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History Of The San Francisco Stock And Exchange Board, King, Joseph L.
141 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
142 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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The Lost Death Valley '49er Journal Of Louis Nusbaumer, Koenig, George
143 Koenig, George The Lost Death Valley '49er Journal Of Louis Nusbaumer
Bishop, CA Chalfant Press 1974 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "Located near the border of California and Nevada, in the Great Basin, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Death Valley constitutes much of Death Valley National Park and is the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve. It is located mostly in Inyo County, California. It runs from north to south between the Amargosa Range on the east and the Panamint Range on the west; the Sylvania Mountains and the Owlshead Mountains form its northern and southern boundaries, respectively. It has an area of about 3,000 sq mi (7,800 km2). The highest point in Death Valley itself is Telescope Peak in the Panamint Range, which has an elevation of 11,043 feet (3,366 m)." 
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The Languages Of The Coast Of California North Of San Francisco  (Vol. 9, No. 3. ), Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis )
144 Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis ) The Languages Of The Coast Of California North Of San Francisco (Vol. 9, No. 3. )
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1911 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a larger than trade sized paperback with grey cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This is an offprint of the American Archaeology and Ethnology Publication of the University of California. The book covers have edge wear, rubbing and several tiny chips missing to the edges, especially the spine ends and foredge. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a one inch tear to the top front spine end. "Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876 – October 5, 1960) was an American cultural anthropologist. He received his Ph. D. Under Franz Boas at Columbia University in 1901, the first doctorate in anthropology awarded by Columbia. He was also the first professor appointed to the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He played an integral role in the early days of its Museum of Anthropology, where he served as director from 1909 through 1947. Kroeber provided detailed information about Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi people, whom he studied over a period of years. He was the father of the acclaimed novelist, poet, and writer of short stories Ursula Kroeber Le Guin." This book brings together some of the earliest studies of the linguistic structure of California Indians on the Coast of the state North of San Francisco, and include the Miwok, Pomo, Yuki, Wiyot, Yurok, and Karok languages. 
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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
145 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
146 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.
147 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.
148 Latta, Frank F. Dalton Gang Days
Santa Cruz, CA Bear State Books 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Probably no characters in american history have been so fictionalized as have the train and bank robbers known as the Dalton Outlaw Gan. They held my earliest interest, as that of millions of other young Americans. When I was seven years of age, I had a more vivid mental picture of Bob and Grat Dalton than I had of George Washington." "The Dalton Gang was a group of outlaws in the American Old West during 1890–1892. It was also known as The Dalton Brothers because three of its members were brothers. The gang specialized in bank and train robberies. During an attempted bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1892, two of the brothers and two other gang members were killed; Emmett survived and was captured, tried, and convicted. He was paroled after serving 14 years in prison. The oldest brother Frank had been a Deputy U. S. Marshal, but was killed in 1888. In 1890, Gratton "Grat", Bob, and Emmett turned to crime after not being paid as lawmen. Their middle brother William M. "Bill" Dalton also had a career as an outlaw, but he rode with the Wild Bunch" 
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Death Valley '49ers, Latta, Frank F.
149 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.
150 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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Nothing Seemed Impossible William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco, Lavender, David
151 Lavender, David Nothing Seemed Impossible William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco
Palo Alto, CA American West Publishing Company 1975 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 cgenerally lean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears, along with small chips missing and spots of wrinkling. "He (Ralston) built Ralston Hall in Belmont, California as a summer home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is now part of the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University. He built the California Theatre on Bush Street in San Francisco, which opened on January 18, 1869. His dream was the construction of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California at the corner of New Montgomery and Market. He spent $5M on its construction, draining his banking empire in the process. John Painter Gaynor was the architect and engineer. It opened on October 2, 1875. The hotel had early elevators or "rising rooms" and electric call buttons in the rooms. The hotel survived the 1906 earthquake, but was destroyed in the fire that followed. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1909. There is still a Ralston Room in the hotel off the main corridor to the left." 
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Monterey Bay Yesterday A Nostalgic Era in Postcards (Featuring the Works of Architect William H. Weeks), Lewis, Betty
152 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
153 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
154 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
155 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
156 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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Signposts, Loomis, Patricia
157 Loomis, Patricia Signposts
San Jose, CA San Jose Historical Museum Assoc. 1982 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 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 several edge nicks, tears and spots of rubbing and wrinkling. "San Jose (Spanish for "Saint Joseph"; Spanish pronunciation: officially the City of San José, is an economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California. With an estimated 2016 population of 1,015,785, it is the third most populous city in California (after Los Angeles and San Diego) and the tenth most populous in United States. Located in the center of the Santa Clara Valley, on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay, San Jose covers an area of 179.97 square miles (466.1 km2). San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States." 
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Twenty-One Letters of Ambrose Bierce, Loveman, Samuel (edited and with a note by)
158 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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Light Through the Valley, MacLafferty, James Henry
159 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.
160 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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