Category: Southern California Local History

Sort

Showing 1-20 of 54

Image for Annual and Guide to California, issued by A. Phillips & Co., Manager of Boston and California Excursions

Annual and Guide to California, issued by A. Phillips & Co., Manager of Boston and California Excursions

By: A. Phillips & Co

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: San Francisco, H. S. Crocker & Co: 1887

Seller ID: HGK913-30

Condition: Used: Very Good


No statement of the precedent of this annual travel guide. 8vo. 9 x 5 7/8 inches. 112 pp. Woodcut illustrations throughout of hotels and sites (the railroad sleeping car is especially evocative), woodcut tail pieces, contemporary advertisements for hotels and services throughout, tables of data on population, temperatures, and products, maps, including a 4-page insert promoting Orange county with a two color map printed on different quality paper from the main text; t... View more info

Image for Complete Report on Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, With Introductory Historical Sketch, Illustrated with Maps, Drawings and Photographs.

Complete Report on Construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, With Introductory Historical Sketch, Illustrated with Maps, Drawings and Photographs.

By: Board of Public Service Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Department of Public Service of the City of Los Angeles,: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VG217-001

Condition: Collectible: Good


FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 7/8 x 8 inches. 319, [13] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of William Mulholland, seal of the City of Los Angeles on title page, numerous full-page black-and-white photographic illustrations, maps, tables, appendices, index, 24 folded maps, charts, and plans in a pocket inside the rear cover, including a large folding map of the "Southern Part of the State of California Showing Inset of Photograph of Los Angeles Aqueduct Relief Map;" te... View more info

The Romantic Road to California's Yesterdays

By: California Parlor Car Tours, Inc.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, California Parlor Car Tours, Inc.: 1925

Seller ID: SGG313B-20

Condition: Used: Very Good


6 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches. [28] pp. Numerous halftone photographic illustrations, map of California's El Camino Real from Los Angeles to San Francisco, glossary, schedule; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Self wraps, halftone wrap-around photographic illustration, stapled; binding square and tight, toned, corners lightly bumped, foot of spine chipped. Very good. Promotional brochure for the California Parlor Car Tours Inc, advertising various all-expense-paid trips be... View more info

Image for The Death Valley Chuck-Walla: A Magazine for Men, January - June 1907

The Death Valley Chuck-Walla: A Magazine for Men, January - June 1907

By: Carl Burgess Glassock; Court E. Kunze

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Zamorano Club: 1990

Seller ID: KSF713-3

Condition: Used: Like New


10 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches. 11 stapled pamphlets of various paginations provide facsimiles of The Death Valley Chuch-Walla. Includes an 8-page facsimile "Report of the Greenwater Copper Mines and Smelter Company for the Year Ending December 31st, 1907" and a facsimile perforated order form for The Death Valley Chuck-Walla: A Magazine for Men on the Desert - of the Desert - for the Desert; text clean, unmarked. Housed in a blue-cloth-covered box that folds over and ... View more info

Image for California Yankee: William R. Staats - Business Pioneer.

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

Image for Enjoy an Interesting Trip to Famous Catalina

Enjoy an Interesting Trip to Famous Catalina

By: Catalina Island Steamship Line

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Catalina Island Steamship Line: 1949

Seller ID: QS1012-4

Condition: Used: Very Good


Folded Brochure. 9 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches. [8] pp. 3 illustrations, 2 maps explain "How to Reach The Catalina Steamer Terminal at Wilmington," exhaustive listing of attractions available on the island with costs for staying; text clean, unmarked. 1 sheet folded 3 times; shelf wear, folded in half across the middle. Very Good. A comprehensive guide to the amenities on Catalina Island during the late 1940s. View more info

Image for Cawston Ostrich Farm

Cawston Ostrich Farm

By: Cawston Ostrich Farm

Price: $50.00

Publisher: South Pasadena, Cawston Ostrich Farm: 1907

Seller ID: MXG514-1

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


No Date, but circa 1907. Trade Card. 5 3/8 x 3 1/4 inches. Heavy card stock printed on both sides; recto with a black-and-white half-tone illustration of a man (Edwin Cawston?) riding an ostrich while wearing a suit and a bowler hat, the verso with a decorative initial and a description of the Farm; small abrasion on the illustration (minor), corners a bit worn. SCARCE. Very Good. Scarce early trade card for Cawston Ostrich Farm, and the salesroom of "the new i... View more info

Image for The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.

