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Image for The Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.

The Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.

By: Ambassador Hotels.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: N. P.:, Ambassador Hotels,: n.d.

Seller ID: GF417-008


Brochure, 2 thrice-folded sheets stapled in the center.  8 3/4 x 4 inches folded; 8 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches unfolded.  16 panels.  4-panel floor plan center fold, single-panel Motor Map, illustrations throughout, map; text clean, unmarked, some light soiling to the pages.  Full-color pictorial covers, gilt Ambassador Hotels seal at head of front cover; binding square and tight, small chips and tears at the folds, shelf wear, fragile, white blank paper label at head of co... View more info

Image for Complete Report on Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, With Introductory Historical Sketch, Illustrated with Maps, Drawings and Photographs.

Complete Report on Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, With Introductory Historical Sketch, Illustrated with Maps, Drawings and Photographs.

By: Board of Public Service Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Department of Public Service of the City of Los Angeles,: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VG217-001


FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 7/8 x 8 inches. 319, [13] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of William Mulholland, seal of the City of Los Angeles on title page, numerous full-page black-and-white photographic illustrations, maps, tables, appendices, index, 24 folded maps, charts, and plans in a pocket inside the rear cover, including a large folding map of the "Southern Part of the State of California Showing Inset of Photograph of Los Angeles Aqueduct Relief Map;" te... View more info

Image for The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.

The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.

By: Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles and San Francisco:, The Land of Sunshine Publishing Co.,: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215A-031


Volume XV, No. 4, 1901. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [ads, viii], (207)-312, [ads, xx] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece painting "The Evening Star" by Wm Keith, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled, archival mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, rear cover off but present. Very Good. The contents for October 1901 include: "The Ivory Crucifix" a poem by Sharlot M. Hall; "A Visit to th... View more info

Image for The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.

The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.

By: Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Land of Sunshine Publishing Co.,: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215A-033


Volume XI, No. 3, August, 1899. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [ads, iv], (139)-(192), [ads, including a Commercial Blue Book for Los Angeles, xx] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece photograph by Lummis "A Pueblo Girl at Home", black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light shelf wear at the extremities of the covers, else Fine. The contents for August 1899, include: "My Brother's ... View more info

Image for Out West: The Nation Back of Us, The World in Front, The Magazine of the the Old Pacific and the New.

Out West: The Nation Back of Us, The World in Front, The Magazine of the the Old Pacific and the New.

By: Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles and San Francisco:, Out West Magazine Company,: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215A-035


Volume XX, No. 5, May 1904. 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. [ads, xvi], (399)-484, [ads, xxxvi] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece photograph "Kern Lake from Trail to Lower Kern Lake" by E. T. Parsons, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light shelf wear at the extremities of the covers, else Fine. The contents for the May 1904 issue include: "The Hymn of the Men that Fail... View more info

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John Muir in Southern California.

By: Elizabeth Pomeroy.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, The Castle Press,: 1999

Seller ID: GO617-013


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. (xiv), (65) pp. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, 23 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. Comes with an invitation to a book signing for this book at a private residence. Pall Bohne's copy, with his pencil notations with his library number, from whom he purchased the book, and date in end pages. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBE... View more info

Image for Charter and Compiled Ordinances and Resolutions of the City of Los Angeles.  Vol. IV.

Charter and Compiled Ordinances and Resolutions of the City of Los Angeles. Vol. IV.

By: Freeman Golding Teed (d. 1916), compiler.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Evening Express Company,: 1889

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GG315-025a


FIRST EDITION of the fourth volume. 8vo 707, xviii (index) pp. Contains an index to the Charter and an overall index to the volume; pages unmarked, toned. Original printed wrappers, spine titled in manuscript black ink, later clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, spine ends and extremities of covers chipped. SCARCE in the market. Very Good. Freeman G. Teed was City Auditor for the City of Los Angeles from 1886 to 1888. He was elected to the City Counci... View more info

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Twenty Disorderly Years.

By: Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, The Ampersand Press,: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-155


FIRST EDITION. Square Pamphlet. 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches. (14) pp. Text printed in red and black inks; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stitched; binding square and tight, pencil notation inside front cover. Very Good. Printed by Grant Dahlstrom for distribution at The Rounce and Coffin Club and elsewhere. Zeitlin's account of the founding and first twenty years of the Rounce & Coffin Club gives a flavor of its proceedings. View more info

Image for Small Archive of Publications by the Los Angeles Public Library with further research notes gathered by Arthur M. Ellis.

Small Archive of Publications by the Los Angeles Public Library with further research notes gathered by Arthur M. Ellis.

