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1 Richard H. Dillon, Introduction. Artful Deeds in the Life of the Felon, Grovenor Layton: A Tale of the California Gold Rush.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1998 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 208. LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies designed, composed and printed letterpress by Peter Koch, with the assistance of Richard Seibert, bound by Cardoza-James Bookbinding Company. Tall 8vo. 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. [iv], 71, [1] pp. Title-page and chapter initials printed in brick-red ink, title-page vignette, 4 woodcut illustrations and a map from the original edition of 1853 in the text; text clean, un-marked. Quarter dark-red imported Japanese cloth, map printed on orange paper covers the boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. Comes in the original slip case with the prospectus and a photographically illustrated post card. Bob Cates' copy. Fine. This is the first time the text of this "excessively rare" (David Magee) volume has been printed since it appeared in 1853. This book is one of many books written in the 1850s that purported to be true accounts of the Gold Rush, but were, in fact, fictitious. "Among the most authentic-seeming was the tale of Grovenor Layton, originally published in 1852. Layton was probably the pseudonym of the publisher A. R. Orton, but no trace of a Layton or Orton can be found in either Western history books or American literary biographies. The convincing, but false, story of Layton's career of robbery, murder, and arson ends with his lynching in Sonora, California." REFERENCE: A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California, 1993-2009, No. 208. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Richard H. Dillon (Introduction) Artful Deeds: In the Life of the Felon, Grovenor Layton...A Tale of the California Gold Rush
San Francisco Book Club of California 1998 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good None Hardcover 
The Book Club of California Publication Number 208. LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies designed, composed and printed letterpress by Peter Koch, with the assistance of Richard Seibert. Typefaces are Minion for the text and Scala & Quadraat italic for display. Photolithography by Phelps/Schaefer, bound by Cardoza-James bookbinding Company, slipcase constructed by Arnold Martinez. Tall 8vo. 274 x 155 mm. [iv], 71, [1] pp. Title-page and chapter initials printed in brick-red ink, title-page vignette, 4 woodcut illustrations and a map from the original edition of 1853 in the text; text clean, un-marked. Quarter dark red cloth, map printed on orange paper covers the boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. Comes with a slip case; slip case in good shape except it is oil-stained. Very Good. This book was originally published anonymously in the early 1850s; it is the story of a gold rush robber who meets a grisly end on the gallows. Although it does not recount an actual event, it is highly illustrative of life in the mines and placers. Your order receives my personal attention. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Winston Elstob, Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924), introduction. Chinatown, A Legend of Old Cannery Row.
Orinda, CA: Condor's Sky Press, 1965 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Oblong Pamphlet. 6 x 8 1/2 inches. [x], (30) pp. Hand-lettered at the Turtle's Quill Scriptorium, black-and-white painted illustrations by Joyce Mary Alexander; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, shelf wear. INSCRIBED twice by Richard Dillon on front free end-paper. Very Good. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Chinese fishermen and women built Monterey into one of the largest fishing ports in California. In 1906, just after the great San Francisco Earthquake, Monterey's Chinatown on Cannery Row was destroyed in a fire. The prospering fishing camps were destroyed, leaving nothing today to mark their history and influence. This book revives this important facet of California history. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Rosemary Lick. Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924), preface, and C. D. Shane, introduction. The Generous Miser: The Story of James Lick of California.
Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1967 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 10 x 6 7/8 inches. xvi, 95 pp. Black-and-white illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped gray cloth, price-clipped dust-jacket in archival mylar, edges untrimmed; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. This is the first extensive biography of James Lick (1796-1876), written by his great-grandniece Rosemary Lick. James Lick moved to California just before the discovery of gold. He made a fortune on real estate investments, pioneered agriculture in the Santa Clara Valley, and at the time of his death was the wealthiest man in California, but also left the majority of his estate to social and scientific causes. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924), Margot Patterson Doss (b. 1920), introduction. The Story of the Sea Ranch.
San Francisco: Oceanic Properties, Inc., 1965 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [iv], 20 pp. Half-tone photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, spine toned, shelf wear. INSCRIBED twice by Richard H. Dillon on inside of front wrapper. Very Good. The Sea Ranch is a community along the northern coast of California. Richard Dillon, renowned California historian, tells the story of the Ranch from its earliest days as El Rancho German, or the German Ranch, given as a land grant to Ernest Rufus by the Mexican Governor of California in 1846. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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