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Rivers Of California, McDonnell, Lawrence R. / P. G. & E. (Pacific Gas and Electric)
141 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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History of the Donner Party A Tragedy of the Sierra, McGlashan, C. F. (with foreword, Notes and a Bibliography by George H. Hinkle and Bliss McGlashan Hinkle)
142 McGlashan, C. F. (with foreword, Notes and a Bibliography by George H. Hinkle and Bliss McGlashan Hinkle) History of the Donner Party A Tragedy of the Sierra
Stanford, CA Stanford University Press 1940 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate (Mrs. M. M. Werner) on the front pastedown page. There is another previous owner's inked address information on the half title page and recto of the rear endpaper. "It is difficult to account for the enduring reputation of a book, in the face of changing taste and fashions of thought, when its subject is one of minor appeal and demands a rather special interest in the reading public. In the book here freshly presented, the problem is complicated by an extensive body of material on its subject from other hands." 
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The Story of the Bell and Other Poems, McGrew, G. W.
143 McGrew, G. W. The Story of the Bell and Other Poems
San Jose, CA Times-Mercury Steam Book and Job Printer 1885 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The book covers have fading and rubbing, especially by the spine and spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's address label on the front pastedown page, underneath which is the advertisement by the author of the poem. This thin book of poetry was most likely issued as a fundraiser for the first Presbyterian church erected in Los Gatos California. Mr. McGrew was an "ardent Presbyterian and elder in the Santa Clara Church" who helped organize and raise funds for a church to be built in Los Gatos. Not only did he help to organize the interested parties and work on committees, he was instrumental in procuring and installing the church bell. From the church history pages on line - "The church bell was procured by subscription primarily through the efforts of Mr. G. W. McGrew and was installed in the belfrey." There are no copies of this book available to the trade and no copies listed in Worldcat. This is an extremely scarce piece of Californiana. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Just California and Other Poems, McGroarty, John Steven
144 McGroarty, John Steven Just California and Other Poems
Los Angeles, CA The Times-Mirror Press 1933 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition as was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has a previous owner's inked name and very noticeable toning. The previous owner has pasted a poem from a newspaper, about Los Angeles (by Irene Wilde) on the front pastedown page. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Vallejo Son Of California A Colorful History of Old California, McKittrick, Myrtle M.
145 McKittrick, Myrtle M. Vallejo Son Of California A Colorful History of Old California
Portland, OR Binfords & Mort, Publishers 1944 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 mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some lightish toning. The spine ends, corners and edges of the dust jacket have some edge wear, rubbing, nicking and smallish edge chips . There are tape repairs to the reverse of the dust jacket at spine ends and corners as well. The top spine end has several small chips missing. The rear panel of the dust jacket has several noticeable pieces of tape for repair on the corners and edges. "It has been the fashion for biographers (particularly those who have written concerning Sutter) to picture Vallejo as a petty martinet: pompous, backbiting, and disagreeable - without in any wise trying to understand his aims, objectives, or the situation in which he found himself." 
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About The Heights Joaquin Miller Park - Then and Now At Oakland, California with Juanita of The Woods and (Cecil B. De Mille), Miller, Juanita  (daughter of Joaquin Miller)
146 Miller, Juanita (daughter of Joaquin Miller) About The Heights Joaquin Miller Park - Then and Now At Oakland, California with Juanita of The Woods and (Cecil B. De Mille)
Oakland, CA Tooley-Town Printers / Juanita Miller 1946 18th Edition Pamphlet Near Fine Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. Signed by director and producer Cecil B. De Mille on the front cover and notated throughout by Juanita Miller with changes and additions to the text in her own rather florid hand. This is a slim pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some toning / fading to the covers of the book. The cover of the book has been signed by its recipient, Cecil Bl. DeMille. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been annotated throughout (on nearly every page) by the author, Juanita Miller with details about her life and small bits about the homestead "The Heights". ; Signed by Author 
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Heart Harp Ology Concerning the Playing of Design Patent Number 152349, Miller, Juanita  (daughter of Joaquin Miller)
147 Miller, Juanita (daughter of Joaquin Miller) Heart Harp Ology Concerning the Playing of Design Patent Number 152349
Oakland, CA Juanita J. Miller 1951 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a thin staplebound pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some curling at the front corners of the pamphlet. The text pages are clean and bright. This pamphlet details, with two monochrome illustrations, the design of and uses for a "Heart Harp" - a harp-based object which is is configured in the shape of a heart. From the US Patent office: "Patented Apr. 7, 1931 PATENT OFFICE J' UANITA MILLER, OF OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA HARP Application filed May 10, 1926.My invention relates to improvements in harps, and it consists in the combinations, constructions, and arrangements, hereinafter described and claimed. An object of my invention is to provide a harp which has the frame thereof fashioned in the shape of a heart." Included in this booklet are several lyrics / poems she wrote and pieces of music to be used with the Heart Harp. Scarce. A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the type described which is smaller than the usual harp, so that the harp can be readily carried by the player." Juanita Miller was the very flamboyant only daughter to the famed California poet, Joaquin Miller. 
