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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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Geological Journeys in Southern California., Alfred Livingston, Jr. and William C. Putnam.
2 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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100 Years of Real Living: Bishop, Calif. 1861-1961., C. Lorin Ray.
3 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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California: The Great Exception., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
4 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).
5 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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Southern California Country: An Island on the Land., Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).
6 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).
7 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).
8 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).
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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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A Rocky Mountain Fantasy: Telluride, Colorado., David Lavender (1910-2003).
13 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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California: A Bicentennial History., David Lavender (1910-2003).
14 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).
15 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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Colorado River Country., David Lavender (1910-2003).
16 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. 
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David Lavender's Colorado., David Lavender (1910-2003).
17 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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Fort Vancouver., David Lavender (1910-2003).
18 David Lavender (1910-2003). Fort Vancouver.
Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, Division of Publications, 1981 First Edition Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 inches. (144) pp. Color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, slight bumping on spine and corners. INSCRIBED by author on table of contents, includes a typed letter, SIGNED, to Maureen and Bob Cates from Lavender, November 1, 1982. Very Good. "The struggle for control of the Oregon Country between Great Britain and the United States is the background against which this story of Fort Vancouver is told." From the inner wrapper. 
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Land of Giants: The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950., David Lavender (1910-2003).
19 David Lavender (1910-2003). Land of Giants: The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1958 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Mainstream of America, No. 12. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xii), 468 pp. 6 maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth blocked in black and titled in gilt, decorative end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, front inner hinge cracked, offsetting to end-papers, shelf wear, dust jacket toned and chipped. INSCRIBED by author on front free end-paper. Very Good. "The Pacific Northwest is a country of superlatives. In Land of Giants, David Lavender has described, in exciting and vivid detail, all the tremendous richness and beauty of this vast Paul Bunyan land and the courageous spirit of the men who conquered it." From the dust jacket. 
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Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy., David Lavender (1910-2003).
20 David Lavender (1910-2003). Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. xii, 403 pp. Maps, 16 pages of black-and-white plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled black cloth spine, gilt-stamped tan paper over boards, maps in end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, remainder mark on bottom edge, sticker residue and slight soiling on dust jacket. Very Good. "Let Me Be Free tells the dramatic, heart-breaking story of the desperate attempt of Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce Indians of Idaho to elude annihilation by the strong forces of the U.S. Cavalry and civilian volunteers on their attempted escape to Canada - one of the tragic epics in the long saga of our mistreatment of Native Americans." From dust jacket. 
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