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Corridor Country An Interpretive History of the Amador-Livermore Valley: Volume One The Spanish-Mexican Period, Stuart, Reginald R. and Grace D. Stuart (written and annotated by)
201 Stuart, Reginald R. and Grace D. Stuart (written and annotated by) Corridor Country An Interpretive History of the Amador-Livermore Valley: Volume One The Spanish-Mexican Period
Livermore, CA The Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society / Lawton and Alfred Kennedy 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; Limited to 20002 copies. This book is in 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. The foredge of the textblock is uncut and unopened. "On April 18, 1963, a group of eighteen men and women under the leadership of Justi E. Rogers met at Lynnewood to form the Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society. Many projects were discussed that evening: community meetings, excursions to historic sites, essay contests in the schools, and a definitive history of the area. This book is one of the outgrowths of that meeting and of subsequent actions of the organization." 
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Into the Jaws of Hell Jefferson Hunt: The Death Valley '49ers Wagon Train & His Adventures in California 1846-1857, Sutak, Tom
202 Sutak, Tom Into the Jaws of Hell Jefferson Hunt: The Death Valley '49ers Wagon Train & His Adventures in California 1846-1857
Danville, CA Pine Park Publishing 2012 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "From July 1846 to May 1848, Jefferson Hunt traveled over 5,000 miles in the American West, and trekked on all or parts of five major Western Trails - the Santa Fe, the Gila River, El Camino Real, The Humboldt River Trail, and pioneered the Salt Lake City to Los Angeles Trail - many of which the author traveled while writing into the Jaws of Hell." 
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Pictorial California and the Pacific (Summer 1959), Swarzwald, Vivian Smith (publisher)
203 Swarzwald, Vivian Smith (publisher) Pictorial California and the Pacific (Summer 1959)
San Francisco, CA Pictorial California and the Pacific 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a folio sized magazine. This copy is compliments of Metropolitan Oakland Area Committee and Convention and Tourist Bureau. The magazine is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This issue deals with the city of Oakland , including: "The Changing Skyline of Oakland". 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Pictorial California and the Pacific (Vacation Number 1957 - Vol. XXXII, No 4), Swarzwald, Vivian Smith (publisher)
204 Swarzwald, Vivian Smith (publisher) Pictorial California and the Pacific (Vacation Number 1957 - Vol. XXXII, No 4)
San Francisco, CA Pictorial California and the Pacific 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a folio sized magazine. This copy is compliments of Metropolitan Oakland Area Committee and Convention and Tourist Bureau. The magazine is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is a section included which discusses Oakland, CA. called Lovely Oakland. 
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Songs of Yosemite, Symmes, Harold
205 Symmes, Harold Songs of Yosemite
San Francisco, CA Blair-Murdock Company 1911 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; Signed by the author's son. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The book covers have some light generalized foxing. The text pages are clean and bright. This book is signed, with an inscription, on the front endpaper by the author's son. Laid-in are two postcards featuring sites of Yosemite (dated 1913) with inscriptions regarding trips to the Yosemite valley. The book contains a series of poems / songs with Yosemite as the theme. This book was published posthumously (apparently by his wife and son). ; Signed by Family Member 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Sonnets of Edward Robeson Taylor on Some Pictures Painted by William Keith, Taylor, Edward Robeson
206 Taylor, Edward Robeson Sonnets of Edward Robeson Taylor on Some Pictures Painted by William Keith
San Francisco, CA E. D. Taylor Co. 1898 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by William Keith Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This edition is limited to 200 unnumbered copies which were not for sale to the trade. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some ground-in dirt and noticeable rubbing, especially to the foredges. There are several light scratches the the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. A monochrome illustrated plate has been tipped in as a frontispiece - and is illustrated by William Keith. This copy has been signed by the author with an inscription on the front endpaper. Edward Robeson Taylor was " the 28th Mayor of San Francisco serving from July 16, 1907 to January 7, 1910" (from Wikipedia), "Taylor was appointed mayor due to the resignation of Charles Boxton, after his eight-day term. When he was sworn in, he became the oldest mayor of San Francisco to be sworn in at 68 years old and still currently holds the record today." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Fifty Years A Rancher The Recollections of Half a Century Devoted to the Citrus and Walnut Industries of California and Furthering the Cooperative Movement in Agriculture, Teague, Charles Collins
207 Teague, Charles Collins Fifty Years A Rancher The Recollections of Half a Century Devoted to the Citrus and Walnut Industries of California and Furthering the Cooperative Movement in Agriculture
