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Twenty-One Letters of Ambrose Bierce, Loveman, Samuel (edited and with a note by)
141 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
142 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
143 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." 
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The Story of New San Diego and of It's Founder Alonzo E. Horton, MacPhail, Elizabeth C.
144 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." 
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS..., Maino, Jeannette
145 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
146 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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Left Hand Turn A Story of the Donner Party Women, Maino, Jeannette Gould
147 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
148 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 
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Songs and Stories, Markham, Edwin (edited by John Russell McCarthy)
149 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)
150 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.
151 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)
152 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)
153 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.
154 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
155 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. 
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Pigtails And Gold Dust A Panorama of Chinese Life in Early California, McLeod, Alexander
156 McLeod, Alexander Pigtails And Gold Dust A Panorama of Chinese Life in Early California
Ladwell, ID The Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1947 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 rubbing, bumping and light wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "In the 1850s, Chinese workers migrated to the United States, first to work in the gold mines, but also to take agricultural jobs, and factory work, especially in the garment industry. Chinese immigrants were particularly instrumental in building railroads in the American west, and as Chinese laborers grew successful in the United States, a number of them became entrepreneurs in their own right. As the numbers of Chinese laborers increased, so did the strength of anti-Chinese sentiment among other workers in the American economy. This finally resulted in legislation that aimed to limit future immigration of Chinese workers to the United States, and threatened to sour diplomatic relations between the United States and China." 
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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)
157 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 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Heart Harp Ology Concerning the Playing of Design Patent Number 152349, Miller, Juanita  (daughter of Joaquin Miller)
158 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
159 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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Catalog Of Information And Announcement Of Courses 1935-1936, Modesto Junior College
160 Modesto Junior College Catalog Of Information And Announcement Of Courses 1935-1936
Modesto, CA Modesto Junior College 1935 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good- 
This is a small format booklet (5 1/2 x 7 3/4") with blue medium cardstock covers and a glued spine. This booklet was issued without a dust jacket. The booklets spine ends have small tears (at both ends) and there is some light creasing to the corners. The top edge of the front cover has a previous owner's penciled name. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are several penciled notations regarding courses throughout. The front endpaper is filled with notations and there are a couple of inked notes on the front inside cover, along with two mathematical equations. "Modesto Junior College (known more informally as MJC) is a public, two-year community college located in Modesto, California. MJC is part of Yosemite Community College District along with Columbia College. MJC, and Columbia College, belong to the California Community College system along with 109 other public community colleges. MJC is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The next accreditation inspection visit is scheduled for 2016 and the accrediting commission will act on the recommendation regarding the reaffirmation of the collegesí accreditation status for the next six years in 2017." 
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Loafing Along Death Valley Trails A Personal Narrative of Peoples and Places, Caruthers, William
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