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Death Valley: A Guide, Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration / American Guide Series
81 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." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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THE LAND OF OUT O' DOORS, Fee, Harry T.
82 Fee, Harry T. THE LAND OF OUT O' DOORS
Stockton, CA Dennison-Mckellar 1921 1st Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. Privately Printed. This book is in Near Fine condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping to the bottom corners of the book with a bit of wear and paper loss. There is a small tear to the rear inner hinge and some beginning pulling to the front inner hinge. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with decorative headers and edge pieces. The title page is illustrated as well (illustrator unknown). This copy has been signed by the author on the front free page: "Sincerely yours / Harry T. Fee " The front endpaper has an inked owners notation - possibly one J. LeRoy Johnson, a politician living in Stockton CA in the early 1900's. "I weary of the drooping hours Within the city's doors, The rush and strife, the bustling life, The petty, puny wars; So I start the car for the hills afar And the Land of Out O' Doors."; Signed by Author 
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Stanford Stories Tales of a Young University, Field, Charles K. & Will H. Irwin
83 Field, Charles K. & Will H. Irwin Stanford Stories Tales of a Young University
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1905 Early printing Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book covers have noticeable toning / darkening to the spine and edges of the book covers. The spine ends and corners have some light bumping and spots of fraying. There is a square pictorial pastedown on the front cover and this has rubbing and one small chip missing. The text pages are clean and bright. The reverse of the frontispiece has spots of foxing. "These are stories of the University as it was before the era of the new buildings. While the attempt has been made to create, in character, incident and atmosphere, a picture of Stanford life, the stories, as stories, are fiction, with the exception of Pocahontas, Freshman, and Boggs' Election Feed, which were suggested by local occurrences..." 
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Stanford Stories Tales of a Young University, Field, Charles K. (Carolus Ager) & Will H. Irwin
84 Field, Charles K. (Carolus Ager) & Will H. Irwin Stanford Stories Tales of a Young University
San Francisco, CA A. M. Robertson 1913 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some fading to the spine of of the book covers. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing, bumping and wear, along with some beginning fraying. The front cover has some rubbing and nicking to the edges of the full page pictorial pastedown and there is a thin black line of dirt. There is a small edge tear to the top rear spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. "These tales of a young university were told when the University was some fifteen years younger. Yet, in those years, the stories have not lost their fidelity to life at Stanford, however much persons and buildings and the style in football my have changed." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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My Secret San Francisco, Fleming, Arthur
85 Fleming, Arthur My Secret San Francisco
Oakland, CA Sea Classics Press 1970 7th Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format pamphlet / 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 toning, especially to the spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. " San Francisco is the swingingest city in the whole wide world. Its got the best of everything. And all you single cats, married cats, rich cats, and pauper cats are welcome as everything to have a blast in our dear old town." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Visual Geography of California Showing by Maps and Charts The History, Products, General Points and Features of Interest: Also United States Comparisons on State Areas, Population - Foreign Commerce, Floercky, Herbert Edward
86 Floercky, Herbert Edward Visual Geography of California Showing by Maps and Charts The History, Products, General Points and Features of Interest: Also United States Comparisons on State Areas, Population - Foreign Commerce
Sacramento, CA California State Dept. of Education 1937 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is an oversized hardback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The cover of the book has spots of ground-in dirt, and foxing. There is a tear to the bottom front spine joint with some associated beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. "Many hardy adventurers have come to California in their search for new lands, and the romantic story of their travels and hardships are matters that every dweller in this state will find of interest." 
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Gph: An Informal Record Of George P. Hammond And His Era In The Bancroft Library, Friends Of The Bancroft Library
87 Friends Of The Bancroft Library Gph: An Informal Record Of George P. Hammond And His Era In The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA Friends of the Bancroft Library / University of California 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "George Peter Hammond (September 19, 1896 – December 3, 1993) was an American professor of Latin American studies. He published works related to the founding of New Mexico and other Spanish settlements in the United States. He was the director of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley for 17 years...As a student at UC Berkeley, Hammond had worked as a student employee in the Bancroft library. In 1946, Hammond was appointed director of the Bancroft Library, which he helped develop from a small library primarily for scholars into a modern research library. During his time as director, he added to the library collections, expanded staff and specialists, and obtained new resources for the library. Hammond's contributions to the library included the purchase of a collection of Robert D. Honeymoon's paintings and original drawings. Hammond also edited a manuscript by Thomas O. Larkin, printed as The Larkin Papers. He retired in 1965, but continued his research and maintained a position at the Bancroft Library." 