California Charles Collins Teague / California Fruit Growers Exchange 1944 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; 2nd Edition. The first Edition was privately printed and was printed in a small run. 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. There is some beginning rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are generally clean and bright, but toned along the edges of the text pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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John Willson Laird His Life and Legacy, The Laird Historians of Salida, California / The Classroom Chronicle Press (with a preface by Irving Stone)
208 The Laird Historians of Salida, California / The Classroom Chronicle Press (with a preface by Irving Stone) John Willson Laird His Life and Legacy
Madera, CA The Classroom Chronicles Press 1994 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is in clean, bright condition. "I was born John Willson Laird - myu birth date, January 15, 1806 - my birth place, Pennsylvania. While I was but a young man, my family moved us to West Virginia. I grew up strong and well suited to hard work. As a young man, I learned to operate a flatboat on the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Advantages of the City of San Jose California as a Manufacturing Center Published by the Society for the Promotion of Manufactures, The Rosicrucian Press
209 The Rosicrucian Press Advantages of the City of San Jose California as a Manufacturing Center Published by the Society for the Promotion of Manufactures
San Jose, CA The Rosicrucian Press 1990 Facsimile Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a facsimile reprint of an orginal pamphlet published c1884. This is a limited edition. The book is a small trade paperback which has a hard cloth slipcase that looks like a hardcover binding. The book is in Near Fine condition and the slipcase is in Near Fine condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "If it were the purpose of this pamphlet to add to existing publications describing the wondrous fertility of this valley, its unparalleled climate and marvelous beauty, such end could not better be attained than by quoting the words of the illustrious traveler and conscientious writer, Bayard Taylor, who classed it with the vale of Damascus..." 
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The Life of Dr. Carroll Thrasher [1876-1911], Thrasher, Dr. Marion
210 Thrasher, Dr. Marion The Life of Dr. Carroll Thrasher [1876-1911]
San Francisco, CA Self Published 1911 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean, bright condition. The book covers have noticeable toning and some ground-in dirt and spotting. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are spots of foxing throughout, and the endpapers are heavily toned. This copy has been signed, with a short inscription, on the front endpaper. "Dr. Carroll Thrasher, a well known surgeon of this city and at one time surgeon for the police department, died suddenly of heart failure this morning. He was the only son of Dr. Marion Thrasher and was unmarried. At the time of the Spanish-American war Dr. Thrasher was in charge of the smallpox hospital here." ; Signed by Author 
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Ace High The 'Frisco Detective Or, the Girl Sport's Double Game (A Story of the Sierra & The Golden Gate City (reprinted from Beadle's Half-Dime Library, Number 814, February 28, 1893, Tripp, C. E.  (with an introduction by David Magee)
211 Tripp, C. E. (with an introduction by David Magee) Ace High The 'Frisco Detective Or, the Girl Sport's Double Game (A Story of the Sierra & The Golden Gate City (reprinted from Beadle's Half-Dime Library, Number 814, February 28, 1893
San Francisco, CA The Book Club of California 1948 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition. Limited to 500 copies and printed by the Grabhorn Press, with engravings by Mallette Dean. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright, though there is some toning to the endpapers. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page, and another on the front endpaper. "Carrie Nation probably never took a drink in her life. The corner saloon must go, she would cry and, lustful as a volunteer fireman confronted by plate glass, she would hack away with her hatchet at the bottles and gilded mirrors without once having tried her foot on the brass rail for size." 
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Golden Yesteryears: Memories Re-lived 1871-1956, Tunsen, Theodore C.
212 Tunsen, Theodore C. Golden Yesteryears: Memories Re-lived 1871-1956
Modesto, CA Theodore C. Tunsen 1956 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have noticeable toning and ground-in dirt. There is some light bumping and creasing to the corners of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. "Today, as in retrospect I relive some of the experiences I have had during the short time I have sojourned upon this earth, memory brings again a flood of events which may be especially interesting to my family, to whom this account is loveingly dedicated." The author narrates the story of his life from his birth in Abelnes, Norway in 1871 thorugh his immigration to the United States, and from there across the continent to finally end up in California, specifically, Salida and Modesto, CA in the Central Valley's San Joaquin Valley. ; Signed by Author 
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San Diego  This is How it Was ... So They Say!!, Turpin, Vicki / Land Title Insurance Co.
213 Turpin, Vicki / Land Title Insurance Co. San Diego This is How it Was ... So They Say!!
San Diego, CA Land Title Insurance Co. 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with slick cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some rubbing to the lettering on the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "The saga of San Diego, as recalled and herewith given, is substantially accurate as to facts, but in quoting some pioneer citizens, the data is one of personal recollection rather than exact history." 
