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Image for Winged Mail: From Avalon to Bunker Hill [1894-1898]

Winged Mail: From Avalon to Bunker Hill [1894-1898]

By: Anna Marie Hager

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GO51414-3


Series: Los Angeles Miscellany, No. 16. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies printed by Richard Hoffman. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. 48 pp. Title page printed within typographic borders, initial and chapter head in blue, 17 figures, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, white pigeons-over-waves design stamped on front cover, spine titled in gilt, end-papers with contemporary ads for the Santa Catalina Island Homing Pigeon Service; binding square and tight. Fine.... View more info

Image for Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama, Life in San Francisco and Monterey, Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel.

Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama, Life in San Francisco and Monterey, Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel.

By: Bayard Taylor (1825-1878).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-120


FIRST EDITION, thus. Series: Western Americana. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. [i], (xxx), (377) pp. 8 illustrations, one in color and the rest black and white; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners lightly bumped, dust-jacket with light shelf wear. Very Good. Bayard Taylor was an American writer and travel journalist who was known as a modern Marco Polo. Eldorado is his account of the Cali... View more info

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Old Adobes Of Forgotten Fort Tejon

By: Clarence Cullimore (1885-1963)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bakersfield:, Kern County Historical Society,: 1949

Edition: Second Edition, revised and enla

Seller ID: GO51414-1


8vo. 9 3/4 x 7 inches. [vi], (96) pp. 24 figures, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Dark blue-stamped pictorial cloth over boards; binding square and tight. Fine. This is the first published record of the origin and use of Fort Tejon and its buildings, written by architect Clarence Cullimore, who practiced in Bakersfield and is credited with more than 100 buildings and assisted in the rebuilding of Long Beach after the earthquake of 1933. Cullimore wrote many bo... View more info

Image for High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Assault of Mt. Whitney and the Muir Trail Area.

High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Assault of Mt. Whitney and the Muir Trail Area.

By: Eugene A. Rose.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, Howell-North Books,: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-195


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 160 pp. 56 black and white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Light brown cloth titled in brown ink over boards, dust jacket, maps in end papers; binding square and tight, top edge dust soiled, slight shelf wear on dust jacket, sticker residue on front of jacket. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Orland Bartholomew was the first to solo climb Mt. Whitney in winter. This book is an account of his solo journey, drawing from his diary and including 56 ori... View more info

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The Myths of California Isle.

By: Frank J. Thomas (1916-1993).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Tenfingers Press,: 1966

Seller ID: GO1015-001


LIMITED EDITION of 200 numbered copies, this is number 97. Miniature Book. 2 13/16 x 2 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [48, last blank] pp. Frontispiece map tipped-in, 6 illustrations printed in various colors, bibliography, printer's device opposite the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Quarter tan cloth, decorative paper over boards, printed paper spine label, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Printed by hand on dampened rives paper by Phyllis and F... View more info

Image for Expedition on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers in 1817.

Expedition on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers in 1817.

By: Fray Narciso Duran (1776-1846) and Charles Edward Chapman (1880-1941).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California, Berkeley,: 1911

Seller ID: EE516-244


OFFPRINT. Series: Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History, Vol. 2., No. 5. Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. [ii], 331-349 pp. Original diary entries and English translations on opposing pages; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Narciso Duran was a Franciscan friar and missionary. Under his leadership Mission San Jose became one of the most prosperous Spanish missions in California. He also served as the foreign vicar and eccle... View more info

Image for The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, Mapped in Silver and Gold

The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, Mapped in Silver and Gold

By: Helen Wallis (1924-1995).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Friends of the Bancroft Library, University of California: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GXX912-2


Friends of the Bancroft Library, Keepsakes, Number 27. 8vo. 10 x 6/3/4 inches. [vi], 85 pp. Designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Sir Francis Drake, title-page printed in red and black inks, large initial letter printed in blue, 4 black-and-white photographic illustrations; text clean, un-marked. Printed wrappers, app edges; binding square and tight, edges softened, light shelf wear. Very Good. When Francis ... View more info

Image for Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Discoverer of the Coast of California.

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Discoverer of the Coast of California.

By: Henry Raup Wagner (1862-1957).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, California Historical Society,: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: II213-5


LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, printed by Lawton R. Kennedy. 8vo. 9 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches. 94 pp. Color woodcut frontispiece, large initials in red; text clean, unmarked. Quarter tan cloth, decorative paper over boards, printed spine label, clear plastic dust-jacket; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Very Good. A biography of Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (d. 1543), the first European explorer to navigate the west coast of what is now California.... View more info

Image for John Rodrigues Cabrillo: Discoverer of California.

John Rodrigues Cabrillo: Discoverer of California.

By: Ivan Russell Waterman (b. 1902).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sacramento:, California State Department of Education,: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY913-10


Series: State of California Department of Education Bulletin, No. 14. Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (x), 22 pp. 4 black-and-white illustrations, 2 maps; text clean unmarked. Green printed wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Newspaper clipping dated September 26, 1938 from the San Francisco Examiner mounted on title page regarding Cabrillo Day Program. SCARCE. Very Good. Provides an overview of the life and work of Juan Rodrigues Cabrillo (149... View more info

Don Santiago Kirker. Reprinted from The Santa Fe Republican November 20, 1847

By: James Kirker

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Privately Printed by Muir Dawson: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JC1P-85b


LIMITED to 200 copies, bound by C. Frank Fox. 12mo. 157 x 104 mm. [iv], 14, [vi] pp. Text clean, un-marked. Tan cloth, gilt spine title; binding square and tight, light foxing to the cloth. Very Good. Dawsoniana Check List #27. Also included is "James Kirker; The Only Surviving Portrait." For Subscribers, Early California Travels Series. Los Angeles: 1952. 1 small sheet printed on both sides and folded once. Text by Glen Dawson, photocopied reprint of... View more info

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Far-West Sketches.

