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Complete Report on Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, With Introductory Historical Sketch, Illustrated with Maps, Drawings and Photographs., Board of Public Service Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles.
1 Board of Public Service Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles. Complete Report on Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, With Introductory Historical Sketch, Illustrated with Maps, Drawings and Photographs.
Los Angeles: Department of Public Service of the City of Los Angeles, 1916 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 7/8 x 8 inches. 319, [13] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of William Mulholland, seal of the City of Los Angeles on title page, numerous full-page black-and-white photographic illustrations, maps, tables, appendices, index, 24 folded maps, charts, and plans in a pocket inside the rear cover, including a large folding map of the "Southern Part of the State of California Showing Inset of Photograph of Los Angeles Aqueduct Relief Map;" text clean, unmarked, some light toning to the edges of the glossy paper as is common, large folding map with tears at folds with some minor loss, pocket at rear is brittle and is essentially blasted and useless. Black-stamped dark green cloth; binding shaken, corners and spine ends frayed, spots and freckling to covers. With "Notice of Publication" tipped-in inside front cover announcing a second edition "On account of the extraordinary demand for copies." Ownership signature of A. A. Schmidt. Good. This is a contemporary technical report on the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The Los Angeles Aqueduct system, comprising the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Owens Valley Aqueduct) and the Second Los Angeles Aqueduct, is a water conveyance system, built and operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The Owens Valley Aqueduct was designed and built by the city's water department, at the time named The Bureau of Los Angeles Aqueduct, under the supervision of the Department's Chief Engineer, William Mulholland. The system delivers water from the Owens River in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains to Los Angeles. In 1971, it was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers on the List of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. Its construction was controversial from the start, as it is alleged that water diversions to Los Angeles all but ended agriculture in the Owens Valley. Since then its continued operation has led to public debate, legislation and court battles over the environmental impacts of the aqueduct on Mono Lake and other ecosystems. 
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Out West: The Nation Back of Us, The World in Front, The Magazine of the the Old Pacific and the New., Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.
2 Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor. Out West: The Nation Back of Us, The World in Front, The Magazine of the the Old Pacific and the New.
Los Angeles and San Francisco: Out West Magazine Company, 1904 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback William Keith 
Volume XX, No. 5, May 1904. 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. [ads, xvi], (399)-484, [ads, xxxvi] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece photograph "Kern Lake from Trail to Lower Kern Lake" by E. T. Parsons, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light shelf wear at the extremities of the covers, else Fine. The contents for the May 1904 issue include: "The Hymn of the Men that Fail" a poem by Sharlot F. Hall; "Camping in California Redwoods" illustrated, by Henrietta S. Breck; "Down the Trail" a poem by Nora May French; "A Day with the Mono Indians," illustrated by W. B. Noble; "Desert Calls" a poem by Harley R. Wiley; "The Eucalypts of the Southwest, Part II" illustrated by Alfred James McClatchie; "Toro-o-o!" a poem by A. B. Bennett; "The Courtship of Jim Carroll" a story by Philip Newman; "Moon-shadows" a poem by Tracy Robinson; "Navajo Blankets" by A. F. Spiegelberg; "The Providence of God" a story by Wilmatte Porter Cockerell; "Among the White Sands" a poem by Isabel Darling; "Toward American Music" by Arthur Farwell; "The Southwest Society, Archaeological Institute of America"; The Sequoya League, "To Make Better Indians" by Lummis; "Early California Reminiscences" by General John Bidwell, Part V; regular features include: "The Landmarks Club"; "In the Lion's Den" by the editor; and "That Which is Written" reviews by C. A. Moody. 
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The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West., Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.
3 Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor. The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.
Los Angeles: The Land of Sunshine Publishing Co., 1899 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback Charles Fletcher Lummis 
Volume XI, No. 3, August, 1899. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [ads, iv], (139)-(192), [ads, including a Commercial Blue Book for Los Angeles, xx] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece photograph by Lummis "A Pueblo Girl at Home", black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light shelf wear at the extremities of the covers, else Fine. The contents for August 1899, include: "My Brother's Keeper" illustrated, on the responsibility of Anglo-Americans toward Native Americans by Lummis; "Arizona's Biggest Gold Mine" illustrated, by Sharlot M. Hall; "A Cowboy's Pencil" illustrated with drawings by Ed. Bosein; "Early California, Report of the Viceroy in 1793" continued; regular features including "In the Lion's Den" (editorial); "That Which is Written" book reviews by Lummis; "The Landmarks Club"; "The Angle of Reflection" (a department by Margaret Collier Graham); "Philippine War Pictures"; and "California Babies" illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 
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The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West., Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.
