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History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama.  With a New Map of the Country., Elisha Smith Capron (1806-1883).
1 Elisha Smith Capron (1806-1883). History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama. With a New Map of the Country.
Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1854 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches. (12), 356 pp. Folding chromolithographic map dated 1854, a few tables in the text; text spotted, map creased at the edges, map torn horizontally across from where it attaches at the gutter, this has been neatly repaired on the verso. Original blind-stamped red cloth, spine decorated and titled in gilt; binding square and tight, foot of spine chipped, head of spine softened, red of cloth rubbed off 1/3 up from foot of rear hinge, corners showing. Good. This copy contains the engraved map by George W. Colton, perhaps the best-known map of California in the eastern United States during the 1850s. "It was republished annually for a time, with little or no change." See: Wheat. Capron left New York City on April 23, 1853, passed through Nicaragua and on to California where he arrived in San Francisco on May 21st, as commercial agent for a number of mercantile houses in New York. During his mission, Capron "visited the principal cities and villages of the state.... He also traversed various parts of the mining regions, and sojourned with the miners, among their valleys and mountains." The second part reports on San Francisco, including sensational aspects the city. The third part discusses mines and miners, including mining techniques and social conditions. The final part is Capron's journal. REFERENCES: Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, I, p. 104; Howes, U.S.iana, C-127; Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, 116; Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region, 254. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama.  With a New Map of the Country., Elisha Smith Capron (1806-1883).
2 Elisha Smith Capron (1806-1883). History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama. With a New Map of the Country.
Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1854 First Edition Hardcover Used: Acceptable Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches. (12), 356 pp. LACKS THE MAP, a few tables in the text; text clean, unmarked. Original brown cloth, spine titled and decorated in gilt, added clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, head and foot of spine chipped, boards showing beneath the cloth on bottom edge. Red "CHS DUP" rubber stamp on rear end-paper. Sold AS IS. Elisha Smith Capron left New York City on April 23, 1853, passed through Nicaragua and on to California where he arrived in San Francisco on May 21st, as commercial agent for a number of mercantile houses in New York. During his mission, Capron "visited the principal cities and villages of the state.... He also traversed various parts of the mining regions, and sojourned with the miners, among their valleys and mountains." The second part reports on San Francisco, including sensational aspects the city. The third part discusses mines and miners, including mining techniques and social conditions. The final part is Capron's journal. REFERENCES: Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, I, p. 104; Howes, U.S.iana, C-127; Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, 116; Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region, 254. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 Labors' Protective Committee. "What About This-?" Free Labor Will Win the War.
Los Angeles, CA: Labors' Protective Committee, 1942 First Edition. Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. Brochure. 9 x 4 inches. 6 panels. Printed in blue and red inks with a militant worker, pointing over his shoulder to Corregidor and Wake Island; text clean, unmarked. Single sheet of paper, folded twice, forming 6 panels; binding square and tight, a few small holes in the top edge near the second fold, not affecting the text, pencil notation on rear cover. SCARCE. Near Fine. This brochure promotes a No vote on California Proposition No. 1, Prohibiting "Hot Cargo" and "Secondary Boycott," a referendum that would restrict labor rights to organize for the duration of World War II. The No Campaign was backed by 9 American Federation of Labor Labor Councils throughout the Los Angeles region. A fascinating blend of patriotism and labor militancy during the Second World War. "Nothing could be more pleasing to Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini than to see and know that the people of California are engaged in a dispute which promotes internal strife, division and hatred." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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California: Its Products, Resources, Industries and Attractions.  What it Offers the Immigrant, Homeseeker, Investor and Tourist., T. G. Daniells, editor.
4 T. G. Daniells, editor. California: Its Products, Resources, Industries and Attractions. What it Offers the Immigrant, Homeseeker, Investor and Tourist.
Sacramento: W. W. Shannon, Superintendent State Printing, 1904 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. 208 pp. Black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, a few tables; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial wrappers, stapled, added clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, covers soiled and chipped with loss, cellophane tape repairs, the spine is mostly chipped away, covers hold on with old cellophane tape, rear cover and remnants of the spine now nearly entirely separated, but held in place with a new mylar dust-jacket. SCARCE. Good. Published by the California, Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission. The front cover boasts a reproduction of an allegorical oil painting "California" that depicts California as a comely virgin holding the fruits of the new region and accompanied by two domesticated grizzly bears. Contains 32 separate articles by various leading authorities holding forth on the subjects they know best, including Wm. E. Smythe on "The Triumph of Irrigation;" Dr. C. T. Deane on "The Oil Industry of California;" Charles Bundschu on "Viticulture in California;" David Starr Jordon on "The Fishes of California;" James D. Phelan on "Commerce and Commercial Relations of California;" and J. R. Knowland on "Past and Present of the Franciscan Missions of California;" with additional articles on Oranges, Olives, Forests, Lumber, and much more. SCARCE: no auction records found. REFERENCE: not in Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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