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Early Days in Marin A Picture Review, Donnelly, Florence G. (researched by)
61 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
62 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)
63 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)
64 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
65 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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From The Coronet To The Shovel, Dunning, Vera
66 Dunning, Vera From The Coronet To The Shovel
Claremont, CA Claremont McKenna College 1990 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright - though there have been a few notations / changes by the author. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, by the author. This is a self-published book of reminiscences from the courts of Tzarist Russia to the sunny shores of California. ; Signed by Author 
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Eastern Alameda County Soil Conservvation District: Self-government, Development, Conservation, Eastern Alameda County Soil Conservation District
67 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.
68 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.
69 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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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)
70 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)
71 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
72 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]
73 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]
74 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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The United States Marine Corps Exhibit, Ephemera [Golden Gate International Exposition] [Californiana]
75 Ephemera [Golden Gate International Exposition] [Californiana] The United States Marine Corps Exhibit
Treasure Island / San Francisco, CA Golden Gate International Exposition 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Ephemera Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is one crease to the bottom front corner of the cover. The text pages are clean and bright, with some light creasing to the title page. "This souvenir brochure was prepared and printed by the U. S. Marine Corps Publicity Bureau, depot of Supplies, Philadelphia, PA for distribution at the Golden Gate International Exposition. Laid in is a folded, tri-fold pamplhet "Our Flag: It's History and Traditions" told by the U. S. Marines. When fully opened, it shows several of the different iterations of the US Flag through the centuries. This brochure was also printed for the Golden Gate International Expostion. 
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Wylackie Jake, Evans, George S.
76 Evans, George S. Wylackie Jake
San Francisco, CA The Hicks-Judd Company 1904 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. (There is a penciled note on the Biographical Sketch page noting who the signatory is and how it relates to the author. "During the last two years Mr. Evans opened up the vein of short-story writing that came to appeal most to him. He perceived that his best literary work was done in the portrayal of the scenes and people of the rugged cattle country of Mendocino and Tehama Counties, California. In the mountain fastness of these regions the cougar and the deer still find a breathing space, and the people exhibit all the naturalness of pioneers." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror... Salesman's Dummy for advertising and pre-orders, Fallows, Rt. Rev. Samuel (introduction by) Hubert D. Russell, Richard Linthicum and Trumbull White
77 Fallows, Rt. Rev. Samuel (introduction by) Hubert D. Russell, Richard Linthicum and Trumbull White Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror... Salesman's Dummy for advertising and pre-orders
San Francisco, CA Hubert Russell 1906 Salesman's Dummy Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. This is a Salesman's Dummy - for use in ordering copies. The book covers have some beginning edge wear and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with black and white illustrations and photos. There is some beginning foxing, especially to the endpapers. "A bright, intelligent unbeliever in the Providential government of the world has just said to me in discussing this greatest of calamities which has occurred in our nation's history - where is your benevolent God?" 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Up and Down California in 1860-1864 the Journal of William H. Brewer, Professor of Agriculture in the Sheffield Scientific School from 1864-1903, Farquar, Francis P. (editor), and William H. Brewer
78 Farquar, Francis P. (editor), and William H. Brewer Up and Down California in 1860-1864 the Journal of William H. Brewer, Professor of Agriculture in the Sheffield Scientific School from 1864-1903
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1949 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front inner hinge is cracked. "The first edition of Up and Down California was published in 1930 by Yale University Press, New Haven, in two printings of 1,000 copies each. It went out of print in a few years, but the demand for the book continued, especially when as time went on it became listed by librarians and historians as one of the important works in the field of California history as well as in that of a vivid cultural period of America. For this reason it has seemed appropriate for the University of California Press to adopt the book." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Meadow Lake Gold Town, Fatout, Paul
79 Fatout, Paul Meadow Lake Gold Town
Bloomington, IL Indiana University Press 1969 1st Edition; 1st 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 crisp and clean, but does have edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. "Thus the inhabitants of Meadow Lake, California declared the dream they shared with all the gold seekers of the far West: that their town, their mine was the big bonanza - a place of legendary wealth that most prospectors believed really existed somewhere." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Death Valley: A Guide, Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration / American Guide Series
80 Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration / American Guide Series Death Valley: A Guide
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1939 Trade Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The map at the rear of the book is in Fine condition. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some edge nicks and chips to the spine ends, corners and edges. "These six guide books to Maine, New Hampshire, .... tell you what to do, what to see, where to go, and how to reach every corner of New England. Touring with these volumes, you can easily find every point of historic interest and scenic beauty, the old houses, the ski trails, the trout streams, etc." 
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The United States Marine Corps Exhibit, Ephemera [Golden Gate International Exposition] [Californiana]
The United States Marine Corps Exhibit

The Covered Wagon, Shasta Historical Society (editorial Staff: Roy S. Ballou and Mabel Frisbie)
The Covered Wagon

Fifty Years A Rancher The Recollections of Half a Century Devoted to the Citrus and Walnut Industries of California and Furthering the Cooperative Movement in Agriculture, Teague, Charles Collins
Fifty Years A Rancher The Recollections of Half a Century Devoted to the Citrus and Walnut Industries of California and Furthering the Cooperative Movement in Agriculture

 
 
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