4 Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor. The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.
Los Angeles and San Francisco: The Land of Sunshine Publishing Co., 1901 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback William Keith 
Volume XV, No. 4, 1901. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [ads, viii], (207)-312, [ads, xx] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece painting "The Evening Star" by Wm Keith, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled, archival mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, rear cover off but present. Very Good. The contents for October 1901 include: "The Ivory Crucifix" a poem by Sharlot M. Hall; "A Visit to the Hoodoos of Wyoming" by Early Vernon Wilcox illustrated with photographs; "Some Indian Paintings" by M. C. Frederick (ethnographic study near Santa Barbara, CA illustrated with photographs); "The Island of the Good Herb" by Henry S. Kirk (illustrated); "In Western Letters" by Lummis (illustrated); "Joseph Le Conte, an appreciation, with portrait" by Victor Henderson; "A California Gusher"(story) by Elizabeth Gerberding; "The Mission Indian Exiles" by Constance Goddard Du Bois; "Mormonism by its Head (a statement by the late Lorenzo Snow, President of the Mormon Church"; regular features including "The Landmarks Club"; "In the Lion'’s Den (editorial)"; "That Which is Written" - reviews; "The 20th Century West," conducted by Wm E. Smythe featuring "How to Colonize the Pacific Coast" by Smythe, "The Struggle for Water" and "The Desert Translated"; pp. 293-297 with "Pictures of People and Places"; and "Santa Rosa, 'The Flower City' - Sonoma County, Cal." illustrated with photographs. 
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The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West., Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.
5 Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor. The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.
Los Angeles: The Land of Sunshine Publishing Co., 1898 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback Charles Fletcher Lummis 
Volume VIII, No. 4, March, 1898. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [ads, iv], (161)-206, [ads, xxii] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece photograph by Lummis "California Winter's Good Enough for Me", black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light shelf wear to the covers. Very Good. The contents for March 1898, include: "The Prince of Imposters" illustrated, by Will M. Tipton; "So Far, So Good" on the decrepit state of the California Missions and efforts begun at restoration, illustrated, by Juan del Rio; "Two Notable Trees" illustrated, by Arthur B. Bent; "West-Coast Shells" illustrated, by J. Torrey Connor; "At the Land's End" by L. Maynard Dixon; "A Country of Centaurs" illustrated; "The Santa Fe Trail"; regular features including "In the Lion’s Den"; "That Which is Written"; "The Landmarks Club"; as well as "The Woman’s Club"; "The Land We Love" illustrated; and "Agricultural and Horticultural Resources of Los Angeles County" illustrated, by A. J. Cook. 
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Charter and Compiled Ordinances and Resolutions of the City of Los Angeles.  Vol. IV., Freeman Golding Teed (d. 1916), compiler.
6 Freeman Golding Teed (d. 1916), compiler. Charter and Compiled Ordinances and Resolutions of the City of Los Angeles. Vol. IV.
Los Angeles: Evening Express Company, 1889 First Edition, thus. Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION of the fourth volume. 8vo 707, xviii (index) pp. Contains an index to the Charter and an overall index to the volume; pages unmarked, toned. Original printed wrappers, spine titled in manuscript black ink, later clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, spine ends and extremities of covers chipped. SCARCE in the market. Very Good. Freeman G. Teed was City Auditor for the City of Los Angeles from 1886 to 1888. He was elected to the City Council from the Fifth Ward, and served from 1892 to 1894, and served as President of the City Council. Teed was a member of the Jonathan Club and was first potentate of Los Angeles' Al Malaikah Temple of the order of the Shrine. The last auction for this title was 1943. 
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Charter and Compiled Ordinances and Resolutions of the City of Los Angeles.  Vol. IV., Freeman Golding Teed (d. 1916), compiler.
