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Troupers of the Gold Coast or the Rise of Lotta Crabtree, Rourke, Constance
181 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
182 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
183 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
184 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
185 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!" 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Henry Edward Huntington The Founder and the Library, Schad, Robert O.
186 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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Dawdling On The Delta The Complete Cruising Guide for California's Fabulous 1,000-Mile Delta, Schell, Hal
187 Schell, Hal Dawdling On The Delta The Complete Cruising Guide for California's Fabulous 1,000-Mile Delta
Stockton, CA Schell Books 1979 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 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 are clean and bright. There is an ink stamped "Book No 1536" on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some lightish edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners, along with an inch long semi-closed tear to the bottom rear spine joint. "The Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, or California Delta, is an expansive inland river delta and estuary in Northern California. The Delta is formed at the western edge of the Central Valley by the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and lies just east of where the rivers enter Suisun Bay. The Delta is recognized for protection by the California Bays and Estuaries Policy. The city of Stockton is located on the San Joaquin River on the eastern edge of the delta. The total area of the Delta, including both land and water, is about 1,100 square miles (2,800 km2). The Delta was formed by the raising of sea level following glaciation, leading to the accumulation of Sacramento and San Joaquin River sediments behind the Carquinez Strait, the sole outlet from the Central Valley to San Pablo and San Francisco Bays and the Pacific Ocean. " 
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A Song of Life and Other Poems, Schottky, Andrew Robert (Former Senator and later Appellate Court Judge)
188 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 
Price: 25.00 USD
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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.)
189 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." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Women of the Sierra, Seagraves, Anne
190 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.
191 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)
192 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
193 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
194 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: 75.00 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)
195 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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Phil Stadtler: I Made A Lot Of Tracks, Stadtler, Phil (edited by Linda Hussa)
196 Stadtler, Phil (edited by Linda Hussa) Phil Stadtler: I Made A Lot Of Tracks
Bonanza, OR CP Media / Carole Fisher 2007 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine 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. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, by the author on the title page. There is a previous owner's address label adhered to the rear pastedown page. "Phil was born in Oakland. He and his parents moved to San Antone Valley to a 640 acre homestead where they raised cattle. In 1928 they moved to a 510 acre ranch in Hilmar, and he lived there the rest of his life. Phil attended Hilmar Schools and helped his father with the family dairy. In 1938 he borrowed $240 to trade cattle with and by the 1950’s he was one of the biggest cattle traders on the Mexican border, importing as many as 250,000 head per year. Most deals were made with just a handshake. He was well known and loved for his honesty and integrity and made many friends. He married Lois Linn and together they raised a family and also began buying land. Lois kept the books and Phil did the wheeling and dealing. " ; Signed by Author 
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Stanford Short Stories Nineteen Forty-Eight, Stegner, Wallace (editor)
197 Stegner, Wallace (editor) Stanford Short Stories Nineteen Forty-Eight
Stanford, CA Stanford University Press 1948 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has a previous owner's inked name (class of '51) on the front endpaper. The endpapers have generalized toning. Authors include: Maxwell Arnold, Richard K. Arnold, Eugene Burdick, Jean Byers, Carl Heintze, Boris Ilyin, Oliver Lawrence, Donald MacInnis, Harry Muheim, Clay Putman, Robert Sellers, Christine Tapley, and , Allan Wendt. 
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Continent's End An Anthology of Contemporary California Poets, Sterling, George (editor) Along with Genevieve Taggard & James Rorty
198 Sterling, George (editor) Along with Genevieve Taggard & James Rorty Continent's End An Anthology of Contemporary California Poets
San Francisco, CA Book Club of California / John Henry Nash 1925 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Includes a Postcard Signed by the Author - The book itself is not signed. Limited to 600 copies, this is number 537. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book has a vellum spine with orangish-brown paper covered boards. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing, and wear, along with some loss of paper to the bottom corners of the book covers. The front cover has some fading / sunning and one scratch to the front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers are made up of hand-crafted marbled paper. "In offering this volume to members of The Book Club of California some word about the various considerations which have influenced its preparation is necessary. Chief among these has been the wish of the Club to further its primary object , the encouragement and support of California letters, by publishing a representative collection of verse by contemporary poets, both natives of the state and those whose residence here has in some pertinent degree identified them with California life and letters." ; Signed by Author 
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Truth A Grove Play (The Twenty-Fifth Grove Play), Sterling, George (with Music by Domenico Brescia)
199 Sterling, George (with Music by Domenico Brescia) Truth A Grove Play (The Twenty-Fifth Grove Play)
San Francisco, CA Bohemian Club 1926 1st Edition; 1st Printing Flexible cloth Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
This is a small trade sized paperback book with cardstock covers and sewn spine. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and includes the scarce glassine dust jacket which is in Very Good- condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a small nick and light chipping to the bottom edge of the book cover and some rubbing to the top spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper includes a pasted on bookplate (The Casey's) which includes a poem about returning promptly. The glassine dust jacket has edge wear, several edge tears, nicks and chipping to both top and bottom edges. "This, the twenty-fifth Grove Play of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco, present in the Bohemian Grove, Sonoma County, California, on the evening of Saturday, July 31st, 1926 by members of the Club, is an adaptation by the author of his dramatic poem, Truth, first published in 1923. The musical setting for its production has been composed by Domenico Brescia, and is described in the synopsis of the music at the end of the text." 
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Adolph Sutro A Biography, Stewart, Jr. Robert E. and M. F. Stewart
200 Stewart, Jr. Robert E. and M. F. Stewart Adolph Sutro A Biography
Berkeley, CA Howell-North Books 1962 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 to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean with the exception of an ink stamped former owner's name on the front and rear endpapers and all three edges of the text block. There is also an inked previous owner's name and date on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has several smallish edge tears, nicks and spots of rubbing and wear. The top spine end of the dust jacket has been shallowly chipped off. "Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro (April 29, 1830 – August 8, 1898) was the 24th mayor of San Francisco, and first German-American Jewish mayor, serving in that office from 1895 until 1897. He is today perhaps best remembered for the various San Francisco lands and landmarks that still bear his name." "With little formal education but with a brilliant mind and dynamic energy, Sutro played a big role in the colorful days of Western History. He arrived in San Francisco in 1850, and fell immediately under the spell of the city." 
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Catalog Of Information And Announcement Of Courses 1935-1936, Modesto Junior College
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The United States Marine Corps Exhibit, Ephemera [Golden Gate International Exposition] [Californiana]
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