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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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Catalina Pottery: The Early Years, 1927-1937., Al W. Firdley (b. 1932).
2 Al W. Firdley (b. 1932). Catalina Pottery: The Early Years, 1927-1937.
Costa Mesa, CA: Rainbow Publishing Co., 1977 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Pamphlet. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 96 pp. Black-and-white photographs throughout; some text whited-out on title page, else text clean, unmarked. Photographic wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Comes with a price guide for the items featured in the book. Very Good. Having found almost nothing written on the topic of Catalina pottery, Al Firdley took it upon himself to research the topic. Here he provides information on the history of the craft, how to date pieces of pottery, and other sources in this neglected field for the collector of Catalina pottery. 
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Rustic Canyon and the Story of the Uplifters., Betty Lou Young (1919-2010), text, and Thomas R. Young, photographs.
3 Betty Lou Young (1919-2010), text, and Thomas R. Young, photographs. Rustic Canyon and the Story of the Uplifters.
Santa Monica: Casa Vieja Press, 1975 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
4to. 11 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches. [x], (166) pp. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Full dark gray cloth, gilt-titled spine, decorative end papers, pictorial dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, very light shelf wear on spine ends and dust jacket. Errata and addenda slip and folded panorama photograph laid in at back. Very Good. Betty Lou Young was a long-time resident of Rustic Canyon in California. She wrote several histories of the Pacific Palisades, of which this is her first, and campaigned to preserve the Santa Monica Mountains. She founded the Casa Vieja Press, which continued to publish books on the history of the Pacific Palisades after her death. Her son Thomas "Randy" Young took the photographs which fill this volume. 
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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.
4 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 Used: Good 
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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A View of the Ridge Route.  Volume I: The First People.  Illustrated by Susan Sjoberg Hollander., Bonnie Ketterl Kane.
5 Bonnie Ketterl Kane. A View of the Ridge Route. Volume I: The First People. Illustrated by Susan Sjoberg Hollander.
Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2001 First Edition Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
FIRST EDITIONS. Five Volumes. 4to. 10 x 7 inches. [viii], 177, [15] pp. Maps, drawings, and photos throughout, bibliography, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, shelf wear, price sticker on front cover. Very Good. WITH: Volume II: The Fort Tejon Era. Illustrated by Susan Sjoberg Hollander. (Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2002). (Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2001). 4to. 10 x 7 inches. [viii], 206, [14] pp. Maps, drawings, and photos throughout, bibliography, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. WITH: Volume III: The Ranchos. Illustrated by Susan Sjoberg Hollander. Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2005. (Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2001). 4to. 10 x 7 inches. [viii], 294, [22] pp. Maps, drawings, and photos throughout, bibliography, indexes; text clean, unmarked, former owner's address label and price in ink at top corner of title page. Illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, shelf wear. SIGNED by Bonnie Kane and Susan Hollander on the title page. Very Good. WITH: Volume IV: The Resources. Illustrated by Susan Sjoberg Hollander. (Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2008). (Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2001). 4to. 10 x 7 inches. [viii], 206, [14] pp. Maps, drawings, and photos throughout, bibliography, indexes; text clean, unmarked, price sticker on upper corner of title page. Illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. WITH: Volume V: The Roadways. Illustrated by Susan Sjoberg Hollander. (Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, n.d.). (Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2014). 4to. 10 x 7 inches. [viii], (378), 28, [3] pp. Maps, drawings, and photos throughout, bibliography, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Bonnie Ketterl Kane on the title page. Fine. Bonnie Kane's multi-volume history of the Frazier Park region of Kern County, California, is the most comprehensive multi-volume work of the area. These 5 volumes are all printed to date. It is an historic achievement! 
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The Romance of El Camino Real, With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-), and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions., California Landmarks and Historical Records Bureau.
6 California Landmarks and Historical Records Bureau. The Romance of El Camino Real, With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-), and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions.
