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An Enduring Heritage Historic Buildings of the San Francisco Peninsula, Regnery, Dorothy F.
181 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." 
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Treasure Island San Francisco's Exposition Years, Reinhardt, Richard
182 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." 
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Tales and Treasures of California's Mission (Signed Edition), Reinstedt, Randall A.
183 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 
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The Hell-Roarin' Forty-Niners, Ritchie, Robert Welles
184 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)
185 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." 
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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.
186 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. 
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Troupers of the Gold Coast or the Rise of Lotta Crabtree, Rourke, Constance
187 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." 
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Annals of Santa Cruz, Rowland, Leon
188 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." 
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Treasure Island and the World's Greatest Spans of Steel, San Francisco Bay Exposition
189 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" 
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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
190 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." 
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John Muir in Yosemite, Sargent, Shirley
191 Sargent, Shirley John Muir in Yosemite
Yosemite, CA Flying Spur Press 1971 2nd Edition; Revised Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This edition is paperback. Revised Second Edition.This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There are two rectangular sticker shadows on the front cover of the book by the foredge. The text pages are clean & bright. Overall, a nice bright copy. "John Muir, Scotland's gift to America, was as modest as he was great. Once, in answer to a request for biographical material, he replied succinctly that he had been born in Scotland, immigrated to Wisconsin at age eleven, and after moving to California, become a mountaineer whose life was singularly uneventful!" 
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Henry Edward Huntington The Founder and the Library, Schad, Robert O.
192 Schad, Robert O. Henry Edward Huntington The Founder and the Library
San Marino, CA Henry E. Huntington LIbrary and Art Gallery 1975 5th Printing Pamphlet Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 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 some beginning creasing to the front covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "No single aspect of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery is more remarkable than its history. It was planned and created by one man who had devoted most of his life to business. In less than twenty years a collection of books, manuscripts, and pictures was assembled that in some respects rivaled those of the great public libraries and galleries of the United States and England which had been in existence much longer and represented the accumulation of many generations." 
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A Song of Life and Other Poems, Schottky, Andrew Robert (Former Senator and later Appellate Court Judge)
193 Schottky, Andrew Robert (Former Senator and later Appellate Court Judge) A Song of Life and Other Poems
No Place Andrew Robert Schottky (self-published) 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
This is a small, thin booklet / pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The booklet is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book cover has some very light rubbing / wear to the front top corner of the book cover along with some light toning to the spine and edges. The text pages are clean and bright. Self published circa 1965, this is a group of poems written by former Senator Andrew Schottky of California (later Appellate Court Judge of California) over a number of years. All the poems by Schottky included in this booklet include the year written (starting with 1916's "A Song of Life" and continuing through 1962 - "To My Grandchildren") This copy has been inscribed by the author on the inside front cover in blue pen and dated 1965. A scarce Californiana item, with only one copy showing in Worldcat at the Cal. University at Davis. ; Signed by Author 
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The Saga of Lake Tahoe A Complete Documentation of Lake Tahoe's Development Over the Last One Hundred Years, Scott, E. B. (Edward B.)
194 Scott, E. B. (Edward B.) The Saga of Lake Tahoe A Complete Documentation of Lake Tahoe's Development Over the Last One Hundred Years
Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe, NV Sierra-Tahoe Publishing Co. 1957 7th Edition 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. 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 gift notation on the half title page and a bookplate (John Donovan Hynes) on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, rubbing, nicks and several small chips missing. "The incomparable majest of the world's greatest Alpine lake - Sierra Nevada's - Big Blue - recorded in more than two hundred and eighty rare and heretofore unpublished photographs, fift-one chapters, four sections, and a 22" x 34" fold-out map of Tahoe." 
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Women of the Sierra, Seagraves, Anne
195 Seagraves, Anne Women of the Sierra
Lakeport, CA WESANNE Publications 1990 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was published without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and edge nicking to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. "The Sierra Nevada Range is a mountainous chain extending along the eastern border of the state, more than 400 miles long and about 70 miles wide. Its terrain rises gently from the central valley of California to an abrupt series of inclines leading into the plains of Nevada." ; Signed by Author 
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The Great Yosemite Hold-Ups the Last Stagecoach Robberies on the Road to Yosemite and How one of the Events was Actually Photographed, Secrest, William B.
