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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)
181 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.
182 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
183 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
184 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
185 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
186 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
187 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.
188 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)
189 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.)
190 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
191 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.
192 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)
193 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
194 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
195 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." 
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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)
196 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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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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The California Trail, Stewart, George R.
200 Stewart, George R. The California Trail
New York McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1962 7th Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- to Very Good condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine of the book has noticeable fading and foxing. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light foxing to the edges of the text block. The dust jacket has some light generalized toning and several small edge nicks and tears. "The California Trail was an emigrant trail of about 3,000 miles (4,800 km) across the western half of the North American continent from Missouri River towns to what is now the state of California. After it was established, the first half of the California Trail followed the same corridor of networked river valley trails as the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Trail, namely the valleys of the Platte, North Platte and Sweetwater rivers to Wyoming. In the present states of Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah, the California and Oregon trails split into several different trails or cutoffs." 
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