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Boomtown Banners, Crowe, Richard (edited by Ron Miller and Tony Kroll)
61 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." 
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Lost Springtime The Chronicle of a Journey Far Away and Long Ago, Dana, Julian
62 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)
63 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." 
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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)
64 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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The Streets of San Francisco, Dickson, Samuel
65 Dickson, Samuel The Streets of San Francisco
Stanford, CA Stanford University Press 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a wrap-around band in Near Fine condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "The streets of San Francisco are free, said Luisa Tetrazzini. And so she sang at Lotta's Fountain, one Christmas Eve. Samuel Dickson heard, and worshiped." 
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Early Days in Marin A Picture Review, Donnelly, Florence G. (researched by)
66 Donnelly, Florence G. (researched by) Early Days in Marin A Picture Review
Marin, CA Bell Savings and Loan Assoc. / Marin County Historical Society 1966 3rd Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a thick booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is a bit of rubbing and edge wear to the booklet covers. The text pages are clean and bright. Laid in is a note from Bell Savings and Loan. "These pictures review Marin's colorful past, from the time Mission San Rafael Arcangel was founded in 1817, through the Days of the Dons and later when the only way to get to San Francisco was by train and ferry." 
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Fifty Years of Sathers The Sather Professorship of Classical Literature..., Dow, Sterling
67 Dow, Sterling Fifty Years of Sathers The Sather Professorship of Classical Literature...
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback with french wrap cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book covers have some beginning fading and a couple of small spots. The text pages are clean and bright. Laid in is a letter from the Acting Chancellor of The Univ. of CA, Berkeley. This book discusses the history of the Sather professorship of Classical Literature. "Sterling Dow, Sather Professor of Classical Literature for the spring semester, 1964, is John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology at Harvard, where he received the A.B., A.M. and Ph.D. degrees. The five years preceding his doctorate he had spent in Greece, as a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens..." 
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An Editor On The Comstock Lode Centennial Edition, Drury, Wells (with A Foreword by Ella Bishop Drury)
68 Drury, Wells (with A Foreword by Ella Bishop Drury) An Editor On The Comstock Lode Centennial Edition
Palo Alto, CA Pacific Books 1948 Centennial Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by the Son of the Editor. This is the Centennial Edition / 2nd printing. The book was originally printed in 1936. The 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 beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed with a short inscription, on the front endpaper, by the son of the editor. The front endpaper has some toning where a newspaper clipping was laid in. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks small chips missing and some toning, especially to the edges of the rear panel. "With these simple instructions in journalistic technique, young Wells Drury was introduced to the throbbing life of the Comstock Lode, America's greatest mining camp, in 1874, just as it was on the threshold of its most colorful and turbulent period. On his first day as a reporter there, he covered a murder, two fatal mine accidents and a runaway stage-coach crash, and won the reputation of a gun-fighter by accidentally discharging the official news room pistol in the direction of a bully who had threatened to horsewhip him because of a story the paper had carried." ; Signed by Family Member 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Washington In The 90's California Eyes Dazzled by the Brilliant Society of the Capitol, Duffield, Isabel McKenna (with An Introduction by James D. Phelan)
69 Duffield, Isabel McKenna (with An Introduction by James D. Phelan) Washington In The 90's California Eyes Dazzled by the Brilliant Society of the Capitol
San Francisco, CA Press of Overland Monthly 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and may have been issued without a 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 beginning rubbing. There are several smallish spots of discoloration to the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "James Duval Phelan (April 20, 1861 – August 7, 1930) was an American politician, civic leader and banker. He served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1897 to 1902 and represented California in the United States Senate from 1915 to 1921. Phelan was also active in the movement to restrict Japanese immigration to the United States." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Native Daughters of the Golden West 1886-1986, Dulinsky, Barbara (Grand President), Native Daughters of the Golden West
70 Dulinsky, Barbara (Grand President), Native Daughters of the Golden West Native Daughters of the Golden West 1886-1986
San Francisco, CA Native Daughters of the Golden West / Pioneer Publishing Company 1986 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine (glassine) dust jacket. This copy includes the original box. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some rubbing and pilling where a previous owner's address label has been removed on the front pastedown page. This copy has been signed in ink, on the message page, by the Grand President, Barbara Dulinsky. The glassine dust jacket is crisp and clean. The box has some wear to the edges of the top box half, but is otherwise clean and bright. "As the Native Daughters of the Golden West celebrates its 100th Anniversary may each member of our Order renew her obligation to promote and advance the projects of the Order." 