7 Freeman Golding Teed (d. 1916), compiler. Charter and Compiled Ordinances and Resolutions of the City of Los Angeles. Vol. IV.
Los Angeles: Evening Express Company, 1889 First Edition, thus. Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION of the fourth volume. 8vo 707, xviii (index) pp. Contains an index to the Charter and an overall index to the volume; pages unmarked, toned. Full contemporary sheepskin, black leather label titled in gilt; binding square and tight, spine missing many parts, back strip coming loose at joints, hinges weak, corners showing and bumped, heavily rubbed. Book binding ticket of the Times-Mirror Binder, Los Angeles on front paste-down. SCARCE in the market. Sold AS IS. Freeman G. Teed was City Auditor for the City of Los Angeles from 1886 to 1888. He was elected to the City Council from the Fifth Ward, and served from 1892 to 1894, and served as President of the City Council. Teed was a member of the Jonathan Club and was first potentate of Los Angeles' Al Malaikah Temple of the order of the Shrine. The last auction for this title was 1943. 
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Twenty Disorderly Years., Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987).
8 Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987). Twenty Disorderly Years.
Pasadena: The Ampersand Press, 1951 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. Square Pamphlet. 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches. (14) pp. Text printed in red and black inks; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stitched; binding square and tight, pencil notation inside front cover. Very Good. Printed by Grant Dahlstrom for distribution at The Rounce and Coffin Club and elsewhere. Zeitlin's account of the founding and first twenty years of the Rounce & Coffin Club gives a flavor of its proceedings. 
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Small Archive of Publications by the Los Angeles Public Library with further research notes gathered by Arthur M. Ellis., Los Angeles Public Library.
9 Los Angeles Public Library. Small Archive of Publications by the Los Angeles Public Library with further research notes gathered by Arthur M. Ellis.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Public Library, 1890 First Editions Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
20 items. Most 8vos, but with some typescripts. Full listing available upon request. Good to Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS of various Los Angeles Public Library publications, mostly Annual Reports, with some historical typescripts from earlier Annual Reports in response to specific questions requested by Arthur MacDonald Ellis (1875-1932), founding member of the Zambrano Club. Two items INSCRIBED BY CHARLES FLETCHER LUMMIS, Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library from 1905 to 1910. These Annual Reports contain a number of important and interesting photographs and plans of the Library in its various digs throughout the City, leading up to and including the majestic Central Library building that stands today on Fifth Street. 
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10 Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times Annual Midwinter Number, January 1, 1914.
Los Angeles Los Angeles Times, 1914 First Edition, thus. Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION of the 1914 issue of this annual publication. Three Parts of 5, only. Folio. 16 13/16 x 11 1/2 inches. Part I: 32; Part II: 33-64; Part III: 65-96 pp. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, the text includes, Part I: The Year's Great Achievements; Part II: Food Resources of California; Part II: Good Cheer, Good Health, period advertising throughout; text clean, unmarked. Self-wraps, stapled; binding square and tight, toning, foxing, marginal fraying and chipping, bottom margin of Part I creased, rear cover of Part I soiled. SCARCE. Very Good. From 1885 to 1954, the Los Angeles Times issued a special annual Midwinter Number on New Year's Day. The publication extolled the virtues of Southern California. It was first called the "Trade Number," originally featuring a special press run of "extra scope and proportions," in 24 pages. Two years later, the edition had grown to "forty-eight handsome pages." By 1917, it consisted of 5 Parts of 32 pages each; this offering includes the first 3 Parts for 1914. It includes many color illustrations, including a portrait of "A Native Daughter" on the front cover of Part I. The Midwinter Number was recognized for its style and scope from other newspapers throughout the United States. 
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Souvenir Snap Shots of Southern California., Southern California Advertising Co.