Los Angeles, CA: Kaloprint Corporation, 1936 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. 4to. 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [122] pp. Registration and Dedication Pages left blank, 2 vignettes on the title page, list of the missions by date of dedication, what follows are a series of 25 openings with descriptive text on the versos, tissue guards, and a Kaloprint image on the rectos (text facing illustration) of Father Serra, the mission buildings, manuscript documents, and Indian survivors of the missions; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped brown leather, this copy has been neatly re-backed with brown cloth that matches the leather; binding square and tight. Laid in are 3 ephemeral pieces from the Bureau, including a typed note on Bureau letterhead telling how to have an ancestor's portrait mounted on the dedication page, a small bi-fold "Value Received" which details the benefits of membership in the Bureau, and a certificate that states that Sonya Carlson Doud, is a sustaining 5-year member of the Bureau. SCARCE. Very Good. The California Landmarks and Historical Records Bureau, Inc. was incorporated in 1931 as a California non-profit organization. Its purpose was to gain legislative and public support to preserve "the romance" of California by passing laws for historic preservation, and marking of historic landmarks. It hired newspapermen Sherman Danby (who signed Sonya Doud's certificate of membership) and Frederic N. Shovey as Director and Publicity Directors, respectively. It was headquartered in Sacramento, but its Southern California Office was in the Douglas Building in Los Angeles; it began by organizing prominent women in Southern California, and then made an organizing tour of the state in 1932. One of its benefits of membership is this volume extolling the Romance of El Camino Real, with its pictures of the California Missions. The Bureau actually assumed the care of several missions, and in 1933 was able to secure Federal Assistance in reconstructing certain missions when the National Director of Work Relief and Special Projects, Jacob Baker, authorized relief labor to be used in Mission reconstruction. See: The San Bernardino Sun, September 13, 1933, page 1, and The Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 22, 1933, page 5. 
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Geology of San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara County, California., Carl St. J. Bremner.
7 Carl St. J. Bremner. Geology of San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara County, California.
Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 1933 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Series: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Occasional Papers, No. 1. 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. 23 pp. 1 folded map, 3 plates, black-and-white figures throughout; text clean, unmarked. Stapled wrappers; binding square and tight, wrappers toned, lightly rubbed. Very Good. This is a physiographic and geological survey of the westernmost of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, San Miguel Island. An early report on the topic. 
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Geology of Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County, California., Carl St. J. Bremner.
8 Carl St. J. Bremner. Geology of Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County, California.
Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 1932 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Series: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Occasional Papers, No. 1. 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. 33 pp. 2 folded maps, 3 plates, black-and-white figures throughout; text clean, unmarked. Wrappers, stapled, two-hole punched; binding square and tight, wrappers and all edges toned, lightly rubbed. Very Good. This is a physiographic and geological survey of the largest of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, Santa Cruz Island. At the time of publication, not much had been written on the topic. 
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The Ghost Town Lundy., Charles A. Lundy (b. 1880).
9 Charles A. Lundy (b. 1880). The Ghost Town Lundy.
Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1919 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 x 5 5/16 inches. 71 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped green cloth over boards; binding square and tight, dust soiling on all edges. Detroit rubber stamp on front free end paper. Very Good. A poem chronicling the history of a small pioneer town in Mono County; the town is now defunct. 
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Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam., Charles F. Outland.
10 Charles F. Outland. Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam.
Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1977 Revised Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Series: Western Lands and Waters Series, No. 3. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. 275 pp. Frontispiece photograph of St. Francis Dam, 53 illustrations, including fold out map in black, blue, and red ink, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Printed paper over boards; binding square and tight. Fine. Charles Outland was a historian of California history. This is his book about the St. Francis Dam. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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In All the World No Trip Like This: A Pictorial History of Catalina Island., Chris Ramsay.
