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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
121 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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Dalton Gang Days, Latta, Frank F.
122 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.
123 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.
124 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
125 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
126 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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Here Lived the Californians, Lewis, Oscar
127 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
128 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." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Golden Gate, Linen, James
129 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)
130 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 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The New York Volunteers In California: With Stevenson To California And Stevenson's Regiment In California, Lynch, James / Francis Clark
131 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
132 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.
133 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 Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade paperback book. This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in 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." 
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS..., Maino, Jeannette
134 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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Left Hand Turn A Story of the Donner Party Women, Maino, Jeannette Gould
135 Maino, Jeannette Gould Left Hand Turn A Story of the Donner Party Women
Modesto, CA Dry Creek Books 1987 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. Thee book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, by the author, on the title page. The dust jacket has fading, several small to smallish edge tears, some spots of discoloration and some generalized rubbing. "Few women in history have suffered as did those in the Reed-Donner Party. In this epic crossing of a continent, they were forced to face almost unsurmountable suffering, hardship and tragedy. Beguiled by a false picture of an easy trek to a land of perpetual sunshine and freedopm from want and disease, a group of well-to-do families left comfortable homes in Illinoois, Missouri and Kentucky in April of 1849. A year later, the last of a horror-haunted remnant of the wagon train staggered or were carried into Sutter's Fort to remake their shattered lives." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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California The Wonderful Her Romantic History, Her Picturesque People, Her Wild Shores, Her Desert Mystery..., Markham, Edwin
136 Markham, Edwin California The Wonderful Her Romantic History, Her Picturesque People, Her Wild Shores, Her Desert Mystery...
New York Hearst's International Library Co. 1914 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright, with the exception of a related newspaper article tipped in to page 236. The author's signed name and address have been tipped onto the front pastedown page. There is also a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. "Markham taught literature in El Dorado County until 1879, when he became education superintendent of the county. While residing in El Dorado County, Markham became a member of Placerville Masonic Lodge. He also accepted a job as principal of Tompkins Observation School in Oakland, California, in 1890. While in Oakland, he became well acquainted with many other famous contemporary writers and poets, such as Joaquin Miller, Ina Coolbrith, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Edmund Clarence Stedman. "; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Songs and Stories, Markham, Edwin (edited by John Russell McCarthy)
137 Markham, Edwin (edited by John Russell McCarthy) Songs and Stories
Los Angeles, CA Powell Publishing Company 1931 1st Trade Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a First Trade Edition, following a limited edition. The book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book has a leatherette binding. The text pages are clean and bright. "Midway of the nineteenth century, lured first by new-found gold, there swung toward California one of the big historic migrations of the races of men. Here, on the west coast, merging with the drowsy Spanish settlements, members of all the nations of the world began to found homes..." 
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The Incomparable Valley A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite, Matthes, Francois E. (edited by Fritiof Fryxell)
138 Matthes, Francois E. (edited by Fritiof Fryxell) The Incomparable Valley A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1950 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There are a couple of spots of discoloration to the front cover of the book along with some rubbing and light bumping to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. Several of the black and white photographs throughout the book are by Ansel Adams. "Simply stated, Yosemite Valley, only 7 miles long and nearly 1 mile wide, is a flat-floored, widened part of the canyon of the Merced River. But this broad rock-hewn trough with roughly parallel sides, is boldly sculptured and ornamented with silvery cataracts. From the valley floor at an elevation of 4,000 feet, the magnificent cliffs rise 3,000 to 4,000 feet higher to forested uplands on either side." 
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California Landmarks A Photographic Guide to the State's Historic Spots: Text, Maps and Photographs, McClure, James D.
139 McClure, James D. California Landmarks A Photographic Guide to the State's Historic Spots: Text, Maps and Photographs
Stanford, CA Stanford University Press 1950 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a dust jacket which has been cut up (the parts are laid-in). The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's gift notation on the bottom edge of the front pastedown and endpaper. "Majestic Forests to the north and giant Sequoias farther south; scented firs, cedars, and pines in the High Sierra; rugged cliffs, vast blue and the sometimes fog-shrouded Pacific; inland valleys, snow-mantled divides and arid wastes of lonely deserts - these physical features are the real landmarks of California." 
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Rivers Of California, McDonnell, Lawrence R. / P. G. & E. (Pacific Gas and Electric)
140 McDonnell, Lawrence R. / P. G. & E. (Pacific Gas and Electric) Rivers Of California
San Francisco, CA Pacific Gas and Electric 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is a previous owner's inked name on the top corner of the front cover. The corners of the front cover have some light bumping and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. " For uncounted centuries, cold, clear waters have tumbled through the granite gorges and majestic canyons of the Sierra Nevada, broad rivers have wound majestically through California's central valleys and rushing streams have hurried to the Pacific from the heights of the coastal ranges." 
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