The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.

By: Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles and San Francisco:, The Land of Sunshine Publishing Co.,: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215A-031

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Volume XV, No. 4, 1901. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [ads, viii], (207)-312, [ads, xx] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece painting "The Evening Star" by Wm Keith, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled, archival mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, rear cover off but present. Very Good. The contents for October 1901 include: "The Ivory Crucifix" a poem by Sharlot M. Hall; "A Visit to th... View more info

Image for The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.

The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West.

By: Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Land of Sunshine Publishing Co.,: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215A-033

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Volume XI, No. 3, August, 1899. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [ads, iv], (139)-(192), [ads, including a Commercial Blue Book for Los Angeles, xx] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece photograph by Lummis "A Pueblo Girl at Home", black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light shelf wear at the extremities of the covers, else Fine. The contents for August 1899, include: "My Brother's ... View more info

Image for Out West: The Nation Back of Us, The World in Front, The Magazine of the the Old Pacific and the New.

Out West: The Nation Back of Us, The World in Front, The Magazine of the the Old Pacific and the New.

By: Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles and San Francisco:, Out West Magazine Company,: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215A-035

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Volume XX, No. 5, May 1904. 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. [ads, xvi], (399)-484, [ads, xxxvi] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece photograph "Kern Lake from Trail to Lower Kern Lake" by E. T. Parsons, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light shelf wear at the extremities of the covers, else Fine. The contents for the May 1904 issue include: "The Hymn of the Men that Fail... View more info

Image for Santa Barbara Mission, Early Days in California

Santa Barbara Mission, Early Days in California

By: Colin H. McIsaac

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, The Schauer Printing Studio, Inc.: 1929

Seller ID: SGG313A-30

Condition: Used: Very Good


SECOND EDITION. 8vo. 35 pp. 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, glossary of "Spanish and Indian Names," list of California missions; text clean, unmarked, very minor toning to edges. Printed wrappers in yellow, red, and black, black-and-white photographic illustrations on both covers inside and out, stapled; minor shelf wear and corner bumping, lightly creased. Very Good. history of the Santa Barbara Mission from its founding in... View more info

Image for The Religion of the Luiseno Indians of Southern California.

The Religion of the Luiseno Indians of Southern California.

By: Constance Goddard DuBois (1889-1934).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gloucester, England:, Dodo Press,: 2010

Edition: Reprint Edition.

Seller ID: DG215-001

Condition: New


Illustrated Reprint Edition. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [xvi], (152) pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, appendices; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Originally published by University of Southern California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1908. Constance Goddard DuBois was an American novelist and ethnographer who focused especially on the Diegueno and Luiseno Indians of Southern Califor... View more info

Three Pamphlets Issued By the Ninovan Council, No. 198; Membership Directory; By- Laws; Principles, Objects and Constitution

By: Degree of Pocahontas, Improved Order of Red Men, Ninovan Council, No. 198

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Monterey Park, CA, Degree of Pocahontas, Ninovan Council, No. 198: 1951

Seller ID: VZ10-1

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


3 Stapled Pamphlets. 8; [12]; [9] pp. The first item, not dated, is an 8-page membership directory of the Degree of Pocahontas Ninovan Council, No. 198 that met the 1st and 3rd Friday at 8pm at Ramona and Newmark Avenues, Monterey Park, California; various manuscript notations in the text update the member's addresses and so forth. The second piece is the By-Laws of the Degree of Pocahontas, Ninovan Council, No. 198, Alhambra California, dated 1951. The third piece co... View more info

