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Looking Back At Berkeley A Pictorial History of a Diverse City, is a Glimpse of the Accomplishments and Contributions of the Many Individuals..., Berkeley Historical Society
21 Berkeley Historical Society Looking Back At Berkeley A Pictorial History of a Diverse City, is a Glimpse of the Accomplishments and Contributions of the Many Individuals...
Bekerley, CA Berkeley Historical Society 1984 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong paperback book. This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a light crease to the top front corner. The book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. "The first Berkeleyans wer the Costanoan Indians. They were hunters and gatherers of game, fish, shellfish, seeds and acorns." 
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A Journey To California, 1841 The First Emigrant Party to California by Wagon Train, Bidwell, John (with Introduction by Francis P. Farquhar)
22 Bidwell, John (with Introduction by Francis P. Farquhar) A Journey To California, 1841 The First Emigrant Party to California by Wagon Train
Berkeley, CA Friends of the Bancroft Library 1964 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Included is a facsimile printing of Bidwell's Journal. "John Bidwell (August 5, 1819 – April 4, 1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist. He is famous for leading one of the first emigrant parties, known as the Bartleson–Bidwell Party, along the California Trail, and for founding Chico, California. He also traveled to Washington DC to ask Abraham Lincoln to sign documents to incorporate California as a state of the United States...In 1841 Bidwell became one of the first emigrants on the California Trail. John Sutter employed Bidwell as his business manager shortly after Bidwell's arrival in California. Shortly after the James W. Marshall's discovery at Sutter's Mill, Bidwell also discovered gold on the Feather River establishing a productive claim at Bidwell Bar in advance of the California Gold Rush. Bidwell obtained the four square league Rancho Los Ulpinos land grant after being naturalized as a Mexican citizen in 1844, and the two square league Rancho Colus grant on the Sacramento River in 1845; later selling that grant and buying Rancho Arroyo Chico on Chico Creek to establish a ranch and farm." 
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Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, Bierce, Ambrose
23 Bierce, Ambrose Tales of Soldiers and Civilians
San Francisco, CA E. L. G. Steele 1891 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good Ex-Library 
This book is in Good+ condition. 1st Edition. Gray cloth binding variant. This copy is an Ex Library copy from the Liberty Hill District LIbrary of Nevada County, CA. The book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. There is a noticeable water ring to the front cover along with an inch and a half long strip of the front foredge that has been nibbled on by some sort of rodentia. The gray covers also have noticeble ground-in dirt and spotting. The text pages are clean and bright. There are library ink stamps to the front pastedown page, the front free page and the last page of text. There is also a handwritten library notation and date on the front endpaper. Included in this collection of short stories are two of his most important works: A Horseman in the Sky, and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Best known for his Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce was an "American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist." From Wikipedia: " Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events and the theme of war." 
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Pacific Short Story Club Magazine, Bland, Henry Meade
24 Bland, Henry Meade Pacific Short Story Club Magazine
San Jose, CA Pacific Short Story Club Magazine 1912 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; Christmas Number, 1912. This is a trade sized magazine with medium cardstock covers and a side stapled binding. The booklet is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some edge wear and one small edge tear. The staples have rusted and left oxidation to the covers and some wear. The text pages are clean and bright, though fragile. This item includes a series of short stories, poems and various works and features the authors: Elizabeth Roberts, Edith E. Patton, Innon Inata, Henry Meade Bland, Raymond SUmner Bartlett, Estelle Greathead, Chas. Kendrick Bangs, Chas. F. Lummis, Florence R. Keene, Henry van Dyke, Matilda Prusch, Mary B. Williams, Jessica McManus and Yeats. There are descriptions of San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco as well. "During the early years of the twentieth century, Bland penned reviews of the works of California writers for Town and Country. He was the friend of Joaquin Miller (his daughter married Miller's grandson) , Jack London, John Muir, Edwin Markham, and other California literary figures. His verse was published in Sierran Pan & Other Poems (1924) and six other volumes. His prose writings include Stevenson's California (1924) and Prose & Poetry for Children (1914). Edwin Markham wrote of Bland's poetry that it contained "lines of true beauty and mystic music." He often referenced roses in his poems." 
