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Image for Mammoth Lakes Memories.

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

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Natural History of the Islands of California.

By: Allan A. Schoenherr, et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California Press,: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-272

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION, first printing. Series: California Natural History Guides, No. 61. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. (xii), (492) pp. Black-and-white and color illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Full navy blue cloth boards, spine gilt-titled, photographic dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. "This comprehensive book discusses the geological, human, and natural history of the islands of California, including all eight Channel Islands... View more info

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Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama, Life in San Francisco and Monterey, Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel.

By: Bayard Taylor (1825-1878).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-120

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, thus. Series: Western Americana. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. [i], (xxx), (377) pp. 8 illustrations, one in color and the rest black and white; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners lightly bumped, dust-jacket with light shelf wear. Very Good. Bayard Taylor was an American writer and travel journalist who was known as a modern Marco Polo. Eldorado is his account of the Cali... View more info

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Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy.

By: Brian McGinty.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stanford:, Stanford University Press,: 1998

Seller ID: GY815-271

Condition: Used: Like New


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xiii), 579 pp. Frontispiece, 10 black-and-white plates; text clean, unmarked. Burgundy cloth, gilt-titled spine, pictorial dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. "This is the definitive biography of Agoston Haraszthy (1812-1869), 'the father of California viticulture,' an intriguing and compelling book, at once scholarly and entertaining." Dust-jacket. View more info

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The California Revolution.

By: Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, Grossman Publishers,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-021

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (viii), 240 pp. Textual ornaments; text clean, unmarked. Full blue cloth, stamped in blue foil, spine titled in red and green foil, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear to dust-jacket, sticker on rear panel of jacket. A Fine copy in a Very Good jacket. "Carey McWilliams has here brought together a number of articles in a successful attempt to capture the mood of the 'California revolution' -t... View more info

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Southern California: An Island on the Land.

By: Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City:, Peregrine Smith, Inc.,: 1973

Seller ID: GY815-117

Condition: Used: Very Good


Trade Paperback. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. xxviii, 387 pp. Index; printer's error with text printed unevenly in the Introduction, text otherwise unmarked. Perfect-bound color pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, very light shelf wear. Very Good. Reprint of McWilliams' social history of early twentieth-century Southern California, which is widely recognized as the best non-fiction book written about Southern California for the period covered. View more info

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The First One Hundred Years of Yankee California: Address at the opening of the Library of Congress California Centennial Exhibit, November 12, 1949.

By: Carl I. Wheat (1892-1966).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, The Library of Congress,: 1949

Seller ID: GY815-312

Condition: Used: Good


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. [ii], (25) pp. Frontispiece plate, illustrated title page, headpiece; text unmarked, pages 3-4 foxed. Decorative paper over boards; binding square and tight, covers toned, rubbed. Very Good. Carl Irving Wheat, a California lawyer and historian, reflects on the first hundred years of California's history, and looks forward to the next hundred years. View more info

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Frontier Settlement in Mexican California.

By: Cecil Alan Hutchinson.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Haven and London:, Yale University Press,: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: YGO813-3

ISBN: 0300011598

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Yale Western Americana Series, No. 21. 8vo. 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches. xv, 457 pp. Vignettes at chapter heads, appendixes, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Tan cloth, dust-jacket in mylar; binding square and tight, jacket with tear near front hinge. Bookplate on front paste-down. Presentation copy INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Very Good. This book is by University of Virginia Latin-American history professor C. Alan Hutchinson, who conducted extensive research on 19... View more info

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California Characters

By: Charles Hillinger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA, Capra Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-019

ISBN: 0884964434

Condition: Used: Like New


Trade Paperback. 9 x 6 inches. 271 pp. Foreword by Otis Chandler, black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, humorous take on an array of amazing people; text clean, un-marked. Pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. 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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California: A Bicentennial History.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.,: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-170

Condition: Used: Very Good


Series: States and the Nation. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. (x), 243 pp. 16-page photographic essay by Joe Munroe, 2 original maps by Harold Faye, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue-gray cloth blocked in red and titled and stamped with gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; minor shelf wear at head of spine, dust jacket price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author on title page, August 30, 1981. Very Good. A history of the major events in the Golden State's history, from early ... View more info

