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Mammoth Lakes Memories., Adele Reed.
1 Adele Reed. Mammoth Lakes Memories.
Bishop: Chalfant Press, Inc., 1971 First Edition Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. [iii], (83) pp. Black and white photographs throughout, 2 figures; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Adele Reed published several books about the American West. In this book she covers the history of Old Mammoth, a settlement in Mono County near Mammoth Lakes, which is now a popular ski resort. The book includes photographs from as far back as the late nineteenth century. 
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The Argonauts of California: Being the Reminiscences of Scenes and Incidents that Occurred in California in Early Mining Days, Charles Warren Haskins
2 Charles Warren Haskins The Argonauts of California: Being the Reminiscences of Scenes and Incidents that Occurred in California in Early Mining Days
New York Fords, Howard & Hulbert 1890 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
Large 8vo. 9 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches. [2], (8), 501, [1 blank] pp. Includes 4 pages of an index of ships sailing for California from the Atlantic States tipped-in between pages (2) and (3). Illustrated throughout with drawings by Charles Warren Haskins in a primitive style that matches the equally primitive dialogue of the text, hundreds of pages of lists of ships sailing for California and overland companies and the pioneers who used this transportation; text with occasional light pencil marginalia, including "p. 407" on the title page. Gilt- and black-stamped yellow cloth, beveled edges; binding square and tight, rubbed, corners showing, spine ends frayed. Ex Library copy with bookplate of the Automobile Club of Southern California on the front paste-down, spine label removed from foot of spine. Working copy. Charles Warren Haskins was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1825. In April 1849, he traveled in the ship America to San Francisco and was a miner in the gold fields. He returned to New Bedford in 1851 to marry Elaphel O. Bronell, and the two of them traveled overland to Placeville where they settled and Haskins owned a mine, a general store, a farm, and the couple raised four children. Charles Haskins wrote The Argonauts of California in the 1880s, telling the stories of the gold rush days. The second half of this book contains the names of 36,000 immigrants to California in 1849. They are listed by the ship in which they arrived or by the wagon train in which they traveled across the Continent. This book is a valuable reference for researchers and scholars studying the migration into California in the 1840s and 1850s. 
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Golden Trek., David Lavender (1910-2003).
3 David Lavender (1910-2003). Golden Trek.
Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1948 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 265 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Yellow cloth stamped in dark red ink; binding square and tight, dust soiling on top edge, soiling on covers, spine ends softened, no dust jacket. Very Good. A novel by western historian and author David Lavender, about a young boy in the California Gold Rush. 
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The Rockies., David Lavender (1910-2003).
4 David Lavender (1910-2003). The Rockies.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. [xii], 404 pp. Illustrated double-page title page, 4 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Tan cloth blocked in brown and titled in gilt and brown ink, decorative end pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, dust jacket lightly shelf worn and price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author on half-title, January 17, 1987. Very Good. "In this book David Lavender traces the [Rocky Mountain's] colorful history, focusing new attention on the period that began in 1859, following the first gold strikes.... This book, exploring unfamiliar channels of Western history and bringing fresh insight into the eternal challenge of the Rockies, is an outstanding addition to the Regions of America series." From dust jacket. 
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Mining Camp Days., Emil W. Billeb.
5 Emil W. Billeb. Mining Camp Days.
Berkeley: Howell-North Books, 1968 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (x), 229 pp. Map frontispiece, 203 black and white photographs, index; text clean, unmarked. Brick red cloth titled in black ink over boards, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar, photographs in end papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Emil Billeb lived and worked in many of the mining towns of California and Nevada. He recounts the history of these towns with over 200 of his own photographs and decades of first-hand experience. 
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Mammoth Gold: Ghost Towns of Lake District: 1877-1898., Gary Caldwell (b. 1943).
6 Gary Caldwell (b. 1943). Mammoth Gold: Ghost Towns of Lake District: 1877-1898.
Los Angeles: Alan Hensher - Books, 1981 First Edition Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Pamphlet. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 32 pp. 12 maps and photographs in black and white, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated cover, printed wrappers; binding square and tight, sticker residue on front cover. INSCRIBED by author. Very Good. Gary Caldwell spent decades hiking and exploring Mammoth Lakes. The publisher, Alan Hensher, has also written books about the Eastern Sierra. This is a history of Mammoth City, a mining town which is now defunct. 
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Mammoth Gold: Ghost Towns of Lake District: 1877-1898., Gary Caldwell (b. 1943).
