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Jade in California, Pages of History
181 Pages of History Jade in California
Sausalito, CA Pages of History 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ Illustrated by Saj 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "This booklet lists, briefly, all the published localities in which jade - either nephrite or jadeite - has been found in California. Some of the localities are historic: the first outcrop of jadeite in situ in its source rock to be found in the New World was found in California." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Old California Houses Portraits and Stories, Parsons, Marion Randall
182 Parsons, Marion Randall Old California Houses Portraits and Stories
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1952 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The top spine end has a faded spot with some light tidemarking. The text pages are generally clean, but do have some foxing throughout. This copy has been signed by the author, with a short inscription, on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several edge tears with wrinkling and wear. "Author, artist, photographer, mountaineer, and active Sierra Club leader. In 1902, the college-age Marion learned about the Sierra Club through a classmate, John Muir's oldest daughter Wanda, age 21. Marion's first Sierra Club Outing was its third, in 1903. In 1907, she married a Sierra Club board member, Edward Taylor Parsons, who she had met on her first Sierra Club outing. When Edward died in 1914, she became the first woman elected to the board of directors of the Sierra Club. She served in that capacity for twenty-two years. Marion infused her Sierra Club activities with a remarkable range of interests and accomplishments. She was a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, musician, painter, and mountaineer. "; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Land, Water And Power A History of the Turlock Irrigation District 1887-1987, Paterson, Alan M.
183 Paterson, Alan M. Land, Water And Power A History of the Turlock Irrigation District 1887-1987
Glendale, CA Arthur H. Clark Company 1987 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to 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 a previous bookstore ink stamp on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly crisp and clean, with some beginning rubbing to the spine ends and a couple of beginning spots of ground-in dirt to the rear panel. -"n the American West, the irrigation ditch is among the most significant of man's works. Aridity typifies the West, and agriculture is impossible without putting more water on the soil than nature provides. Irrigation has transformed deserts into gardens, and has shaped institutions, livelihoods and communities where it is practiced." "Staying true to its more-than-a-century-old watery origins, Turlock Irrigation District (TID) provides irrigation services to almost 6,000 farmers in its service area (150,000 acres of farmland). The company also provides electric generation, transmission, and distribution services to more than 98,000 retail customers in and around Turlock, California, and it sells power to wholesale customers. TID became a generator and distributor of electricity in 1923." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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San Francisco The City of the Golden Gate, Pennell, Joseph
184 Pennell, Joseph San Francisco The City of the Golden Gate
Boston, MA Le Roy Phillips 1913 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)
185 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.)
186 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. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Polk's Modesto (california) City Directory Including Fresno County 1971, R. L. Polk & Co.
187 R. L. Polk & Co. Polk's Modesto (california) City Directory Including Fresno County 1971
Los Angeles, CA R. L. Polk & Co. 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized (and heavy) city directory for the city of Modesto, CA , dated 1971. 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 generally clean, bright condition. There is some edge wear, bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The front cover of the book has some lifting / rippling away from the boards (likely from heat) , but is complete and the damage is only cosmetic. The text pages are clean and bright. Included is a bound-in ribbon bookmark from the florist Louie Hammer. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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San Francisco Oakland And Other Bay Cities A Visitor's Guide, Rand McNally & Company
188 Rand McNally & Company San Francisco Oakland And Other Bay Cities A Visitor's Guide
Chicago, IL Rand McNally & Company 1923 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 generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some very beginning rubbing. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there is a two inch long stain of ink (looks like an inkwell knocked over) to the top edges of all the text pages, starting at the top edge of the text block. The stain goes no deeper than half an inch on any page, but is unfortunately, quite noticeable. The map at the rear is lacking. Included is a slight history of the city, a list of restaurants, information on museums, attractions, and, universities, along with driving directions to sites around the Bay area, including Oakland, potted histories of the city and surrounding areas, including the central valley. 
Price: 25.00 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.
189 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
190 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 
Price: 50.00 USD
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An Enduring Heritage Historic Buildings of the San Francisco Peninsula, Regnery, Dorothy F.
191 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
192 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.
193 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
194 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." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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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)
195 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.
196 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
197 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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Annals of Santa Cruz, Rowland, Leon
198 Rowland, Leon Annals of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA Seven Seas Book Shop / Leon Rowland 1947 Limited Edition Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with figured cardstock covers and side staple binding. The book is Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The off-white covers have some ground-in dirt and there is brown toning at the point of several staples on both the front and rear covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "At dusk of Wednesday, October 14, 1769, Sargento Jose Francisco Ortega of the Spanish army and eight soldados de cuera mounted on mules splashed into the waters of the San Lorenzo river, the first white men to see the site of the present city of Santa Cruz." "The present-day site of Santa Cruz was the location of Spanish settlement beginning in 1791, including Mission Santa Cruz and the pueblo of Branciforte. Following the Mexican–American War of 1846–48, California became the 31st state in 1850. The City of Santa Cruz was incorporated in 1866 and chartered in April 1876. Important early industries included lumber, gunpowder, lime and agriculture. Late in the 19th century, Santa Cruz established itself as a beach resort community." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Treasure Island and the World's Greatest Spans of Steel, San Francisco Bay Exposition
199 San Francisco Bay Exposition Treasure Island and the World's Greatest Spans of Steel
San Francisco, CA Crocker Company 1940 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a oblong paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The book is in Very Good+ condition and waas likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "The Golden Gate International Exposition celebrating completion of three great engineering feats: the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge and Treasure Island" 
Price: 25.00 USD
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San Francisco: The Financial Commercial and Industrial Metropolis of the Pacific Coast Official Records, Statistics and Encyclopedia, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
200 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce San Francisco: The Financial Commercial and Industrial Metropolis of the Pacific Coast Official Records, Statistics and Encyclopedia
San Francisco, CA San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 1915 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 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. There are a couple of small spots of ground-in dirt to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper. "Born a drowsy Spanish hamlet, fed on the intoxicants of a gold rush, developed by an adventurous commerce and baronial agriculture, isolated throughout its turbulent history from the home lands of its diverse peoles and compelled to the outworking of its own ethical and social standards, San Francisco has evolved an individuality and a versatility beyond any other American city." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Baker & Hamilton Jobbers, Importers And Exporters Of Hardware, Iron, Steel, Pipe, Fittings.... San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, CA., Baker & Hamilton
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Map Of The Northern San Joaquin Valley - Sierra Nevada Area, [Ephemera], [ Maps], [Californiana]
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Loafing Along Death Valley Trails A Personal Narrative of Peoples and Places, Caruthers, William
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