11 Chris Ramsay. In All the World No Trip Like This: A Pictorial History of Catalina Island.
N.P.: n.p. Second Edition Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Oblong 4to Pamphlet. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. 93 black-and-white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Thick pamphlet, stapled, printed wrappers, bound with spine oriented to top edge; binding square and tight, corners bumped. Very Good. A photo essay on Catalina Island's history, compiled by Chris Ramsay. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Pilgrimage: Images from Manzanar., Christopher Landis.
12 Christopher Landis. Pilgrimage: Images from Manzanar.
Fullerton: The Lyceum Press, 1989 Used: Like New 
Brochure. 7 x 5 inches, folded. 7 x 15 inches, unfolded. 6 panels. Single sheet of paper, folded twice; text clean, unmarked. Fine. Prospectus for a limited edition photograph portfolio by Christopher Landis. The portfolio included original 4 x 6 silver prints, artist's essays, a camp map of Manzanar, and came in a basswood presentation book. 
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The Sleepy Lagoon Case., Citizens' Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth.
13 Citizens' Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth. The Sleepy Lagoon Case.
Los Angeles, CA: Citizens' Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth. 1942 First Edition, first printing. Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback 
FIRST EDITION, first printing of 10,000 copies. Stapled Pamphlet. 6 1/8 x 5 inches. [ii], (30) pp. Foreword by Orson Welles, 1 page of reproductions of newspaper headlines that issued a guilty verdict in the press, but outside of the courtroom; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, staples rusted, but does not affect the paper. Fine. Foreword by Orson Welles, which quotes Pete Vasquez who was a resident of the Sleepy Lagoon neighborhood, who explained social conditions not unlike those in Ferguson Missouri in August 2014. The "Sleepy Lagoon Murder" was the name that Los Angeles newspapers used to describe the death of Jose Gallardo Diaz who was discovered unconscious and dying on a road near a swimming hole (known as Sleepy Lagoon) in Commerce, California on the morning of August 2, 1942. Diaz was taken by ambulance to Los Angeles County General Hospital, where he died shortly after, never having regained consciousness. The hospital autopsy showed that Diaz was inebriated from a party the previous night and had a fracture at the base of his skull. This might have been caused by repeated falls or an automobile accident. The cause of his death remains a mystery to this day. However, Los Angeles Police were quick to arrest 17 Mexican-American youth as suspects. Despite insufficient evidence, the young men were held in prison, without bail, on charges of murder. The resulting criminal trial is now generally viewed as lacking in the fundamental requirements of due process. The trial ended on January 13, 1943, under Judge Charles W. Fricke. Nine of the defendants were convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to serve time in San Quentin Prison. The rest of the suspects were charged with lesser offenses and incarcerated in Los Angeles County Jail. The convictions were reversed on appeal in 1944. The case is considered a precursor to the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943. Three cheers for the Citizen's Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth, and other activist organizations that worked for a fair trial and the reversal of the convictions in the Sleepy Lagoon Murder case! 
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Santa Barbara Adobes., Clarence Cullimore (1885-1963).
14 Clarence Cullimore (1885-1963). Santa Barbara Adobes.
Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Book Publishing Company, 1948 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. xxiii, 225 pp. 46 black-and-white illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth boards, titled in blue ink, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, dust jacket toned, lightly torn and chipped at spine ends, price-clipped. Very Good. A guide to old adobes in Santa Barbara, built before the California Gold Rush. Clarence Cullimore was an architect based in California with a reputation for well-designed, earthquake-resistant buildings. His adobes in the San Joaquin Valley are now historic properties. 
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Catalina Island, California: The Magic Isle.  In All the World, No Trip Like This, Illustrating in Colors the Points of Greatest Interest to the Traveler., Curt Teich & Co.
15 Curt Teich & Co. Catalina Island, California: The Magic Isle. In All the World, No Trip Like This, Illustrating in Colors the Points of Greatest Interest to the Traveler.
