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The First 75 Years: The Story of the Book Club of California, 1912-1987

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-185

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 185. LIMITED EDITION of 1,200 copies printed by Andrew Hoyem at the Arion Press and presented to members of the Club as a Keepsake on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Club. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (56) pp. Half-title, title page printed in 2 colors within a typographic border, color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, list of officers, list of publications; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth spine, red paper over boards, decorated in gilt, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. KJ319-185. Fine. "Prepared by th... View more info

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High Sierra Country

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York; Boston and Toronto, Duell, Sloan and Pearce; Little, Grown and Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BO118-137

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. Series: American Folkways. 8vo. 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches. (x), 291, (1 blank) pp. Index, text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar, maps in end-papers; binding square and tight, jacket rubbed and chipped at extremities, rear panel foxed. INSCRIBED AND DATED by author to W. J. Wimberly on half-title. BO118-137. Very Good. This volume contains a popular history of the people and places of the High Sierra View more info

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California Heritage

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992) and Carroll Douglas Hall (b. 1902)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BO118-180

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. vi, 186 pp. Half-title, illustrated throughout in black-and-white, list of illustration credits; text clean, unmarked. Cloth, spine titled in brown, top edge stained blue, dust-jacket in archival mylar, maps in end-leaves; binding square and tight, spine foxed, bottom edge of boards rubbed, jacket with chips at extremities. PRESENTATION COPY with a lengthy inscription from Lewis to W. Harold Wilson. BO118-180. Very Good. Succinctly tells the story in words and pictures of California's development from the early Spanish influences to modern times. M... View more info

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The Lost Years: A Biographical Fantasy by Oscar Lewis. Illustrated by Mallette Dean

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992) and Carroll Douglas Hall (b. 1902)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BO118-209

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, typography and binding designed by W. A. Dwiggins with Mallette Dean's illustrations throughout. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. [x], (122) pp. Text clean, unmarked. Illustrated paper over boards, top edge stained red, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, bottom edge showing, spine ends softened, head of spine chipped, jacket chipped with a tear on front panel, and a small red piece of paper adhering to front panel. SIGNED by author on front free end paper. BO118-209. Very Good. A novelistic treatment of the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination. View more info

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Silver Kings: The Lives and Times of Mackay, Fair, Flood, and O'Brien, Lords of the Nevada Comstock Lode

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992) and Carroll Douglas Hall (b. 1902)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BO118-132

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. [ii], xii, 286, (x) pp. 29 illustrations, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped red cloth, silver titled spine, top edge stained blue, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light offsetting to front paste-down, extremities of jacket chipped. SIGNED by author on front free end paper. BO118-132. Very Good. The Silver Kings tells the life stories of the big four personalities of the Nevada Comstock Lode. View more info

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Sea Routes to the Gold Fields: The Migration by Water to California in 1846-1852

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992) and Carroll Douglas Hall (b. 1902)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BO118-127

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. [ii], xiv, 286, (x) pp. 39 illustrations, folding map tipped in opposite the colophon, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped blue cloth over boards, spine titled in gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, dust jacket chipped at extremities. SIGNED by author on front free end paper. BO118-127. Very Good. This was the first book to tell the story of the Argonauts of the California Gold Rush. Oscar Lewis was a pioneering historian of the American West, and a prolific author and editor... 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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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 title page, INSCRIBED by author on additional half-title tipped-in. Previous owner's name on inside front flap of dust jacket... View more info

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The First 75 Years: The Story of the Book Club of California 1912-1987.

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-224

Condition: Used: Like New


8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (55) pp. Title page decorated in turquoise ink, color photographs and illustrations throughout, appendices; text clean, unmarked. Turquoise cloth spine titled in gilt, brick red paper over boards, gilt ornamentation over boards, brick red end papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Oscar Lewis was the Secretary of The Book Club of California from 1921 to 1946 and was a large contributor to the club's success. This is his history of the Book Club of California. View more info