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Tribune Yearbook of California 1923 Oakland California and Adjacent Communities : For National Defense, Oakland Tribune
161 Oakland Tribune Tribune Yearbook of California 1923 Oakland California and Adjacent Communities : For National Defense
Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune 1923 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- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have several small edge nicks and tears and some rubbing, especially to the spine ends and corners. There is noticeable ground-in dirt and foxing to the edges of the covers. The spine of the magazine has tearing in several places along with edge wear and nicks. The text pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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My Own Story, Older, Fremont (editor- the San Francisco Call)
162 Older, Fremont (editor- the San Francisco Call) My Own Story
Oakland, CA The Post-Enquirer Publishing Co. 1925 Limited Edition Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The covers have some light toning to the spine and edges. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription on the front endpaper, by the author. "No article nor series of articles ever published in the Post-Enquirer has evoked as much favorable comment as Fremont Older's My Own Story. Letters, telephone messages and verbal messages from readers of this newspaper have been numerous and favorable." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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San Francisco Magic City, Older, Mrs. Fremont  (Cora Older)
163 Older, Mrs. Fremont (Cora Older) San Francisco Magic City
New York Longmans, Green & Co. 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; Includes a Postcard Signed by the Author - The book itself is not signed.This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Laid-in is an inscribed postcard, signed by the author. The dust jacket has some light rubbing and edge wear. "Cora Older, the widow of Fremont Older, the well-known San Francisco newspaper editor, begins her book at the time of the San Francisco fire of 1906. LIke most San Franciscans and the city itself, the Olders had to begin anew from the deluge of the earthquake and the couple watched modern San Francisco grow from the ruins of the fire." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Men of Mammoth Forest A Hundred-Year History of a Sequoia Forest and its People in Tulare County, California, Otter, Floyd  L.
164 Otter, Floyd L. The Men of Mammoth Forest A Hundred-Year History of a Sequoia Forest and its People in Tulare County, California
Ann Arbor, MI Edward Brothers / Floyd L. Otter 1963 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. Limited Edition, this is book # 626. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a 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 ownership statement on the front pastedown page noting that the owner's grandfather was one of the people mentioned in the text. "As the veteran trees in the forest come crashing to earth in a storm, or topple without warning on still summer nights, so, one by one, fall the men and the women who remember the North Tule country in the days of its eager youth. If the story of these people and their mountains is to be told with any resemblance to the way they would tell it, the time has now come." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 55.00 USD
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California's Historical Monuments Compiled from a Series of Articles in P. G. & E. Progress, P. G. & E Progress Magazine, Lawrence R. McDonnell (Publicity Director, P. G. & E. ) (with A Foreword by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Sr. )
165 P. G. & E Progress Magazine, Lawrence R. McDonnell (Publicity Director, P. G. & E. ) (with A Foreword by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Sr. ) California's Historical Monuments Compiled from a Series of Articles in P. G. & E. Progress
San Francisco, CA P. G. & E. / Progress Magazine 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by the publicity director Lawrence R. McDonnell. The book is in Near Fine condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one nick to the top edge of the front endpaper. This copy has been signed by the publicity director on the title page. "Spread in an irregular pattern over the 700 mile length of California are 42 official State Historical Monuments. They vary in size and shape from a tiny adobe house to a castle of unsurpassed grandeur. "; Signed by Editor 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Journal Of Madison Berryman Moorman 1850-1851, Paden, Irene D.
166 Paden, Irene D. The Journal Of Madison Berryman Moorman 1850-1851
San Francisco, CA California Historical Society 1948 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Map; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light fading / toning to the spine of the book. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is one fold out map included. This copy has been signed by the author, with a short inscription, on the front endpaper. " MADISON BERRYMAN MOORMAN, another emigrant in 1850, wrote about his travels past Great Salt Lake to Grantsville [MBM]: "July 26th. - After an early breakfast we were in regular file moving on towards Salt lake-our road circling around a mountain. Five miles brought us to the briny sea, at a point where an exploring party, under pay of the U. S. , had erected an observatory upon an isolated rock of immense magnitude, which had been surronded by the waters of the Lake . . . " "; Signed by Author 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Santa Clara County California Vol. 1 September 1887 No.1, Paul E. Jacobs (San Jose Historical Society) / The Board Of Trade Of San Jose
167 Paul E. Jacobs (San Jose Historical Society) / The Board Of Trade Of San Jose Santa Clara County California Vol. 1 September 1887 No.1
San Jose, CA San Jose Historical Society 1980 Facsimile Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This is Facsimile edition was published in 1980 as part of the museum's yearly membership publication / fundraising. The book is in Fine condition and as a Fine dust jacket. "Published in 1887 by the Board of Trade, the forerunner of today's Chamber of Commerce, this book was intended to draw people to the Valley and thereby further the development of industry, commerce, and real estate (and, not incidentally, to make money for the residents who were lucky and smart enough to have arrived here first)." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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San Francisco The City of the Golden Gate, Pennell, Joseph
168 Pennell, Joseph San Francisco The City of the Golden Gate
Boston, MA Le Roy Phillips 1st Edition; 1st Printing Self-wraps Very Good+ Illustrated by Joseph Pennell 
Photo-gravure; Self-Wraps. The book is in Very Good+ condition and the dust jacket is integral to the book covers. The covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine and flap joints along with some lightish generalized rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though the endpapers have some foxing. This book is part of "The Cities Series". 