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Eastern Alameda County Soil Conservvation District: Self-government, Development, Conservation, Eastern Alameda County Soil Conservation District
71 Eastern Alameda County Soil Conservation District Eastern Alameda County Soil Conservvation District: Self-government, Development, Conservation
Alameda County, CA Eastern Alameda County Soil Conservation District N.D. Brochure Very Good 
This is a one page, single fold brochure with green lettering. The brochure is undated, but dates to some time after 1956 (possibly the mid-1960's). The brochure is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The one folded page item gives a potted outline of the establishment, development and raison d'etre of the soil conservation district including some accomplishments in its conservation practices. "Because from the very beginning, Americans have fought for a great principle- the principle that free men can govern themselves successfully. We believe in personal liberty and the dignity of the individual. We are determined that our families shall have the opportunity to live in peace and safety, and furthe that to insure their welfare, we have decided to portect our land and water resources. So we have organized ourselves, freely and voluntarily, to do the job according to the principle of self-government in watersheds, counties, and communities all over the country." 
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Stories of Stanislaus A Collection of Stories on the History and Achievements of Stanislaus County (CA), Elias, Sol P.
72 Elias, Sol P. Stories of Stanislaus A Collection of Stories on the History and Achievements of Stanislaus County (CA)
Modesto, CA Sol. P. Elias / Self published 1924 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book 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. There is some beginning bumping and sunning to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable toning. There is a small tear to the foredge of the front endpaper. "More romantic than imaginative fiction and fully as interesting as any of the other achievements of Stanislaus in the realm of civic or agricultural progress is the story of the development of the irrigation movement in this county." 
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History Of Stanislaus County California With Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Farms, Residences, Public Buildings, ...., Elliott & Moore, Publishers / Unigraph, Inc.
73 Elliott & Moore, Publishers / Unigraph, Inc. History Of Stanislaus County California With Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Farms, Residences, Public Buildings, ....
Evansville, Indiana Unigraphic, Inc. 1974 Facsimile Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized book (approx. 14" tall) with a sturdy Library style binding. Facsimile copy of the 1881 original. This book was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. . Included Is an index prepared for this reprint by J. Carlyle Parker. "Stanislaus County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U. S. State of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 514,453. The county seat is Modesto. Stanislaus County comprises the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. The first European to see it was Gabriel Moraga in 1806. It was later named Rio Estanislao in honor of Estanislao, a mission-educated renegade Native American chief who led a band of Native Americans in a series of battles against Mexican troops until finally being defeated by General Mariano Vallejo in 1826. Estanislao was his baptismal name, the Spanish version of Stanislaus (Polish: Stanislaw) , itself the Latin version of the name of an 11th-century Polish Catholic Saint Stanislaus the Martyr." Due to the extreme weight of this book, postage will have to be determined at time of ordering. 
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Doomed Yosemite Forests  (December 1931), Emergency Conservation Committee
74 Emergency Conservation Committee Doomed Yosemite Forests (December 1931)
New York Emergency Conservation Committee 1931 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized pamphlet with self covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and some light ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. "Rosalie Barrow Edge (November 3, 1877 – November 30, 1962) was a New York socialite, suffragist, and amateur birdwatcher who in 1929 established the Emergency Conservation Committee to expose the conservation establishment’s ineffectiveness, and strongly advocate for species preservation." "Prior to establishing Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Edge founded and ran the Emergency Conservation Committee (ECC) from 1929 until she died. The ECC's emphasis on the need to protect all species of birds and animals while they were common so that they did not become rare, was a dramatic shift from the standard thinking and practice in conservation of only preserving species that had a quantifiable economic value. As a full-time volunteer environmental activist, she also asserted that it was every person's civic duty to protect nature, working through the legislative process to achieve this. One of her first undertakings as a conservationist activist was to prod the National Association of Audubon Societies (now called the National Audubon Society) to take much stronger measures to protect many bird species it had previously ignored." 
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Agincourt The Fifty-Seventh Grove Play of the Bohemian Club, England, Robert and Alexander S. McDill (with Music by True Tourtillott) (Produced Under The Direction Of Jay M. Jacobus)
75 England, Robert and Alexander S. McDill (with Music by True Tourtillott) (Produced Under The Direction Of Jay M. Jacobus) Agincourt The Fifty-Seventh Grove Play of the Bohemian Club
San Francisco, CA Bohemian Club 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clen and bright. "Every year the club hosts a two-week-long (three weekends) camp at Bohemian Grove, which is notable for its illustrious guest list and its eclectic Cremation of Care ceremony which mockingly burns "Care" (the normal woes of life) with grand pageantry, pyrotechnics and brilliant costumes, all done at the edge of a lake and at the base of a forty-foot 'stone' owl statue. In addition to that ceremony, devised by co-founder James F. Bowman in 1881, there are also two outdoor performances (dramatic and comedic plays) , often with elaborate set design and orchestral accompaniment. The more elaborate of the two is the Grove Play, or High Jinks; the more ribald is called Low Jinks. More often than not, the productions are original creations of the Associate members but active participation of hundreds of members of all backgrounds is traditional." 
