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Image for Herschel Logan: Man of Many Careers.

Herschel Logan: Man of Many Careers.

By: Anthony L. Lehman (193501988).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Van Nuys:, The Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,: 1986

Seller ID: GO617-017


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. (32) pp. Frontispiece, black-and-white photograph on title page, woodcuts by Herschel Logan throughout; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped black cloth, silver-titled spine; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. Printed by Richard J. Hoffman. A short biography of Herschel Logan. Logan was a commercial artist who launched his personal press, Log-Anne Press, after retirement. He wrote and ... View more info

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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.

By: Borrower's Press.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1976

Seller ID: IY915-275


LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2881. View more info

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Thomas Jefferson, Lover of Liberty.

By: Borrower's Press.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Winterport, ME:, Borrower's Press,: 1976

Seller ID: IY915-276


LIMITED EDITION of 289 copies, this is number 199. Miniature Book. 7/8 x 3/4 inches. 28 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Jefferson; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled dark green leather, decorative end papers; binding square and tight, inner hinge cracked. SIGNED by Jane Bernier on limitation statement. SCARCE. Fine. A very brief biography of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, ... View more info

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Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy.

By: Brian McGinty.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stanford:, Stanford University Press,: 1998

Seller ID: GY815-271


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xiii), 579 pp. Frontispiece, 10 black-and-white plates; text clean, unmarked. Burgundy cloth, gilt-titled spine, pictorial dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. "This is the definitive biography of Agoston Haraszthy (1812-1869), 'the father of California viticulture,' an intriguing and compelling book, at once scholarly and entertaining." Dust-jacket. View more info

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California Yankee: William R. Staats - Business Pioneer.

By: Carol Green Wilson (1892-1981).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Claremont, CA:, The Saunders Press,: 1946

Seller ID: GY815-107


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [ii], (xviii), (185) pp. Frontispiece, 64 black-and-white illustrations, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Full tan cloth titled in orange, pictorial end-papers; binding square and tight, all edges, spine, and extremities toned. Very Good. William R. Staats (1867-1928) was a prominent businessman and financier in early Pasadena. Carol Green Wilson was his niece. She wrote several books and biographies focusing on t... 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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The Great Persuader.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday & Company, Inc.,: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-189


Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xii), 444 pp. 33 illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth titled in silver, maps in end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, foxing along inner hinges, dust jacket toned and bruised at spine ends. INSCRIBED by author on title page. Very Good. This is a biography of Collis P. Huntington, the robber baron who built America's first trans-continental railroad. David Lavender researched this g... View more info

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A Yankee in Mexican California: Abel Stearns, 1798-1848

By: Doris Marion Wright.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara:, Wallace Hebberd,: 1977

Seller ID: GY815-113


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [viii], (179) pp. Frontispiece portrait of Abel Stearns, appendix, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled red cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light stains on top edge. Very Good. Abel Stearns was an early California pioneer who arrived in Los Angeles in 1829, and whose wealth and good reputation made him a prominent member of the community in nineteenth-century Los Angeles. Due to the obscu... 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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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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My Life as an Artist Blacksmith.

By: Francis Whitaker (1906-1999).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Francis Whitaker,: 1995

Seller ID: GO617-056


4to. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. (vi), 122 pp. 29 black-and-white photographs, memoriam notice tipped in; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth; binding square and tight, shelf wear, ex library bookplate removed from front paste-down. Ex library copy, stamped on free end papers. Comes with newspaper clippings of Whitaker's obituary. Pall Bohne's copy with his pencil notations on rear pastedown. Very Good. Francis Whitaker was a legendary blacksmith. This autobi... View more info

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Edward Philip Prince: Type Punchcutter.

By: Frederick Compton Avis.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, F. C. Avis,: 1967

Seller ID: GO617-060


LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. 104 pp. Frontispiece plate, 1 black-and-white plate, specimens of Prince?s fonts, tissue guard over smoke proofs tipped into page 89, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, tail of spine softened, small blister in cloth at head of rear cover, dust jacket toned, with price crossed out and a new price hand-written. Very Go... View more info

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Stanley Morison Displayed: An Examination of His Early Typographic Work.

By: Herbert Jones.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London:, Frederick Muller Limited,: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-199


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 10 x 7 3/8 inches. 127 pp. Half-title, 98 figures, index; text clean, unmarked. Dark blue cloth, gilt spine, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Very Good. Foreword by Sir William Emrys Williams. Jones focuses on the 1920s, the period when Morison did the most basic work in the field of typography but also the most varied. These were the decisive ten years when Morison rose from an amateur to a polished professiona... View more info

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A Tribute to Edwin Grabhorn & The Grabhorn Press.

By: James D. Hart (1911-1990).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library,: 1969

Seller ID: GG217-024


LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. [vi], (26) pp. Edwwin Grabhorn's printer's device on title page, decorative initial, 4 black-and-white photographic plates, tailpiece; text clean, unmarked. Blue paper over boards, printed paper label that wraps from back to front cover, plain white paper dust jacket; binding square and tight, dust jacket with light soiling. Near Fine. "An address delivered on the occasion of the opening of the exhibitio... View more info

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Mountaineer: The Life and Times of Marvin Neel and the Backwoods Press.

By: James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Nappanee, IN:, Private Press of the Indiana Kid,: 1969

Seller ID: GO617-038


LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. [iv], ii, (40) pp. Title page illustrated in color, engravings by Neel throughout, 2 photographic plates tipped in, specimen sheet bound in with the covers of Storm Over the Mountains and Chimera I; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, yellow paper boards stamped with a Neel engraving; binding square and tight, small spot of soiling on back cover. Very Good. Printed and bound by the author-compos... View more info