Price: 35.00 USD
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California Review An Illustrated Magazine of California: Sasn Francisco Number, Pernau, Henry F. (publisher)
169 Pernau, Henry F. (publisher) California Review An Illustrated Magazine of California: Sasn Francisco Number
San Francisco, CA California Review 1904 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade sized magazine with thin cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The magazine is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light spotting and toning / foxing along with a couple of smallish edge nicks tears and chipped bits. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of some noticeable discoloration to the pages around the staples where they have oxidized. This publication includes photographs of San Francisco, along with articles and poems ,etc.: included are works by Hugh M. Burke, J. M. Scanland, R B. Hale, Walcott Le Clear Beard, M. Louise Cummins, Genie Rosenfeld, Harold W. Raymond, Poems by Joaquin Miller, C. E. Dingwall, A. D. Sayer, and T. J. Perryman. There is a list of grand officers of the Native Sons of the Golden West and the Native Daughters of the Golden West, a Directory of Parlors of the Native Sons, and more. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Contemporary Biography of California's Representative Men with Contributions from Distinguished Scholars and Scientists: Pacific States, Phelps, Alonzo (A.M.)
170 Phelps, Alonzo (A.M.) Contemporary Biography of California's Representative Men with Contributions from Distinguished Scholars and Scientists: Pacific States
San Francisco, CA A. L. Bancroft and Company, Publishers 1882 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is a folio sized volume in a morocco leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration on the front cover and spine of the book. The leather has embossed decorations, gilt rules and five raised bands on the spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some rubbing wear and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with full page plates with tissue-guards. The book includes biographies of 107 men who "represent" the Western US, specifically the West Coast including California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska; "to gather a compendium for preservation and reference the lives and portraits of those who have labored side by side in laying the foundations of human greatness upon the shores of the Pacific, is the object of this work. Included also, are essays by John Muir (the Glaciers and Snow Banners of California), John Le Conte (The Lakes of the Pacific Coast), and Caleb T. Fay (Alaska). " Includes a wonderful biography of Texas Ranger John C. "Jack" Hays (1817-1883) on page 62. Hays arrived in California in December 1849 and within five months he was elected sheriff (the first) of San Francisco. He retired in 1853 to begin his appointment as United States surveyor general of California (appointed by President Franklin Pierce) where he was one of the founders of the city of Oakland. " The essay by John Muir appears to be a first and possibly only appearance. 
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Remember When A Boy's-Eye View of an Old Valley, Rambo, F. Ralph
171 Rambo, F. Ralph Remember When A Boy's-Eye View of an Old Valley
San Jose, CA Self Published / Rosicrucian Press, Ltd. 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by F. Ralph Rambo 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning ground-in dirt to the covers and one ink mark scribble to the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. Written, illustrated and hand lettered by F. Ralph Rambo. "Several years ago I decided to write Looking Backward, 1900, for my grand-daughters. I felt that some day the girls would develop a curiosity about our amazing valley and what it was really like half a century ago. Remember When could qualify as a sequel...The latter being informal history and how this book; simple, rambling, boyish memories of the Old Valley." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Farallones The Painted World and Other Poems of California With fifty-three illustrations and with a supplementary history and description of the Farallones...., Ray, Milton S.
172 Ray, Milton S. The Farallones The Painted World and Other Poems of California With fifty-three illustrations and with a supplementary history and description of the Farallones....
San Francisco, CA John Henry Nash 1934 Limited Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Illustrated by Milton S. Ray Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. Limited to 1934 copies, this is copy number 1045. Two Volume set with cardboard slipcase. The books are in Fine condition and were issued without dust jackets. The Slipcase is in Good condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front pastedown page of Volume One. The slipcase has torn at the top and bottom edges, with one edge completely torn. "In the opening poem, The Farallones, I have endeavored to depict life on the Farallon Islands as it was near the end of the nineteenth century. Conditions on the islands now, with their wireless and radio-compass stations, tennis courts, and frequent boat service, are entirely different from those existing in the former days." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Lo, the Poor Indian A Saga of the Suison Indians of California, Read, Ethel Matson
173 Read, Ethel Matson Lo, the Poor Indian A Saga of the Suison Indians of California
Fresno, CA Panorama West 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages aer mostly clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with a full page inscription on the half title, by the author. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, nicking, and a couple of small edge tears, along with some noticeable rubbing to the spine and flap joints. "Set in a time between the ascendancy of the white man and the final decline of the red man, Lo, the Poor Indian captures the sweep of nineteenth century Californa as seen through native eyes. The perspective is that of the Suisun-Patwin tribe." ; Signed by Author 
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An Enduring Heritage Historic Buildings of the San Francisco Peninsula, Regnery, Dorothy F.
