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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

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 cle... 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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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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Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam: Its Place in Southern California's Water System, its Failure and the Tragedy in the Santa Clara River Valley March 12 and 13, 1928

By: Charles F. Outland (d. 1995)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Spokane, WA, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 2002

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: JR1018-037

Condition: Collectible: Like New


REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION, second printing. Western Lands and Waters Series, No. III. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. 279 pp. Illustrations throughout in black-and-white (including the frontispiece), bibliography, index, folding color map at rear; text clean, unmarked. Maroon cloth, gilt-stamped spine, mylar protected dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. This second edition contains much additional information and new illustrations based on fifteen years of new re... View more info

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Man-Made Disaster: The Story of St. Francis Dam.

By: Charles F. Outland.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Glendale:, The Arthur H. Clark Company,: 1977

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: GY815-121

Condition: Used: Like New


Series: Western Lands and Waters Series, No. 3. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. 275 pp. Frontispiece photograph of St. Francis Dam, 53 illustrations, including fold out map in black, blue, and red ink, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Printed paper over boards; binding square and tight. Fine. Charles Outland was a California historian; this is his book about the St. Francis Dam. 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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On Location In Lone Pine.

By: Dave Holland (1935-2005).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Granada Hills, CA:, The Holland House,: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-146

Condition: Used: Like New


Oblong 4to. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. 106 pp. Black and white photographs and illustrations throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. Inscribed by author, 1/15/1991. Fine. Dave Holland was the director of the Lone Pine Film Festival. He helped popularize western films set and shot on location in the Eastern Sierra region. This is his guide to westerns filmed in Lone Pine. Includes film stills and behind the scenes ph... 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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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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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 t... 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, (A... View more info

Image for Los Angeles, A Bicentennial Salute.

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 Miniatu... View more info

Image for El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe.

El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe.

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

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Buenaventura:, Junipero Serra Press,: 1978

Seller ID: OG914-032

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies. Oblong Miniature Book. 2 3/16 x 2 7/8 inches. [ii], (26) pp. 13-cent United States postage stamp mounted as frontispiece, printer's device on title page; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped blue leather, all edges gilt, blue end papers; binding square and tight. OG914-032. Fine. Designed by Francis Braun. This is a history of El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe, the oldest civil settlement in Alta California. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20... 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

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

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... View more info

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San Francisco in the Seventies, The City as Viewed by a Mexican Political Exile.

By: Guillermo Prieto (1818-1897), and Edwin S. Morby (1909-1985), translator.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, John Henry Nash,: 1938

Seller ID: GG217-040

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies. 4to. 11 x 8 1/4 inches. [i], (xxiv), (91) pp. Frontispiece, 3 illustrations (including frontispiece), headpieces; text clean, unmarked. Quarter blue cloth, printed paper spine label, marbled paper over boards; binding square and tight, mild shelf wear. Very Good. Guillermo Prieto was a Mexican writer and Liberal politician, and Mexico's national poet during his lifetime. For his Liberal politics he was temporarily exiled from Mexico... View more info