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Colorful Place Names of Northern California, Ephemera
81 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]
82 Ephemera [Californiana] [Photograph Album] [Carte de Visite] Leatherbound Album of Carte de Visite photographs from c1865
San Francisco, CA No Publisher 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 1930s. 
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]
83 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]
84 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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Wylackie Jake, Evans, George S.
85 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." 
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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
86 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?" 
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Meadow Lake Gold Town, Fatout, Paul
87 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." 
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THE LAND OF OUT O' DOORS, Fee, Harry T.
88 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
89 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
90 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." 
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Cathedral In The Sun, Fisher, Anne B.
91 Fisher, Anne B. Cathedral In The Sun
New York Carlyle House 1940 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. This book is signed twice - first by author Anne b. Fisher, and then by Jose Manuel Boronda, owner of one of the ranchos in Monterey area. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing edge tears, chips and generalized wear. The rear cover also includes a patch of foxing / ground-in dirt. "Anne Benson Fisher (February 1, 1898 March 5, 1967) was an American writer of fiction and non-fiction whose primary emphasis was California. Her two most significant works were her novel Cathedral in the Sun (1940) and her contribution to the Rivers of America Series, The Salinas: Upside Down River (1945). In 1922 Fisher married Walter Kenrick Fisher. They resided in Pacific Grove, California, and also had a house in Carmel Valley. Fisher moved to Medford, Oregon after her husband's death. Her novel Cathedral in the Sun was based on the lives of the early settlers of the Carmel Valley, James Meadows and Loretta Onesimo de Peralta, who were married in 1842." ; Signed by Author 
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Memoirs Of Ed Fletcher, Fletcher, Ed
92 Fletcher, Ed Memoirs Of Ed Fletcher
San Diego, CA Pioneer Printers 1952 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed, Limited edition, this is number 649 of an unknown limitation. This book is inscribed by the author and his wife to Dr. Winfield Barkley. The 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 spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is light generalized toning and noticeable foxing to the endpapers. Dr. Winfield Barkley was a longtime friend of Ed Fletcher, who had some connection to county development in San Diego. ""Colonel" Ed Fletcher (December 31, 1872 October 15, 1955) was a real estate developer and U. S. Republican and Democratic politician from San Diego, California. Fletcher was born 1872 in Littleton, Massachusetts, son of Charles Kimball Fletcher. His family moved to Worcester and Boston, where he attended school. In 1888 Fletcher came to San Diego, where he sold produce. He was a born salesman and soon had his own business with a partner. In 1901, he entered the real estate business as a land agent, and started a partnership in 1908 with William Gross. That partnership developed Grossmont, Mt. Helix, and Del Mar. Fletcher donated land on Mt. Helix where Easter Sunrise services are held. In 1907, Fletcher was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the California National Guard, which earned him the title "Colonel", which stuck for the remainder of his life. Fletcher became interested in road building and saw to it many road projects were completed. With Fred Jackson, Fletcher raised civic interest to building a road to Imperial Valley, thence a plank road across the desert to Yuma, Arizona. Fletcher was later active in having state and U. S. Highways built to San Diego." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 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
93 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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San Francisco Scenes, Frazier, Greg
94 Frazier, Greg San Francisco Scenes
San Francisco, CA Troubador Press 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Phil Frank 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback with heavy cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. There is one small tear to the bottom rear spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright (and uncolored). This book has both descriptions of some of the best sites around San Francisco, and also a coloring book. 
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Gph: An Informal Record Of George P. Hammond And His Era In The Bancroft Library, Friends Of The Bancroft Library
95 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)
96 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 
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The Story of Golden Gate Park, Giffen, Guy and Helen
97 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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Stanislaus County An Illustrated History, Gooch, Kathleen M.
98 Gooch, Kathleen M. Stanislaus County An Illustrated History
North Miami Beach , FL Windsor Publications, Inc. 1988 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a 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. "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." 
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The Gold Rush: Voyage Of The Ship Loo Choo Around The Horn In 1849, Goodman III, John B.
99 Goodman III, John B. The Gold Rush: Voyage Of The Ship Loo Choo Around The Horn In 1849
Mount Pleasant, MI The Cummings Press 1977 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "In July 1846, Colonel Jonathan D. Stevenson of New York was asked to raise a volunteer regiment of ten companies of seventy-seven men each to go to California with the understanding that they would be muster out and stay in California. They were designated the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and fought in the California Campaign and the Pacific Coast Campaign. In August and September the regiment trained and prepared for the trip to California. Three private merchant ships, Thomas H Perkins, Loo Choo, and Susan Drew, were chartered, and the sloop USS Preble was assigned convoy detail. On 26 September the four ships left New York for California. " 
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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
100 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." 
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