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Who Made Oakland?, Crocker, Florence B.
61 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." 
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Apostle of Liberty  Starr King in California, Crompton, Arnold
62 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)
63 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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The Skunk Railroad: Fort Bragg to Willits The Story of the California Western, Crump, Spencer
64 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." 
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Lost Springtime The Chronicle of a Journey Far Away and Long Ago, Dana, Julian
65 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: 25.00 USD
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California's Route 66 Landmarks, History, Mileage and Maps - 1993 Needles to Santa Monica - East to West, Davies, Vivian and Drin Kuna
66 Davies, Vivian and Drin Kuna California's Route 66 Landmarks, History, Mileage and Maps - 1993 Needles to Santa Monica - East to West
La Verne, CA California Historic Route 66 Assoc. 1993 2nd Edition Spiral bound Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized spiral bound book with cardstock covers. The book 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. "From the demanding Mojave Desert, over mountains and through lush inland valleys, to the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica, Route 66 passes through every type of Southern California landscape. The old road, which survives intact almost all the way across the state, is marked for most of its 315 miles by signs declaring it Historic Route 66. Across the Mojave Desert the route is also marked as the National Old Trails Highway, its title before the national numbering system was put into effect in the late 1920s." 
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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)
67 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." 
Price: 300.00 USD
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They Were San Franciscans, Deford, Miriam Allen
68 Deford, Miriam Allen They Were San Franciscans
Caldwell, ID Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good 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 and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with a short inscription on the front endpaper by the author. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the dedication page, and another previous owner's notation on the rear pastedown page. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, rubbed spots and chips missing, along with wrinkling and toning to the rear cover. The reverse of the dust jacket has been tape repaired by a former owner across the joints. "She spent perhaps the most energy in mystery fiction and science fiction. Hence she did several anthologies in the mystery world. She also had interest in historical crime or criminals. In 1968 she wrote The Real Bonnie and Clyde. She also wrote The Overbury Affair, which involves events during the reign of James I of Britain surrounding the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury. For the latter work she received a 1961 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime book. She also worked for Humanist magazine and she was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto." ; Signed by Author 
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69 Department Of Publicity San Mateo County Penisula Passport
Redwood City, CA Department of Publicity San Mateo County 1920 1st Edition; 1st Printing Stapled wraps Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format oblong booklet with illustrated covers and a stapled spine. c1920's. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet is in clean bright condion. There is one very small crease to the bottom rear corner of the booklet cover. The text pages are are clean and bright. This is a small promotional booklet put together by San Mateo County Department of Publicity features different aspects of the county that could be appreciated by visitors - artichoke fields, The Jepson Laurel , La Honda Bandit Built Store, and more. 
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The Streets of San Francisco, Dickson, Samuel
70 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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Embarcadero Being a Chronicle of True Sea Adventures from the Port of San Francisco, Dillon, Richard H.
71 Dillon, Richard H. Embarcadero Being a Chronicle of True Sea Adventures from the Port of San Francisco
New York Coward-Mccann, Inc 1959 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 generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have strips of toning. The dust jacket is generally clean and bright, but does have several small edge nicks and tears and some scraping to the front panel. "Dillon was born in Sausalito, California, on January 16, 1924, graduated from Tamalpais High School and entered UC Berkeley in 1941, before enlisting in the army in 1943. According to his son, “Dillon was a WWII combat soldier who served with the famous 79th Division in France (where he was WIA) , Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Czechoslovakia. His nickname in the Army was “The Perfesser. ” He returned to UC Berkeley in 1946, only days after demobilization. He earned an MA in History, and also published his first scholarly work, in 1949. Dillon then took a second MA at Berkeley in Library Science in 1950.”" 
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Overland To The Pacific Brochure No. 1- Overland To The Pacific:  Silas St. John, Dixon, Ben F. (Historian) (Chairman)
72 Dixon, Ben F. (Historian) (Chairman) Overland To The Pacific Brochure No. 1- Overland To The Pacific: Silas St. John
San Diego, CA Roy D. Akers Print 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Stapled wraps 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 booklet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is one small spot of discoloration to the bottom front of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. This pamphlet series discusses the history of California's communication and transportation during the early years of the state. 
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Early Days in Marin A Picture Review, Donnelly, Florence G. (researched by)
73 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
74 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)
75 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 
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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)
76 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
77 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." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Eastern Alameda County Soil Conservvation District: Self-government, Development, Conservation, Eastern Alameda County Soil Conservation District
78 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." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Stories of Stanislaus A Collection of Stories on the History and Achievements of Stanislaus County (CA), Elias, Sol P.
79 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.
80 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. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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In The Heart Of The Sierras The Yo Semite Valley , Both Historical and Descriptive and Scenes by the Way, Big Tree Groves..., Hutchings, J. M. (James Mason)
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