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San Francisco The City of the Golden Gate, Pennell, Joseph
201 Pennell, Joseph San Francisco The City of the Golden Gate
Boston, MA Le Roy Phillips 1913 1st Edition; 1st Printing Self-wraps Very Good+ Illustrated by Joseph Pennell 
Photo-gravure; Self-Wraps. The book is in Very Good+ condition and the dust jacket is integral to the book covers. The covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine and flap joints along with some lightish generalized rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though the endpapers have some foxing. This book is part of "The Cities Series". 
Price: 35.00 USD
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California Review An Illustrated Magazine of California: Sasn Francisco Number, Pernau, Henry F. (publisher)
202 Pernau, Henry F. (publisher) California Review An Illustrated Magazine of California: Sasn Francisco Number
San Francisco, CA California Review 1904 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade sized magazine with thin cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The magazine is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light spotting and toning / foxing along with a couple of smallish edge nicks tears and chipped bits. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of some noticeable discoloration to the pages around the staples where they have oxidized. This publication includes photographs of San Francisco, along with articles and poems ,etc.: included are works by Hugh M. Burke, J. M. Scanland, R B. Hale, Walcott Le Clear Beard, M. Louise Cummins, Genie Rosenfeld, Harold W. Raymond, Poems by Joaquin Miller, C. E. Dingwall, A. D. Sayer, and T. J. Perryman. There is a list of grand officers of the Native Sons of the Golden West and the Native Daughters of the Golden West, a Directory of Parlors of the Native Sons, and more. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Sculpture And Mural Decorations Of The Exposition A Pictorial Survey of the Art of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Perry, Stella G. S. (Described by) with An Introduction by A. Stirling Calder
203 Perry, Stella G. S. (Described by) with An Introduction by A. Stirling Calder The Sculpture And Mural Decorations Of The Exposition A Pictorial Survey of the Art of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
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. There is some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The illustrations throughout are tipped-in. There is some beginning cracking to the inner hinges. "Constructed from temporary materials (primarily staff, a combination of plaster and burlap fiber) , almost all the fair's various buildings and attractions were pulled down in late 1915. Intended to fall into pieces at the close of the fair (reportedly because the architect believed every great city needed ruins) , the only surviving building on the Exposition grounds, Bernard Maybeck's Palace of Fine Arts, remained in place, slowly falling into disrepair(although the hall used to display painting and sculpture during the Fair was repurposed as a garage for jeeps during World War II). The Palace, including the colonnade with its signature weeping women and rotunda dome, was completely reconstructed in the 1960s and a seismic retrofit was completed in early 2009." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Contemporary Biography of California's Representative Men with Contributions from Distinguished Scholars and Scientists: Pacific States, Phelps, Alonzo (A.M.)
204 Phelps, Alonzo (A.M.) Contemporary Biography of California's Representative Men with Contributions from Distinguished Scholars and Scientists: Pacific States
San Francisco, CA A. L. Bancroft and Company, Publishers 1882 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is a folio sized volume in a morocco leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration on the front cover and spine of the book. The leather has embossed decorations, gilt rules and five raised bands on the spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some rubbing wear and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with full page plates with tissue-guards. The book includes biographies of 107 men who "represent" the Western US, specifically the West Coast including California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska; "to gather a compendium for preservation and reference the lives and portraits of those who have labored side by side in laying the foundations of human greatness upon the shores of the Pacific, is the object of this work. Included also, are essays by John Muir (the Glaciers and Snow Banners of California), John Le Conte (The Lakes of the Pacific Coast), and Caleb T. Fay (Alaska). " Includes a wonderful biography of Texas Ranger John C. "Jack" Hays (1817-1883) on page 62. Hays arrived in California in December 1849 and within five months he was elected sheriff (the first) of San Francisco. He retired in 1853 to begin his appointment as United States surveyor general of California (appointed by President Franklin Pierce) where he was one of the founders of the city of Oakland. " The essay by John Muir appears to be a first and possibly only appearance. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Chronicle Of The Century Newman 1888-1988, Powell, Barbara Ewing and The Newman Centennial Association
205 Powell, Barbara Ewing and The Newman Centennial Association Chronicle Of The Century Newman 1888-1988
Newman, CA Newman Centennial Association 1988 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with heavy illustrated covers and a stapled spine. This book is a history of Newman, CA. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have somespots of ground-in dirt and the edges of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are generally clean, however, there is tidemarking and toning to the bottom edges of nearly all the pages (mostly towards the rear of the book). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Polk's Modesto (california) City Directory Including Fresno County 1971, R. L. Polk & Co.
206 R. L. Polk & Co. Polk's Modesto (california) City Directory Including Fresno County 1971
Los Angeles, CA R. L. Polk & Co. 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized (and heavy) city directory for the city of Modesto, CA , dated 1971. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some edge wear, bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The front cover of the book has some lifting / rippling away from the boards (likely from heat) , but is complete and the damage is only cosmetic. The text pages are clean and bright. Included is a bound-in ribbon bookmark from the florist Louie Hammer. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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San Francisco Oakland And Other Bay Cities A Visitor's Guide, Rand McNally & Company
207 Rand McNally & Company San Francisco Oakland And Other Bay Cities A Visitor's Guide
Chicago, IL Rand McNally & Company 1923 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 generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some very beginning rubbing. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there is a two inch long stain of ink (looks like an inkwell knocked over) to the top edges of all the text pages, starting at the top edge of the text block. The stain goes no deeper than half an inch on any page, but is unfortunately, quite noticeable. The map at the rear is lacking. Included is a slight history of the city, a list of restaurants, information on museums, attractions, and, universities, along with driving directions to sites around the Bay area, including Oakland, potted histories of the city and surrounding areas, including the central valley. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Farallones The Painted World and Other Poems of California With fifty-three illustrations and with a supplementary history and description of the Farallones...., Ray, Milton S.