196 Secrest, William B. The Great Yosemite Hold-Ups the Last Stagecoach Robberies on the Road to Yosemite and How one of the Events was Actually Photographed
Fresno, CA Saga-West Publishing Company 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
B&W Photographs; This is a booklet with stapled wraps and cardstock covers. The booklet 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. The rear cover of the booklet has some light toning, especially to the spine joint area, along with some ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. "The robberies on the Yosemite road during the early 1900's were unique for several reasons. Despite the lack of money involved, the number of coaches and passengers robbed at one time, coupled with the fact that the bandits were never apprehended, were reason enough to be remembered. Even more important, however, was the fact that one of the hold-ups was actually photographed." 
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The Covered Wagon, Shasta Historical Society (editorial Staff: Roy S. Ballou and Mabel Frisbie)
197 Shasta Historical Society (editorial Staff: Roy S. Ballou and Mabel Frisbie) The Covered Wagon
Shasta, County, CA Shasta Historical Society 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book 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 noticeable generalized toning along with a couple of smallish edge tears and some light wrinkling. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There are a couple of smallish spots of discoloration to the bottom edges of the text pages. The index page includes a previous owner's inked name. The contents include: The Vaquero House, Rancho Buena Vista, Twice Told Tales, Indian Trade Items of Shasta County, Mines and Miners, I remember Horsetown and Texas Springs, Trees and Graves Mark the site of Canon House, and more. 
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Among the Redwoods, Shuey, Lillian Hinman
198 Shuey, Lillian Hinman Among the Redwoods
San Francisco, CA Whitaker and Ray Company 1901 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
This booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet covers are of medium cardstock covers that have been crimped to resemble the bark of a redwood tree and a string binding. There is some beginning edge wear and creasing to the corners of the booklet covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper / frontispiece has a tear to the bottom punch hole. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper. The author was born and lived in Northern California all her life. She was the author of a number of books of fiction and poetry, and she also wrote the lyrics to several songs about her beloved California like "Just One San Francisco" 1907 and "The Fair Californian" 1905, and was a regular contributor to magazines like Overland monthly and Out West magazine. " 
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Prodigal Sons The Adventures of Christopher Evans and John Sontag, Smith, Wallace
199 Smith, Wallace Prodigal Sons The Adventures of Christopher Evans and John Sontag
Boston, MA Christopher Publishing Hse. 1951 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is the first state of the first printing with the word "fact" repeated on lines 17 and 18 of page 37. This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block have some ground-in spots of dirt. "It has not been my intention to write a wild-Western thriller or a story suitable for a pulp magazine. Rather I have tried to show how the lives of Evans and Sontag were interwoven closely with their times. The San Joaquin valley has been the scene of many heroic episodes, stirring deeds, new inventions, and amazing developments." "Wallace Smith was a professor at Fresno State College and a leading authority on the history of the San Joaquin Valley. ... Wallace Smith's 'Garden of the Sun' was published in 1939 while he taught at Reedley Junior College." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Wolf Cub The Great Adventure of Count Gaston De Raousset-Boulbon in California and Sonora 1850-1854, Soulie, Maurice, Count Gaston De Raousset-Boulbon (translated From The French by Farrell Symon)
200 Soulie, Maurice, Count Gaston De Raousset-Boulbon (translated From The French by Farrell Symon) The Wolf Cub The Great Adventure of Count Gaston De Raousset-Boulbon in California and Sonora 1850-1854
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company 1927 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have bumping, rubbing and fraying, especially the top spine end. There are several spots of ground-in dirt and wear to book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has some spots where the illustration has pulled free after getting stuck to the front pastedown page. "Charles Rene Gaston Gustave de Raousset-Boulbon (May 5, 1817, Avignon, France - August 13, 1854, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico) was a French adventurer, filibuster and entrepreneur and, by some accounts a pirate, and a theoretician of colonialism... Unable to survive in France, he boarded a ship sailing to the Americas as a third-class passenger, disembarking in a Colombian port. His impressions are typical of a 19th-century aristocrat: A letter to a friend describes Colombia as: ...the true America, the Spanish America. Ruins, mendicants, racial degradation, the haphazard mixture of all kins of blood, vagabonds playing guitar... Naked children, little savages running everywhere amongst dogs... All of it in an admirable state of Nature. The flag of Sonora created by Raousset in 1853 Raousset-Boulbon arrived in San Francisco and felt deeply disillusioned after not receiving the treatment he thought was deserved for a Count." 
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