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Meadow Lake Gold Town, Fatout, Paul
81 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.
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." 
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Cathedral In The Sun, Fisher, Anne B.
85 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 
Price: 60.00 USD
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My Secret San Francisco, Fleming, Arthur
86 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." 
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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
87 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
88 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)
89 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
90 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.
91 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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My Town: A Groveland Kid Remembers, Gookin, Dave
92 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 
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Acceptance And Unveiling Of The Statues Of Junipero Serra And Thomas Starr King Presented by the State of California, Government Printing Office
93 Government Printing Office Acceptance And Unveiling Of The Statues Of Junipero Serra And Thomas Starr King Presented by the State of California
Washington DC United States Government Printing Office 1932 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The front cover of the book has several scratches. The text pages are clean and bright. "Junípero Serra y Ferrer, O. F. M. , (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. Pope Francis canonised him on September 23, 2015, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. , during his first visit to the United States. Because of Serra's recorded acts of piety combined with his missionary efforts, he was granted the posthumous title Apostle of California." "Thomas Starr King (December 17, 1824 – March 4, 1864) was an American Universalist and Unitarian minister, influential in California politics during the American Civil War, and Freemason. Starr King spoke zealously in favor of the Union and was credited by Abraham Lincoln with preventing California from becoming a separate republic. He is sometimes referred to as "the orator who saved the nation." " 
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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
94 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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The Mother Pioneers and Other Poems, Greenwood, May S.
95 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 
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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)
96 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.
97 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
98 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.
99 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
100 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..." 
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Cathedral In The Sun, Fisher, Anne B.
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