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Desert Rats, Camp, Charles L.
41 Camp, Charles L. Desert Rats
Berkeley, CA The Friends of the Bancroft Library / University of California 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. Covers of book have a bit of light dirt & fingermarks.This book is in Near Fine condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some toning / darkening to the spine and spine joints of the book cover. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the member page / half title page. "The title was a proud one and not lightly bestowed. Genuine burro prospectors were self-sufficient, self-reliant men; uninhibited lovers of independence and solitude. Their traits of character were accentuated in isolation." ; Signed by Author 
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Hearst Lord Of San Simeon An Unauthorized Biography, Carlson, Oliver & Ernest Sutherland Bates
42 Carlson, Oliver & Ernest Sutherland Bates Hearst Lord Of San Simeon An Unauthorized Biography
New York Viking Press 1936 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 mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light toning to both front and rear endpapers. The dust jacket is generally clean and bright, but has noticeable spots of rubbing and some color loss to the front cover and spine. "William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and whose methods profoundly influenced the history of American journalism. Hearst entered the publishing business in 1887 after being given control of The San Francisco Examiner by his wealthy father. Moving to New York City, he acquired The New York Journal and engaged in a bitter circulation war with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World that led to the creation of yellow journalism—sensationalized stories featuring crime, corruption, and sex, and of sometimes dubious veracity. Acquiring more newspapers, Hearst created a chain that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak. He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world." 
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Poems, Carmichael, Sarah E.
43 Carmichael, Sarah E. Poems
San Francisco, CA Towne and Bacon, Publishers 1866 2nd Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning edge wear and fraying to the corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright with some beginning foxing. "Sarah Elizabeth Carmichael arrived in the Salt Lake Valley with her family in 1850. Her literary talent developed in the West with the support of her father and in spite of pioneer Utah’s limited educational resources. The gifted young writer saw her first poem published in the Deseret News in 1858, a piece so well done some doubted its authorship. The Salt Lake City paper went on to print more than fifty of her poems over the next eight years." "Often called a literary genius, she received national recognition when William Cullen Bryant and May Wentworth each selected her poems for their anthologies. In 1866 a group of her friends and admirers came together to publish a volume of twenty-six of her poems. That same year she married Jonathan M. Williamson, an army surgeon who had been stationed at Camp Douglas." 
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Gold Is The Cornerstone, Caughey, John Walton
44 Caughey, John Walton Gold Is The Cornerstone
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1948 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by W. R. Cameron 
B&W Illustrations; 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. There is some light toning to the edges of the endpapers and of the edges of the text block. The dust jacket some edge wear and nicking to the spine ends and corners and noticeable darkening / toning to the spine and edges of the front and rear panels. "A professor at UCLA from 1930-1967, John Caughey was one of the foremost historians of California of his time. His books include Gold is the Cornerstone, California Heritage, and Their Majesties the Mob (about vigilantism). In 1949 he defied the Regents of the University of California by refusing to sign a loyalty oath he considered unconstitutional." "The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. The sudden influx of immigration and gold into the money supply reinvigorated the American economy, and California became one of the few American states to go directly to statehood, in the Compromise of 1850. The Gold Rush initiated the California Genocide, with 100,000 Native Californians dying between 1848 and 1868. By the time it ended, California had gone from a thinly populated ex-Mexican territory to the home state of the first nominee for the Republican Party." 
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The California Hundred (by the Civil War Historians of Berenda, Howard, Lavina, Ripperdan, Thomas Jefferson, and Webster Schools of Madera Unified School District and Somerset Junior High School of Modesto, California, Civil War Historians of Berenda... (with a special preface by Irving Stone)
45 Civil War Historians of Berenda... (with a special preface by Irving Stone) The California Hundred (by the Civil War Historians of Berenda, Howard, Lavina, Ripperdan, Thomas Jefferson, and Webster Schools of Madera Unified School District and Somerset Junior High School of Modesto, California
Madera, CA The Classroom Chronicles Press 1989 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 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 are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright but does have some light, generalized toning and some wrinkling to the edges, along with several bits of ground-in dirt. "Frederick J. Quant was a native of England, having been born in that country in 1835. When just a child, he was brought to New York state, where he lived until 1858. At that time he moved to California and made his home with his mother and step-father. 
