta California Bookstore 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The book covers have some beginning toning, especially to the top edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "On June 10, 1891, Aubrey Drury was born in Sacramento, California, the son of Wells and Ella Bishop Drury. The family, including an older son and a younger daughter, lived in Sacramento and San Francisco, and, in 1906, moved to Berkeley, where another daughter was born." Drury wrote about California, Western Railroading, Nature, California State Parks, Preservation, and more. This list consists of the library of Californiana and Western American that was extent at his death. 
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Steinbeck's Street: Cannery Row, Knox, Maxine and Mary Rodriquez
119 Knox, Maxine and Mary Rodriquez Steinbeck's Street: Cannery Row
San Rafael, CA Presidio Press 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This edition is paperback. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The white cardstock covers of the book have a bit of beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners and there is a bit of light ground-in dirt to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood" "Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California. It is the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories. The last cannery closed in 1973. The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January 1958 to honor John Steinbeck and his well-known novel Cannery Row. In the novel's opening sentence, Steinbeck described the street as "a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream." " 
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ISHI IN TWO WORLDS, Kroeber, Theodora
120 Kroeber, Theodora ISHI IN TWO WORLDS
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1961 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nick and chips, along with some light toning, and rubbing. "The life story of Ishi, the Yahi Indian, lone survivor of a doomed tribe, is unique in the annlas of North American anthropology. It is also a tragic and absorbing drama that forms part of our own heritage of the land. Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and in terror of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughter house near Oroville, California. He had wandered in exhaustion from his native hills down to this valley town in search of food." "Theodora Kracaw Kroeber Quinn (March 24, 1897 – July 4, 1979) was a writer and anthropologist, best known for her accounts of Ishi, the last member of the Yahi tribe of California, and for her retelling of traditional narratives from several Native Californian cultures. Theodora Kracaw was born in Colorado, the daughter of Phebe Jane (née Johnston) and Charles Emmett Kracaw. She later moved to California, where she studied at the University of California, Berkeley." 
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