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Saddle Bags In Siskiyou, Jones, J. Roy
121 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.
122 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)
123 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
124 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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History Of The San Francisco Stock And Exchange Board, King, Joseph L.
125 King, Joseph L. History Of The San Francisco Stock And Exchange Board
San Francisco, CA Jos. L. King 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 generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying. There is a bit of ground-in dirt to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "Its history began with the founding of the San Francisco Stock and Bond Exchange in 1882 and the Los Angeles Oil Exchange in 1899. In 1956, the tSan Francisco Stock and Bond Exchange in 1882 and the Los Angeles Oil Exchange merged to create the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, though trading floors were maintained in both cities. In 1973, it was renamed the Pacific Stock Exchange and it began trading options three years later in 1976. In 1999, the exchange became the first U. S. Stock exchange to demutualize. The trading floor in Los Angeles was closed in 2001, followed by the floor in San Francisco a year later. 2003 saw the exchange launch PCX Plus, an electronic options trading platform." 
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Steinbeck's Street: Cannery Row, Knox, Maxine and Mary Rodriquez
126 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
127 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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Who Kills Mr. Crittenden? Being a True Account of the Notorious Murder Trial that Stunned San Francisco - The Laura D. Fair Case, Lamott, Kenneth
128 Lamott, Kenneth Who Kills Mr. Crittenden? Being a True Account of the Notorious Murder Trial that Stunned San Francisco - The Laura D. Fair Case
New York David Mckay Company, Inc. 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a faded spot of discoloration on the front cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing and several small nicks and chips. "On the afternoon of May 3, 1870, a certain A. P. Crittenden (accompanied by his wife and two of his seven children) was crossing San Franciso Bay on the ferryboat, El Capitan, when suddenly a lady wearing a black veil stepped up to him, said You have ruined me and my child, drew a pistol, and shot him dead." "Laura Fair was instantly attracted to the tall handsome lawyer and before long they spent all their nights together in Laura’s bedroom. But this was no idle dalliance; soon they were declaring undying love for each other and when Laura suggested marriage, Crittenden agreed. Laura, of course, did not know that Crittenden was already married." 
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San Francisco Souvenir A Series of the California Historical Sketches in Cadence written for Original Publication on the Radio, Lampson, Robin
129 Lampson, Robin San Francisco Souvenir A Series of the California Historical Sketches in Cadence written for Original Publication on the Radio
San Francisco, CA Windsor Press / Wells Fargo Bank & Union Trust Co. 1938 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a glued binding. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The cardstock covers have generalized ground-in dirt and a couple of small spots. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, witn an inscription, on the front endpaper. Included are the essays: A Casual Stroll on Telegraph Hill, The Ship that Sailed Empty and Arrived Overladen, It was Such a Good Sawmill, The Trees Had Not Gone to Boston, Neither Serene nor Indifferent, New England Grows Up on Mission Street, In the Hands of an Enterprising People, Opportunity Knocks with a Pitcher, The Troubador of Terror, and, Around the World in 800 Years. ; Signed by Author 
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The Sunset Story, Lane Publishing Co.
130 Lane Publishing Co. The Sunset Story
Menlo Park, CA Lane Publishing 1951 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Goo to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The edges of the cardstock cover have rubbing and bumping, along with several light edge nicks to the foredges. The covers have some light ground-in dirt, and toning to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "Sunset began in 1898 as a promotional magazine for the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, designed to combat the negative "Wild West" stereotypes about California. The Sunset Limited was the premier train on the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sunset Route, which ran between New Orleans and San Francisco (the train is still in operation--from Los Angeles--as part of the national Amtrak system). Sunset Magazine was started to be available onboard and at the station, in order to promote the West. It aimed to lure tourists onto the company's trains, entice guests to the railroad's resort (the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey) , and possibly encourage these tourists to stay and buy land, since the Southern Pacific was the largest single landowner in California and Nevada." 
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Dalton Gang Days, Latta, Frank F.
131 Latta, Frank F. Dalton Gang Days
Santa Cruz, CA Bear State Books 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 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. "Probably no characters in american history have been so fictionalized as have the train and bank robbers known as the Dalton Outlaw Gan. They held my earliest interest, as that of millions of other young Americans. When I was seven years of age, I had a more vivid mental picture of Bob and Grat Dalton than I had of George Washington." "The Dalton Gang was a group of outlaws in the American Old West during 1890–1892. It was also known as The Dalton Brothers because three of its members were brothers. The gang specialized in bank and train robberies. During an attempted bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1892, two of the brothers and two other gang members were killed; Emmett survived and was captured, tried, and convicted. He was paroled after serving 14 years in prison. The oldest brother Frank had been a Deputy U. S. Marshal, but was killed in 1888. In 1890, Gratton "Grat", Bob, and Emmett turned to crime after not being paid as lawmen. Their middle brother William M. "Bill" Dalton also had a career as an outlaw, but he rode with the Wild Bunch" 
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Death Valley '49ers, Latta, Frank F.
132 Latta, Frank F. Death Valley '49ers
Santa Cruz, CA Bear State Books 1979 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in 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. "Death Valley, the greatest and most forbidding depression in the west, reaching a point almost two hundred and eighty feet below sea level, offers no view like that from the mouth of Furnace Creek Wash." 
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As Pop Saw It: Photographs Of The San Joaquin Valley From The Files Of Claude C. "Pop" Laval Volume One & Two, Laval, Jerome D.
