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Mammoth Lakes Memories.

By: Adele Reed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bishop:, Chalfant Press, Inc.,: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-199


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. View more info

Image for Time and the Terraced Land: The Story of California's Unique Palos Verdes Peninsula by Augusta Fink.

Time and the Terraced Land: The Story of California's Unique Palos Verdes Peninsula by Augusta Fink.

By: Augusta Fink.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, Howell-North Books,: 1966

Seller ID: GY815-343


4to. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. 136 pp. About 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, appendix, index; text clean, unmarked. Full beige cloth stamped in black and orange, pictorial dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust jacket price-clipped and shelf-worn. Very Good. This book covers the history of the Palos Verdes peninsula from the days of the Native Americans, to the Spanish missions and California Dons, to the Gold Rush and... 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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Golden Trek.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, The Westminster Press,: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-181


8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 265 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Yellow cloth stamped in dark red ink; binding square and tight, dust soiling on top edge, soiling on covers, spine ends softened, no dust jacket. Very Good. A novel by western historian and author David Lavender, about a young boy in the California Gold Rush. View more info

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Mining Camp Days.

By: Emil W. Billeb.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, Howell-North Books,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-156


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (x), 229 pp. Map frontispiece, 203 black and white photographs, index; text clean, unmarked. Brick red cloth titled in black ink over boards, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar, photographs in end papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Emil Billeb lived and worked in many of the mining towns of California and Nevada. He recounts the history of these towns with over 200 of his own photographs and decades of first-hand experience. View more info

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Mammoth Gold: Ghost Towns of Lake District: 1877-1898.

By: Gary Caldwell (b. 1943).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Alan Hensher - Books,: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-151


Pamphlet. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 32 pp. 12 maps and photographs in black and white, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated cover, printed wrappers; binding square and tight, sticker residue on front cover. INSCRIBED by author. Very Good. Gary Caldwell spent decades hiking and exploring Mammoth Lakes. The publisher, Alan Hensher, has also written books about the Eastern Sierra. This is a history of Mammoth City, a mining town which is now defunct. View more info

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Mammoth Gold: Ghost Towns of Lake District: 1877-1898.

By: Gary Caldwell (b. 1943).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Alan Hensher - Books,: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-152


Pamphlet. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 32 pp. 12 maps and photographs in black and white, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated cover, printed wrappers; binding straight and tight. Fine. Gary Caldwell spent decades hiking and exploring Mammoth Lakes. The publisher, Alan Hensher, has also written books about the Eastern Sierra. This is a history of Mammoth City, a mining town which is now defunct. View more info

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Marcy & the Gold Seekers: The Journal of Capt. R. B. Marcy with an Account of the Gold Rush Over the Southern Route.

By: Grant Foreman (1869-1953).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norman, OK:, University of Oklahoma Press,: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-331


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. xiv, (434) pp. Folding map; text clean, unmarked. Orange cloth, printed paper spine label, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. Captain Randolph B. Marcy "saw duty in the War with Mexico and was afterwards stationed at Fort Towson in the Choctaw Nation. During the boom days of the California Gold Rush he was appointed by the US Government to make a survey of the route to Santa Fe, an... View more info

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A Letter of the Gold Rush Days, From John Kagy to his Brother, 1853.

By: John Kagy.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Santa Ana:, Log-Anne Press,: 1975

Seller ID: IY915-023


LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 3/8 inches. Unpaginated. [12] pp. Frontispiece, 4 illustrations, all text and illustrations in brown ink; text clean, unmarked. Brown wrappers, paper label on front cover; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Mel Kavin's copy. Very Good. A reproduction of a letter from a prospector, John Kagy, to his brother, from Fox Hill, March 13, 1853. Provides an illustrated view of life in the mines and the technologies... View more info

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High Mountains & Deep Valleys: The Gold Bonanza Days.

By: Lew and Ginny Clark.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Louis Obispo:, Western Trails Publications,: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-147


8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. (192) pp. Illustrated title page, black and white photographs throughout, maps in red and blue ink throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, color photographs on inside of covers, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Lew Clark was a history teacher native to California. Ginny Clark worked in publishing before she and Lew established Western Trails Publications. They have published several guides to the Eastern Sierra ... View more info

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Pioneers of Mono Basin.

By: Margaret Calhoun (1889-1981).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lee Vining, CA:, Artemisia Press,: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-207


8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. (x), 172 pp. Black and white photographs throughout, a map of Mono County, local recipes; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated front wrapper; binding square and tight, minor foxing along spine, wear on back wrapper. Very Good. Margaret Calhoun was born to Anna and Charles Currie, early pioneers in Mono County. She grew up in Mono as it was being settled. This book is an account of its history, from her own memories and the accounts ... View more info

Image for Narrative of Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (Overland to California in '41 & '49, and Texas in '51) with an Introduction by Charles L. Camp and Colored Drawings by Arvilla Parker.

Narrative of Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (Overland to California in '41 & '49, and Texas in '51) with an Introduction by Charles L. Camp and Colored Drawings by Arvilla Parker.

By: Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (1819-1903).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Grabhorn Press,: 1933

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GG217-011


First Series: Rare Americana, No. 7. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. First printed in Austin, Texas in 1901. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. [xii], 100, [8] pp. Title page and chapter heads printed in orange ink with color illustrations by Arvilla Parker; text clean, unmarked. Tan linen spine, printed brown paper over boards, illustration on front cover, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, LACKS original dust-jacket, light offsetting to end-papers as is comm... View more info

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Sutter's Fort: Gateway to the Gold Fields.

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ:, Prentice-Hall, Inc.,: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-228


Series: The American Forts Series, No. 3. 8vo. 9 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches. (xv), (224) pp. Double-page title page, second half-title tipped in, 16 pages of black-and-white photographic plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Cloth, ornamented and titled in gilt, decorative end pages, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, water-stain on front cover, dust jacket faded and price-clipped with light shelf wear. SIGNED by author on original half t... View more info

Image for Paiute, Prospector, Pioneer: A History of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area in the Nineteenth Century.

Paiute, Prospector, Pioneer: A History of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area in the Nineteenth Century.

By: Thomas C. Fletcher.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lee Vining, CA:, Artemisia Press,: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-212


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. xviii, 123 pp. 12 figures, 17 photographic illustrations, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. EE516-212. Fine. A history of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area, containing maps and historical photographs. Focuses on the relationship between miners, ranchers, and the Paiute Indian Tribe. View more info

Image for California and the Gold Mania, Illustrated with Sketches from "Punch."

California and the Gold Mania, Illustrated with Sketches from "Punch."

By: Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Colt Press,: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-242


FIRST EDITION, thus. Series: California Classics, No. 3. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [iv], (65) pp. Title page in colored pictorial border, color illustrations throughout from Punch, folding plate with two illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Quarter beige cloth, marbled paper over boards; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, LACKS spine label. Very Good. "This essay is reprinted from Ticknor, Reed, and Fields' edition of De Quincey's Letters to a Young Man... View more info

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Outposts of Civilization.

By: Willie Arthur Chalfant (1868-1943).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston:, The Christopher Publishing House,: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-157


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. 193 pp. Text clean, unmarked, toning to pages. Blind- and gilt-stamped red cloth; binding square and tight, spine ends softened. SCARCE. Very Good. William Chalfant was a important journalist and historian of Inyo County. He ran The Inyo Register from 1887 to 1942 and remained editor until his death in 1943. He published 5 books about the history of the American West. This book, about the American West, was his second. View more info