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Pacific Short Story Club Magazine: The Life Of Joaquin Miller Chapter II Spring, 1919 (Vol. II, No. 3), Bland, Henry Meade
25 Bland, Henry Meade Pacific Short Story Club Magazine: The Life Of Joaquin Miller Chapter II Spring, 1919 (Vol. II, No. 3)
San Jose, CA Pacific Short Story Club Magazine 1912 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; Spring 1919. This is a trade sized booklet / pamphlet with medium cardstock covers and a side stapled binding. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers are mostly clean and bright, though with some light toning to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "During the early years of the twentieth century, Bland penned reviews of the works of California writers for Town and Country. He was the friend of Joaquin Miller (his daughter married Miller's grandson) , Jack London, John Muir, Edwin Markham, and other California literary figures. His verse was published in Sierran Pan & Other Poems (1924) and six other volumes. His prose writings include Stevenson's California (1924) and Prose & Poetry for Children (1914). Edwin Markham wrote of Bland's poetry that it contained "lines of true beauty and mystic music." He often referenced roses in his poems." 
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Sierran Pan And Other Poems - With a Christmas Memory, Bland, Henry Meade
26 Bland, Henry Meade Sierran Pan And Other Poems - With a Christmas Memory
San Jose, CA The Pacific Short Story Club Publishers 1922 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
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. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of the rear endpapers and the first free page which show noticeable toning. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription and a handwritten poem on the front pastedown page. ; Signed by Author 
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The Yosemite and Other Poems (Short Story Quarterly: Summer Number 1920), Bland, Henry Meade
27 Bland, Henry Meade The Yosemite and Other Poems (Short Story Quarterly: Summer Number 1920)
San Jose, CA Pacific Short Story Club 1920 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This is a thin pamphlet with paper covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet is in good+ only condition. The covers have edge wear, rubbing, edge tears, nicks and some chipping. The spine of the cover has torn nearly down to the center point. The covers have noticeable toning. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the bottom front cover of the pamphlet by the author to a fellow poet, John G. Jury. Included in the pamphlet are several black and white photos of Yosemite (unattributed). ; Signed by Author 
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Oakland Alameda County California The Highlighted Story of One of the Nation's Richest, Greatest Communities, Board of Supervisors, Alameda County, California
28 Board of Supervisors, Alameda County, California Oakland Alameda County California The Highlighted Story of One of the Nation's Richest, Greatest Communities
Oakland, CA James Houlihan, Inc. 1929 Paperback Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade sized magazine style booklet. The booklet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The corners and edges of the booklet covers have edge wear, rubbing, nicking and several small edge tears. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The edges of the inside covers have foxing and there is some light foxing throughout. The booklet appears to be promotional in nature - published to help bring newcomers (prospective homeowners) to the area. 
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Southern California  A Center of Culture, Bogardus, Emory S.
29 Bogardus, Emory S. Southern California A Center of Culture
Los Angeles, CA University of Southern California 1940 2nd Edition Paperback Very Good+ Trade PB 
B&W Photographs; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The tan covers have some light, generalized toning. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have some beginning toning. "Recently a citizen from an eastern city of the United States addressed the writer, stating that he was planning a visit to Southern California. He wanted to know what are the outstanding cultural resources, if any, of this area, and asked that these significant factors be described briefly.This brochure is an elaborate answer to the original inquiry." 