208 Ray, Milton S. The Farallones The Painted World and Other Poems of California With fifty-three illustrations and with a supplementary history and description of the Farallones....
San Francisco, CA John Henry Nash 1934 Limited Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Illustrated by Milton S. Ray Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. Limited to 1934 copies, this is copy number 1045. Two Volume set with cardboard slipcase. The books are in Fine condition and were issued without dust jackets. The Slipcase is in Good condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front pastedown page of Volume One. The slipcase has torn at the top and bottom edges, with one edge completely torn. "In the opening poem, The Farallones, I have endeavored to depict life on the Farallon Islands as it was near the end of the nineteenth century. Conditions on the islands now, with their wireless and radio-compass stations, tennis courts, and frequent boat service, are entirely different from those existing in the former days." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Lo, the Poor Indian A Saga of the Suison Indians of California, Read, Ethel Matson
209 Read, Ethel Matson Lo, the Poor Indian A Saga of the Suison Indians of California
Fresno, CA Panorama West 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; 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. The text pages aer mostly clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with a full page inscription on the half title, by the author. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, nicking, and a couple of small edge tears, along with some noticeable rubbing to the spine and flap joints. "Set in a time between the ascendancy of the white man and the final decline of the red man, Lo, the Poor Indian captures the sweep of nineteenth century Californa as seen through native eyes. The perspective is that of the Suisun-Patwin tribe." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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An Enduring Heritage Historic Buildings of the San Francisco Peninsula, Regnery, Dorothy F.
210 Regnery, Dorothy F. An Enduring Heritage Historic Buildings of the San Francisco Peninsula
Stanford, CA Stanford University Press 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Jack E. Boucher 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some edge wear, nicking and wrinkling to the spine ends and corners. There is one vertical scratch to the front cover of the book. "Illustrated with some 200 contemporary and historic photographs and measured drawings, this is a record of the history of San Mateo and northernmost Santa Clara counties from the 1850's to 1920 as seen through their most significant extant buildings." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Treasure Island San Francisco's Exposition Years, Reinhardt, Richard
211 Reinhardt, Richard Treasure Island San Francisco's Exposition Years
San Francisco, CA Scrimshaw Press 1974 2nd Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light rippling to the front endpaper where a bookplate has been removed. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and one small edge tear to the top rear spine joint. "When I was a boy they built an island in the center of San Francisco Bay that was the capsule of my dreams. It was a peaceable island, crowned with towers and glittering with light, that seemed to float like a vision in a sea of gold." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Tales and Treasures of California's Mission (Signed Edition), Reinstedt, Randall A.
212 Reinstedt, Randall A. Tales and Treasures of California's Mission (Signed Edition)
Carmel, CA Ghost Town Publications 1992 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued Trade PB Illustrated by Ed Greco Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade (large format) paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. "Packed with facts, legends, and lore about seven selected missions from San Diego to San Francisco, Tales and Treasures of California's Missions opens a new vista on California history. In these pages you will meet not only the padres and California Indians of mission days, but notorious bandit Joaquin Murrieta, hiding out in Carmel Mission while a sympathetic priest paints his portrait." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Hell-Roarin' Forty-Niners, Ritchie, Robert Welles
213 Ritchie, Robert Welles The Hell-Roarin' Forty-Niners
New York J. H. Sears & Company, Inc. 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking the scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are generally clean and bright with occasional spots of foxing. The endpapers have toning and a previous owner's inked name and address. There's gift notation inked on the first free page. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. "On a night in late autumn of the year 1849 the boys of Downie's Flat, newest and most remote gold camp on the North Fork of Yuba River, were gathered in Bill McGhee's tent saloon drinking Bill's corn-meal fixin's. This was a mixture of raw corn meal, brandy and water stirred in a pan and served hot by the provident McGhee at one ounce of gold dust - $16 - the pan." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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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)
214 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.
215 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 clean, bright condition. This is an early work on the history of Colusa County , and one which presents the local point of view. Scarce. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Annals of Santa Cruz, Rowland, Leon
216 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." "The present-day site of Santa Cruz was the location of Spanish settlement beginning in 1791, including Mission Santa Cruz and the pueblo of Branciforte. Following the Mexican–American War of 1846–48, California became the 31st state in 1850. The City of Santa Cruz was incorporated in 1866 and chartered in April 1876. Important early industries included lumber, gunpowder, lime and agriculture. Late in the 19th century, Santa Cruz established itself as a beach resort community." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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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
217 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." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Henry Edward Huntington The Founder and the Library, Schad, Robert O.
218 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." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Song of Life and Other Poems, Schottky, Andrew Robert (Former Senator and later Appellate Court Judge)
219 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 Stapled wraps Very Good+ Signed by Author
This is a small, thin booklet 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: 20.00 USD
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Women of the Sierra, Seagraves, Anne
220 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 
Price: 20.00 USD
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