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Continent's End An Anthology of Contemporary California Poets, Sterling, George (editor) Along with Genevieve Taggard & James Rorty
201 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 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Truth A Grove Play (The Twenty-Fifth Grove Play), Sterling, George (with Music by Domenico Brescia)
202 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)
203 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." " 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The California Trail, Stewart, George R.
204 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
205 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)
206 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
207 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)
208 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)
209 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
210 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
211 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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The Unpublished Letters Of Bayard Taylor In The Huntington Library, Taylor, Bayard (edited and with An Introduction by John Richie Schultz)
212 Taylor, Bayard (edited and with An Introduction by John Richie Schultz) The Unpublished Letters Of Bayard Taylor In The Huntington Library
San Marino, CA Huntington Library Press, California 1937 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 

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Sonnets of Edward Robeson Taylor on Some Pictures Painted by William Keith, Taylor, Edward Robeson
213 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
214 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)
215 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
216 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
217 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 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Field-days In California, Torrey, Bradford
218 Torrey, Bradford Field-days In California
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1913 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 generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. "Bradford Torrey (9 October 1843 in Weymouth, Massachusetts 7 October 1912) was a United States ornithologist. Bradford Torrey was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on October 9, 1843. He was educated in the public schools of Weymouth, taught for two years, and subsequently engaged in business in Boston. In 1886, he became an assistant editor of the Youth's Companion. He was also a frequent contributor to periodicals. Torrey devoted much time to the study of birds, their habits, peculiarities, and domestic traits. He died in Santa Barbara, California." 
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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)
219 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.
220 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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