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Image for The Romance of El Camino Real, With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-), and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions.

The Romance of El Camino Real, With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-), and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions.

By: California Landmarks and Historical Records Bureau.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA:, Kaloprint Corporation,: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CYG215-005

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. 4to. 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [122] pp. Registration and Dedication Pages left blank, 2 vignettes on the title page, list of the missions by date of dedication, what follows are a series of 25 openings with descriptive text on the versos, tissue guards, and a Kaloprint image on the rectos (text facing illustration) of Father Serra, the mission buildings, manuscript documents, and Indian survivors of the missions; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped brown leather, this copy has been neatly re-backed with brown cloth that matches the l... 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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Pilgrimage: Images from Manzanar.

By: Christopher Landis.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Fullerton:, The Lyceum Press,: 1989

Seller ID: GY815-155

Condition: Used: Like New


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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Cable Car Days in San Francisco.

By: Edgar M. Kahn (1904-1970).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stanford, CA:, Stanford University Press,: 1944

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: WO816-001

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Revised Edition. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 inches. xvi, 134 pp. Half-title, color frontispiece, with illustrations throughout and in the end-papers by William Hancock Wilke (1879-1958), black-and-white photographic illustrations, tables, map, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth, illustrated front cover label, spine label, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Jacket price-clipped, else Fine. Kahn's book is an "informal narrative" that tells the story of San Francisco's cable cars through the lens of the city's colorful characters. 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

Condition: Used: Like New


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

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Los Angeles, A Bicentennial Salute.

By: Francis J. Weber (b. 1933).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Buenaventura:, Junipero Serra Press,: 1981

Seller ID: OG914-010

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 inches. [iv], (22) pp. Title page with City of Los Angeles seal in red ink, decorative initials in red; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped gray leather, all edges gilt; binding square and tight, very minor shelf wear. Comes in a printed envelope with title and seal of the City of California. OG914-010. Fine. Designed by Francis Braun. First published by Charles Fletcher Lummis in Out West Vol. XXX, (April, 1909), pp. 227-257. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century US Miniature Books, No. 3130. View more info

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Los Angeles, A Bicentennial Salute.

By: Francis J. Weber (b. 1933).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Buenaventura:, Junipero Serra Press,: 1981

Seller ID: OG914-050

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 inches. [iv], (22) pp. Title page with City of Los Angeles seal in red ink, decorative initials in red; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped gray leather, all edges gilt; binding square and tight, very minor shelf wear. OG914-050. Very Good. Designed by Francis Braun. First published by Charles Fletcher Lummis in Out West Vol. XXX, (April, 1909), pp. 227-257. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century US Miniature Books, No. 3130. View more info

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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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

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Mammoth Gold: Ghost Towns of Lake District: 1877-1898.

By: Gary Caldwell (b. 1943).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Alan Hensher - Books,: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-151

Condition: Used: Very Good


Pamphlet. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 32 pp. 12 maps and photographs in black and white, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated cover, printed wrappers; binding square and tight, sticker residue on front cover. INSCRIBED by author. Very Good. Gary Caldwell spent decades hiking and exploring Mammoth Lakes. The publisher, Alan Hensher, has also written books about the Eastern Sierra. This is a history of Mammoth City, a mining town which is now defunct. View more info

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The Story of El Tejon.

By: Giffen, Helen S

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Dawson's Book Shop,: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: II213-3

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies. Printed by Thomas E. Williams of The Fine Arts Press, Santa Ana, California. 8vo. 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches. xiv, 146, (2) pp. Illustrated; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, added plastic dust-jacket taped in place; binding square and tight. Newspaper clipping from 1948 relating to Beale's Cut tipped-in on recto of final leaf. Page of Westways, August, 1949, relating to Beale's Cut loosely laid in. Fine. This volume about Rancho El Tejon and its successors consists of two parts: "The Rancho, the Passes, and the Indian Reserve," by Helen... View more info

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Santa Cruz Island: A History and Recollections of an Old California Rancho.

By: Helen Caire (1905-2002).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Spokane, WA:, The Arthur H. Clark Company,: 1993

Seller ID: GY815-300

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, this is number 623. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [ii], (190) pp. Frontispiece map, 32 black-and-white illustrations, appendix, index; text clean, unmarked. Silver-stamped blue cloth, front cover blacked in maroon; binding square and tight. Original prospectus laid in. Fine. Santa Cruz Island was a working ranch until the end of the twentieth century. Helen Caire, a member of the family that controlled the Santa Cruz Island Company, wrote several books on the history of the Island. View more info

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Santa Catalina Island.

By: Iza Williams and Mr. Rieder.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, M. Rieder,: 1910

Seller ID: GY815-319

Condition: Used: Very Good


Oblong Pamphlet. 7 3/4 x 10 inches. Unpaginated. Black-and-white photographs, topological map; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated green wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, wrappers toned, shelf wear. Very Good. A collection of black-and-white photographs of Catalina Island, with an introductory text by Iza Williams. View more info

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Camp and Community: Manzanar and the Owens Valley.