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Noah The Seventy-First Grove Play of the Bohemian Club, England, Robert B. (Composer: Frank R. Denke, with Orchestrations by Earl O. Zindars and Directed by James Robert Minser)
76 England, Robert B. (Composer: Frank R. Denke, with Orchestrations by Earl O. Zindars and Directed by James Robert Minser) Noah The Seventy-First Grove Play of the Bohemian Club
San Francisco, CA The Bohemian Club / Lawton and Alfred Kennedy 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine 
This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Several pages are rubricated. "According to Genesis and other histories, the Flood is the first event of crucial importance since the Creation and the beginnings of man upon earth. The Flood marks the end of a past age and the beginnings of a new one. Thus, it is an event in which the purposes of God may be expected to declare themselves with peculiar distinctness, and it is accordingly treated as the occassion of a great manifestation of judgment and mercy." 
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The Last Of The Conquistadors: Junipero Serra  (1713-1784), Englebert, Omer (translated Frm The French by Katherine Woods)
77 Englebert, Omer (translated Frm The French by Katherine Woods) The Last Of The Conquistadors: Junipero Serra (1713-1784)
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1957 2nd Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near 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 crisp and clean, with only a couple of tiny nicks to the edges. "Junípero Serra y Ferrer, O. F. M. , (Juníper Serra I Ferrer) (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784) was a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, in what was then Alta California in the Province of Las Californias, New Spain. Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988, in Vatican City. " 
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Colorful Place Names of Northern California, Ephemera
78 Ephemera Colorful Place Names of Northern California
San Francisco, CA Wells Fargo Bank 1957 Pamphlet Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This is a tall, thin pamphlet with paper covers and a stapled spine. This is an advertising pamphlet from Wells Fargo Bank. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is an inked price on the top corner of the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Wells Fargo Bank has a tradition of service as old as the West. The bank - and the tradition - began on March 18, 1852 when Wells Fargo & Co., Express & Banking, opened an office on Montgomery Street in San Francisco." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Leatherbound Album of Carte de Visite photographs from c1865, Ephemera [Californiana] [Photograph Album] [Carte de Visite]
79 Ephemera [Californiana] [Photograph Album] [Carte de Visite] Leatherbound Album of Carte de Visite photographs from c1865
San Francisco, CA Hardcover Very Good+ 
This is a full morocco leather photographic album with raised and tooled decorations and porcelain beads on the front and rear covers and raised and tooled decorations on the spine. This book also includes two brass clasps with decorations and porcelain beads. The binding, the clasps and the interior hinges on this book are all in Very Good or better condition. It's unusual for the clasps, with their raised decorations to be in such nice clean, intact condition. This is an early version of the "Hinged Back" photographic album patented by Altemus & Co. in 1863. "By 1864 Altemus was touting its special photographic album design. "It having the advantage of laying open perfectly flat..." Altemus had the patent for the "hinged back" design. As described by Altemus--" each leaf is attached to a small rod covered with morocco forming a separate hinge of its own, admitting the book to be opened to its full extent without danger of the slightest injury". " The album contains 42 carte de visite photographs from Sacramento, CA and San Francisco, CA . Some of the photos have notations discreetly in the lower margins. Several of the cards have been notated on the reverse - two are of particular interest : Joseph Levison and Mrs. J. Levison. There is a Joseph Levison naturalized 1866 in Northern California and this name also appears in regards to CA historical Landmark 654 : the first Jewish Synagogue owned by a congregation on the Pacific Coast. Joseph Levison was one of the officers of B'nai Israel who purchased the edifice. Both husband and wife were recorded in California's social register in San Francisco from the 1870s through the 1830s. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Leatherbound Album Of Carte De Visite Photographs From C1865, Ephemera [Californiana] [Photograph Album] [Carte De Visite] [Sacramento, Ca]
80 Ephemera [Californiana] [Photograph Album] [Carte De Visite] [Sacramento, Ca] Leatherbound Album Of Carte De Visite Photographs From C1865
Sacramento, CA Hardcover Very Good+ 
This is a full morocco leather photographic album with raised and tooled decorations and raised and tooled decorations on the spine. This book also includes two brass clasps with decorations. The binding, the clasps and the interior hinges on this book are all in Very Good or better condition. It's unusual for the clasps, with their raised decorations to be in such nice clean, intact condition. The album contains 15 carte de visite photographs from Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, and Santa Clara, CA . The 16th and final carte de visite is from Mantorville, MN and is of a lady (c1860's) in formal pose, which includes a colorized jacket. The photographs are all in generally Very Good or better condition (most are Very Good+ but a couple have noticable wear). Only one card has a personal signature at the bottom, making these cards difficult to pin down. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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