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Program: Shasta 1879, Looking Back Upon '49, Miller, Juanita / Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA
148 Miller, Juanita / Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA Program: Shasta 1879, Looking Back Upon '49
Oakland, CA Woodminster Amphitheatre 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Ephemera Very Good+ 
This is a program for an event held at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, CA, put on by Juanita Miller and the Park Commission. The program is one sheet of paper folded once, of heavy cardstock paper. The program is in Very Good+ condition with some light edge wear and nicking along with one small spot of rubbing to the front cover. The interior pages are clean and bright. "An episode in the life of Poet of the Sierras, who was a gold miner in his youth. Lord and Lady Houghton -hosts - Eleanor and Harvey Lyon..." 
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Stanford: The Story of a University, Mirrielees, Edith R.
149 Mirrielees, Edith R. Stanford: The Story of a University
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in to Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears, some light, but noticeable rubbing to the front panel, front flap and front spine joint. "Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California, is among the youngest of the important private universities in the United States. Between the laying of the cornerstone for its first quadrangle and the breaking of ground for the still uncompleted Stanford Medical Center are scarcely more than two generations." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Some Incidents In My Life, Moore, Walton Norwood
150 Moore, Walton Norwood Some Incidents In My Life
No Place Self Published / No Publisher Listed N.D. 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some nicking / light edge tearing to both spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The foredges of the text pages are roughly opened and seveal of the pages are uncut at the top edge. "Walton Norwood Moore was born on 10 July 1864 at Newton, Mississippi, USA. He was the son of Joseph Gregory Moore and Elizabeth Tillman Glover. Walton Norwood Moore died on 26 January 1946 at Alameda, California, USA, at age 81." Walton Moore was born right at the end of the Civil War in Mississippi, travel to Cuba as a youth and then to Missouri as a young man. He discusses how all the different places he lived affected him, from the rebellion in Cuba, to following the westward expansion with his wife, to becoming partner in a mine in Colorado. Eventually, Moore ends up in San Francisco where he opens a dry goods store. The remainder of the book talks about his family and their place in San Francisco society. The author does show his Republican roots (white supremacy) as a youth, but later goes on to champion the Japanese before World War I. Though there are several copies of the book in institutions, but none currently available to the trade. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Tree that Didn't Get Trimmed, Morley, Christopher
151 Morley, Christopher The Tree that Didn't Get Trimmed
Berkeley, CA Lederer, Street & Zeus Co. 1964 Reprint Pamphlet Near Fine Illustrated by Thomas R. Lubbock 
B&W Illustrations; This it a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. This pamphlet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. Originally issued as a Christmas gift item in 1948, the publisher has reprinted it as the request of his customers. 
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The Art of Treasure Island First-hand Impressions of the Architecture, Sculpture, Landscape Design, Color Effects..., Neuhaus, Eugen
152 Neuhaus, Eugen The Art of Treasure Island First-hand Impressions of the Architecture, Sculpture, Landscape Design, Color Effects...
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have a couple of chips to the very edges of the top spine and top front flap joint. "Professor Neuhaus' critical discussion assists toward an understanding of why certain architetural forms, sculptures, mural paintings, plantings, lightings, as seen at the Exposition, please us as they do." 
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William Keith The Man and the Artist, Neuhaus, Eugen
153 Neuhaus, Eugen William Keith The Man and the Artist
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1938 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by William Keith 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 book has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the half title page. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and smallish chips missing along with a crack to the front flap joint, some rubbing and ground-in dirt and wear to the rear cover. "In attempting to estimate Keith's work as an artist a quarter of a century after his death, one has the perspective necessary for an objective judgment. Those who took his measure during his lifetime were, I think, too close to him to judge him truly." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Calistoga Centennial 1959  Honoring the Founding of Calistoga by Sam Brannan in 1859, No Author Listed
154 No Author Listed Calistoga Centennial 1959 Honoring the Founding of Calistoga by Sam Brannan in 1859
Napa, CA Don Crawford Associates 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a thick pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet is in Very Good to near Very Good+ condition. The pamphlet and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some ground-in dirt and rubbing to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of some toning to the edges. The pamphlet gives potted histories of the founder of the area, some of the local lore and local historical sites, and more. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Mother Of California Being an Historical Sketch of the Little Known Land of Baja California..., North, Arthur Walbridge
155 North, Arthur Walbridge The Mother Of California Being an Historical Sketch of the Little Known Land of Baja California...
