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Image for John Muir at Home.

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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The New Almaden Quicksilver Mine: With an Account of the Land Claims Involving the Mine and its Role in California History.

By: Kenneth M. Johnson.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Georgetown, CA:, The Talisman Press,: 1963

Seller ID: GY815-342

Condition: Used: Very Good


4to. 11 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches. (117) pp. Illustrated title page, red headpieces, 16 halftone illustrations, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Full tan boards, pink printed spine label, decorative end-papers, printed dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear, spine of dust jacket faded, dust jacket lightly soiled. Very Good. "The history of New Almaden, situated in Santa Clara County, dates back to Spanish California, in 1824, when Antonio Sunol first worked the ground for silver. Its history extends through the Gold Rush, the Seventies, and beyond?a... View more info

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Reflections: In Three Self-Guided Tours of Manzanar.

By: Manzanar Committee.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Manzanar Committee,: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-144

Condition: Used: Like New


4to Pamphlet. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. [iii], iv, 45 pp. Black and white photographs throughout, glossary; text clean, unmarked. Illustrated wrappers, rear cover folds with aerial photograph of the camp, superimposed with diagrams of the tours; binding square and tight. Fine. Includes historical background on the Manzanar internment camp and guides for self-guided tours. View more info

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Pioneers of Mono Basin.

By: Margaret Calhoun (1889-1981).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lee Vining, CA:, Artemisia Press,: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-207

Condition: Used: Very Good


8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. (x), 172 pp. Black and white photographs throughout, a map of Mono County, local recipes; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated front wrapper; binding square and tight, minor foxing along spine, wear on back wrapper. Very Good. Margaret Calhoun was born to Anna and Charles Currie, early pioneers in Mono County. She grew up in Mono as it was being settled. This book is an account of its history, from her own memories and the accounts of those she knew. It includes letters, photographs, recipes, and a map. View more info

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Santa Barbara Island.

By: Marla Daily (b. 1950).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara:, Santa Cruz Island Foundation,: 1993

Seller ID: GY815-269

Condition: Used: Very Good


Series: Occasional Paper, Number 6. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [xii], 112 pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, photographic wrappers; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. A history of Santa Barbara Island, the smallest Channel Island, as told through recollections and a photo essay. Prior to this very little has been written about Santa Barbara Island. View more info

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Font's Complete Diary: A Chronicle of the Founding of San Francisco. Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscript and Edited by Herbert Eugene Bolton

By: Pedro Font (1734-1781)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1931

Edition: First Separate Edition

Seller ID: JR1018-014

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, second printing. Thick 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. xix, 552 pp. 34 illustrations, maps (one large fold-out); text clean, unmarked. Navy cloth, gilt titled spine, plain brown paper dust-jacket in mylar; binding square and tight, light chipping to top edge and small water satin at bottom edge of dust jacket. NOTE: this is not the original crest illustrated dust jacket. J. S. Goodale's ownership notation on front paste-down. Very Good. Translated from the original Spanish manuscript of Father Pedro Font's Complete Diary (not the official record contained in the Short Diary... View more info

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The Missions of California, A Legacy of Genocide.

By: Rupert Costo (1906-1989) and Jeannette Henry Costo (1909-2001), editors.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Indian Historian Press for the American Indian Historical Society,: 1987

Seller ID: GY815-286

Condition: Used: Very Good


8vo. 9 x 6 inches. x, (236) pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, red-and-black wrappers; binding square and tight. Very Good. This book aims to combat the myth that California history began with the Spanish missions. It provides information about the Native Americans before the Spanish invasion of California; an alternative perspective on the Missions; and testimonies and other writings from Native Americans. The editors themselves are Cahuilla and Cherokee Indians. Rupert Costo founded the American Indian Historical Society and the Indian... View more info

Image for California: Its Products, Resources, Industries and Attractions.  What it Offers the Immigrant, Homeseeker, Investor and Tourist.

California: Its Products, Resources, Industries and Attractions. What it Offers the Immigrant, Homeseeker, Investor and Tourist.

By: T. G. Daniells, editor.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sacramento:, W. W. Shannon, Superintendent State Printing,: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215A-001

Condition: Collectible: Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. 208 pp. Black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, a few tables; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial wrappers, stapled, added clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, covers soiled and chipped with loss, cellophane tape repairs, the spine is mostly chipped away, covers hold on with old cellophane tape, rear cover and remnants of the spine now nearly entirely separated, but held in place with a new mylar dust-jacket. SCARCE. Good. Published by the California, Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission. The front cover boasts a reprodu... View more info

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Paiute, Prospector, Pioneer: A History of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area in the Nineteenth Century.

