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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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This Is Our Valley, Carlson, Vada F. (Written by) compiled by The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society
42 Carlson, Vada F. (Written by) compiled by The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society This Is Our Valley
Los Angeles, CA Westernlore Press 1959 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; Limited to 600 copies, this is number 343. 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 wear. The spine of the book has rubbing and several light scratches. The text pages are clean and bright. Several of the text pages have been dog-eared. "Established in September 1955, the purpose of the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society is to provide a center for collection, conservation, interpretation, and research concerned with the history of the people of the Santa Maria Valley, while making this knowledge and interpretation available to the community by the Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum." 
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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." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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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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This Is Our Town: Rio Vista, California, Church, Idella R. (compiled by)
45 Church, Idella R. (compiled by) This Is Our Town: Rio Vista, California
Rio Vista, CA Idella R. Church 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Idella R. Church 
B&W Illustrations; Includes supplemental pages laid in. Bound with heavy figured cardstock covers and two brads for binding. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book is mostly clean, and bright, with some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. The supplemental pages are clean and bright as well, and are in the original mailing envelope. Scarce. There are two copies listed in Worldcat. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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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)
46 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
47 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.
48 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)
49 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." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sam Ward In The Gold Rush, Collins, Carvel
50 Collins, Carvel Sam Ward In The Gold Rush
Stanford, CA Stanford University Press 1949 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 jackeat has some edge wear, rubbing and several small closed tears, along with a small chipped tear to the top spine end. "Samuel Cutler "Sam" Ward (January 27, 1814 — May 19, 1884) , was an American poet, politician, author, and gourmet, and in the years after the Civil War he was widely known as the "King of the Lobby." He combined delicious food, fine wines, and good conversation to create a new type of lobbying in Washington, DC—social lobbying—over which he reigned for more than a decade...In 1843, Sam married a beautiful fortune-hunter from New Orleans, Medora Grymes, who bore two sons in quick succession. Urged on by his wife, Sam began speculating on Wall Street. In September 1847, the financial world was stunned by news that Prime, Ward and Co. (King had wisely withdrawn) had collapsed. Broke, Sam joined the '49ers rushing to California. He opened a store on the San Francisco waterfront; plowed his profits into real estate; claimed he made a quarter of a million dollars in three months; and lost it all when fire destroyed his wharves and warehouses. For a time he operated a ferry in the California wilderness; he alluded to mysterious schemes in Mexico and South America; and he bobbed up in New York a wealthy man again. He plunged back into speculating and lost all of his money again, and with it went Medora's affection. This time he finagled a berth on a diplomatic mission to Paraguay. When he sailed home in 1859, he brought with him a secret agreement with the president of Paraguay to lobby on that country's behalf and headed to Washington, DC, to begin a new career." 
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Hearst Castle Fare Featuring Recipes Served in Hearst Castle Plus Photos of Early Castle Days!, Collord, Marjorie and Ann Rotanzi
51 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
52 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." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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My Mother, The Chef A Family History of Early Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, Cook, Hart N. with Beth Cook
53 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. "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 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Keith  Old Master of California   (2 vol. set), Cornelius, Brother (F.S.C. M.A)
54 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
55 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). 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Great Trek, Coy, Owen Cochran
56 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.
57 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
58 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 
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Boomtown Banners, Crowe, Richard (edited by Ron Miller and Tony Kroll)
59 Crowe, Richard (edited by Ron Miller and Tony Kroll) Boomtown Banners
Los Angeles, CA Death Valley '49ers 1980 1st Edition; 1st Printing Booklet Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a keepsake printing for the 30th annual encampment of The Death Valley 49ers, November 6-9, 1980. This is a trade paperback sized booklet with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers are clean and bright. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Death Valley '49ers is an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that seeks to expand public awareness of Death Valley. We have no headquarters office, equipment, vehicles, paid staff or employees, and we receive no government or other funding. Death Valley is a highly valued national resource and recreational area that is protected and preserved by the National Park Service and others for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The aim of the Death Valley '49ers is to foster appreciation of Death Valley as a rare desert environment having unique natural and cultural histories, which played an important role in the settlement of the west and the addition of California to the Union." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Skunk Railroad: Fort Bragg to Willits The Story of the California Western, Crump, Spencer
60 Crump, Spencer The Skunk Railroad: Fort Bragg to Willits The Story of the California Western
Costa Mesa, CA Trans-Anglo 1971 3rd Revised Edition Booklet Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light generalized toning, along with a very small spot of color lifted from the bottom front corner. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is a smallish spot of waterspotting to the bottom spine. "The California Western Railroad (reporting mark CWR) , popularly called the Skunk Train, is a heritage railroad in Mendocino County, California, running from the railroad's headquarters in the coastal town of Fort Bragg to the interchange with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad at Willits. The CWR runs steam and diesel-powered trains and rail motor cars 40 miles (64 km) through Redwood forests along Pudding Creek and the Noyo River. Along the way, the tracks cross some 30 bridges and trestles and pass through two deep mountain tunnels. The halfway point of Northspur is a popular meals and beverage spot for the railroad's passengers when locomotives turn around before returning trains to their respective terminals." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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