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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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The California Revolution.

By: Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, Grossman Publishers,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-021


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


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 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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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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Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, HarperCollins Publishers,: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-188


Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. xii, 403 pp. Maps, 16 pages of black-and-white plates, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled black cloth spine, gilt-stamped tan paper over boards, maps in end-papers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, remainder mark on bottom edge, sticker residue and slight soiling on dust jacket. Very Good. "Let Me Be Free tells the dramatic, heart-breaking story of the desperate attempt of Chief Joseph and ... View more info

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Colorado River Country.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York:, E.P. Dutton, Inc.,: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-178


Tall 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. (xvi), 238 pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth spine titled in bronze foil, beige paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. INSCRIBED by the author on front free end paper, January 17, 1987. Fine. "A 500-year history of the men who explored, pillaged, evangelized and settled the American West from the Rockies to the deserts of Californ... View more info

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Pipe Spring and the Arizona Strip.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Springdale, UT:, Zion Natural History Association,: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-174


Pamphlet. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 64 pp. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, inner wrappers toned. INSCRIBED by author on title page. Very Good. Pipe Spring in Arizona is a site of rich American Indian, early explorer, and Mormon pioneer history. Windsor Castle, a fort built over the spring, was a way station for travelers crossing the A... View more info

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California: A Bicentennial History.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.,: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-170


Series: States and the Nation. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. (x), 243 pp. 16-page photographic essay by Joe Munroe, 2 original maps by Harold Faye, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue-gray cloth blocked in red and titled and stamped with gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; minor shelf wear at head of spine, dust jacket price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author on title page, August 30, 1981. Very Good. A history of the major events in the Golden State's history, from early ... View more info

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Fort Vancouver.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, National Park Service, Division of Publications,: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-173


8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 inches. (144) pp. Color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, slight bumping on spine and corners. INSCRIBED by author on table of contents, includes a typed letter, SIGNED, to Maureen and Bob Cates from Lavender, November 1, 1982. Very Good. "The struggle for control of the Oregon Country between Great Britain and the United States is t... View more info

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David Lavender's Colorado.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday & Company, Inc.,: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-168


Tall 4to. 12 1/2 x 9 inches. xii, 227 pp. 105 color photographs, 4 maps, glossary, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth, maps in end-papers, bottom edge speckled (as issued?), dust jacket; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket shelf worn, torn at head of spine. INSCRIBED by author on half-title. Very Good. "A graphic telling of his wanderings, adventures, and studies among the mountain ranges and peaks, the valleys... View more info

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The Story of California.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sacramento:, California State Department of Education,: 1971

Seller ID: GY815-166


Series: California State Series. 4to. 10 x 8 1/2 inches. 352 pp. Illustrated double-page title page, color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, index; grade school textbook with usual markings, all text still legible. Yellow cloth printed with color photographs on front cover, black-and-white illustration on back cover; binding square and tight, pages toned and water damaged, tail of back cover water damaged, shelf wear, soiling. Ex state textbook with sta... View more info

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A Rocky Mountain Fantasy: Telluride, Colorado.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Telluride:, San Miguel County Historical Society,: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-185


Pamphlet. 9 x 5 1/2 inches. [26] pp. 10 photographs; text clean, unmarked. Stapled printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. A brief history of Telluride, Colorado. David Lavender grew up in Telluride, and dedicated his life to writing histories of the American West. View more info

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The Overland Migrants: Settlers to Oregon, California, and Utah.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, National Park Service, Division of Publications,: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-171


8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 inches. (112) pp. Color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect-bound pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear on spine. INSCRIBED by author on title page. Very Good. This official government handbook tells the story of the pioneers and Mormons who set out for the West in wagon trains, and crossed the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains to settle in Oregon, Utah, and Calif... 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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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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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

Image for High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Assault of Mt. Whitney and the Muir Trail Area.

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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Expedition on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers in 1817.

By: Fray Narciso Duran (1776-1846) and Charles Edward Chapman (1880-1941).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California, Berkeley,: 1911

Seller ID: EE516-244


OFFPRINT. Series: Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History, Vol. 2., No. 5. Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. [ii], 331-349 pp. Original diary entries and English translations on opposing pages; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Narciso Duran was a Franciscan friar and missionary. Under his leadership Mission San Jose became one of the most prosperous Spanish missions in California. He also served as the foreign vicar and eccle... View more info

Image for Mountains to Desert: Selected Inyo Readings.

Mountains to Desert: Selected Inyo Readings.

By: Friends of the Eastern California Museum.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Independence, CA:, Friends of the Eastern California Museum,: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-086


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [viii], 259 pp. 39 black and white illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, gently curled front cover. Very Good. A collection of writings from 9 authors about the history of Inyo County. View more info