By: Thomas C. Fletcher.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lee Vining, CA:, Artemisia Press,: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-212

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. xviii, 123 pp. 12 figures, 17 photographic illustrations, appendices, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. EE516-212. Fine. A history of the Bodie-Mono Lake Area, containing maps and historical photographs. Focuses on the relationship between miners, ranchers, and the Paiute Indian Tribe. View more info

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California and the Gold Mania, Illustrated with Sketches from "Punch."

By: Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Colt Press,: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-242

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, thus. Series: California Classics, No. 3. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [iv], (65) pp. Title page in colored pictorial border, color illustrations throughout from Punch, folding plate with two illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Quarter beige cloth, marbled paper over boards; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, LACKS spine label. Very Good. "This essay is reprinted from Ticknor, Reed, and Fields' edition of De Quincey's Letters to a Young Man and Other Papers, published at Boston in 1854. It appeared first in Hogg's Weekly Instructor, an English periodical, in 185... View more info

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A Tramp Through the Bret Harte Country.

By: Thomas Dykes Beasley (b. 1850).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Paul Elder and Company Publishers,: 1914

Seller ID: GY815-244

Condition: Used: Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. [iv], (xvi), 96, [iv] pp. 23 black-and-white photographic plates; text clean, unmarked, pages lightly toned, water-stains on pages at the front and rear. Gilt-ruled and titled dark green paper over boards, top edge gilt; binding square and tight, covers bowed, inner hinge cracked, top edge soiled with gilt bleeding onto the heads of many pages. Good. Originally from England, Thomas Dykes Beasley lived most of his life in California, which he referred to as "God's country." He had an affinity for hiking and for several years led a solitary life... View more info

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Tumba of Torrey Pines.

By: William Maurice Culp (1891-1977) and Harry Howes Hall, illustrator.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Harr Wagner Publishing Company,: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-064

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 7 inches. (xii), 115 pp. Illustrated half-title, frontispiece, 36 block prints by Harry Howes Hall; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Full orange cloth over boards, illustrated and titled in black, decorative end-papers, pictorial dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, soiling on covers, shelf wear. Very Good. This is a children's book that gives botanical information about the Torrey Pines, a species native to California, and restricted to the area around San Diego, from the point of view of the trees themselves. William Maurice Culp was ... View more info

Image for A Geological Sketch of San Clemente Island, Extract from the Eighteenth Annual Report of the survey, 1896-1897, Part II--Papers Chiefly of a Theoretic Nature.

A Geological Sketch of San Clemente Island, Extract from the Eighteenth Annual Report of the survey, 1896-1897, Part II--Papers Chiefly of a Theoretic Nature.

By: William Sidney Tangier Smith (1869-1962).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, Government Printing Office,: 1896

Seller ID: GY815-341

Condition: Used: Very Good


4to. 11 7/8 x 8 inches. [x], 465-496 pp. 13 plates, including 1 map in color, 4 figures; text clean, unmarked, pages toned, small stains and foxing throughout. Quarter navy blue cloth, patterned paper over boards, gilt-titled spine, original wrappers bound-in; binding square and tight, oil stains on front board, corners bumped and rubbed, shelf wear. SCARCE. Very Good. San Clemente Island is the southernmost island off the coast of the state of California. This is one of the first geologic surveys of the island. The author, William Sidney Tangier Smith, was a Californian author and ge... View more info

Image for Inventory of the County Archives of California, No. 27, Mono County (Bridgeport).

Inventory of the County Archives of California, No. 27, Mono County (Bridgeport).

By: Works Project Administration, The Northern California Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Northern California Historical Records Survey Project,: 1940

Seller ID: EE516-232

Condition: Used: Very Good


Series: The Northern California Historical Records Survey Project, No. 27. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. vi, 139 pp. Illustrated half title page, index; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth spine, printed wrappers; binding square and tight, some wear and soiling on spine. Includes a letter of transmission from William R. Lawson and Thelma Ziemer of the Federal Works Agency in San Francisco, dated April 8, 1940. Very Good. The sixth in a series of publications of the county archives of California, sponsored by the Department of State and published by the Works Project Administration. Includes a le... View more info