By: Jessie A. Garrett and Ronald C. Larson.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Van Nuys:, Japanese American Oral History Project, California Sate University, Fullerton,: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-153

Condition: Used: Very Good


8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. xvi, 233 pp. 46 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, toning to covers. Very Good. A collection of interviews with residents of Owens Valley about the Japanese internment camp at Manzanar during World War II. View more info

Image for El Pueblo Grande: A Non-Fiction Book about Los Angeles - Los Angeles from the Brush Huts of Yangna to the Skyscrapers of the Modern Meglopolis.

El Pueblo Grande: A Non-Fiction Book about Los Angeles - Los Angeles from the Brush Huts of Yangna to the Skyscrapers of the Modern Meglopolis.

By: John D. Weaver (1912-2002).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA:, The Ward Ritchie Press,: 1973

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: WO816-003

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Second Printing. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 160 pp. Half-title, black-and-white illustration on the title page, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, alphabetic "Los Angeles Miscellany," index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown leatherette, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, some light toning to spine and top edge, jacket with closed tear on front panel, jacket spine faded. Book seller's price sticker on front free end-paper. Bookplate of Elizabeth Douglas Mudge (1917-1989) on front paste-down. Very Good. A graceful and perceptive re... View more info

Image for El Pueblo Grande: A Non-Fiction Book about Los Angeles - Los Angeles from the Brush Huts of Yangna to the Skyscrapers of the Modern Megalopolis.

El Pueblo Grande: A Non-Fiction Book about Los Angeles - Los Angeles from the Brush Huts of Yangna to the Skyscrapers of the Modern Megalopolis.

By: John D. Weaver (1912-2002).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA:, The Ward Richie Press,: 1973

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: WO816-004a

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Second Printing. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 160 pp. Half-title, black-and-white illustration on the title page, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, alphabetic "Los Angeles Miscellany," index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown leatherette, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Book seller's price sticker on front free end-paper. Very Good. A graceful and perceptive re-telling of Los Angeles's history, from the earliest times to 1970. View more info

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Santa Cruz Island: A History of Conflict and Diversity.

By: John Gherini.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Spokane, WA:, The Arthur H. Clark Company,: 1997

Seller ID: GY815-308

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (269) pp. Frontispiece, 35 black-and-white illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth; binding square and tight. Original prospectus laid in. Fine. The first legal history of Santa Cruz Island. John Gherini is a native Santa Barbaran and a practicing attorney. His family played an important role in the legal history of Santa Cruz, and "[h]is access to personal and legal papers concerning Santa Cruz Island has greatly enhanced the value of this study." Prospectus. View more info

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The Beginnings of Pomona College

By: John Haskell Kemble (1912-1990)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Arion Press: 1986

Seller ID: SFK519-023

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies printed at the Arion Press, with 250 copies reserved for presentation to members of the Roxburghe Club and the Zamorano Club on the occasion of their joint meeting in Los Angeles, October 1986. 4to. 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Unpaginated. [12] pp. Kemble's short essay followed by a reprint of the 1886 illustrated brochure publicizing the first courses offered at Claremont College; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-023. Very Good. Contains Kemble's review of t... View more info

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John Muir at Home.

By: John Wright Buckham (1864-1945).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: United States Postal Service,: 1964

Seller ID: EE516-216

Condition: Used: Very Good


Small gathering of John Muir-related items. Pamphlet. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [8] pp. Frontispiece black and white portrait of Muir; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, foxing on front cover, back cover dogeared. Very Good. WITH: MUIR, John (1838-1914). Letters to Clarence King. 1913, 1914. 2 loose leaves (the second is a facsimile reproduction of the first). 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Transcribed correspondence between Muir and King; text clean, notes in pencil at the bottom of one copy. Very Good. WITH: [Prospectus] JAMES, George Wharton (1858-1923... View more info

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Trip with Father.

By: Katharine Bixby Hotchkis (1899-1979).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, California Historical Society,: 1971

Seller ID: GY815-262

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Series: California Historical Society Special Publication Number 48. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. xii, (44) pp. Illustrated double-page title page, illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Full orange paper boards, titled in red and black; binding square and tight, shelf wear, author's name on front cover rubbed, stain on fore-edge. INSCRIBED by Josephine Grant McCreery, Feb. 10, 1972. Comes with newspaper clipping of Hotchkis' obituary. Very Good. Printed by Anderson, Ritchie and Simon in Los Angeles. Katharine Bixby Hotchkis was the granddaughte... View more info

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Stephen Mallory White.

By: Kenneth M. Johnson.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Dawson's Book Shop.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ZFK314-013

ISBN: 0870933116

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Los Angeles Miscellany, No. 11. LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies printed by Richard J. Hoffman. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. 33 pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Stephen White, gray decorative border around title printed in red, similar design for chapter headings, red initials, black-and-white photographic illustration of White's statue in the Los Angeles Civic Center; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped quarter black cloth, black boards printed with gray decorative designs and text in red; binding square and tight, very light wear to covers. Glen Dawson's copy... View more info