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Historic Landmarks Of The City & County Of Sacramento, Friends of the Sacramento City and County Museum (Text by Janice Fauber, illustrations by Larry Hughston)
88 Friends of the Sacramento City and County Museum (Text by Janice Fauber, illustrations by Larry Hughston) Historic Landmarks Of The City & County Of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA Friends of the Sacramento City & County Museum 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ Illustrated by Larry Hughston Signed by Illustrator
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a smallish edge tear to the foredge of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed on the credits page by the illustrator. This is an authorized project endorsed by the Sacramento American Revolution Bicentennial Committee. ; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Story of Golden Gate Park, Giffen, Guy and Helen
89 Giffen, Guy and Helen The Story of Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA Press of Phillips & Van Orden Co. 1949 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade sized pamphlet with a side stapled binding (covered with cloth) and slick cardstock covers. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a fold-out map at the rear of the pamphlet in clean, bright condition. "While the Thirteen Original Colonies were fighting for freedom from English rule, a group of two hundred and forty Mexican Colonists, under the leadership of Juan Bautista de Anza, left San Miguel de Horcasitas on September 29, 1775. Their destination was San Francisco Bay in recently colonized Alta California, where they planned to make their homes." 
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My Town: A Groveland Kid Remembers, Gookin, Dave
90 Gookin, Dave My Town: A Groveland Kid Remembers
Groveland, CA The Ole Paperboy / Dave Gookin 2012 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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I REMEMBER I REMEMBER An Account of the Life of a Little Girl in San Francisco over Fifty Years Ago, Greaves, Jessie Hooper
91 Greaves, Jessie Hooper I REMEMBER I REMEMBER An Account of the Life of a Little Girl in San Francisco over Fifty Years Ago
San Francisco, CA Privately Printed 1939 1st Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and was apparently issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing to the very edge of the paper spine label. The text pages are clean and bright. The frontispiece is a tipped-in photograph of the author as a young child. There is some beginning toning / foxing to the endpapers. "It is doubtful if the most serious happenings in early childhood make a profound impression on the youthful mind. Small infants taste, hear and fell, for some months. These are the things along with sleep that count and make for a day." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Mother Pioneers and Other Poems, Greenwood, May S.
92 Greenwood, May S. The Mother Pioneers and Other Poems
Petaluma, CA Northern Crown Print / May Greenwood 1915 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is a small format booklet - hand-bound with two brown ribbons through punchholes. The booklet includes a tipped-in photograph of the author, below which she has signed her name. The booklet is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. It is possible there was a cardstock covering of some sort -- if so, the covers have been lost to time. Currently, the booklet is compiled of a blank front cover, eight inner pages and the rear cover (or page) which has been printed. There are no copies of this little book of poetry in Worldcat, nor in the Bancroft Library. The author apparently lived in or around Petaluma, CA at the turn of the 20th century -- she is best known for her slim volume of poetry about Jack London. This is possibly an unrecorded title. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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California Legacy The James Alexander Watson-Maria Dolores Dominguez de Watson Family 1820-1980, Grenier. Judson A.  (with Robert C. Gillingham)
93 Grenier. Judson A. (with Robert C. Gillingham) California Legacy The James Alexander Watson-Maria Dolores Dominguez de Watson Family 1820-1980
Los Angeles, CA Watson Land Company 1987 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. There is a slight slant to the book from the weight of the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a crease to the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has noticeable fading to the spine. "California Legacy is the story of a family and a region over more than a century and a hlaf of dynamic growth and change. Its focus is upon the union of an American adventurer, James Alexander Watson, and a Californian of Spanish descent, Maria Dolores Dominguez, in the tumultuous 1850's following the Mexican War." 
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The Cypress Of Monterey An Historical Sketch, Guppy, Estella L.
