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1 Josiah M. Rice (1932-1914) and Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). A Cannoneer in Navajo Country: Journal of Private Josiah M. Rice, 1851.
Denver: Old West Publishing Company, 1970 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Oblong 4to. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. [vi], (124) pp. Frontispiece map of Rice's route, 20 halftone illustrations, 2 color illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt-titled spine, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine of dust jacket toned, original price tag on dust jacket crossed out in pencil. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper, 1985. Very Good. Josiah Rice was a common soldier in Colonel Edwin Vose Sumner's (1797-1863) 1851 show-of-strength against hostile Indians in New Mexico. Rice's journal records travel into the Canon de Chelly in the Navajo country, a march to the junction of the Gila and San Pedro rivers in the Apache country, and the return to Navajoland to assist with the building and establishment of Fort Defiance. 
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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, 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. 
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3 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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4 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Burnt-Out Fires: California's Modoc Indian War.
New York: McGraw-Hall Book Company, 1978 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xii), 371 pp. 16 pages of black-and-white photographic plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark red cloth, maps in end pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear to the dust jacket. INSCRIBED by author on half-title, 1985. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. A history of the causes, events, and results of the Modoc War, fought between the largely-Americanized Modoc Indians and the United States. Richard Dillon is a historian and author of many notable books about the American West. 
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5 Cyrus C. Loveland, Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924), editor. California Trail Herd: The 1850 Missouri-to-California Journal of Cyrus C. Loveland.
Los Gatos, CA: The Talisman Press, 1961 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. (139) pp. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, photograph of a page from Loveland's diary, headpieces, index; text clean, unmarked. Full red cloth boards, printed paper spine label, pictorial dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust jacket toned and shelf-worn, price-clipped. INSCRIBED by Richard Dillon. Very Good. "Here published for the first time is a unique contribution to California history, the journal of a Missouri-to-California cattle drive in 1850 written by cowboy Cyrus Loveland. The scarcity of information on the northern cattle trail to California lends his journal important historical value." Dust-jacket. 
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6 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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7 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Delta Country.
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1982 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Oblong 4to. 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches. (xii), 134 pp. Frontispiece, black-and-white photographs throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gray cloth spine titled in silver, gray paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper, 1982. Fine. "In Delta Country, Richard Dillon gives the first historical overview of this timeless land: from the days of the Indians and early explorers, to settlement of this wild swampland and development of today's agribusiness. The uncertain future of this unique and fragile area is also considered. The powerful images of photographer Steve Simmons capture the Delta as it is, while reflecting its past...." From dust jacket. 
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8 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Great Expectations: The Story of Benicia, California.
Fresno, CA: Benicia Heritage Book, Inc., 1980 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
4to. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. [iii], vii, 241 pp. Black-and-white photographs throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark blue cloth, decorative end pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by author, 1982. Fine. This book, about the history of Benicia, California, took five years to make, with the contributions of over 100 people. Richard Dillon is a well-respected historian and author of many notable books about the American West. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Grizzly Adams: A Man to Match our Mountains.
Stockton, CA: Pacific Center for Studies in Western History at the University of the Pacific, 1967 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Series: The Pacific Historian, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 1967. Pamphlet. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 64 pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated green wrappers; binding square and tight; binding square and tight, shelf wear. SIGNED by Richard Dillon on table of contents next to his article. Very Good. A copy of The Pacific Historian, a quarterly from the University of the Pacific, with a featured article by Richard Dillon about Grizzly Adams, California's most famous mountain man. 
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10 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Humbugs and Heroes: A Gallery of California Pioneers.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. (xx), 362 pp. 41 black-and-white photographs and line art, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green cloth, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, rear end-papers soiled, dust jacket with light shelf wear, price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper. Very Good. "Sixty-three of the most interesting figures in California's history are the subjects of this fascinating group biography. The author, a distinguished California historian, takes a careful look at each one of these men and women, but leaves it to the reader to decide which are humbugs or heroes - and which ones stand in between." From the dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Iron Men: California's Industrial Pioneers, Peter, James, and Michael Donahue.
Point Richmond, CA: Candela Press, 1984 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is number 95. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 334 pp. Frontispiece, 8 double-sided black-and-white photographic plates, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled red cloth, photographic end-papers, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine of dust jacket toned. Comes with a publication announcement. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author on limitation statement. A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. "In this exhaustively researched, well written triple-biography of the pioneering brothers Donahue - James, Peter, and Michael - historian Richard Dillon, one of the pre-eminent chroniclers of the Far West, has made an important contribution, not only to the history of California and the story of the Irish in American, but also to the largely untold story of technology on the frontier." Dust jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Maynard Dixon, or, From Coronado to Canon de Chelly: Artist-Illustrator Maynard Dixon.
N.P.: Lester Lloyd, 1976 Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, this is number 102. Pamphlet. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. Unpaginated. [21] pp. Text clean, unmarked. Speckled brown wrappers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Dillon and Lester Lloyd on colophon. Fine. This is a biographical sketch of one of the greatest western painters of western life. The text was taken from a talk given by Richard Dillon to the Roxburghe Club. Prepared for the joint Roxburghe and Zamorano clubs joint meeting in San Francisco, September, 1976. 