San Francisco, CA Paul Elder and Company 1908 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 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 beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is beginning cracking to the front hinge. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. There are some small edge chips to the spine ends , along with some light spots of discoloration. Copies with the dust jacket ar reasonably scarce. "Great State of California, superb in thy wealth of minerals, clime and soil, threefold wealth with which a munificent Creator endowed thee! Fortunate State, scarce threescore years in being and yet known and blessed beyond the seas!" 
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A Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in San Francisco, California 1941, Northern California Historical Records Survey / Work Projects Administration
156 Northern California Historical Records Survey / Work Projects Administration A Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in San Francisco, California 1941
San Francisco, CA Northern California Historical Records Survey 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
Ex Library copy from Mills College, Oakland, CA. This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and library tape spine. The book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition overall and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and wear. The spine label (pasted on) includes a library card catalogue number. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of several discreet library markings (including a card pocket on the rear cover). "This historical records survey was initiated on a nation-wide basis in January 1936 under the direction of Dr. Luther H. Evan. the purpose of the project is to discover, preserve, preserve, and make accessible basic pource material for research in the history of the United States: the church archives inventory is one of the important phases of the program." 
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Festivals In San Francisco, Northern California Writers' Project (prepared by)  for the Work Projects Administration
157 Northern California Writers' Project (prepared by) for the Work Projects Administration Festivals In San Francisco
California Grabhorn Press / Stanford University 1939 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Pauline Vinson 
Color Illustrations; Limited to 1000 unnumbered copies. 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 natural linen spine has some ground-in dirt and spots of foxing. The paper covered boards have also taken in a bit of light ground-in finger dirt. There is one spot of discoloration to the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation, dated 1940, on the first free page. There are four full color plates illustrated by Pauline Vinson (including the frontispiece) along with numerous headpieces. This piece was produced for the Work Projects Administration by the Northern California Writers' Project in collaboration with Stanford University and issued by the Grabhorn Press. "Here is a book of San Francisco festivals which includes no observances of any event in the city's history, no patron saint's day celebration, no fiesta handed down from Spanish Californian days. And yet the celebrations described in these pages are as much a part of San Francisco's living as if they had been observed ever since the first settlers built presidio and mission here in the year of the Declaration of Independence." 
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The Park System 1: Report of Park Commission 2.: Report of Playground Commission, Oakland California (Freeholders Of The City Of Oakland, Ca) , Walter G. Manuel, James P. Edoff and Wilson S. Gould, Commissioners
158 Oakland California (Freeholders Of The City Of Oakland, Ca) , Walter G. Manuel, James P. Edoff and Wilson S. Gould, Commissioners The Park System 1: Report of Park Commission 2.: Report of Playground Commission
Oakland, CA City of Oakland, CA 1910 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 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 rubbing and edge wear, along with beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Both maps are complete, but have large tears to the bottom edge where attached to the text block. There is a previous owner's inked name (A. Van Der Nail len Jr. ) on the front pastedown page. "A time arrives in the growth of cities when the desirability of a comprehensive plan for park development is keenly felt, and Oakland feeling such a need, by popular vote, amended its charter and created a department of public parks, placing the appointment of members thereto with the Mayor." 
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Oakland Tribune Annual Number 1918 "A Yearly Record of Commercial and Industrial Achievement", Oakland Tribune
159 Oakland Tribune Oakland Tribune Annual Number 1918 "A Yearly Record of Commercial and Industrial Achievement"
Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune 1918 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized magazine (folio sized) with paper covers and a stapled binding. The covers have toning / darkening and some foxing to the edges. The spine of the covers is somewhat loose. The text pages are complete and in mostly clean condition, but noticeably toned and very fragile. There are several pages with small edge tears to the bottom edges. 
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Oakland Tribune Yearbook 1940 Oakland Californa and Adjacent Communities, Oakland Tribune
160 Oakland Tribune Oakland Tribune Yearbook 1940 Oakland Californa and Adjacent Communities
Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune 1940 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized magazine with paper covers and a side stapled binding. The magazine is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some light bumping to the spine ends and corners of the magazine covers. The bottom and foredge of the front cover have ground-in dirt and foxing. The text pages are clean and bright. A year book of events concerning metropolitan Oakland, CA. 
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The United States Marine Corps Exhibit, Ephemera [Golden Gate International Exposition] [Californiana]
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Fifty Years A Rancher The Recollections of Half a Century Devoted to the Citrus and Walnut Industries of California and Furthering the Cooperative Movement in Agriculture, Teague, Charles Collins
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