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Adventures With Peons Princes & Tycoons, Bond, Jr. , Marshall
30 Bond, Jr. , Marshall Adventures With Peons Princes & Tycoons
Oakland, CA Star Rover House / Jack London Heritage House 1983 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
This is a trade paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The white covers have some ground-in dirt and a bit of light toning. There is a spot of rubbing and color loss to the top edge of the front panel, which also effects the title lettering. The text pages are clean and bright. "Marshall Bond Jr. , is one of those rare people who write in the same way that they talk. What you get is the man himself. I first saw Marshall in the late 1920's. He was driving an open Packard roadster down Mission Canyon in Santa Barbara on a sunny morning. He was wearing a jaunty straw hat, informal summer clothes, and seemed to my youthful eyes a dashing aristocratic figure, come from a privileged background, bound for an exciting destination." Marshall Bond Jr. Was the son of "Marshall Latham Bond was one of two brothers who were Jack London's landlords and among his employers during the autumn of 1897 and the spring of 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush. They were the owners of the dog that Jack London fictionalized as Buck. Marshall Latham Bond was born at Mayhurst Plantation in Orange, Virginia in March 1867 and died in Seattle, Washington in 1941. He was the son of Judge Hiram Bond and Laura Ann Higgins. Marshall Bond was a cowboy, mining engineer, stockbroker, real estate broker and outdoor guide." 
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Carmel - Today and Yesterday, Bostick, Daisy F.
31 Bostick, Daisy F. Carmel - Today and Yesterday
Carmel, CA The Seven Arts 1945 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. 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. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription on the frontendpaper, by the author. "It comes a shock to the average Easterner to learn that all of eighteen years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, Don Sebastian Vizcaino entered the Bay of Monterey and took possession of the adjacent soil in the name of his sovereign." ; Signed by Author 
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The Mussel Slough Tragedy, Brown, J. L.
32 Brown, J. L. The Mussel Slough Tragedy
(Tulare, CA?) J. L. Brown / Self Published 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a coffee cup ring on the front cover of the book which has leached the color from the cloth, but is otherwise in nice clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The half title page has a previous owner's name plate (Irving Stewart). "The Mussel Slough Tragedy was a dispute over land titles between settlers and the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) that took place on May 11, 1880, on a farm located 5.6 miles (9 km) northwest of Hanford, California, in the central San Joaquin Valley, leaving seven people dead. Frank Norris' 1901 novel, The Octopus: A Story of California, was inspired by this incident, as was W. C. Morrow's 1882 novel Blood-Money. May Merrill Miller's novel, First the Blade, includes a fictionalized account of the conflict. The exact history of the incident has been the source of some disagreement, largely because popular anti-railroad sentiment in the 1880s made the incident to be a clear example of corrupt and cold-blooded corporate greed. Muckraking " 
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Jack and Jill A Love Story  (Published for the Benefit of The Silver Street Kindergarten Society), Brown, W. E.
33 Brown, W. E. Jack and Jill A Love Story (Published for the Benefit of The Silver Street Kindergarten Society)
San Francisco, CA William Doxey 1891 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Elisabeth Curtis 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers have some ground-in dirt and rubbing. The text pages clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographic images from the Silver Street Kindergarten Society of San Francisco, California. " On July 23, 1878, Miss Marwedel helped to form, along with Professor Felix Alder, the San Francisco Public Kindergarten Society. This association generated sufficient interest and contributions among its members to establish the Silver Street Kindergarten. Miss Marwedel called upon her stellar teaching student, Kate Douglas Wiggin, to assist in this new effort and named her the “Kindergartner” (the teacher as they were called then) for the new school. This was the first free charity kindergarten opened west of the Rocky Mountains. It offered a place of learning for poor and neglected children in the dismal locality in San Francisco known as Tar Flat." "Schooling was a privilege and not a given for families in nineteenth-century South of Market. While the children of wealthier families might stay at school until they were in their late teens, for working class families the situation was very different. Boys might be apprenticed in the trades as young as 14. Girls might stay home to help with the house and younger siblings. Older girls often took work as servants. A string of free kindergartens in the South of Market gave children of the working class access to basic education. The Silver Street Kindergarten was the first free Kindergarten west of the Rocky Mountains. Organized in 1878 by philanthropist Felix Alder, Kate Douglas Wiggin was hired to run the school. Although Mrs. Wiggin may best be known as the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, the expansion of free kindergartens may be a more noteworthy legacy. The Silver Street Kindergarten was used as the model for the development of other free kindergartens in the neighborhood. One of the reasons for the school's success was the large number of small children who lived nearby on Perry and Silver streets." 