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13 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Meriwether Lewis: A Biography.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1965 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. (xx), 364 pp. Double title page, 16 pages of black-and-white plates, index. Blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, decorative end pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket price-clipped, toned with small chips. INSCRIBED by author on half-title, "This vol. is said to be my best book. (I'll not argue the point.) R. H. Dillon." Very Good. Meriwether Lewis, of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition, was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator. This biography by Richard Dillon received a gold medal award from the Commonwealth Club of California for the best nonfiction book of 1965. Dillon was a prolific author about the American West. 
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14 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). North Beach: The Italian Heart of San Francisco.
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1985 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
4to. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. (x), 189 pp. Black-and-white photographs throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Black leather titled in gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper, 1986. Fine. This book tells the story of the self-sufficient Italian village, North Beach, that used to exist for a century in the middle of San Francisco, and how the Italians left their mark on The City even though North Beach has become less dynamic. It includes previously unpublished photographs by J. B. Monaco (1856-1938) of North Beach from the 1880s to the 1930s. 
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15 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Shanghaiing Days.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1961 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. 351 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark red cloth, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust jacket with minor shelf wear. SIGNED by author on half-title. Very Good. "The thrilling account of 19th Century hell-ships, Bucko Mates and Masters, and dangerous ports-of-call from San Francisco to Singapore." From the dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Stephen Long and the Great American Desert.
Great Falls, MT: The Montana Historical Society, 1968 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
In: Montana the Magazine of Western History, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, Summer, 1968. Great Falls, MT: The Montana Historical Society, 1968. 4to Periodical. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. 58-75 pp. Entire issue: (97) pp. 7 articles including this one by Dillon, illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Self-wraps, color illustrated, stapled, original subscription cards; binding square and tight, spine faded, shelf wear. SIGNED by author on table of contents next to his article. Very Good. Stephen Harriman Long (1784-1864) was a U.S. army explorer, topographical engineer, and railway engineer. Long was one of the most prolific explorers of the early 1800s, although his career as an explorer was relatively short-lived. He covered over 26,000 miles in five expeditions, including a scientific expedition in the Great Plains area, which he famously confirmed as a "Great Desert" (leading to the term "the Great American Desert." Dillon's article places Long's explorations in the political context of the times (1817-1823), and is one of the broadly scoped studies ever published in the Montana the Magazine of Western History. 
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17 Richard H Dillon Texas Argonauts: Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush
San Francisco The Book Club of California 1987 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Very Good Hardcover Charlie Shaw 
LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies, designed by David Holman and printed letterpress at Wind River Press, Austin, Texas, paintings printed offset using separations by Capital spectrum in Austin. The Book Club of California Publication Number 186. Folio. 355 x 257 mm. xiii, 199, [3] pp. Color frontispiece painting portrait of Major Isaac Harding Duval, title-page printed in black, blue and brown inks, color painting illustrations throughout by Charlie Shaw, initial letters and decorations printed in blue and brown inks, bibliography, index; text clean, un-marked, one corner turned down and creases to corners at last few leaves of the text. Quarter cloth, illustrated paper over boards printed in blue ink, printed paper spine label, maps in end-leaves, plain white paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, some light foxing to cloth, jacket toned, tears to extremities and general shelf wear. Prospectus, order form, and an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet noting delay in publication laid in. Very Good. Isaac Harding Duval (1824-1902) was an American adventurer and businessman prior to becoming a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As a young man, Duval traveled to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he joined an elder brother who was running a trading post. Afterward, Duval became a scout on the Western Plains and Rocky Mountains, and joined the Gold Rush in 1849. This book records Duvalā??s reminiscences of the Gila Trail journey from Texas to the Mother Lode Mines. It is a significant documentation by a leader of the California Gold Rush. After the Civil War, Isaac Duval became a U. S. Representative from West Virginia in the 41st United States Congress. Your order receives my personal attention. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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18 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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19 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). The Hatchet Men: The Story of the Tong Wars in San Francisco's Chinatown.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1962 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. 375 pp. 16 pages of black-and-white plates, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red cloth, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear to dust jacket, sticker residue on front flap, price crossed out in pencil. INSCRIBED by author in preliminaries, 1985. Very Good. A recounting of San Francisco's Chinatown during the Tong Wars. Includes photographs from Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) and others. Genthe is known for his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown and the 1906 earthquake. Richard Dillon is a historian and author of many books on the American West, and specializes in San Francisco history. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). The Later Days of the California Missions.
San Francisco: Richard Dillon, 1985 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies. Series: Keepsake No. 2 of the San Francisco Corral of Westerners. Pamphlet. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. [ii], 13 pp. Illustrated title page, tailpiece; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, spine toned. INSCRIBED by Richard Dillon on title page, January 22, 1986. Very Good. An address given by Richard Dillon to the San Francisco Corral of Westerners, discussing the last years of some of California's missions, and encouraging more research to be done on the subject. 
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