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History Of The San Francisco Stock And Exchange Board, King, Joseph L.
121 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
122 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
123 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
124 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
125 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.
126 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.
127 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" 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Death Valley '49ers, Latta, Frank F.
128 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." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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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.
129 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
130 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
131 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
132 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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Bonanza Inn Americas First Luxury Hotel, Lewis, Oscar and Carroll D. Hall
133 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
134 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:" 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Twenty-One Letters of Ambrose Bierce, Loveman, Samuel (edited and with a note by)
135 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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The New York Volunteers In California: With Stevenson To California And Stevenson's Regiment In California, Lynch, James / Francis Clark
136 Lynch, James / Francis Clark The New York Volunteers In California: With Stevenson To California And Stevenson's Regiment In California
Glorieta, NM Rio Grande Press, Inc. 1970 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is some ground-in dirt and fingerprints to the covers as well. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though the endpapers have noticeable fingermarks and ground-in dirt. The map at the rear of the text is in clean, bright and untorn condition. "1st Regiment of New York Volunteers, for service in California and during the war with Mexico, was raised in 1846 during the Mexican American War by Jonathan D. Stevenson. Accepted by the United States Army on August 1846 the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers was transported around Cape Horn to California where it served as garrisons in Monterey, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego. Elements of the Volunteers under Lieutenant Colonel Henry Stanton Burton were involved in operations of the Pacific Coast Campaign in Baja California, captured and garrisoned towns there, fighting in the Battle of La Paz, Siege of La Paz and defeated local forces at the Skirmish of Todos Santos after the peace was negotiated in 1848. The Regiment was then evacuated from Baja California and disbanded in California on August, September and October 1848". Elements of the Volunteers under Lieutenant Colonel Henry Stanton Burton were involved in operations of the Pacific Coast Campaign in Baja California, captured and garrisoned towns there, fighting in the Battle of La Paz, Siege of La Paz and defeated local forces at the Skirmish of Todos Santos after the peace was negotiated in 1848. The Regiment was then evacuated from Baja California and disbanded in California on August, September and October 1848". Elements of the Volunteers under Lieutenant Colonel Henry Stanton Burton were involved in operations of the Pacific Coast Campaign in Baja California, captured and garrisoned towns there, fighting in the Battle of La Paz, Siege of La Paz and defeated local forces at the Skirmish of Todos Santos after the peace was negotiated in 1848. The Regiment was then evacuated from Baja California and disbanded in California on August, September and October 1848". Elements of the Volunteers under Lieutenant Colonel Henry Stanton Burton were involved in operations of the Pacific Coast Campaign in Baja California, captured and garrisoned towns there, fighting in the Battle of La Paz, Siege of La Paz and defeated local forces at the Skirmish of Todos Santos after the peace was negotiated in 1848. The Regiment was then evacuated from Baja California and disbanded in California on August, September and October 1848". 
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Light Through the Valley, MacLafferty, James Henry
137 MacLafferty, James Henry Light Through the Valley
San Francisco, CA Paul Elder and Company 1910 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a handbound pamphlet with a string binding and cardstock covers. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The top edge of the front cover has a tear with some nicking and there is a crease to the top rear corner along with a small edge tear. The text pages are clean and bright. "Published by Paul Elder & Company and printed for them by the Tomoye Press under the direction of J. H. Nash, in the city of San Francisco in the month of May, Ninteen hundred and ten." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Story of New San Diego and of It's Founder Alonzo E. Horton, MacPhail, Elizabeth C.
138 MacPhail, Elizabeth C. The Story of New San Diego and of It's Founder Alonzo E. Horton
San Diego, CA Pioneer Printers 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade sized paperback book. 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. There is some light toning to the covers of the book, especially the top front, top rear and spine. The text pages are clean and bright. "Little note was taken in 1967 of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of New San Diego by Alonzo E. Horton. Perhaps it is because, historically speaking, 100 years is a short time." "April 15, 1867 the old steamer Pacific brought hither the fifty-four-year-old Connecticut Yankee, Alonzo Erastus Horton. He trod these shored enfolded in a bright vision of creating something from nothing, founding a city on the wide wastes sloping to the rims of these twin bays of San Diego. As if his dream had been infallible prophecy he at once began building New Town. Born in Union, Connecticut, October 24, 1813, of Puritan stock, Alonzo Horton became clerk in a grocery store, a cooper, a sailor on the Great Lakes. At one time he commanded and owned a schooner in the grain business. Though famous as an amateur wrestler, he developed a cough and thought himself tubercular. He went to Milwaukee to recuperate, and later, after further travels, returned to Wisconsin, married, became interested in the cattle business and founded the village of Hortonville in that state. Its place on the map may have been the reason for his not wishing to repeat the name here on the shores of the Pacific." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS..., Maino, Jeannette
139 Maino, Jeannette ONE HUNDRED YEARS...
Modesto, CA Belt Printing & Lithograph Co. 1970 1st Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; 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. This book was written for the 100th anniversary of the City of Modesto. "Modesto /m? 'd? Sto? /[11] (Spanish for "modest") , [12] officially being the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. With a population of approximately 201,165 at the 2010 census, Modesto ranks as the 18th largest city in the state of California. The Modesto Census County Division, which includes the cities of Ceres and Riverbank, has a population of 312,842 as of 2010." 
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Scenes Of Stanislaus Postcard Memories, Maino, Jeannette and Dena Boer
140 Maino, Jeannette and Dena Boer Scenes Of Stanislaus Postcard Memories
Fresno, CA Pioneer Publishing 1979 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This edition is an oblong paperback. T 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 white covers of the book have some fading / toning and some light rubbing and bumping to the edges and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. "It was not until 1890 that postal cards, or pre-stamped cards sold at the post office, became available, and picture postcards were not legalized until 1893. Soon after the turn of the century, collecting souvenir cards became a hobby. Old fashioned parlors often held baskets of postcards received by the family. These served as a source of amusement and entertainment for children as well as older people, who were not as jaded about travel to far places as we are now." 
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