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Winner Take All: The Trans-Canada Canoe Trail.
1 Winner Take All: The Trans-Canada Canoe Trail.
New York: McGraw-Hall Book Company, 1977 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Series: The American Trails Series, No. 15. Tall 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 363 pp. Map, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Yellow cloth spine titled in black ink, patterned brown paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by author on half-title. Fine. Lavender uses the beaver fur trade as an opening to explore the long and colorful history of the trans-Canada Canoe Trail, tracing both the political developments and the day-to-day life of the traders. 
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Mammoth Lakes Memories., Adele Reed.
2 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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Geological Journeys in Southern California., Alfred Livingston, Jr. and William C. Putnam.
3 Alfred Livingston, Jr. and William C. Putnam. Geological Journeys in Southern California.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Junior College, 1933 Paperback Used: Acceptable Paperback 
Series: Geology Series, No. 1. 8vo. 8 x 6 inches. 104 pp. 56 figures, bibliography, glossary, index; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Wrappers; wrappers coming apart from the binding, taped along spine, covers chipped with tears, tape on front cover, writing in ink at top of front cover. Good. A history of the major destinations within a days trip from Los Angeles. 
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Born Free and Equal: Photographs of the Loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California., Ansel Adams (1902-1984).
4 Ansel Adams (1902-1984). Born Free and Equal: Photographs of the Loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California.
New York: U.S. Camera, 1944 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
4to. 11 x 8 1/4 inches. 112 pp. Double page black and white photographic illustrated title page, black and white photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth boards titled in green, dust jacket with the $2.00 publisher's price intact, in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners and spine ends bumped, dust jacket rubbed especially along the spine and with small tears and chips at the extremities. SCARCE. Good. Ansel Adams was a famous American photographer and environmentalist. In 1943 he photographed the Japanese interned in Manzanar in an attempt to counter the negative depictions of Japanese in the newspapers of the time. This book is a collection of those photographs, and includes his own writing on the subject. REFERENCE: Spaulding, Ansel Adams and the American Landscape, pp. 206-210. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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You Are Now My Enemy., Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and William Strahan (1715-1785).
5 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. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty., Borrower's Press.
6 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.
7 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. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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100 Years of Real Living: Bishop, Calif. 1861-1961., C. Lorin Ray.
8 C. Lorin Ray. 100 Years of Real Living: Bishop, Calif. 1861-1961.
Bishop: Chalfant Press, Inc., Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
4to. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. 92 pp. Illustrations and photographs throughout in black ink; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated yellow wrappers with blue ink; binding square and tight, some soiling on wrappers, dust soiling on top edge. Very Good. This book, sponsored by the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, is a collection of writings about the history of Bishop, California, the largest settlement in Inyo County. It contains photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings. 
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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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Pilgrimage: Images from Manzanar., Christopher Landis.
11 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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The Big Bonanza., Dan DeQuille (1829-1898).
12 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).
13 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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A Rocky Mountain Fantasy: Telluride, Colorado., David Lavender (1910-2003).
14 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. 
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Bent's Fort., David Lavender (1910-2003).
15 David Lavender (1910-2003). Bent's Fort.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. 450 pp. Bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth titled in blue ink, maps in end-papers; binding square and tight, spine faded, top corners bumped, no dust jacket. Very Good. Bent's Fort was a landmark of the American frontier, a huge private fort on the upper Arkansas River in present southeastern Colorado. Established by the adventurers Charles and William Bent, it stood until 1849 as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains. David Lavender's chronicle of these men and their part in the opening of the West, is recognized on a par with the works of Parkman and Prescott. 
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California: A Bicentennial History., David Lavender (1910-2003).
16 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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California: Land of New Beginnings., David Lavender (1910-2003).
17 David Lavender (1910-2003). California: Land of New Beginnings.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1972 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Series: Regions of America. Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. x, 464 pp. Double-page title page, 5 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Yellow cloth stamped with brown ink, maps in end pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust jacket price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author in preliminaries. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Lavender traces the history of the United States' most populous state, from its very earliest beginnings to the early 1970s. 
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Climax at Buena Vista: The American Campaigns in Northeastern Mexico, 1846-47., David Lavender (1910-2003).
18 David Lavender (1910-2003). Climax at Buena Vista: The American Campaigns in Northeastern Mexico, 1846-47.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1966 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Series: Great Battles of History. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 252 pp. 6 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt- and silver-stamped blue cloth, top edge stained blue, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine of dust jacket toned, stain on back panel of dust jacket. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. "Climax at Buena Vista is the complete story of the decisive battle of the Mexican War - from which General Zachary Taylor emerged with the Presidency in hand... and the United States with two fifths of the enemy's territory." From the dust jacket. Maps drawn by John Carnes. 
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Colorado River Country., David Lavender (1910-2003).
19 David Lavender (1910-2003). Colorado River Country.
New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc., 1982 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 238 pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth spine titled in bronze foil, beige paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by the author on front free end paper, January 17, 1987. Fine. "A 500-year history of the men who explored, pillaged, evangelized and settled the American West from the Rockies to the deserts of California." From the dust jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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David Lavender's Colorado., David Lavender (1910-2003).
20 David Lavender (1910-2003). David Lavender's Colorado.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Tall 4to. 12 1/2 x 9 inches. xii, 227 pp. 105 color photographs, 4 maps, glossary, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth, maps in end-papers, bottom edge speckled (as issued?), dust jacket; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket shelf worn, torn at head of spine. INSCRIBED by author on half-title. Very Good. "A graphic telling of his wanderings, adventures, and studies among the mountain ranges and peaks, the valleys, waterways, wilderness areas, flowers, geological forms, cow camps, and old mines - up and down the life zones in all seasons and weathers." From dust jacket. With full color photographs by both Lavender and Lee Boltin (1917-1991). 
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