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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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You Are Now My Enemy., Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785).
2 Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785). You Are Now My Enemy.
Kirkwood, MO: The Printery, 1972 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. Unpaginated. [28] pp. Facsimile letter from Franklin to Strahan tipped-in on front pastedown, portraits of Franklin and Strahan tipped in, ornamentation and borders in red and blue ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue leather spine, marbled paper boards; binding square and tight, front joint cracked, shelf wear. Comes with a complimentary card from The Printery. Very Good. This volume contains a brief monograph regarding the friendship & correspondence of two Journeymen, Benjamin Franklin and the Scottish printer William Strahan, including what drew them together, what split them apart, and how their trade reunited them. 
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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty., Borrower's Press.
3 Borrower's Press. Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.
Winterport, ME: Borrower's Press, 1976 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty., Borrower's Press.
4 Borrower's Press. Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.
Winterport, ME: Borrower's Press, 1976 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. 
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California: The Great Exception., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
5 Carey McWilliams (1905-1980). California: The Great Exception.
New York: Current Books, Inc., A. A. Wyn, Publisher, 1949 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xiv), 377 pp. Index; text clean, unmarked. Full blue cloth, spine titled in yellow, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, top edge stained yellow, price-clipped dust-jacket very lightly shelf worn. A Fine copy in a Very Good jacket. "California: The Great Exception provides an integrated, fresh, and most realistic account of the wide range of California affairs?its history, its population, its agriculture, its politics, its social history and behavior, its culture. While many of the author's conclusions will come as a surprise to Californians and will arouse much discussion and controversy in the State, it is a work that will also be read by the rest of the nation in order to acquire a realistic understanding of California without the myths and the fables." From the dust-jacket. From 1955 to 1975, Carey McWilliams edited The Nation magazine. 
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Factories in the Field., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
6 Carey McWilliams (1905-1980). Factories in the Field.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1939 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. [vi], 334 pp. Poem, "The Woman Harvesters" by Marie De L. Welch at page (v), bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Full beige cloth titled in brown, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked at title page, shelf wear, dust soiling to edges, dust jacket chipped at extremities. Very Good. Carey McWilliams was an influential American author, editor, and lawyer. His most enduring and influential work is Factories in the Field, which was published just months after Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, and laid bare the realities of the lives of migrant farm workers in California. "Because of Mr. McWilliams's reputation as an expert on this subject Governor Olson, early in 1939, appointed him Commissioner of Immigration and Housing in the California State Government." From the dust-jacket. 
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Ill Fares the Land: Migrants and Migratory Labor in the United States., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
7 Carey McWilliams (1905-1980). Ill Fares the Land: Migrants and Migratory Labor in the United States.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. [viii], 419 pp. Bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Full beige cloth titled in brown, maps in end-papers, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, small defect in upper right corner of front free end-paper, stain on bottom edge, price-clipped dust-jacket chipped and torn at extremities. Very Good. "In 1939 Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath blew the lid off the problem of American migratory labor. Before the disturbing picture presented by that book could be brushed aside as fiction, Carey McWilliams' Factories in the Field appeared to buttress it at every point with facts as devastating as Mr. Steinbeck's story of the Joads. Both those books left most of the country feeling that these conditions were peculiarly Californian. Mr. McWilliams' new book will blast away that complacency." From the dust-jacket. Carey McWilliams was an influential American author, editor, and lawyer. McWilliams is best-known for his writings about California politics and culture, including the condition of migrant farm workers and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Southern California Country: An Island on the Land., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
8 Carey McWilliams (1905-1980). Southern California Country: An Island on the Land.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1946 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. xii, 387. Pictorial title page in green, index; text clean, unmarked, offsetting from title page. Full green cloth stamped in dark green, spine blocked in green blocking with gilt title, map in front end-papers; binding square but a tad shaken, shelf wear, edges toned, rear pastedown toned. Good. In this unconventional history of Southern California, Carey McWilliams focuses on aspects of Southern Californian history which are typically overlooked - for example, he examines the California Missions from the point of view of the Native Americans, rather than the Franciscans, while leaving out such over-chronicled events in Californian history as Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's discovery of the Bay of San Diego. The American Folkways Series was edited by Erskine Caldwell. McWilliams was an influential and controversial Californian author, editor, and lawyer, who specialized in writing about California. 
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Southern California: An Island on the Land., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
9 Carey McWilliams (1905-1980). Southern California: An Island on the Land.
Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, Inc., 1973 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Trade Paperback. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. xxviii, 387 pp. Index; printer's error with text printed unevenly in the Introduction, text otherwise unmarked. Perfect-bound color pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, very light shelf wear. Very Good. Reprint of McWilliams' social history of early twentieth-century Southern California, which is widely recognized as the best non-fiction book written about Southern California for the period covered. 
