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A Song of Life and Other Poems, Schottky, Andrew Robert (Former Senator and later Appellate Court Judge)
201 Schottky, Andrew Robert (Former Senator and later Appellate Court Judge) A Song of Life and Other Poems
No Place Andrew Robert Schottky (self-published) 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
This is a small, thin booklet / pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The booklet is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book cover has some very light rubbing / wear to the front top corner of the book cover along with some light toning to the spine and edges. The text pages are clean and bright. Self published circa 1965, this is a group of poems written by former Senator Andrew Schottky of California (later Appellate Court Judge of California) over a number of years. All the poems by Schottky included in this booklet include the year written (starting with 1916's "A Song of Life" and continuing through 1962 - "To My Grandchildren") This copy has been inscribed by the author on the inside front cover in blue pen and dated 1965. A scarce Californiana item, with only one copy showing in Worldcat at the Cal. University at Davis. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Saga of Lake Tahoe A Complete Documentation of Lake Tahoe's Development Over the Last One Hundred Years, Scott, E. B. (Edward B.)
202 Scott, E. B. (Edward B.) The Saga of Lake Tahoe A Complete Documentation of Lake Tahoe's Development Over the Last One Hundred Years
Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe, NV Sierra-Tahoe Publishing Co. 1957 7th Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the half title page and a bookplate (John Donovan Hynes) on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, rubbing, nicks and several small chips missing. "The incomparable majest of the world's greatest Alpine lake - Sierra Nevada's - Big Blue - recorded in more than two hundred and eighty rare and heretofore unpublished photographs, fift-one chapters, four sections, and a 22" x 34" fold-out map of Tahoe." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Women of the Sierra, Seagraves, Anne
203 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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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.
204 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)
205 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Among the Redwoods, Shuey, Lillian Hinman
206 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
207 Smith, Wallace Prodigal Sons The Adventures of Christopher Evans and John Sontag
Boston, MA Christopher Publishing Hse. 1951 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is the first state of the first printing with the word "fact" repeated on lines 17 and 18 of page 37. This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block have some ground-in spots of dirt. "It has not been my intention to write a wild-Western thriller or a story suitable for a pulp magazine. Rather I have tried to show how the lives of Evans and Sontag were interwoven closely with their times. The San Joaquin valley has been the scene of many heroic episodes, stirring deeds, new inventions, and amazing developments." "Wallace Smith was a professor at Fresno State College and a leading authority on the history of the San Joaquin Valley. ... Wallace Smith's 'Garden of the Sun' was published in 1939 while he taught at Reedley Junior College." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Wolf Cub The Great Adventure of Count Gaston De Raousset-Boulbon in California and Sonora 1850-1854, Soulie, Maurice, Count Gaston De Raousset-Boulbon (translated From The French by Farrell Symon)
208 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." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Stanford Short Stories Nineteen Forty-Eight, Stegner, Wallace (editor)
209 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
210 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)
211 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." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Lord Nelson and the Tar A Poem and a Picture, Stevenson, Robert Louis (introduction by James D. Hart)
212 Stevenson, Robert Louis (introduction by James D. Hart) Lord Nelson and the Tar A Poem and a Picture
St. Helena, CA The Silverado Museum / James E. Beard 1972 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good+ 
Limited to 300 unnumbered copies. This is a trade sized booklet with cardstock covers and a string binding. The edges of the front cover are deckled (wavy). The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The edges of the book covers have some light bumping and there are a couple of light spots near the bottom front edge. The text pages are clean and bright. There are small woodcut block prints throughout. "Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Emilio Salgari, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins." " 
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The California Trail, Stewart, George R.
213 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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Adolph Sutro A Biography, Stewart, Jr. Robert E. and M. F. Stewart
214 Stewart, Jr. Robert E. and M. F. Stewart Adolph Sutro A Biography
Berkeley, CA Howell-North Books 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean with the exception of an ink stamped former owner's name on the front and rear endpapers and all three edges of the text block. There is also an inked previous owner's name and date on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has several smallish edge tears, nicks and spots of rubbing and wear. The top spine end of the dust jacket has been shallowly chipped off. "Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro (April 29, 1830 August 8, 1898) was the 24th mayor of San Francisco, and first German-American Jewish mayor, serving in that office from 1895 until 1897. He is today perhaps best remembered for the various San Francisco lands and landmarks that still bear his name." "With little formal education but with a brilliant mind and dynamic energy, Sutro played a big role in the colorful days of Western History. He arrived in San Francisco in 1850, and fell immediately under the spell of the city." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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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)
215 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." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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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
216 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)
217 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)
218 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. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Songs of Yosemite, Symmes, Harold
219 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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Old Times In Stanislaus County A Journey to the Past, Tatam, Robert Daras
220 Tatam, Robert Daras Old Times In Stanislaus County A Journey to the Past
Pittsburg, CA Highland Publishers 1994 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong 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. There is some beginning bumping and edge wear to the corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the half title page. "Between 1843 and 1846, when California was a province of independent Mexico, five Mexican land grants totaling 113,135 acres (458 km2; 177 sq mi) were granted in Stanislaus County. Rancho Orestimba y Las Garzas, Rancho Pescadero and Rancho Del Puerto were located on the west side of the San Joaquin River, and Rancho Del Rio Estanislao and Rancho Thompson on the north side of the Stanislaus River. Additionally, in 1844 Salomon Pico received a Mexican land grant of 58,000 acres (235 km2; 91 sq mi) in the San Joaquin Valley, somewhere near the Stanislaus River and the San Joaquin River in what is now Stanislaus County. However, the grant was never confirmed by the Land Commission." 
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