133 Laval, Jerome D. As Pop Saw It: Photographs Of The San Joaquin Valley From The Files Of Claude C. "Pop" Laval Volume One & Two
Fresno, CA Graphic Technology Co. 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; Two volumes. These books are in Very Good+ condition and are lacking dust jackets. The books and their contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and bottom edges of both books have rubbing and some light bumping. There is a beginning tear to the bottom spine joint of volume one. The text pages are clean and bright. "Claude C. "Pop" Laval was a San Joaquin Valley legend in his own time. He made more than 100,000 photographs in the area between Stockton and Bakersfield, he took hundreds of thousands of feet of motion picture film, he prepared giant photographic displays for expositions, he was a pioneer in aerial photography and mapped over 10 million acres from the air for the government - and he never ran out of energy. "Pop" had the discerning eye - the vision to see the picture which would tell the story - and the professional artistry to get that picture on his film. He was born Nov. 8, 1882 in New York City. By the time he was 14 the family has settled in Braddock, PA. , and the young Laval was working as an architect and civil engineer for a construction firm." 
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Monterey Bay Yesterday A Nostalgic Era in Postcards (Featuring the Works of Architect William H. Weeks), Lewis, Betty
134 Lewis, Betty Monterey Bay Yesterday A Nostalgic Era in Postcards (Featuring the Works of Architect William H. Weeks)
Fresno, CA Valley Publishers 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong paperback book. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some generalized toning to the white covers of the book. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some beginning bumping and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "Betty Lewis, a native Californian, spent her childhood in Santa Cruz and moved to Watsonville in 1965, where she and her husband, Monte Lewis, are actively involved in civic affairs." 
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Fabulous San Simeon A History of Hearst Castle.. Together with a Guide to the Treasures on Display, Lewis, Oscar
135 Lewis, Oscar Fabulous San Simeon A History of Hearst Castle.. Together with a Guide to the Treasures on Display
San Francisco, CA California Historical Society 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Philip Negus Frasse 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by the printer / designer, Lawton Kennedy. This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some very beginning wear and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the reverse of the front endpaper, by the designer / printer, Lawton Kennedy. "Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan, between 1919 and 1947, as a residence for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1954 it became a California State Park. The site was opened to visitors in 1958." 
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George Davidson Pioneer West Coast Scientist, Lewis, Oscar
136 Lewis, Oscar George Davidson Pioneer West Coast Scientist
Bekerley, CA University of California Press 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; 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, with a short inscription by the author, on the half title page. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have some light edge wear to the spine ends and corners and there is generalized ground-in dirt and toning, especially to the spine and spine joints. "George Davidson (May 9, 1825 – December 2, 1911) was a geodesist, astronomer, geographer, surveyor and engineer in the United States." "From 1846 to 1850, Davidson was occupied in geodetic field work, and in astronomy, serving in the different states on the east coast of the United States. In 1850, he went to California under the auspices of the Coast Survey, and was for several years engaged in the determination of the latitude and longitude of prominent capes, bays, etc. , and of the magnetic elements of the Pacific Coast, reporting also upon the proper locations for lighthouses. His work included a survey of Washington and Puget sounds, and he had charge of the main triangulation of the coast in the region of San Francisco. In 1853, he named a number of mountains in the Olympic Mountains: he named Mount Ellinor for Ellinor Fauntleroy, who later became his wife, Mount Constance for Ellinor's older sister and The Brothers for her two brothers. "; Signed by Author 
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Here Lived the Californians, Lewis, Oscar
137 Lewis, Oscar Here Lived the Californians
New York Rinehart & Company, Inc. 1957 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; 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. The dust jacket has some rubbing and wear to the spine and flap joints along with some beginning edge wear, nicking and a couple of small tears. "Here Lived the Californians covers some one hundred notable houses, from Eureka in the North to San Diego in the South. Arranged by historical periods rather than geographically, it begins with a section on surviving adobes erected during the Spanish and Mexican eras." ; Signed by Author 
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Bonanza Inn Americas First Luxury Hotel, Lewis, Oscar and Carroll D. Hall
138 Lewis, Oscar and Carroll D. Hall Bonanza Inn Americas First Luxury Hotel
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and darkening to the spine of the book. The text pages are mostly clean, but have some beginning generalized toning and there is similar toning to the edges of the text block. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and spots of rubbing and wear. "Bonanza Inn is the story of the world-famous Palace Hotel in San Francisco, built in 1875 and destroyed by the earthquake and fire in 1906." 
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The Golden Gate, Linen, James
139 Linen, James The Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA Edward Bosqui and Company 1869 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by J. B. Wandesforde, et al. 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and may have been issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. Green cloth covered boards have a stylized gilt title and rules on the front cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do show light foxing. The endpapers have more noticeable foxing Illustrated throughout with illustrations by J. B. Wandesforde (6), Arthur Nahl (1) and Norton Bush (1). "O ye men of thought and with hearts elate, Come, muse with me by the Golden Gate:" 
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Twenty-One Letters of Ambrose Bierce, Loveman, Samuel (edited and with a note by)
140 Loveman, Samuel (edited and with a note by) Twenty-One Letters of Ambrose Bierce
Cleveland, OH George Kirk 1922 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
Limited to 950 copies on Antique Paper - this is number 253. This book is in Near Fine condition and likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and fading to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription by the author, on the front endpaper. The author has added a second signature at the top corner of the front endpaper. "Nine years mark the disappearance of Ambrose Bierce and yet a biography or critical essay in appreciation of the poet, satirist, adventurer, journalist and supreme story-teller, still remains to be written." ; Signed by Editor 
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