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The California Revolution., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
10 Carey McWilliams (1905-1980). The California Revolution.
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1968 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (viii), 240 pp. Textual ornaments; text clean, unmarked. Full blue cloth, stamped in blue foil, spine titled in red and green foil, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear to dust-jacket, sticker on rear panel of jacket. A Fine copy in a Very Good jacket. "Carey McWilliams has here brought together a number of articles in a successful attempt to capture the mood of the 'California revolution' -to cast light on how this ever-changing Last Frontier has developed, and what it has developed into. He includes articles dealing with a wide range of subjects: politics, automobiles, amusement parks, water, instant cities, farms?all the larger-or-smaller-than-life explosions that characterize the Californian scene. The result is an exciting and important volume, basic to an understanding of the phenomenon called California." From the dust-jacket. 
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The Ghost Town Lundy., Charles A. Lundy (b. 1880).
11 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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam., Charles F. Outland.
12 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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Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government., Charles Howard Shinn (1852-1924).
13 Charles Howard Shinn (1852-1924). Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Western Americana. 8vo. 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches. [iii], xxvi, 291, (ix) pp. Text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. Mining Camps "was written some thirty years after the gold rush because Shinn, then a student in political science at Johns Hopkins University, felt this record of a hitherto neglected phase in American development to be a contribution to the practical political experience of the race." Introduction. This edition is part of the Western Americana Series by Alfred A. Knopf, planned in connection with California's centenary celebrations, 1946-1950. The series was edited by Robert Glass Cleland of the Huntington Library and Oscar Lewis. 
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Pilgrimage: Images from Manzanar., Christopher Landis.
14 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. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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California Trail Herd: The 1850 Missouri-to-California Journal of Cyrus C. Loveland., Cyrus C. Loveland, Richard H. Dillon (b. 1924), editor.
15 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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Big Bonanza., Dan DeQuille (1829-1898).
16 Dan DeQuille (1829-1898). The Big Bonanza.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Western Americana, No. 1. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. [iii], (xlii), (440), (x) pp. 79 black-and-white illustrations throughout, appendix, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth illustrated in gilt over boards, spine titled in gilt, top edge stained purple, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, sticker residue on inside of back cover, dust jacket rubbed at extremities. SIGNED by Oscar Lewis. Very Good. Dan DeQuille was an American author, journalist, and humorist. He is best known for The History of the Big Bonanza, a history of the the silver rush at the Comstock lode in Nevada, which he published in 1876. DeQuille wrote it under the mentorship of his friend Mark Twain. This is the first in the Western Americana series by Alfred A. Knopf publishing. It includes reproductions of the original illustrations and an introduction by Oscar Lewis, one of the pioneering historians of the American West. Oscar Lewis signed the front free end paper. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Herbert Clark Hoover, A Eulogy., David Elton Trueblood (1900-1994).
17 David Elton Trueblood (1900-1994). Herbert Clark Hoover, A Eulogy.
Skokie, IL: Black Cat Press, 1977 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies. Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 2 7/16 inches. Unpaginated. [27] pp. Frontispiece, headpiece; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. Mel Kavin's copy. Fine. Bound by Bela Blau. Design and typography by Norman W. Forgue. A eulogy for President Hoover (1874-1964), delivered by David Elton Trueblood. Trueblood was a noted 20th-century American Quaker author and theologian, and former chaplain both to Harvard and Stanford Universities. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, No. 2946. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Telluride Story., David Lavender (1910-2003), George H. H. Huey, photography.
18 David Lavender (1910-2003), George H. H. Huey, photography. The Telluride Story.
Ouray, CO: Wayfinder Press, 1987 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
Oblong 4to. 8 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches. 68 pp. Printed on two kinds of paper, color and black-and-white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. INSCRIBED to Bob and Maureen Cates by David Lavender, November 5, 1988. Very Good. "David Lavender, one of America's leading authors of books about the West, has written a memorable history of the Colorado town where he was raised." Back cover. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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A Rocky Mountain Fantasy: Telluride, Colorado., David Lavender (1910-2003).
19 David Lavender (1910-2003). A Rocky Mountain Fantasy: Telluride, Colorado.
Telluride: San Miguel County Historical Society, 1964 First Edition Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
Pamphlet. 9 x 5 1/2 inches. [26] pp. 10 photographs; text clean, unmarked. Stapled printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. A brief history of Telluride, Colorado. David Lavender grew up in Telluride, and dedicated his life to writing histories of the American West. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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California: A Bicentennial History., David Lavender (1910-2003).
20 David Lavender (1910-2003). California: A Bicentennial History.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1976 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: States and the Nation. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. (x), 243 pp. 16-page photographic essay by Joe Munroe, 2 original maps by Harold Faye, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue-gray cloth blocked in red and titled and stamped with gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; minor shelf wear at head of spine, dust jacket price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author on title page, August 30, 1981. Very Good. A history of the major events in the Golden State's history, from early Spanish settlement to the battle against air pollution. Includes a photo essay by Joe Munroe (1917-2014). 
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