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Out Of The River Mist An Authentic History of Guerneville, Sonoma County California, Prior to the Great Depression, As Seen through the Eyes of a Native Son, Clar, C. Raymond
46 Clar, C. Raymond Out Of The River Mist An Authentic History of Guerneville, Sonoma County California, Prior to the Great Depression, As Seen through the Eyes of a Native Son
Sacramento, CA Privately Published 1973 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; This is copy 329 of 400 in a signed, limited edition. This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "Out of the fabric of childhood memories: out of the scraps of recorded writings and conversations with the elders; out of the drifting river mists I here attempt to reconstruct the village of my childhood. The results is by no means mere fantasy. Every stated incident is as factually correct as could be determined." ; Signed by Author 
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Letters Of Gold California Postal History Through 1869, Coburn, Jesse L.
47 Coburn, Jesse L. Letters Of Gold California Postal History Through 1869
Canton, OH U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, Inc. The Philatelic Foundation, Inc. 1984 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 mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small to medium sized edge tears and noticeable rubbing to the spine ends, edges and flap joints. The spine of the dust jacket has noticeable fading / sunning. "Letters of Gold recounts and illustrates the postal history of California and the historical background against which the story of the mails evolved. It begins with the Spanish period and ends with completion of the trans-continental railroad, an event which significantlyh changed the character of the west." 
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John Muir's Studies in the Sierra, Colby, William E. (with a foreword by John P. Buwalda)
48 Colby, William E. (with a foreword by John P. Buwalda) John Muir's Studies in the Sierra
San Francisco, CA Sierra Club 1968 2nd Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in 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. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright but does have a couple of small spots of foxing to the rear cover and some light toning to the spine. "What happens when man comes to his senses - or rather, lets his senses come to him? In John Muir we find an answer, for Muir kept his senses sensitive - all five of them." 
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Hearst Castle Fare Featuring Recipes Served in Hearst Castle Plus Photos of Early Castle Days!, Collord, Marjorie and Ann Rotanzi
49 Collord, Marjorie and Ann Rotanzi Hearst Castle Fare Featuring Recipes Served in Hearst Castle Plus Photos of Early Castle Days!
San Simeon, CA Hearst Castle / Marjorie Collord and Ann Rotanzi 1965 Trade Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is a thick booklet with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. This booklet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers of the booklet have several spots of foxing and spotting. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. "William Randolph Hearst died in 1951. In 1958 the Hearst family and the Hearst Corporation presented his Cuesta Encantada to the State of California. The Hearst San Simeon State Historical MOnument was opened for public tours in June 1958." "Hearst formally named the estate "La Cuesta Encantada" ("The Enchanted Hill") , but usually called it "the ranch". Hearst Castle and grounds are also sometimes referred to as "San Simeon" without distinguishing between the Hearst property and the adjacent unincorporated area of the same name. Invitations to Hearst Castle were highly coveted during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. The Hollywood and political elite often visited, usually flying into the estate's airfield or taking a private Hearst-owned train car from Los Angeles. Among Hearst's guests were Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, the Marx Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, James Stewart, Bob Hope, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Dolores del Río, and Winston Churchill." 
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Gold Diggers & Camp Followers The Nevada County Chronicles 1845-1854, Comstock, David Allen
50 Comstock, David Allen Gold Diggers & Camp Followers The Nevada County Chronicles 1845-1854
Grass Valley, CA Comstock Bonanza Press 1982 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. This edition is limited to 2,000 unnumbered copies. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is one small spot on the foredge of the text block. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have some light sunning to the spine along with several semi-closed edge tears. "In this first volume of the long-awaited Nevada County Chronicles you are introduced to a group of young pioneering Americans who came to California during the gold rush years. Some were gold diggers and others were camp folowers (the printers, lawyers, doctors, merchants, gamblers, bankers, innkeepers, officeseekers and loafers who came to share the wealth), but most wer both, experimenting first with one occupation before going to another." 