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California: Outdoor Heritage, Bryant, Harold Child
34 Bryant, Harold Child California: Outdoor Heritage
San Francisco, CA Powell Publishing Company 1929 Trade 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. Trade edition, with facsimile signatures of California pioneers. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slight older, dusty smell to the book. There is a partially removed previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips missing, along with some light toning to the edges and spine. "An account of nature's resources written in a popular vein for the layman. Its development and uses by man thorugh history up to the present day." 
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Baghdad 1951, Caen, Herb
35 Caen, Herb Baghdad 1951
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1950 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been inscribed, signed and dated by the author on the front endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket has spots of rubbing, edge wear and a noticeable tear with wrinkling to the top spine end. "Here you will find the people whose names may or m ay not be news, but whose private defeats and glories are part of the drama of San Francisco." ; Signed by Author 
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The San Francisco Book, Caen, Herb
36 Caen, Herb The San Francisco Book
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1948 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This is the author's first book. The 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 on the front pastedown page. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, but the author on the front endpaper. The price clipped dust jacket has some edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners along with a couple of semi-closed tears. "There have been lots of books written about San Francisco, some fact and some fiction, but there has never yet been a book about The City with text by her most popular journalist and illustrations by a famous photographer." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Legends of San Francisco, Caldwell, George W. (M.D.)
37 Caldwell, George W. (M.D.) Legends of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA Phillips & Van Orden Co. 1919 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fair dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fair to Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable toning. The dust jacket is complete, but completely detatched at the front spine joint. There are several other small edge tears to the dust jacket and nicks along with some beginning toning. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Water Conditions In California California Cooperative Snow Surveys: the Resources Agency of California, California Department Of Water Resources, William E. Warne
38 California Department Of Water Resources, William E. Warne Water Conditions In California California Cooperative Snow Surveys: the Resources Agency of California
Sacramento, CA California Department of Water Resources 1962 Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. White cardstock covers have some spots of dirt and foxing. The spine is cloth tape. There is some light bumping and beginning edge wear and creasing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are maps, graphs and tables relating to the water supply and snow surveys during the winter season of 1961-62. 
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Santa Clara County Pioneer Papers 1973 A Collection of Three Award Winning Scholarship Ppaers and Other Articles, California Pioneers Of Santa Clara County, Inc.
39 California Pioneers Of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara County Pioneer Papers 1973 A Collection of Three Award Winning Scholarship Ppaers and Other Articles
San Jose, CA Smith & McKay Printing Co. / California Pioneers of Santa Clara County 1973 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 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 some beginning generalized toning to both front and rear endpapers. The dust jacket has some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners and there is generalized toning to the white portions of the dust jacket, especially to the spine where the toning is somewhat mottled. "The California Pioneers of Santa Clara County, Inc. Is one of the oldest and largest of such organizations in the State of California. Its rosters, through the years, have included the names of many famous pioneer families, which have contributed greatly to the heritage of the State and the County... It is with considerable pride that we present this first volume of the occasional papers of the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County, Inc. It is with great respect and appreciation that we dedicate the volume to the loving memory of Effie Hawkins." The articles included are: The Earthquake of April 18, 1906 (in the Santa Clara Valley) , John Joseph Montgomery (His Life in Brief) , Alviso's First Boom (the Role of the Speculator in Developing the Town of Alviso) , Short Historical Sketch of the Santa Clara County Pioneers 1901, and, The Trailblazer (First Issue) Quarterly Bulletin of the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County, Inc. 1961. 
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San Francisco Center of the California Vacationland, Californians, Inc.
40 Californians, Inc. San Francisco Center of the California Vacationland
San Francisco, CA Californians, Inc. 1934 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a thin stapled pamphlet with a stapled binding. The pamphlet is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is one light dent to the front cover of the pamphlet and some light edge wear, and ground-in dirt as well as one light crease to the top front corner. The text pages are clean and bright.. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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