By: Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston:, D. Lathrop Company,: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-040


FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches. (7)-206 pp. Text foxed throughout. Gilt-stamped navy cloth; binding square and tight, corners bumped. Good. Jessie Benton Fremont, the wife of John Charles Fremont, lived in California on the Mariposas ranch for 6 months in 1849, 1851-1852, and 1857-1861. During the Civil War she lived in St. Louis. Mrs. Fremont returned to California in 1887 by rail and made Los Angeles her home for the rest of her life. "Far-West Sketc... View more info

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The Forest Domain of the Pierce-Arrow.

By: John C. Meyer, III.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: N. P.:, Southern California Region of the Pierce Arrow Society,: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-128


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches. 96 pp. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white half-tones of vintage automobiles; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark green leatherette; binding square and tight. Fine. A passionate exploration of the Pierce Arrow, an automobile built for the very wealthy who wanted dependable transportation with style, in the setting of the world famous Yosemite Valley. View more info

Image for Rambles in King's River Country

Rambles in King's River Country

By: John Muir (1838-1914).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ashland:, Lewis Osborne,: 1977

Seller ID: EE516-196


LIMITED EDITION 194 of 600. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (59) pp. Frontispiece black and white portrait of Muir, 15 black and white illustrations, ornamentation and a map in green ink; text clean, unmarked. Tan linen spine, brown paper over boards with gilt illustration on front cover, gilt-titled spine, decorative end pages, dust jacket; binding square and tight, dust jacket toned and lightly soiled, dust jacket spine titled in pencil. Fine copy in Good dust jacket.... View more info

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John Muir.

By: John Swett (1830-1913).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-225


FIRST EDITION. Extract from: The Century Magazine, Vol. XLVI, New Series 24, May, 1893, pp. 120-123. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches. Engraved portrait of Muir; text clean, unmarked. 3 loose leaves from the original publication; puncture holes in the gutter, Louis Lanzer Books & Prints business card attached to the upper corner. Sold AS IS. Short biography of John Muir by Muir's close friend, John Swett. Swett is considered to be the "Father of the California Public Sc... View more info

Image for Expedition to San Francisco Bay in 1770.

Expedition to San Francisco Bay in 1770.

By: Pedro Fages (1734-1794) and Herbert Eugene Bolton (1870-1953).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California, Berkeley,: 1911

Seller ID: EE516-243


OFFPRINT. Series: Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History, Vol. 2., No. 3. Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. [ii], 143-159 pp. Original diary entries and English translations on opposing pages; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, head of spine bumped. Very Good. Pedro Fages was a Spanish explorer and served as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Californias and second and fifth Governor of Alta California. He led several expeditions ... View more info

Image for The Diary of Philip Leget Edwards: The Great Cattle Drive from California to Oregon in 1837.

The Diary of Philip Leget Edwards: The Great Cattle Drive from California to Oregon in 1837.

By: Philip Leget Edwards (1812-1869).

Price: $65.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Grabhorn Press,: 1932

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GG217-014


First Series: Rare Americana, No. 4. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed in Baskerville monotype on Van Gelder paper. Small 4to. 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches. [vi], 47, [1 blank] pp. Color frontispiece of Yerba Buena in the spring of 1837 from a lithograph by John F. Vioget, title page printed in black and brick-red inks, Introduction by Douglas S. Watson, chapter heading and cattle vignette by Arvilla Parker on page 1 printed in brick-red ink; text clean, unmarked. Green... View more info

Image for A Tramp Through the Bret Harte Country.

A Tramp Through the Bret Harte Country.

By: Thomas Dykes Beasley (b. 1850).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Paul Elder and Company Publishers,: 1914

Seller ID: GY815-244


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. [iv], (xvi), 96, [iv] pp. 23 black-and-white photographic plates; text clean, unmarked, pages lightly toned, water-stains on pages at the front and rear. Gilt-ruled and titled dark green paper over boards, top edge gilt; binding square and tight, covers bowed, inner hinge cracked, top edge soiled with gilt bleeding onto the heads of many pages. Good. Originally from England, Thomas Dykes Beasley lived most of his life in ... View more info

Image for A Geological Sketch of San Clemente Island, Extract from the Eighteenth Annual Report of the survey, 1896-1897, Part II--Papers Chiefly of a Theoretic Nature.

A Geological Sketch of San Clemente Island, Extract from the Eighteenth Annual Report of the survey, 1896-1897, Part II--Papers Chiefly of a Theoretic Nature.

By: William Sidney Tangier Smith (1869-1962).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, Government Printing Office,: 1896

Seller ID: GY815-341


4to. 11 7/8 x 8 inches. [x], 465-496 pp. 13 plates, including 1 map in color, 4 figures; text clean, unmarked, pages toned, small stains and foxing throughout. Quarter navy blue cloth, patterned paper over boards, gilt-titled spine, original wrappers bound-in; binding square and tight, oil stains on front board, corners bumped and rubbed, shelf wear. SCARCE. Very Good. San Clemente Island is the southernmost island off the coast of the state of California. This i... View more info