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Californiana

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California Landmarks A Photographic Guide to the State's Historic Spots: Text, Maps and Photographs, McClure, James D.
161 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)
162 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)
163 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.
164 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. 
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Just California and Other Poems, McGroarty, John Steven
165 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
166 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)
167 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)
168 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
169 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
170 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 colleges’ accreditation status for the next six years in 2017." 
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Some Incidents In My Life, Moore, Walton Norwood
171 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. 
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172 Mudge, E. Leigh Carmel-by-the-sea
Carmel, CA Carmel Press 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have toning to the edges of the covers, especially the spine and foredges. There is some light finger dirt to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, writers and poets at Carmel-by-the-Sea", and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts." Early City Councils were dominated by artists, and the city has had several mayors who were poets or actors, including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, bohemian writer and actor Perry Newberry, and actor-director Clint Eastwood." 
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The Architecture And Landscape Gardening Of The Exposition A Pictorial Survey...., Mullgardt, Louis Christian
173 Mullgardt, Louis Christian The Architecture And Landscape Gardening Of The Exposition A Pictorial Survey....
San Francisco, CA Paul Elder and Company 1915 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 mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning rubbing and bumping. There is some light, generalized toning to the covers, especially the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. "Louis Christian Mullgardt (1866-1942) was an American architect associated with the First Bay Tradition. He designed houses in Berkeley, Oakland and other cities; the Court of the Ages at the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition; the San Francisco Juvenile Court and Detention Home; the Durant School in Oakland; and a major renovation of the former M. H. De Young Memorial Museum. He made design proposals for multi-building complexes for downtown Honolulu in 1915 and for Yosemite Valley in 1916. He was hired in 1918 to design the Lou Henry and Herbert Hoover House at Stanford University but was dismissed after prematurely publicizing the assignment without the Hoovers' consent." 
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The Art of Treasure Island First-hand Impressions of the Architecture, Sculpture, Landscape Design, Color Effects..., Neuhaus, Eugen
174 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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The Galleries Of The Exposition A Critical Review of the Paintings, Statuary and the Graphic Arts..., Neuhaus, Eugen
175 Neuhaus, Eugen The Galleries Of The Exposition A Critical Review of the Paintings, Statuary and the Graphic Arts...
San Francisco, CA Paul Elder & Company 1915 2nd Edition, Revised Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; Signed edition. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends, spine joints and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with a short inscription, on the half title page. There is a bookplate adhered on the front pastedown page (Thomas Wayne Norris). "Karl Eugen Neuhaus was born in Germany in 1879 where he studied at the Royal Art Institutes in Kassel and Berlin. Neuhas immigrated to San Francisco in 1904 where he opened a studio near William Keith. When the 1906 earthquake destroyed his studio and home, Neuhaus moved to the Monterey area and helped found the Del Monte Art Gallery. Neuhaus’ greatest impact on California art was as a lecturer, author and teacher. Neuhaus taught at the University of California, Berkeley for over 40 years and was that school’s first head of their art department." ; Signed by Author 
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Calistoga Centennial 1959  Honoring the Founding of Calistoga by Sam Brannan in 1859, No Author Listed
176 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. 
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The Mother Of California Being an Historical Sketch of the Little Known Land of Baja California..., North, Arthur Walbridge
177 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
178 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
179 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
180 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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The Galleries Of The Exposition A Critical Review of the Paintings, Statuary and the Graphic Arts..., Neuhaus, Eugen
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The Architecture And Landscape Gardening Of The Exposition A Pictorial Survey...., Mullgardt, Louis Christian
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