7 Gary Caldwell (b. 1943). Mammoth Gold: Ghost Towns of Lake District: 1877-1898.
Los Angeles: Alan Hensher - Books, 1981 First Edition Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
Pamphlet. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 32 pp. 12 maps and photographs in black and white, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated cover, printed wrappers; binding straight and tight. Fine. Gary Caldwell spent decades hiking and exploring Mammoth Lakes. The publisher, Alan Hensher, has also written books about the Eastern Sierra. This is a history of Mammoth City, a mining town which is now defunct. 
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A Letter of the Gold Rush Days, From John Kagy to his Brother, 1853., John Kagy.
8 John Kagy. A Letter of the Gold Rush Days, From John Kagy to his Brother, 1853.
Santa Ana: Log-Anne Press, 1975 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 3/8 inches. Unpaginated. [12] pp. Frontispiece, 4 illustrations, all text and illustrations in brown ink; text clean, unmarked. Brown wrappers, paper label on front cover; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Mel Kavin's copy. Very Good. A reproduction of a letter from a prospector, John Kagy, to his brother, from Fox Hill, March 13, 1853. Provides an illustrated view of life in the mines and the technologies used by the miners. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1622. 
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High Mountains & Deep Valleys: The Gold Bonanza Days., Lew and Ginny Clark.
9 Lew and Ginny Clark. High Mountains & Deep Valleys: The Gold Bonanza Days.
San Louis Obispo: Western Trails Publications, 1978 First Edition Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. (192) pp. Illustrated title page, black and white photographs throughout, maps in red and blue ink throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, color photographs on inside of covers, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Lew Clark was a history teacher native to California. Ginny Clark worked in publishing before she and Lew established Western Trails Publications. They have published several guides to the Eastern Sierra Region. 
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Pioneers of Mono Basin., Margaret Calhoun (1889-1981).
10 Margaret Calhoun (1889-1981). Pioneers of Mono Basin.
Lee Vining, CA: Artemisia Press, 1984 First Edition Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. (x), 172 pp. Black and white photographs throughout, a map of Mono County, local recipes; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated front wrapper; binding square and tight, minor foxing along spine, wear on back wrapper. Very Good. Margaret Calhoun was born to Anna and Charles Currie, early pioneers in Mono County. She grew up in Mono as it was being settled. This book is an account of its history, from her own memories and the accounts of those she knew. It includes letters, photographs, recipes, and a map. 
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Narrative of Nicholas
11 Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (1819-1903). Narrative of Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (Overland to California in '41 & '49, and Texas in '51) with an Introduction by Charles L. Camp and Colored Drawings by Arvilla Parker.
San Francisco, CA: Grabhorn Press, 1933 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Like New Missing Hardcover Arvilla Parker. 
First Series: Rare Americana, No. 7. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. First printed in Austin, Texas in 1901. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. [xii], 100, [8] pp. Title page and chapter heads printed in orange ink with color illustrations by Arvilla Parker; text clean, unmarked. Tan linen spine, printed brown paper over boards, illustration on front cover, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, LACKS original dust-jacket, light offsetting to end-papers as is common. Fine. "In 1841, 'Cheyenne' Dawson of Austin, Texas was part of the famed Bidwell-Bartleson Party, along with his brother-in-law and some 'neighbor boys.' After crossing the Colorado Desert and visiting Los Angeles, the prospectors reached the Mariposa diggings in November. Dawson worked the dry diggings and eventually got into freighting and tells how his fellow pioneer Charles Weber of Stockton tried to coax him into ranching. In April 1851, he began the return journey to Texas via the Isthmus." Kurutz. REFERENCES: Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, p. 161; Heller and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 184; Howes, U.S.iana, No. D159; Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, N. 171. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Sea Routes to the Gold Fields: The Migration by Water to California in 1846-1852., Oscar Lewis (1893-1992).
12 Oscar Lewis (1893-1992). Sea Routes to the Gold Fields: The Migration by Water to California in 1846-1852.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. [ii], xiv, 286, (x) pp. 39 illustrations, folding map tipped in opposite the colophon, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Bind-stamped blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, top edge stained yellow, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket soiled, chipped at head and tail of spine. SIGNED by author in front free end paper. Very Good. This was the first book to tell the story of the Argonauts of the California Gold Rush. Oscar Lewis was a pioneering historian of the American West, and a prolific author and editor. He was regarded as an expert on California history. Lewis was also the Secretary of The Book Club of California from 1921 to 1946 and was a large contributor to the Club's success. 