Chicago: Curt Teich & Co., 1920 Paperback Used: Good Paperback 
Oblong 4to. 8 x 10 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [64] pp. Full color illustrations, text and illustrations in pictorial borders; text clean, unmarked. Green wrappers titled in black and gilt, with a color illustration on front cover, tied with green yarn; binding square and tight, yapp edges with wear, preliminary leaf before the title page torn out. Good. Travel book of Catalina Island, with beautiful color illustrations of the Island's attractions and text on the opposite page. One of the images shows the Pacific Fleet anchored in San Pedro Bay, an operation which began on August 9, 1919. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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On Location In Lone Pine., Dave Holland (1935-2005).
16 Dave Holland (1935-2005). On Location In Lone Pine.
Granada Hills, CA: The Holland House, 1990 First Edition Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
Oblong 4to. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. 106 pp. Black and white photographs and illustrations throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. Inscribed by author, 1/15/1991. Fine. Dave Holland was the director of the Lone Pine Film Festival. He helped popularize western films set and shot on location in the Eastern Sierra region. This is his guide to westerns filmed in Lone Pine. Includes film stills and behind the scenes photographs, quizzes, and hiking trail guides. 
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The Determined Mrs. Rindge and Her Legendary Railroad: A History of the Hueneme, Malibu and Port Los Angeles Railway., David F. Myrick.
17 David F. Myrick. The Determined Mrs. Rindge and Her Legendary Railroad: A History of the Hueneme, Malibu and Port Los Angeles Railway.
Ventura: Ventura County Historical Society, 1996 Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
Series: The Ventura County Historical Society Quarterly, Volume 41, No. 3. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. (56) pp. Black-and-white illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Photographic wrappers titled in silver foil, perfect bound; binding square and tight. Fine. The story of the decades-long battle by Mrs. May Knight Rindge to protect her land in Malibu from public railroads. 
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Nothing Seemed Impossible: William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco., David Lavender (1910-2003).
18 David Lavender (1910-2003). Nothing Seemed Impossible: William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco.
Palo Alto, CA: American West Publishing Company, 1975 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Western Biography Series, No. 5. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (416) pp. Frontispiece portrait of Ralston, black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, dust jacket with minor chipping and shelf wear. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper. Very Good. William C. Ralston was an American businessman and financier. He got rich from Nevada's Comstock Lode and, among his many businesses and entrepreneurial ventures, founded the Bank of California. David Lavender tells the joint history of Ralston and the early days of San Francisco, where Ralston made his home. 
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The St. Francis Dam Disaster - Revisited, Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. (1924-2011).
19 Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. (1924-2011). The St. Francis Dam Disaster - Revisited
Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles, Ventura County Museum of History and Art, First Edition Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [vi], (186) pp. Frontispiece portrait of William Mulholland, black and white photographs and figures throughout, photographic essay edited by Charles N. Johnson; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, printed wrappers; binding square and tight, covers toned. GY815-102. Very Good. Doyce Nunis, Jr. was an educator and historian of California history. He was a leading figure in early California history, especially the Spanish and Mexican periods. He edited this book about the St. Francis Dam, which broke on March 12, 1928 and caused the deaths of over 400 people in the San Fransisco Valley. It includes a photo essay by Charles Johnson. 
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Cable Car Days in San Francisco., Edgar M. Kahn (1904-1970).
20 Edgar M. Kahn (1904-1970). Cable Car Days in San Francisco.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1944 Revised Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover William Wilke (1879-1958). 
Revised Edition. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 inches. xvi, 134 pp. Half-title, color frontispiece, with illustrations throughout and in the end-papers by William Hancock Wilke (1879-1958), black-and-white photographic illustrations, tables, map, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth, illustrated front cover label, spine label, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Jacket price-clipped, else Fine. Kahn's book is an "informal narrative" that tells the story of San Francisco's cable cars through the lens of the city's colorful characters. 
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