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The Mother Pioneers and Other Poems, Greenwood, May S.
101 Greenwood, May S. The Mother Pioneers and Other Poems
Petaluma, CA Northern Crown Print / May Greenwood 1915 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is a small format booklet - hand-bound with two brown ribbons through punchholes. The booklet includes a tipped-in photograph of the author, below which she has signed her name. The booklet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. It is possible there was a cardstock covering of some sort -- if so, the covers have been lost to time. Currently, the booklet is compiled of a blank front cover, eight inner pages and the rear cover (or page) which has been printed. There are no copies of this little book of poetry in Worldcat, nor in the Bancroft Library. The author apparently lived in or around Petaluma, CA at the turn of the 20th century -- she is best known for her slim volume of poetry about Jack London. This is possibly an unrecorded title. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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California Legacy The James Alexander Watson-Maria Dolores Dominguez de Watson Family 1820-1980, Grenier. Judson A.  (with Robert C. Gillingham)
102 Grenier. Judson A. (with Robert C. Gillingham) California Legacy The James Alexander Watson-Maria Dolores Dominguez de Watson Family 1820-1980
Los Angeles, CA Watson Land Company 1987 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. There is a slight slant to the book from the weight of the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a crease to the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has noticeable fading to the spine. "California Legacy is the story of a family and a region over more than a century and a hlaf of dynamic growth and change. Its focus is upon the union of an American adventurer, James Alexander Watson, and a Californian of Spanish descent, Maria Dolores Dominguez, in the tumultuous 1850's following the Mexican War." 
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Stockton Boyhood Being the Reminiscences of Carl Ewald Grunsky..., Grunsky, Carl Ewald (edited by Clotilde Grunsky Taylor)
103 Grunsky, Carl Ewald (edited by Clotilde Grunsky Taylor) Stockton Boyhood Being the Reminiscences of Carl Ewald Grunsky...
Berkeley, CA Friends of the Bancroft Library 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by the printer, Lawton Kennedy. Limited to 800 copies. This book is in Very Good+ 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. This copy has been signed on the copyright page by the printer of the book, Lawton Kennedy. "Carl Ewald Grunsky (April 4, 1855 – June 9, 1934) was a geologist and civil engineer throughout the mid 19th century. In 1896 Grunsky implemented the innovative gravity-based sewer channeling waste rapidly from North Point to Golden Gate or towards Oakland. He served as member on the Board of Trustees from 1898 to 1904 at the California Academy of Sciences where in 1911 he was promoted to secretary and was elected President in 1912. Before entering the field of geology and civil engineering, Carl Grunsky originally pursued a career in medicine. After entering a Realschule and Polytechnikum in Stuttgart, Germany, he switched to civil engineering. After starting his first career as a city engineer of San Francisco from 1900–1904 and gaining recognition he consequently became a member of the Panama Canal Commission from 1904-1905. From 1905-1907 he served as a consulting engineer for the US Reclamation Service." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Cypress Of Monterey An Historical Sketch, Guppy, Estella L.
104 Guppy, Estella L. The Cypress Of Monterey An Historical Sketch
Del Monte Forest, CA Del Monte Properties Company 1925 Pamphlet Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is a small format pamphlet with heavy decorated cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers of the pamphlet have some light bumping and wear. A small sticker was removed from the front cover, leaving a small irregular patch. The text pages are clean and bright. The pamphlet is illustrated throughout with black and white mounted photographs. "Cupressus macrocarpa, (now classed as Hesperocyparis macrocarpa) , commonly known as Monterey cypress, is a species of cypress native to the Central Coast of California. The native range of the species was confined to two small relict populations, at Cypress Point in Pebble Beach and at Point Lobos near Carmel, California...It has been widely reported that individual C. Macrocarpa trees may be up to 2,000 years old, but this is disputed by botanists, and the longest-lived report based on physical evidence is of a tree 284 years old. The renowned Californian botanist Willis Linn Jepson wrote that "the advertisement of [C. Macrocarpa trees] in seaside literature as 1,000 to 2,000 years old does not ... Rest upon any actual data, and probably represents a desire to minister to a popular craving for superlatives." " 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The History of San Jose and Surroundings  with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers, Hall, Frederic
105 Hall, Frederic The History of San Jose and Surroundings with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers
San Francisco, CA A. L. Bancroft and Company 1871 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good-to Near Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The green cloth have some rubbing and wear. The book has been very carefully rebacked and the endpapers either replaced, or repaired (with the addition of reinforcing tape to the inner hinges as well). The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the second front free page. All four plates are present, however, the map has disappeared. "Cowan II, p. 259: “Historically valuable.” Howes H63. Rocq 14036. A complete history of San José through 1870. Chapters 11 and 12 (pp. 133-166) cover the Mexican-American War, including the Bear Flag Revolt. Hall (1825-1898) was from Vermont and after emigrating to California became a prominent lawyer knowledgeable in land law. He even went to Mexico to defend Maximilian, although he was not allowed to address the court. Johnson said of this text: “The history is a thoroughly creditable work and no subsequent history of the area can be written without reference to it.... The work is truly source material for the time and era” (Kenneth M. Johnson, “Frederic Hall,” California Historical Society Quarterly, vol. 38. no 1, March, 1959, p. 54)." 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Stanford Memorial Church The Mosaics, the Windows, the Inscriptions, Hall, Willis L.