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Mark Twain's San Francisco Being A Generous And Uninhibited Cornucopia Of Reports, Speculations, Satires, Brickbats, Musings, Topical Verse And Other Observations, Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens) (edited and with An Introduction by Bernard Taper)
214 Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens) (edited and with An Introduction by Bernard Taper) Mark Twain's San Francisco Being A Generous And Uninhibited Cornucopia Of Reports, Speculations, Satires, Brickbats, Musings, Topical Verse And Other Observations
New York McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The spine joints have several spots of fading / waterspotting. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. The text block has a bit of a dusty smell to it. The price-clipped dust jacket has ground-in dirt covering the entire rear panel and portions of the front cover and spine. There are several small edge tears, nicks and spots of chipping. Overall, a good solid reading copy. "Mark Twain lived in San Francisco for several years in the 1860's and, during that time, wrote copiously about the city and it's citizens. Bernard Taylor has selected some of the most telling articles Twain contributed to such journals as the Californian, The Territorial Enterprise, The Golden Era, The Call, The Daily Dramatic Chronicle, and others for inclusion in this remarkably pungent, vivid picture of the City a hundred years ago." 
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Senior Week Agenda 1922, University of California Berkeley
215 University of California Berkeley Senior Week Agenda 1922
Berkeley, CA University of California Berkeley 1922 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. Bound in brown suede with leather threading. There is some light generalized rubbing to the covers and some beginning loss of color to the decoration and title on the front cover. the text pages are clean and bright. This booklet is similar to a year book and schedule roled into one -- containing not only the list of graduates for the different schools, but also the calendar of events for Senior Week, including banquets, the pilgrimage, speeches, the Ball, and receptions. A scarce item. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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University Of California Chronicle October 1929 Issue, University Of California Berkeley
216 University Of California Berkeley University Of California Chronicle October 1929 Issue
Berkeley, CA University of California 1929 Magazine Very Good 
This is a trade paperback / magazine and has cardstock covers and a glued spine. The magazine is in Very Good condition. The covers have some bumping, rubbing and small nicks, along with toning to the spine and top edges of the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Contents include: American Sculpture at the Palace of the Legion of Honor by Rose V. S. Berry, Recent Developments in Scientific Thought by Joel H . Hidebrand, Public Speaking in a New Era by Edward Z. Rowell, George Sterling's Place in Modern Poetry by Lionel Stevenson, a section of book reviews and several poems. 
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Ambrose Bierce: The Wickedest Man in San Francisco, Walker,  Franklin
217 Walker, Franklin Ambrose Bierce: The Wickedest Man in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA The Colt Press / Grabhorn Press 1941 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
Limited to 550 unnumbered copies. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The book covers have some light, but noticeable foxing to the spine and spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. The front inner hinge has started to crack. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the front endpaper, by the author. Also included is an index card with a personal note to the recipient and signed by the author. "It was a sunny afternoon. The wind rippled the long grass upon the bank where they lay, while three youths with the world before them speculated whimsically about their futures." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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A Literary History of Southern California, Walker, Franklin
218 Walker, Franklin A Literary History of Southern California
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1950 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 mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper, with a short inscription. The dust jacket is generally clean and bright, but does have noticeable toning to the edges and spine." Franklin Walker (1900-1967) was a professor of American literature at Mills College. Among his books are San Francisco's Literary Frontier, A Literary History of Southern California, and Frank Norris: A Biography. "; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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San Francisco's Literary Frontier, Walker, Franklin
219 Walker, Franklin San Francisco's Literary Frontier
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. Signed by the author Franklin Walker, and by George R. Stewart Jr. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some generalized toning. This copy has been signed by author Franklin Walker on the Front endpaper and the dedication page by George R. Stewart. The dust jacket has chips missing, clear tape repairs to the rectos at the spine ends, and front and rear panels. There is toning to the spine as well. The previous owner of the book has added his name and date to the front flap of the dust jacket in ink. "This is the story of writing which came out of San Francisco and its closely related outposts, such as Virginia City, Nevada, from the Gold Rush in 1849 to the coming of the railroad in 1869." ; Signed by Author 
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Hallowed Were the Gold Dust Trails The Story of the Pioneer Priests of Northern California, Walsh, Henry L.  (S.J.)
220 Walsh, Henry L. (S.J.) Hallowed Were the Gold Dust Trails The Story of the Pioneer Priests of Northern California
Santa Clara, CA University of Santa Clara Press 1946 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The lettering on the spine of the book has rubbed somewhat. The text pages are clean and bright. "Like ivy creeping up the castle wall, there has been rising with the years an ever ardent interest in California's colorful cradle days. Adventure, primitive trail blazing, uncharted seas, prairie schooners, Indians, caballeros, senoritas, barefoot friars, fandangos, Spanish guitars, Mission bells, rivers of gold, mining camps, stagecoaches, desperadoes...." 
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Gold Is The Cornerstone, Caughey, John Walton
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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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