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The Story of California.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sacramento:, California State Department of Education,: 1971

Seller ID: GY815-166

Condition: Used: Good


Series: California State Series. 4to. 10 x 8 1/2 inches. 352 pp. Illustrated double-page title page, color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, index; grade school textbook with usual markings, all text still legible. Yellow cloth printed with color photographs on front cover, black-and-white illustration on back cover; binding square and tight, pages toned and water damaged, tail of back cover water damaged, shelf wear, soiling. Ex state textbook with sta... 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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The California Coast: A Bilingual Edition of Documents from the Sutro Collection

By: Donald Colgett Cutter (1922-2014) and George Butler Griffen, translators and editors

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: JR1018-016

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, thus. The American Exploration and Travel Series. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. xxiii, 278 pp. 2 maps and 10 illustrations on plates; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth spine, decorative paper over boards, dust-jacket in mylar; binding square and tight, top and fore edges foxed, jacket price clipped. Very Good. A bilingual edition of 19 Spanish documents relating to the early exploration and settlement of California acquired by Adolph Sutro in 1883, originally t... View more info

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Junipero Serra: California's First Citizen.

By: Dudley Gordon.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Cultural Assets Press,: 1969

Seller ID: GY815-283

Condition: Used: Like New


Presentation copy. 8vo. 7 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches. [viii], 106 pp. Two frontispieces, black-and-white photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Silver-stamped brown cloth, original brown wrappers bound in; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. INSCRIBED by author on title page. Fine. Junipero Serra (1713-1784), founder of the first 9 Spanish missions in California, was perhaps the most important father of the California Missions. This book covers the resea... View more info

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The California Diary of General E. D. Townsend.

By: E. D. Townsend (1817-1893), Malcolm Edwards, editor.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Ward Ritchie Press,: 1970

Seller ID: GY815-287

Condition: Used: Like New


8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. x, 184 pp. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth; binding square and tight. Housed in a gray paper-covered slipcase, toned. Fine. General Edward Davis Townsend took a four-year tour of duty along the western border of the United States, from Cuba and Panama to California and the Northwest. This is his diary of the tour, a rare first-hand account of ... View more info

Image for History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama.  With a New Map of the Country.

History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama. With a New Map of the Country.

By: Elisha Smith Capron (1806-1883).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston:, John P. Jewett and Company,: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215V-028

Condition: Used: Acceptable


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches. (12), 356 pp. LACKS THE MAP, a few tables in the text; text clean, unmarked. Original brown cloth, spine titled and decorated in gilt, added clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, head and foot of spine chipped, boards showing beneath the cloth on bottom edge. Red "CHS DUP" rubber stamp on rear end-paper. Sold AS IS. Elisha Smith Capron left New York City on April 23, 1853, passed through Nicaragua and o... View more info

Image for History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama.  With a New Map of the Country.

History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama. With a New Map of the Country.

By: Elisha Smith Capron (1806-1883).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Boston:, John P. Jewett and Company,: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215V-029

Condition: Used: Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches. (12), 356 pp. Folding chromolithographic map dated 1854, a few tables in the text; text spotted, map creased at the edges, map torn horizontally across from where it attaches at the gutter, this has been neatly repaired on the verso. Original blind-stamped red cloth, spine decorated and titled in gilt; binding square and tight, foot of spine chipped, head of spine softened, red of cloth rubbed off 1/3 up from foot of rear hin... View more info

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High Odyssey: The First Solo Winter Assault of Mt. Whitney and the Muir Trail Area.

By: Eugene A. Rose.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, Howell-North Books,: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-195

Condition: Used: Very Good


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 160 pp. 56 black and white photographs; text clean, unmarked. Light brown cloth titled in brown ink over boards, dust jacket, maps in end papers; binding square and tight, top edge dust soiled, slight shelf wear on dust jacket, sticker residue on front of jacket. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Orland Bartholomew was the first to solo climb Mt. Whitney in winter. This book is an account of his solo journey, drawing from his diary and including 56 ori... View more info