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MY MOTHER, THE CHEF A Family History of Early Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, Cook, Hart N. with Beth Cook
51 Cook, Hart N. with Beth Cook MY MOTHER, THE CHEF A Family History of Early Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks
Sacramento, CA Hart N. Cook / LaserType and Graphics Co. 1990 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; This is an oversized paper back book with heavy cardstock covers. The white covers have started to yellow just a hint. There is a small rectangular spot of glue residue from a price sticker on the front cover by the title. The text pages are clean and bright. The book is signed in blue ink, with a long inscription on the title page by the son of the author: "Ferdinand! / Those were the days / my friend - we thought / would never end / my very best! / Cappy / 5 / 8 / 93 / Wife Diane" (signed in black ink by Cappy's wife Diane). "My Mother the Chef is an intimate family story tracing the career of an orphaned Scotch-Canadian woman. Born with a natural fine culinary talent, she climbs the ladder to the top. Her experiences are intertwined with the life of a boy: her son and only child. He grows to manhood in two of our great national parks. It was my privilege to be known and loved by both the man and his mother. This book as been a labor of love returned. Beth Cook." ; Signed by Family Member 
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Keith  Old Master of California   (2 vol. set), Cornelius, Brother (F.S.C. M.A)
52 Cornelius, Brother (F.S.C. M.A) Keith Old Master of California (2 vol. set)
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1942 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by William Keith Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is a two volume set (volume two is a supplement to the first volume). The first volume has been signed twice by the author - first on the front endpaper with an inscription to Dr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Lyon Jr (Miramonte Mental Health Center in Palo Alto), and secondly on the half title page with another inscription. The books are in Near Fine condition and the second volume has a dust jacket that's in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has several tiny edge tears to the spine ends and edges. William Keith is best known for is paintings of the California landscape and his friendship with John Muir. He was an adherent of Tonalism and American Barbizon school. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 225.00 USD
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San Joaquin County California Official Plat Book and Directory 1969, County of San Joaquin, California
53 County of San Joaquin, California San Joaquin County California Official Plat Book and Directory 1969
LaPorte, IN County Plat and Directory Co.,Inc. 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. 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 cardstock covers have some ground-in dirt and spotting. The text pages are clean and bright. A plat book is a: "A public record of maps of subdivided land, showing the division of the land into blocks, lots, and parcels, and indicating the dimensions of individual parcels." This book includes a wounderful variety of agricultural advertising for San Joaquin county and others (including Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, CA, Ripon Drug and Escalon Tire Service). 
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A Resource In Jeopardy: An Inventory Of Soil And Water Conservation Needs, Santa Clara County Report of the Santa Clara County Conservation Needs Committee, County Of Santa Clara, California
54 County Of Santa Clara, California A Resource In Jeopardy: An Inventory Of Soil And Water Conservation Needs, Santa Clara County Report of the Santa Clara County Conservation Needs Committee
Santa Clara, CA County of Santa Clara 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Spiral bound Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; Spiral bound, with cardstock covers. This report is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is staple at the top edge of the front cover of the report, along with noticeable toning to both front and rear covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "During 1959, pursuing the general program of th United States Department of Agriculture, a special committee was formed in Santa Clara County to conduct a survey and prepare a conservation needs inventory report. Aided and coordinated by the United States Soil Conservation Service, the work of studying, evaluating, inventorying and projecting the soil and water conservation needs for our county was carried out." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Great Trek, Coy, Owen Cochran
55 Coy, Owen Cochran The Great Trek
San Francisco, CA Powell Publishing Company 1929 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. This is the First Trade Edition with facsimile signatures of pioneer Californians at the front. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's partially removed bookplate on the front pastedown page.The front endpaper has been torn off at the very tip of the top corner. The book has an older, dusty smell to it. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, chips and rubbed spots along with some sunning to the spine. "The history and romance, the trials and heroism of the early settlers are fully portrayed in this volume. A colorful parade of men and events: The Santa Fe caravans, the discovery of gold, the Humboldt Trail, the Death Valley Trail, etc." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Who Made Oakland?, Crocker, Florence B.