174 Regnery, Dorothy F. An Enduring Heritage Historic Buildings of the San Francisco Peninsula
Stanford, CA Stanford University Press 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Jack E. Boucher 
B&W Photographs; 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 price clipped dust jacket has some edge wear, nicking and wrinkling to the spine ends and corners. There is one vertical scratch to the front cover of the book. "Illustrated with some 200 contemporary and historic photographs and measured drawings, this is a record of the history of San Mateo and northernmost Santa Clara counties from the 1850's to 1920 as seen through their most significant extant buildings." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Treasure Island San Francisco's Exposition Years, Reinhardt, Richard
175 Reinhardt, Richard Treasure Island San Francisco's Exposition Years
San Francisco, CA Scrimshaw Press 1974 2nd Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light rippling to the front endpaper where a bookplate has been removed. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and one small edge tear to the top rear spine joint. "When I was a boy they built an island in the center of San Francisco Bay that was the capsule of my dreams. It was a peaceable island, crowned with towers and glittering with light, that seemed to float like a vision in a sea of gold." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Tales and Treasures of California's Mission (Signed Edition), Reinstedt, Randall A.
176 Reinstedt, Randall A. Tales and Treasures of California's Mission (Signed Edition)
Carmel, CA Ghost Town Publications 1992 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued Trade PB Illustrated by Ed Greco Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade (large format) paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. "Packed with facts, legends, and lore about seven selected missions from San Diego to San Francisco, Tales and Treasures of California's Missions opens a new vista on California history. In these pages you will meet not only the padres and California Indians of mission days, but notorious bandit Joaquin Murrieta, hiding out in Carmel Mission while a sympathetic priest paints his portrait." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Hell-Roarin' Forty-Niners, Ritchie, Robert Welles
177 Ritchie, Robert Welles The Hell-Roarin' Forty-Niners
New York J. H. Sears & Company, Inc. 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking the scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are generally clean and bright with occasional spots of foxing. The endpapers have toning and a previous owner's inked name and address. There's gift notation inked on the first free page. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. "On a night in late autumn of the year 1849 the boys of Downie's Flat, newest and most remote gold camp on the North Fork of Yuba River, were gathered in Bill McGhee's tent saloon drinking Bill's corn-meal fixin's. This was a mixture of raw corn meal, brandy and water stirred in a pan and served hot by the provident McGhee at one ounce of gold dust - $16 - the pan." 
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Material for the Diary of a Great People an Address by Edgar Eugene Robinson before the Friends of the Bancroft Library May 1956, Robinson, Edgar Eugene (with a foreword by Carl I. Wheat)
178 Robinson, Edgar Eugene (with a foreword by Carl I. Wheat) Material for the Diary of a Great People an Address by Edgar Eugene Robinson before the Friends of the Bancroft Library May 1956
Berkeley, CA University of California, Berkeley 1956 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Near Fine 
This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is a hint of toning to the edges of the covers, especially the spine and top corners. The text pages are clean and bright. "At the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Bancroft LIbrary in Berkeley on May 20, 1956, we were honored to have as our speaker Professor Edgar Eugene Robinson, who has had a distinguished career as a member of the faculty at Stanford University, where he was head of the Department of History for many years." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Colusa County Its History Traced from a State of Nature Through the Early Period of Settlement and Development, to the Present Day..., Rogers, Justus H.
179 Rogers, Justus H. Colusa County Its History Traced from a State of Nature Through the Early Period of Settlement and Development, to the Present Day...
Orland, CA Justus H. Rogers 1891 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Good+ condition. Green cloth covered boards have gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The bottom front corners of the book have been gnawed or chipped off and there is some light rubbing, fraying and wear, along with some ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright, though the hinges are a bit loose and the front inner hinge has a two inch+ crack. Though the damage to the front cover is noticeable, the book itself is in better than reading-copy condition. An early work on the history of Colusa County , and one which presents the local point of view. Scarce. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Troupers of the Gold Coast or the Rise of Lotta Crabtree, Rourke, Constance
180 Rourke, Constance Troupers of the Gold Coast or the Rise of Lotta Crabtree
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1928 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 clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a bit of light foxing to the text pages and there is noticeable generalized toning to the endpapers. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, and small to smallish chips missing. "The gold rush, the California theatre, and Lotta Crabtree - Lotta, who became the most popular soubrette of the seventies and eighties, began her career in the gold camps of the High Sierras, and the gambling saloons and variety halls of San Francisco." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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