Image for Past is Prologue; a Centennial Profile of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company

Past is Prologue; a Centennial Profile of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company

By: Doyce Blackman Nunis.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-4

Condition: Used: Like New


Square 8vo. 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. [viii], 72, [8] pp. Half-title, title-page with solar-vignette by Detleff Hallerbach, numerous Hallerbach block prints throughout the text, text printed in black and red, black-and-white photographic decorations throughout, lists of officers; text clean, unmarked. Quarter cloth, printed paper over boards, printed paper spine label, slip case; binding square and tight, slip case lightly dust soiled. Special bookplate printed and appl... View more info

Image for An archive of 14 United States Government Documents Concerning California Indian Treaties.

An archive of 14 United States Government Documents Concerning California Indian Treaties.

By: Edward F. Beale (1822-1893) et al.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, 1851

Seller ID: DG915-021

Condition: Used: Acceptable


Various Publishers, 1851-1855. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. Various Paginations. Please inquire for a full list of items in this lot. Most of the items are dis-bound, some removed entirely from a larger volume, some without their cases, 2 in contemporary cloth (these would be the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1855 and 1858. Sold AS IS. These materials were brought together by a single individual who sought to understand how Indian treaties were n... View more info

Image for Windle's History of Santa Catalina Island.

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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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

The Literary High Spots of Mission Hills, California: Reflections on the Library attached to the Archival Center, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

By: Francis J. Weber

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Saint Francis Historical Society: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JC3P-38

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED to 500 copies. Trade Paperback. viii, 116 pp. A few black-and-white photographic illustrations; text clean, un-marked. Green printed wrappers; binding square and tight. View more info

Image for Charter and Compiled Ordinances and Resolutions of the City of Los Angeles.  Vol. IV.

Charter and Compiled Ordinances and Resolutions of the City of Los Angeles. Vol. IV.

By: Freeman Golding Teed (d. 1916), compiler.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Evening Express Company,: 1889

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GG315-025a

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION of the fourth volume. 8vo 707, xviii (index) pp. Contains an index to the Charter and an overall index to the volume; pages unmarked, toned. Original printed wrappers, spine titled in manuscript black ink, later clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, spine ends and extremities of covers chipped. SCARCE in the market. Very Good. Freeman G. Teed was City Auditor for the City of Los Angeles from 1886 to 1888. He was elected to the City Counci... View more info

Image for Local Lines: Pasadena, Long Beach, San Pedro

Local Lines: Pasadena, Long Beach, San Pedro

By: Interurbans Electric Railway Publications

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Interurbans Electric Railway Publications: 1962

Seller ID: SGG313B-45

Condition: Used: Very Good


Series: Interurbans, Vol. 20, No. 1; Interurbans Special, No. 16, pt. 4A. Pamphlet. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. [40] pp. Many halftone photographic illustrations, maps; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers in red and black, vignette, advertisements on back, stapled, three-hole punched; binding square and tight, minor soiling, head and foot of spine bumped, light shelf wear. Very good. Vol. 20, No. 1 of Interurbans Magazine, edited by Ira L. Ewett, Raymond E. Younghans, F... View more info

Image for Manana Land: Irving Stone's Southern California, Selections from Men to Match My Mountains

Manana Land: Irving Stone's Southern California, Selections from Men to Match My Mountains

By: Irving Stone

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Historical Society of Southern California: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-251

Condition: Used: Very Good


8vo. 9 x 6 inches. 27 pp. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Irving Stone, 2 photographic portraits of Jean Stone, foreword by Thomas F. Andrews, decorative initials; text clean, unmarked. Tan printed wrappers, stapled, envelope-style dust jacket of translucent parchment, sealed with a printed label; binding square and tight, dust jacket with minor creases. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of this selection of character sketches of the personalities of early Southern Ca... View more info