By: Los Angeles Public Library.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Los Angeles Public Library,: 1890

Edition: First Editions

Seller ID: GG32215A-007


20 items. Most 8vos, but with some typescripts. Full listing available upon request. Good to Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS of various Los Angeles Public Library publications, mostly Annual Reports, with some historical typescripts from earlier Annual Reports in response to specific questions requested by Arthur MacDonald Ellis (1875-1932), founding member of the Zambrano Club. Two items INSCRIBED BY CHARLES FLETCHER LUMMIS, Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library fro... View more info

Los Angeles Times Annual Midwinter Number, January 1, 1914.

By: Los Angeles Times.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times,: 1914

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GY815-003


FIRST EDITION of the 1914 issue of this annual publication. Three Parts of 5, only. Folio. 16 13/16 x 11 1/2 inches. Part I: 32; Part II: 33-64; Part III: 65-96 pp. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, the text includes, Part I: The Year's Great Achievements; Part II: Food Resources of California; Part II: Good Cheer, Good Health, period advertising throughout; text clean, unmarked. Self-wraps, stapled; binding square and tight, toning, foxing, margi... View more info

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Jottings in Southern California History.

By: Marco Ross Newmark (1878-1959).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Ward Ritchie Press,: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-126


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. xiv, 162 pp. Illustrated title page in brown and black inks, 12 black-and-white illustrations, appendix, index, errata slip bound-in at the rear; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Gilt-titled brown cloth spine, illustrated paper boards; binding square and tight, covers toned and soiled, light shelf wear. Very Good. A collection of articles concerning the history of Southern California, most previously published in The Qua... View more info

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The Cattle on a Thousand Hills, Southern California, 1850-1880.

By: Robert Glass Cleland (1885-1957).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Marino, CA:, The Huntington Library,: 1975

Seller ID: GY815-098


Revised edition. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. xvi, 365 pp. 20 illustrations, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Dark red cloth, gilt-titled spine, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. Robert Glass Cleland, former president of the Historical Society of Southern California, researcher at the Huntington Library, and historian of California and the West, explores the era when California transitioned from ranchos to farms and urban settl... View more info

Image for Souvenir Snap Shots of Southern California.

Souvenir Snap Shots of Southern California.

By: Southern California Advertising Co.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Southern California Advertising Co.,: 1910

Seller ID: GG315-022


Oblong Pamphlet. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Unpaginated. [40] pp. Two vignettes on the title page, each page with 1 or more black-and-white photographic illustrations, captioned; text clean unmarked, but pages 1-3 and 18-24 have insect damage which is marginal or in the gutter and do not affect the illustrations. Red wrappers printed in gold on front cover, stapled; binding square and tight, front cover faded. SCARCE. Good. "The publishers of this souvenir are indebte... View more info

Image for Annual Report of the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.  Fiscal Year July 1, 1929 to June 30, 1930.

Annual Report of the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Fiscal Year July 1, 1929 to June 30, 1930.

By: The City of Los Angeles, Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Bureau of Printing, City of Los Angeles,: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215A-036


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. 91 pp. Index, list of the Board of Commissioners and portraits of the main characters opposite, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, tables, folding map, charts; text clean, unmarked. Green printed pictorial wrappers, staple-bound; binding square and tight, shelf / use wear to covers. Ed Jones signature in pencil on front cover. Very Good. This is one in a series of Annual Reports by the Board of Harbor Commissioners detaili... View more info

Image for Report of a Highway Traffic Survey in the County of Los Angeles.

Report of a Highway Traffic Survey in the County of Los Angeles.

By: The Regional Planning Commission, County of Los Angeles.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Regional Planning Commission, County of Los Angeles,: 1937

Seller ID: GXK1013-10


SECOND EDITION, enlarged. 4to. 11 x 8 inches. 62 pages. Logo of the Regional Planning Commission on the title page, black-and-white frontispiece photographic image of Broadway looking North from Seventh Street, 7 maps (5 folding), diagrams, 4 tables; text clean, unmarked. Black-titled green cloth, gilt outline of Los Angeles County on front cover, green endpapers, added plastic dust-jacket; binding square and tight, minor rubbing. Very Good. This Survey is an up... View more info

Image for Pasadena: Resort Hotels and Paradise.

Pasadena: Resort Hotels and Paradise.

By: Thomas D. Carpenter.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, Castle Green Times, Publisher,: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-123


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [vi], (175) pp. Preface and bibliography in decorative borders, headpieces, over 130 illustrations, maps, and plot plans; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled red cloth, decorative end-papers, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Thomas D. Carpenter opposite title page. Fine. The first complete history and documentation of Pasadena's resort era. View more info

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Southern California Local History.

By: William Wilcox Robinson (1891-1972) and Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. (1924-2011).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Historical Society of Southern California,: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-097


FIRST EDITION. Thick 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xxii), (493) pp. Reduced map on title page, several full-page maps throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-illustrated tan cloth, gilt-titled spine, beige end papers; binding square and tight. Fine. A posthumous collection of W. W. Robinson's writings on Southern California history, compiled and edited by Doyce Nunis, Jr. Robinson was a writer whose love for and fascination with Southern California history le... View more info