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Image for Pieces of Eight Channel Islands: A Bibliographical Guide and Source Book.

Pieces of Eight Channel Islands: A Bibliographical Guide and Source Book.

By: Adelaide LeMert Doran (1908-1987).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glendale:, The Arthur H. Clark Company,: 1980

Seller ID: GY815-347

Condition: Used: Like New


4to. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. 340 pp. Illustrated title page, bibliography, indexes, line drawings, maps; text clean, unmarked. Full mint green cloth illustrated in green and silver, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Prospectus laid in. Fine. "A work of monumental proportions, indispensable for any book collection - public, private or personal - with an interest in California or maritime history, geology, geography, environmental issues, archaeology, ... View more info

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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

Condition: Used: Like New


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

Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River: Being a Narrative of the Expedition Fitted Out by John Jacob Astor, to Establish the "Pacific Fur Company;" With an Account of some Indian Tribes on the Coast of the Pacific.

By: Alexander Ross (1782-1856).

Price: $800.00

Publisher: London:, Smith, Elder and Co.,: 1849

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: II217-001

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION of Alexander Ross's account of the first Anglo settlements at the mouth of the Columbia River. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/8 inches. (xvi), 352, 16 [ads dated February 1849] pp. Folding "Map of Columbia to Illustrate Ross's Adventures" as frontispiece, Vocabulary of indigenous languages, Table of Weather; text clean, un-marked. Blind-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, rubbed corners lightly bumped, spine ends chipped, backstop... View more info

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Natural History of the Islands of California.

By: Allan A. Schoenherr, et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California Press,: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-272

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION, first printing. Series: California Natural History Guides, No. 61. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. (xii), (492) pp. Black-and-white and color illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Full navy blue cloth boards, spine gilt-titled, photographic dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. "This comprehensive book discusses the geological, human, and natural history of the islands of California, including all eight Channel Islands... 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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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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Knights of the Lash: The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman.

By: Benjamin C. Truman (1835-1916) and Gary F. Kurutz (b. 1948), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-241

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 219. Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. (xxxii), (119) pp. Text printed in black and dark blue, frontispiece, illustration of a whip in dark blue on title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout, headpiece on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, blind-stamped paper, printed paper label on front cover, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; bindi... 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

Condition: Used: Like New


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

Image for The Telling Distance: Conversations with the American Desert.

The Telling Distance: Conversations with the American Desert.

By: Bruce Berger (b. 1938), Johnson Charley, drawings.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dallas:, Brietenbush Books, Inc.,: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-278

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION, first printing. DELUXE EDITION, LIMITED to 26 lettered and 150 numbered copies, this is number 92. 8vo. 9 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches. [viii], 243 pp. Colophon tipped-into the preliminaries, illustrated double-page title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout by Johnson Charley; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red linen, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Comes with two publication announcement postcards. Housed in a gray-cloth-cove... View more info

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The California Revolution.

By: Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, Grossman Publishers,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-021

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (viii), 240 pp. Textual ornaments; text clean, unmarked. Full blue cloth, stamped in blue foil, spine titled in red and green foil, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear to dust-jacket, sticker on rear panel of jacket. A Fine copy in a Very Good jacket. "Carey McWilliams has here brought together a number of articles in a successful attempt to capture the mood of the 'California revolution' -t... View more info

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Southern California: An Island on the Land.

By: Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City:, Peregrine Smith, Inc.,: 1973

Seller ID: GY815-117

Condition: Used: Very Good


Trade Paperback. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. xxviii, 387 pp. Index; printer's error with text printed unevenly in the Introduction, text otherwise unmarked. Perfect-bound color pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, very light shelf wear. Very Good. Reprint of McWilliams' social history of early twentieth-century Southern California, which is widely recognized as the best non-fiction book written about Southern California for the period covered. View more info

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The First One Hundred Years of Yankee California: Address at the opening of the Library of Congress California Centennial Exhibit, November 12, 1949.

By: Carl I. Wheat (1892-1966).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, The Library of Congress,: 1949

Seller ID: GY815-312

Condition: Used: Good


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. [ii], (25) pp. Frontispiece plate, illustrated title page, headpiece; text unmarked, pages 3-4 foxed. Decorative paper over boards; binding square and tight, covers toned, rubbed. Very Good. Carl Irving Wheat, a California lawyer and historian, reflects on the first hundred years of California's history, and looks forward to the next hundred years. 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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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

Image for Richard H. Kern: Expeditionary Artist in the Far Southwest, 1848-1853.

Richard H. Kern: Expeditionary Artist in the Far Southwest, 1848-1853.

By: David J. Weber.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM:, For the Amon Carter Museum by the University of New Mexico Press,: 1985

Seller ID: GY815-316

Condition: Used: Like New


4to. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. (xiv), (356) pp. Frontispiece, 7 maps, 151 black-and-white illustrations, 16 color plates, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter navy blue leather, titled in silver, blue cloth over boards, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. Richard H. Kern was an American artist and explorer who accompanied four major expeditions to the Southwest. His watercolors and sketches document the trips, and were widely reproduced in ... View more info

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The Telluride Story.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003), George H. H. Huey, photography.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ouray, CO:, Wayfinder Press,: 1987

Seller ID: GY815-288

Condition: Used: Very Good


Oblong 4to. 8 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches. 68 pp. Printed on two kinds of paper, color and black-and-white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. INSCRIBED to Bob and Maureen Cates by David Lavender, November 5, 1988. Very Good. "David Lavender, one of America's leading authors of books about the West, has written a memorable history of the Colorado town where he was raised." Back cover. View more info