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Historic Landmarks Of The City & County Of Sacramento, Friends of the Sacramento City and County Museum (Text by Janice Fauber, illustrations by Larry Hughston)
101 Friends of the Sacramento City and County Museum (Text by Janice Fauber, illustrations by Larry Hughston) Historic Landmarks Of The City & County Of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA Friends of the Sacramento City & County Museum 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ Illustrated by Larry Hughston Signed by Illustrator
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a smallish edge tear to the foredge of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed on the credits page by the illustrator. This is an authorized project endorsed by the Sacramento American Revolution Bicentennial Committee. ; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Story of Golden Gate Park, Giffen, Guy and Helen
102 Giffen, Guy and Helen The Story of Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA Press of Phillips & Van Orden Co. 1949 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade sized pamphlet with a side stapled binding (covered with cloth) and slick cardstock covers. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a fold-out map at the rear of the pamphlet in clean, bright condition. "While the Thirteen Original Colonies were fighting for freedom from English rule, a group of two hundred and forty Mexican Colonists, under the leadership of Juan Bautista de Anza, left San Miguel de Horcasitas on September 29, 1775. Their destination was San Francisco Bay in recently colonized Alta California, where they planned to make their homes." 
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The Years Between, Gist, Brooks D.
103 Gist, Brooks D. The Years Between
Tulare, CA Sierra Printing 1953 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly 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. This copy has been signed by the author on the reverse of the front free page. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks rubbed spots, and chips missing, along with noticeable ground-in dirt, especially to the rear panel of the dust jacket. "The San Joaquin Valley is the area of the Central Valley of the U. S. State of California that lies south of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta and is drained by the San Joaquin River. It comprises seven Northern California counties—all of Kings County; a majority of Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus counties; segments of Madera and Tulare counties—and a majority of Kern County, in Southern California. Although a majority of the valley is rural, it does contain cities such as Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton, Modesto, Turlock, Porterville, Visalia, Merced, and Hanford. San Joaquin Valley was originally inhabited by the Yokuts and Miwok peoples. The first European to enter the valley was Pedro Fages in 1772." ; Signed by Author 
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Stanislaus County An Illustrated History, Gooch, Kathleen M.
104 Gooch, Kathleen M. Stanislaus County An Illustrated History
North Miami Beach , FL Windsor Publications, Inc. 1988 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; 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. "Stanislaus County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U. S. State of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 514,453. The county seat is Modesto. Stanislaus County comprises the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. The first European to see it was Gabriel Moraga in 1806. It was later named Rio Estanislao in honor of Estanislao, a mission-educated renegade Native American chief who led a band of Native Americans in a series of battles against Mexican troops until finally being defeated by General Mariano Vallejo in 1826. Estanislao was his baptismal name, the Spanish version of Stanislaus (Polish: Stanislaw) , itself the Latin version of the name of an 11th-century Polish Catholic Saint Stanislaus the Martyr." 
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The Gold Rush: Voyage Of The Ship Loo Choo Around The Horn In 1849, Goodman III, John B.
105 Goodman III, John B. The Gold Rush: Voyage Of The Ship Loo Choo Around The Horn In 1849
Mount Pleasant, MI The Cummings Press 1977 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine 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. "In July 1846, Colonel Jonathan D. Stevenson of New York was asked to raise a volunteer regiment of ten companies of seventy-seven men each to go to California with the understanding that they would be muster out and stay in California. They were designated the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and fought in the California Campaign and the Pacific Coast Campaign. In August and September the regiment trained and prepared for the trip to California. Three private merchant ships, Thomas H Perkins, Loo Choo, and Susan Drew, were chartered, and the sloop USS Preble was assigned convoy detail. On 26 September the four ships left New York for California. " 
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I REMEMBER I REMEMBER An Account of the Life of a Little Girl in San Francisco over Fifty Years Ago, Greaves, Jessie Hooper
106 Greaves, Jessie Hooper I REMEMBER I REMEMBER An Account of the Life of a Little Girl in San Francisco over Fifty Years Ago
San Francisco, CA Privately Printed 1939 1st Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and was apparently issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing to the very edge of the paper spine label. The text pages are clean and bright. The frontispiece is a tipped-in photograph of the author as a young child. There is some beginning toning / foxing to the endpapers. "It is doubtful if the most serious happenings in early childhood make a profound impression on the youthful mind. Small infants taste, hear and fell, for some months. These are the things along with sleep that count and make for a day." 
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The Mother Pioneers and Other Poems, Greenwood, May S.
107 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 
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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)
108 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)
109 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." 
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The Cypress Of Monterey An Historical Sketch, Guppy, Estella L.
110 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." " 
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The History of San Jose and Surroundings  with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers, Hall, Frederic
111 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.
112 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." 
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The Great Tejon Club Jubilee, Haslam, Gerald W.
113 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 
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Songs and Scenes of the High Sierras, Haywood, Foster (includes an introduction by John Hale Constance)
114 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)
115 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.
116 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)
117 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
118 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.
119 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.
120 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 
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The Pacific Tree And Vine July 1888, The Santa Clara Valley / Henry A. Brainard
The Pacific Tree And Vine July 1888

Leatherbound Album of Carte de Visite photographs from c1865, Ephemera [Californiana] [Photograph Album] [Carte de Visite]
Leatherbound Album of Carte de Visite photographs from c1865

Leatherbound Album Of Carte De Visite Photographs From c1865, Ephemera [Californiana] [Photograph Album] [Carte De Visite] [Sacramento, Ca]
Leatherbound Album Of Carte De Visite Photographs From c1865

 
 
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