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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

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Catalina Pottery: The Early Years, 1927-1937.

By: Al W. Firdley (b. 1932).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Costa Mesa, CA:, Rainbow Publishing Co.,: 1977

Seller ID: GY815-259


Pamphlet. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 96 pp. Black-and-white photographs throughout; some text whited-out on title page, else text clean, unmarked. Photographic wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Comes with a price guide for the items featured in the book. Very Good. Having found almost nothing written on the topic of Catalina pottery, Al Firdley took it upon himself to research the topic. Here he provides information on the history of the craft, how... View more info

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A View of the Ridge Route. Volume I: The First People. Illustrated by Susan Sjoberg Hollander.

By: Bonnie Ketterl Kane.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Frazier Park, CA:, Bonnie's Books,: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: DG915-020


FIRST EDITIONS. Five Volumes. 4to. 10 x 7 inches. [viii], 177, [15] pp. Maps, drawings, and photos throughout, bibliography, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, shelf wear, price sticker on front cover. Very Good. WITH: Volume II: The Fort Tejon Era. Illustrated by Susan Sjoberg Hollander. (Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2002). (Frazier Park, CA: Bonnie's Books, 2001). 4to. 10 x 7 inches. [viii], 206, [14] pp. ... View more info

Image for The Romance of El Camino Real, With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-), and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions.

The Romance of El Camino Real, With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-), and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions.

By: California Landmarks and Historical Records Bureau.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA:, Kaloprint Corporation,: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CYG215-005


LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. 4to. 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [122] pp. Registration and Dedication Pages left blank, 2 vignettes on the title page, list of the missions by date of dedication, what follows are a series of 25 openings with descriptive text on the versos, tissue guards, and a Kaloprint image on the rectos (text facing illustration) of Father Serra, the mission buildings, manuscript documents, and Indian survivors of the missions; text cle... View more info

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Geology of San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara County, California.

By: Carl St. J. Bremner.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara:, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History,: 1933

Seller ID: GY815-349


Series: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Occasional Papers, No. 1. 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. 23 pp. 1 folded map, 3 plates, black-and-white figures throughout; text clean, unmarked. Stapled wrappers; binding square and tight, wrappers toned, lightly rubbed. Very Good. This is a physiographic and geological survey of the westernmost of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, San Miguel Island. An early report on the topic. View more info

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Geology of Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County, California.

By: Carl St. J. Bremner.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara:, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History,: 1932

Seller ID: GY815-350


Series: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Occasional Papers, No. 1. 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. 33 pp. 2 folded maps, 3 plates, black-and-white figures throughout; text clean, unmarked. Wrappers, stapled, two-hole punched; binding square and tight, wrappers and all edges toned, lightly rubbed. Very Good. This is a physiographic and geological survey of the largest of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, Santa Cruz Island. At the time of publication, not much had been... View more info

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The Ghost Town Lundy.

By: Charles A. Lundy (b. 1880).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston:, The Four Seas Company,: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-200


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. View more info

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Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam.

By: Charles F. Outland.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Glendale:, The Arthur H. Clark Company,: 1977

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: GY815-121


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 California historian; this is his book about the St. Francis Dam. View more info

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In All the World No Trip Like This: A Pictorial History of Catalina Island.

By: Chris Ramsay.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: N.P.:, n.p.:

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: GY815-357


Oblong 4to Pamphlet. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. 93 black-and-white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Thick pamphlet, stapled, printed wrappers, bound with spine oriented to top edge; binding square and tight, corners bumped. Very Good. A photo essay on Catalina Island's history, compiled by Chris Ramsay. View more info

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Pilgrimage: Images from Manzanar.

By: Christopher Landis.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Fullerton:, The Lyceum Press,: 1989

Seller ID: GY815-155


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. View more info

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The Sleepy Lagoon Case.

By: Citizens' Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA:, Citizens' Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth.: 1942

Edition: First Edition, first printing.

Seller ID: EOHG417-009


FIRST EDITION, first printing of 10,000 copies. Stapled Pamphlet. 6 1/8 x 5 inches. [ii], (30) pp. Foreword by Orson Welles, 1 page of reproductions of newspaper headlines that issued a guilty verdict in the press, but outside of the courtroom; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, staples rusted, but does not affect the paper. Fine. Foreword by Orson Welles, which quotes Pete Vasquez who was a resident of the Sleepy Lagoon neigh... View more info

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Santa Barbara Adobes.