11 Southern California Advertising Co. Souvenir Snap Shots of Southern California.
Los Angeles: Southern California Advertising Co., 1910 Paperback Collectible: Good Paperback 
Oblong Pamphlet. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Unpaginated. [40] pp. Two vignettes on the title page, each page with 1 or more black-and-white photographic illustrations, captioned; text clean unmarked, but pages 1-3 and 18-24 have insect damage which is marginal or in the gutter and do not affect the illustrations. Red wrappers printed in gold on front cover, stapled; binding square and tight, front cover faded. SCARCE. Good. "The publishers of this souvenir are indebted to the Pacific Electric Railway Company for many of its illustrations." Shriner's hat vignette on title page, crescent and star motif on the front cover. An excellent photographic record of Southern California, with images of Angeles' Flight, street and architectural scenes of Los Angeles, an Indian Crafts Exhibition, interior views of the Jonathan Club, interior of the Cafe Martin at Spring and First, nature scenes, harbor scenes, San Diego, and much more. SCARCE: no auction records found; 1 copy Worldcat (Yale). 
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Annual Report of the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.  Fiscal Year July 1, 1929 to June 30, 1930., The City of Los Angeles, Board of Harbor Commissioners.
12 The City of Los Angeles, Board of Harbor Commissioners. Annual Report of the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Fiscal Year July 1, 1929 to June 30, 1930.
Los Angeles: Bureau of Printing, City of Los Angeles, 1930 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. 91 pp. Index, list of the Board of Commissioners and portraits of the main characters opposite, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, tables, folding map, charts; text clean, unmarked. Green printed pictorial wrappers, staple-bound; binding square and tight, shelf / use wear to covers. Ed Jones signature in pencil on front cover. Very Good. This is one in a series of Annual Reports by the Board of Harbor Commissioners detailing some of the most expansive years at the Port of Los Angeles. Today the Port of Los Angeles is a complex that occupies 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront. The port is located in San Pedro Bay. The Port of Los Angeles is a department of the City of Los Angeles and employs nearly 896,000 people throughout Los Angeles County and 3.6 million people worldwide. The modern history of the Port of Los Angeles began when Phineas Banning greatly improved shipping by dredging the channel to Wilmington in 1871 to a depth of 10 feet. That year the port handled 50,000 tons of shipping. When Phineas Banning died in 1885, his sons promoted the port, then handling 500,000 tons of shipping a year. The Southern Pacific Railroad sought to create a Port of Los Angeles at Santa Monica in 1893. Harrison Gray Otis and U.S. Senator Stephen White advocated for federal support for the Port of Los Angeles at San Pedro Bay. The Free Harbor Fight was settled when San Pedro received federal support in 1897. A breakwater was begun in 1899, and Los Angeles annexed the area in 1909. The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners was founded in 1907. During the 1920s, the Port of Los Angeles surpassed San Francisco as the West Coast's busiest seaport. In the early 1930s, a massive expansion of the port was undertaken with the construction of a breakwater three miles out and over two miles in length. 
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Report of a Highway Traffic Survey in the County of Los Angeles., The Regional Planning Commission, County of Los Angeles.
13 The Regional Planning Commission, County of Los Angeles. Report of a Highway Traffic Survey in the County of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles: The Regional Planning Commission, County of Los Angeles, 1937 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
SECOND EDITION, enlarged. 4to. 11 x 8 inches. 62 pages. Logo of the Regional Planning Commission on the title page, black-and-white frontispiece photographic image of Broadway looking North from Seventh Street, 7 maps (5 folding), diagrams, 4 tables; text clean, unmarked. Black-titled green cloth, gilt outline of Los Angeles County on front cover, green endpapers, added plastic dust-jacket; binding square and tight, minor rubbing. Very Good. This Survey is an up-to-date version of the 1934 edition and is expanded to include the downtown portion of the City. The intention of the Survey is to guide highway construction budgets on the basis of traffic needs. This is the more common edition of the above. 
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My Own Los Angeles, 1894-1982., Warren S. Rogers.
14 Warren S. Rogers. My Own Los Angeles, 1894-1982.
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1982 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Los Angeles Miscellany, No. 13. LIMITED EDITON of 250 copies printed by Richard J. Hoffman. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches. 53, [3] pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait, title-page printed within a typographic border, illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Quarter black cloth, illustrated paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, edges foxed, red smudge on rear board. Very Good. Warren S. Rogers was a native Los Angeleno and his father-in-law was Thomas Dawson, Ernest Dawson's father. This is an autobiographical account of the author's experiences living in Los Angeles in the first half of the twentieth century. 
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