106 Hall, Willis L. Stanford Memorial Church The Mosaics, the Windows, the Inscriptions
Palo Alto, CA Stanford University 1928 4th Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and nicking. The covers have some light toning as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "So numerous and varied are the features of Leland Stanford Junior University a large volume would be required to do them any sort of justice. Hence that is not attempted in this book. Aside from the educational work carried on by the institution its most notable feature is the Memorial Church, to which attention is turned." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Great Tejon Club Jubilee, Haslam, Gerald W.
107 Haslam, Gerald W. The Great Tejon Club Jubilee
Walnut Creek, CA Devil Mountain Books 1996 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine Illustrated by Don Mahan Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "In the tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers, Gerald Haslam's redoubtable Tejon-club Gan returns the tall -tale and the bumpkin-humor traditions to their proper places in American letters." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Songs and Scenes of the High Sierras, Haywood, Foster (includes an introduction by John Hale Constance)
108 Haywood, Foster (includes an introduction by John Hale Constance) Songs and Scenes of the High Sierras
San Francisco, CA Harr Wagner Publishing Company 1926 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some toning and tidemarking to the rectangular pastedown label on the front cover, along with some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying to the corners and spine ends. The text pages are in mostly clean bright condition, but there is light tidemarking to the bottom corners (and up at an angle about three inches from the bottom of the pages. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper with an inscription. Included in the text are a series of black and white photographs of the Sierras (unattributed, but possibly by the author). "The author of Songs and Scenes has a right to speak for the High Sierras. He has made them his own in the deepest and truest sense. He comes, not as a sightseer, a casual visitor, come to be impreswsed and to write those impressions for other, casual, short-term visitors." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 60.00 USD
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A Deck of Cards, Hebbard, J. C. B. (Judge Jack Hebbard)
109 Hebbard, J. C. B. (Judge Jack Hebbard) A Deck of Cards
San Francisco, CA Press of the Hicks-Judd Co. 1907 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. Signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper - the author has also made notations on several of the poems and the purchase information as part of the last poem. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The book covers have ground-in dirt and several spots to the front and rear covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front and rear endpapers have noticeable toning. Judge Hebbard was a Superior Court Judge for the San Francisco area during the early 1900's -- it seems that in 1907 he had some run-ins with other members of the bar due to some excessive imbibing and a period of despondency which he showed a bit too widely when he tried to kill himself during an annual Bar Association dinner. Subsequently, the Bar Association asks for his resignation. Also during the 1907 time period is when this little volume of poems appears. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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No Glowing Altars A Christmas Story (taken from  a true incident of California's First Settlers), Hill, Clarissa A.
110 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." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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STREAMS IN A THIRSTY LAND A History of the Turlock Region, Hohenthal, Helen Alma and others (John Edward Caswell Editor)
111 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." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Art Of The Old World In New Spain And The Mission Days Of California, Holway, B. L. , Mary Gordon
112 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." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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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.
113 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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At The Approach Of Ninety, Hunt, Rockwell D.
114 Hunt, Rockwell D. At The Approach Of Ninety
Stockton, CA Rockwell D. Hunt 1957 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Stapled wraps Very Good+ Signed by Author
This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The Pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and spine joints have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with a short inscription by the author, on the last page of text. "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." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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California In The Making, Hunt, Rockwell D.
115 Hunt, Rockwell D. California In The Making
Caldwell, ID Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1953 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed edition. The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a 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 spine of the book has noticeable fading. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, by the author. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing, bumping and several edge tears, nicks and small chips missing. "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." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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California The Golden, Hunt, Rockwell D.
116 Hunt, Rockwell D. California The Golden
New York Silver, Burdett and Company 1911 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 spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and light fraying. The front cover has spots of red ink and there are several other miscellaneous spots to both front and rear covers. The spine has a smear of brown right over the title. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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California Vignettes, Hunt, Rockwell D.
117 Hunt, Rockwell D. California Vignettes
New York Exposition Press 1948 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed edition. Limited to 200 numbered copies, this is number 149. 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 are several small spots on the front and rear endpapers. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing, nicking, several small chips missing and noticeable toning to the edges and spine. "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: 35.00 USD
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California's Stately Hall Of Fame, Hunt, Rockwell D.
118 Hunt, Rockwell D. California's Stately Hall Of Fame
Stockton, CA College of the Pacific 1950 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; 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. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, tears and smallish spots of chipping, especially to the top front panel. "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." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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John Bidwell Prince of California Pioneers, Hunt, Rockwell D.
119 Hunt, Rockwell D. John Bidwell Prince of California Pioneers
Caldwell, ID Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1942 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a 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. The illustrated endpapers have light, generalized toning. This copy has been signed twice by the author, first on the title page, and then, with an inscription, on the half title page. "John Bidwell (August 5, 1819 – April 4, 1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist. He is famous for leading one of the first emigrant parties, known as the Bartleson–Bidwell Party, along the California Trail, and for founding Chico, California." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Mr. California, Hunt, Rockwell D.
120 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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