56 Crocker, Florence B. Who Made Oakland?
Oakland, CA Clyde Dalton 1925 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book has limp style hardcover covers. The book is in Very Good+ condition and most likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a sticker on the front cover that advertises the Red Line Express & Transfer Co. of Oakland, CA. There is some rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "It is the endeavor of the writer to make this book of real value to every citizen of Oakland as well as every guest and every one thruout the country, wishing to know something of Oakland, its places of interest, and how to reach them, including a classified directory, a map of Oakland, also a highway map of places near Oakland." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Apostle of Liberty  Starr King in California, Crompton, Arnold
57 Crompton, Arnold Apostle of Liberty Starr King in California
Boston, MA The Beacon Press 1950 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate, underneath which is a gift notation from the giver. The dust jacket has some edge wear, rubbing and small edge nicks and chips. "The man and his psychological moment - sometimes they meet. When they do, history is made. It was so in California in the turbulent pre-Civil War days when desperadoes and adventurers were trying to establish the Bear Flag of the Pacific Republic and create a private empire ove which they might rule like rajahs." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lost Springtime The Chronicle of a Journey Far Away and Long Ago, Dana, Julian
58 Dana, Julian Lost Springtime The Chronicle of a Journey Far Away and Long Ago
New York Macmillan Company 1938 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. 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. There is light sunning to the book covers, especially the spine, along with some foxing and discoloration. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed and dated on the front endpaper by the author. The endpapers have noticeable toning. The dust jacket has some ground-in dirt and toning. The front flap has been clipped. "Julian Data here gives flavor and freshness to a Sierra journey, where laughter and fellowship and high fantasy are deftly combined."; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Dining Out with Madeline Davidson Fresno and Central Valley, Davidson, Madeline (edited by Richard Marshall)
59 Davidson, Madeline (edited by Richard Marshall) Dining Out with Madeline Davidson Fresno and Central Valley
Fresno, CA Ashlan Press 1982 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good- Trade PB Illustrated by Doug Hansen 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued binding. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book cover has some bumping and wear to the corners and spine ends along with a couple of creases to the corners. the white covers have noticeable toning / darkening to the edges and and there is some sort of spill / discoloration to the foredge of the text block that has soaked in to the very edges of the text papers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but there is some discoloration to the foredges which is quite visible, but does not affect the text. "Dining out with Madeline Davidson: Fresno and the Central Valley is the first book in the San Joaquin Valley series to be published by Ashlan Press... I share with my mother the conviction in our valley's restaurants as the touchstone for America's own nouvelle-cuisine. While that innovation in France was largely a symbolic (and foreign-inspired) alternative to the favored high cuisine, California's new cooking is the culmination of its native influences." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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History Of The Big Bonanza:  An Authentic Account of the Discovery, History, and Working of the World Renowned Comstock Silver Lode of Nevada..., De Quille, Dan (William Wright)
60 De Quille, Dan (William Wright) History Of The Big Bonanza: An Authentic Account of the Discovery, History, and Working of the World Renowned Comstock Silver Lode of Nevada...
Hartford, CT / San Francisco, CA American Publishing Company / A. L. Bancroft & Co. 1876 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; Full calf leather covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine. The book is in Very Good To Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some edge wear, rubbing and wear. Several smallish chips of leather have chipped off. The front cover hinge is mostly detached, though it remained strung to the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper - the name is A. C. Bassett - possibly an engineer / Superintendent for the Southern Pacific Co. In the 1870's. "William Wright (1829–1898) , better known by the pen name Dan DeQuille or Dan De Quille, was an American author, journalist, and humorist. He was best known for his written accounts of the people, events, and silver mining operations on the Comstock Lode at Virginia City, Nevada...DeQuille was on the staff of the (Virginia City) Territorial Enterprise for over thirty years, and his writings were also printed in other publications throughout the country and abroad. Highly regarded for his knowledge of silver mining techniques and his ability to explain them in simple terms, he was also appreciated for his humor, similar in style to that of his associate and friend Mark Twain, and of a type very popular in the United States at that time, now referred to as the Sagebrush School literary genre." "In 1871, Irish-Americans John William Mackay, James Graham Fair, James Clair Flood and William S. O'Brien, organized the Consolidated Virginia Silver Mine near Virginia City, Nevada, from a number of smaller claims on the Comstock Lode and later added the nearby California mine. Mackay and Fair had the mining knowledge and Flood and O'Brien raised the money. The purchase price of the claims, later to become fabulously a source of wealth, was about $100,000. The original stock issue was 10,700 shares, selling for between $4 and $5 a share. In 1873 the "big bonanza" was uncovered and San Francisco and the entire mining world were hurtled into a fever of excitement. The first stock issue was converted into two issues of 108,000 shares each, and by the middle of 1875 the speculative value of the two mines were close to $1,000,000,000. Shares went as high as $710." 
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Gold Is The Cornerstone, Caughey, John Walton
Gold Is The Cornerstone

Catalog Of Information And Announcement Of Courses 1935-1936, Modesto Junior College
Catalog Of Information And Announcement Of Courses 1935-1936

The United States Marine Corps Exhibit, Ephemera [Golden Gate International Exposition] [Californiana]
The United States Marine Corps Exhibit

 
 
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