94 Guppy, Estella L. The Cypress Of Monterey An Historical Sketch
Del Monte Forest, CA Del Monte Properties Company 1925 Pamphlet Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is a small format pamphlet with heavy decorated cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers of the pamphlet have some light bumping and wear. A small sticker was removed from the front cover, leaving a small irregular patch. The text pages are clean and bright. The pamphlet is illustrated throughout with black and white mounted photographs. "Cupressus macrocarpa, (now classed as Hesperocyparis macrocarpa) , commonly known as Monterey cypress, is a species of cypress native to the Central Coast of California. The native range of the species was confined to two small relict populations, at Cypress Point in Pebble Beach and at Point Lobos near Carmel, California...It has been widely reported that individual C. Macrocarpa trees may be up to 2,000 years old, but this is disputed by botanists, and the longest-lived report based on physical evidence is of a tree 284 years old. The renowned Californian botanist Willis Linn Jepson wrote that "the advertisement of [C. Macrocarpa trees] in seaside literature as 1,000 to 2,000 years old does not ... Rest upon any actual data, and probably represents a desire to minister to a popular craving for superlatives." " 
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The History of San Jose and Surroundings  with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers, Hall, Frederic
95 Hall, Frederic The History of San Jose and Surroundings with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers
San Francisco, CA A. L. Bancroft and Company 1871 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good-to Near Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The green cloth have some rubbing and wear. The book has been very carefully rebacked and the endpapers either replaced, or repaired (with the addition of reinforcing tape to the inner hinges as well). The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the second front free page. All four plates are present, however, the map has disappeared. "Cowan II, p. 259: “Historically valuable.” Howes H63. Rocq 14036. A complete history of San José through 1870. Chapters 11 and 12 (pp. 133-166) cover the Mexican-American War, including the Bear Flag Revolt. Hall (1825-1898) was from Vermont and after emigrating to California became a prominent lawyer knowledgeable in land law. He even went to Mexico to defend Maximilian, although he was not allowed to address the court. Johnson said of this text: “The history is a thoroughly creditable work and no subsequent history of the area can be written without reference to it.... The work is truly source material for the time and era” (Kenneth M. Johnson, “Frederic Hall,” California Historical Society Quarterly, vol. 38. no 1, March, 1959, p. 54)." 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Stanford Memorial Church The Mosaics, the Windows, the Inscriptions, Hall, Willis L.
96 Hall, Willis L. Stanford Memorial Church The Mosaics, the Windows, the Inscriptions
Palo Alto, CA Stanford University 1928 4th Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and nicking. The covers have some light toning as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "So numerous and varied are the features of Leland Stanford Junior University a large volume would be required to do them any sort of justice. Hence that is not attempted in this book. Aside from the educational work carried on by the institution its most notable feature is the Memorial Church, to which attention is turned." 
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Libros Californianos Or Five Feet of California Books, Hanna, Phil Townsend
97 Hanna, Phil Townsend Libros Californianos Or Five Feet of California Books
Los Angeles, CA Jake Zeitlin: Primavera Press 1932 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright, though with a bit of beginning toning , especially to the endpapers. "The modern Sunday newspaper book-reviewers, who are given to the interminable perusal of sundry aopera, the most of which are very bad, may concur in the dour lamentation of Ecclesiastes that of making many books there is no end..." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Great Tejon Club Jubilee, Haslam, Gerald W.
98 Haslam, Gerald W. The Great Tejon Club Jubilee
Walnut Creek, CA Devil Mountain Books 1996 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine Illustrated by Don Mahan Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "In the tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers, Gerald Haslam's redoubtable Tejon-club Gan returns the tall -tale and the bumpkin-humor traditions to their proper places in American letters." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Songs and Scenes of the High Sierras, Haywood, Foster (includes an introduction by John Hale Constance)
99 Haywood, Foster (includes an introduction by John Hale Constance) Songs and Scenes of the High Sierras
San Francisco, CA Harr Wagner Publishing Company 1926 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some toning and tidemarking to the rectangular pastedown label on the front cover, along with some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying to the corners and spine ends. The text pages are in mostly clean bright condition, but there is light tidemarking to the bottom corners (and up at an angle about three inches from the bottom of the pages. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper with an inscription. Included in the text are a series of black and white photographs of the Sierras (unattributed, but possibly by the author). "The author of Songs and Scenes has a right to speak for the High Sierras. He has made them his own in the deepest and truest sense. He comes, not as a sightseer, a casual visitor, come to be impreswsed and to write those impressions for other, casual, short-term visitors." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 60.00 USD
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A Deck of Cards, Hebbard, J. C. B. (Judge Jack Hebbard)
100 Hebbard, J. C. B. (Judge Jack Hebbard) A Deck of Cards
San Francisco, CA Press of the Hicks-Judd Co. 1907 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. Signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper - the author has also made notations on several of the poems and the purchase information as part of the last poem. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The book covers have ground-in dirt and several spots to the front and rear covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front and rear endpapers have noticeable toning. Judge Hebbard was a Superior Court Judge for the San Francisco area during the early 1900's -- it seems that in 1907 he had some run-ins with other members of the bar due to some excessive imbibing and a period of despondency which he showed a bit too widely when he tried to kill himself during an annual Bar Association dinner. Subsequently, the Bar Association asks for his resignation. Also during the 1907 time period is when this little volume of poems appears. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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