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Pigtails And Gold Dust A Panorama of Chinese Life in Early California, McLeod, Alexander
181 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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Siskiyou Pioneer And Yearbook 1957 Vol. III, No. I, Meamber, Bernice and Fred (editors)
182 Meamber, Bernice and Fred (editors) Siskiyou Pioneer And Yearbook 1957 Vol. III, No. I
Yreka, CA Siskiyou Pioneer (Siskiyou County Historical Society 1958 Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and edges of the book covers have some light bumping and nicking. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are: The Dairy Cow and the Creamery in Northern Siskiyou by Ira Walker, Wyntoon by W. W. Murray, Simon Koppes by Morris Prather, Practical Medicine at Forest Vale by Lillian Deter Balis , My Reminiscences of Forest Vale by Reginald H. Biggs, The Rev. Roswell Graves by Mrs. B. M. Sealock and more. 
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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)
183 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)
184 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
185 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
186 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
187 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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Moore's Wins Maritime "M"  (Award Program), Moorship Mariner
188 Moorship Mariner Moore's Wins Maritime "M" (Award Program)
Oakland, CA Moore Dry Dock Company 1943 Other Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is a special oversized, newspaper-style-format program. The program is made up of two full sheets, folded vertically in the center making eight pages. This copy is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This copy has also been folded horizontally by a former order. The spine ends and corners of theprogram covers have some light bumping, rubbing and nicking. There is a small section at the bottom front cover edge has small spots of foxing. The text pages are clean and bright. This program touts the Moore Dry Dock Company's awarding of the Maritime "M" Pennant -- in recognition of excellence in production." "In 1917, Moore bought out Scott and changed he business name to Moore Shipbuilding Company. In 1922, the company was renamed again as Moore Dry Dock Company. It operated primarily as a repair yard. Its shipbuilding capabilities were expanded in the World War II era, building over 100 ships for the U. S. Navy and merchant marine. Moore ranked 82nd among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts. With the end of the war, shipbuilding ceased, but repair operations continued. Moore Dry Dock Company finally closed in 1961. The yard was notable for its employment of several thousand African Americans, in both skilled and unskilled positions, at a time when they confronted major racial discrimination on the job. At the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park an inscription honoring the wartime contributions made by the Bay Area Shipyards during World War II states that "Moore Dry Dock handled the difficult jobs of production, repair and conversion that slowed overall output in other yards." " 
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Red Light Revelations A Glimpse Into Butte's Sinful Past 1879-1917, Moynahan, Jay
189 Moynahan, Jay Red Light Revelations A Glimpse Into Butte's Sinful Past 1879-1917
Spokane, WA Chickadee Publishing 2000 1st Edition; 1st Printing Spiral bound Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a spiral binding. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. 
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190 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
191 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
192 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+ 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
193 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
194 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
195 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
196 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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California Tours  (Map of California), Northern California Hotel Association
197 Northern California Hotel Association California Tours (Map of California)
San Francisco, CA H. S. Crocker Co. / Northern Cal. Hotel Assoc. 1917 Map Very Good- 
Color and B&W illustrations; (27 x 15", folds to 9 x 5) This is a full sized map which has been folded down into brochure format with four creases. The map is in Very Good- condition. There are several small edge nicks and tears, especially to the very outside edges of the map. The trifold style covers have full color illustrations to the front and rear, with the interior in black and white, blue an d yellow. The map features large roads going both north and south, east and west and covers territory from the Mexican border up to the border with Oregon, and out to the edge (rather less covered) of Nevada. Three inserts feature enlarged areas: Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and the San Francisco Bay area. The reverse of the map which doesn't include the covers, features black and white photos of tourist areas, including a triptych of Yosemite National Park (two waterfalls and a Redwood) , along with other natural or historic places. The Rear cover features on of the hotels -- Hotel Del Monte in Del Monte, Ca. "The Largest Resort Plant In the World" "Hotel Del Monte was opened on June 10, 1880 by Charles Crocker and the Pacific Improvement Company. Crocker died at the Hotel on August 14, 1888. The hotel burned twice -- first on April 1, 1887 and again on the night of October 28, 1924. The Old Del Monte golf course that opened in 1897 is the oldest in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River. The hotel was damaged and two people were killed by the April 18, 1906 Earthquake. " 
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Festivals In San Francisco, Northern California Writers' Project (prepared by)  for the Work Projects Administration
198 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
199 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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Oakland Tribune Annual Number 1918 "A Yearly Record of Commercial and Industrial Achievement", Oakland Tribune
200 Oakland Tribune Oakland Tribune Annual Number 1918 "A Yearly Record of Commercial and Industrial Achievement"
Oakland, CA Oakland Tribune 1918 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized magazine (folio sized) with paper covers and a stapled binding. The covers have toning / darkening and some foxing to the edges. The spine of the covers is somewhat loose. The text pages are complete and in mostly clean condition, but noticeably toned and very fragile. There are several pages with small edge tears to the bottom edges. 
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The Pacific Tree And Vine July 1888, The Santa Clara Valley / Henry A. Brainard
The Pacific Tree And Vine July 1888

Leatherbound Album of Carte de Visite photographs from c1865, Ephemera [Californiana] [Photograph Album] [Carte de Visite]
Leatherbound Album of Carte de Visite photographs from c1865

Leatherbound Album Of Carte De Visite Photographs From c1865, Ephemera [Californiana] [Photograph Album] [Carte De Visite] [Sacramento, Ca]
Leatherbound Album Of Carte De Visite Photographs From c1865

 
 
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