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Sutter's Fort: Gateway to the Gold Fields., Oscar Lewis (1893-1992).
13 Oscar Lewis (1893-1992). Sutter's Fort: Gateway to the Gold Fields.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1966 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: The American Forts Series, No. 3. 8vo. 9 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches. (xv), (224) pp. Double-page title page, second half-title tipped in, 16 pages of black-and-white photographic plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Cloth, ornamented and titled in gilt, decorative end pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, water-stain on front cover, dust jacket faded and price-clipped with light shelf wear. SIGNED by author on original half title page, INSCRIBED by author on additional half-title tipped-in. Previous owner's name on inside front flap of dust jacket. Very Good. This is a comprehensive history of Sutter's Fort was part of a series of books planned by Stewart H. Holbrook about America's forts. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Fool's Gold: A Biography of John Sutter., Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924).
14 Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924). Fool's Gold: A Biography of John Sutter.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1967 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. 380 pp. 16 pages of black-and-white plates, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth, decorative end pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket bruised at head of spine, price clipped. INSCRIBED by author on half-title. Very Good. "In this distinguished successor to his widely acclaimed biography Meriwether Lewis, Richard Dillon comes to definitive grips with a paradoxical personality that has eluded historians and biographers over the years. ... More important, answers are provided to the riddles about Sutter that have so far gone frustratingly unsolved, including the central one: why, even when gold was discovered on his property by one of his employees, sparking the California Gold Rush of 1849, Sutter still failed to get rich." From the dust jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Paiute, Prospector, Pioneer: A History of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area in the Nineteenth Century., Thomas C. Fletcher.
15 Thomas C. Fletcher. Paiute, Prospector, Pioneer: A History of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area in the Nineteenth Century.
Lee Vining, CA: Artemisia Press, 1987 First Edition Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. xviii, 123 pp. 12 figures, 17 photographic illustrations, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. EE516-212. Fine. A history of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area, containing maps and historical photographs. Focuses on the relationship between miners, ranchers, and the Paiute Indian Tribe. 
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Gold, Guns & Ghost Towns., Willie Arthur Chalfant (1868-1943).
16 Willie Arthur Chalfant (1868-1943). Gold, Guns & Ghost Towns.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1964 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 inches. (xii), 175 pp. Double-page illustrated title page, decorative initials; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated brown cloth over boards, decorative end pages, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust soiled on top edge. Very Good. William Chalfant was a important journalist and historian of Inyo County. He ran The Inyo Register from 1887 to 1942 and remained editor until his death in 1943. He published 5 books about the history of the American West. This book, about the Gold Rush, was his last, published posthumously. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Gold, Guns & Ghost Towns., Willie Arthur Chalfant (1868-1943).
17 Willie Arthur Chalfant (1868-1943). Gold, Guns & Ghost Towns.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1947 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 inches. (xii), 175 pp. Double-page illustrated title page, decorative initials for all chapters; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated brown cloth over boards, decorative end pages; binding square and tight, slight shelf wear on spine, dust soiled on top edge. Very Good. William Chalfant was a important journalist and historian of Inyo County. He ran The Inyo Register from 1887 to 1942 and remained editor until his death in 1943. He published 5 books about the history of the American West. This book, about the Gold Rush, was his last, published posthumously. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Outposts of Civilization., Willie Arthur Chalfant (1868-1943).
18 Willie Arthur Chalfant (1868-1943). Outposts of Civilization.
Boston: The Christopher Publishing House, 1928 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. 193 pp. Text clean, unmarked, toning to pages. Blind- and gilt-stamped red cloth; binding square and tight, spine ends softened. SCARCE. Very Good. William Chalfant was a important journalist and historian of Inyo County. He ran The Inyo Register from 1887 to 1942 and remained editor until his death in 1943. He published 5 books about the history of the American West. This book, about the American West, was his second. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Story of Inyo., Willie Arthur Chalfant (1868-1943).
19 Willie Arthur Chalfant (1868-1943). The Story of Inyo.
Bishop: William A. Chalfant, 1964 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
REVISED EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 1/4 inches. [iii], 430, vii pp. Frontispiece map of Inyo County, appendices, index; text clean, unmarked. Cloth over boards, spine titled in black, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. William Chalfant was a important journalist and historian of Inyo County. He ran The Inyo Register from 1887 to 1942 and remained editor until his death in 1943. He published 5 books about the history of the American West. This book, about Inyo County, was his first. 
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