By: Clarence Cullimore (1885-1963).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara:, Santa Barbara Book Publishing Company,: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-354


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. xxiii, 225 pp. 46 black-and-white illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth boards, titled in blue ink, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, dust jacket toned, lightly torn and chipped at spine ends, price-clipped. Very Good. A guide to old adobes in Santa Barbara, built before the California Gold Rush. Clarence Cullimore was an architect based in California with a reputation f... View more info

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On Location In Lone Pine.

By: Dave Holland (1935-2005).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Granada Hills, CA:, The Holland House,: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-146


Oblong 4to. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. 106 pp. Black and white photographs and illustrations throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. Inscribed by author, 1/15/1991. Fine. Dave Holland was the director of the Lone Pine Film Festival. He helped popularize western films set and shot on location in the Eastern Sierra region. This is his guide to westerns filmed in Lone Pine. Includes film stills and behind the scenes ph... View more info

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The Determined Mrs. Rindge and Her Legendary Railroad: A History of the Hueneme, Malibu and Port Los Angeles Railway.

By: David F. Myrick.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ventura:, Ventura County Historical Society,: 1996

Seller ID: GY815-112


Series: The Ventura County Historical Society Quarterly, Volume 41, No. 3. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. (56) pp. Black-and-white illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Photographic wrappers titled in silver foil, perfect bound; binding square and tight. Fine. The story of the decades-long battle by Mrs. May Knight Rindge to protect her land in Malibu from public railroads. View more info

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Nothing Seemed Impossible: William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, CA:, American West Publishing Company,: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-193


Series: Western Biography Series, No. 5. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (416) pp. Frontispiece portrait of Ralston, black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, dust jacket with minor chipping and shelf wear. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper. Very Good. William C. Ralston was an American businessman and financier. He g... View more info

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Cable Car Days in San Francisco.

By: Edgar M. Kahn (1904-1970).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stanford, CA:, Stanford University Press,: 1944

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: WO816-001


Revised Edition. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 inches. xvi, 134 pp. Half-title, color frontispiece, with illustrations throughout and in the end-papers by William Hancock Wilke (1879-1958), black-and-white photographic illustrations, tables, map, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth, illustrated front cover label, spine label, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Jacket price-clipped, else Fine. Kahn's book is an "informal narrative" that t... 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

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The Legendary King of San Miguel: The Lesters at Rancho Rambouillet.

By: Elizabeth Sherman Lester (1891-1981).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara:, W. T. Genns,: 1974

Seller ID: GY815-251


8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. (xix), 90 pp. Sheep shearing token inside envelope mounted opposite half-title, errata slip tipped-in on half-title, black-and-white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark red cloth, maps of San Miguel Island in end-papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Elizabeth Sherman Lester on half-title. Very Good. Elizabeth Sherman Lester and her husband Herbert Lester lived alone with their children on San Miguel Island. This ... View more info

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Born Free And Equal.

By: Emily Medvec.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, The Echolight Corp.,: 1984

Seller ID: EE516-237


Pamphlet. 10 x 8 1/2 inches. 44 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Red wrappers, stapled, gilt-lettered covers; binding square and tight. Includes xerox of a newspaper clipping written by Medvec. SIGNED by author. Fine. Ansel Adams was a famous American photographer and environmentalist. In 1943 he photographed the Japanese being interned in Manzanar. In 1984, one of his students, Emily Medvec, curated an exhibit of these photographs. This is the exhibition catalog. View more info

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Windle's History of Santa Catalina Island.

By: Ernest Windle (1879-1968).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, CA:, The Catalina Islander,: 1940

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: GY815-261


SECOND EDITION. Pamphlet. 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. (160) pp. Original stiff color wrappers bound in, 62 black-and-white illustrations, fold-out map on linen in back; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Gilt-titled full red leather boards; binding square and tight, gilt soiled, shelf wear, end-papers foxed. INSCRIBED by Windle on front free end-paper. Very Good. Ernest Windle lived on Santa Catalina Island for over sixty years, during which time he was the island's au... View more info