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1 Pictures of Gold Rush California (The Lakeside Classics)
Chicago R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. / The Lakeside Press 1949 Cloth Fine No Jacket 
Red cloth covers with gold stamped lettering and design. Top edge is gilded. Fore and bottom edge remain un-cut. 383 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Picturesque Southern California
Los Angeles, CA M. Rieder Soft Cover Good+ No Jacket 
Copyright is 1903; Un-paginated, though with 30 pages of colored plates; String tied souvenir book, with decorative paper wrap covers; Covers show closed tears over spine and small moistures stains on lower outside corner of top cover; Title page shows slight smudges; Volume remains tight and remaining contents are bright and very clean. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
3 Riverside County California [Promotional / Souvenir booklet]
N/P N/P 1914 First Edition, Thus Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 
32 pages (including covers), unpaginated, and saddle stapled. Highly illustrated and very clean copy, showing only the slightest of handling/wear. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
Resources of the Pacific Slope...  With a Sketch of The Settlement and Exploration of Lower California, Browne, J. Ross
4 Browne, J. Ross Resources of the Pacific Slope... With a Sketch of The Settlement and Exploration of Lower California
San Francisco H. H. Bancroft and Company 1869 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
674 pages, plus 200 pages separately titled "A Sketch of the Settlement and Exploration of Lower California." Blind stamped brown cloth worn around edges, and with chipping at spine ends. Front hinge (internal) is cracked, though volume remains tight. Occasional light foxing, and some offsetting, though text remains bright and very legible. Gilt lettering on spine is good. Letter laid in to Willis Tilton, from Glen Dawson (Dawson's Book Shop in LA) discussing the purchase of this book, and suggesting that Mr. Tilton contribute to Dawson's series on Baja California. 
Price: 185.00 USD
 
 
5 Colvocoresses, Geo. [George] M. Four Years in a Government Exploring Expedition; to the Island of Madeira, Cape Verd Islands, Brazil, Coast of Patagonia, Chili, Peru, Paumato Group, Society Islands, Navigator Group, Australia, Antarctic... Sandwich Islands... Oregon, California,...
New York Cornish, Lamport & Co. 1852 First Edition Half Leather - Hardbound Good No Jacket 
371 pages, plus 18 plates of which only four are not included in the pagination. Later (i.e. early twentieth century) binding with black leather over spine and corners and marbled paper over boards. Gilt stamped lettering on spine. Decorative end leaves, followed by two blank leaves before pagination begins with title page. Scattered smudges and light foxing. Volume remains tight and otherwise intact. 
Price: 500.00 USD
 
 
The Last of the California Rangers, Cossley-Batt, Jill L.
6 Cossley-Batt, Jill L. The Last of the California Rangers
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1928 First Trade Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Fair No Dust Jacket Inscribed and signed By the Author
299 pages. First trade edition following a limited edition of 200 copies. Brief presentation inscription signed by the author on blank recto of frontispiece. Covers are faded on spine. Hinges (internal) are broke, though text block remains fairly tight and attached to covers. First few leaves, however, are loosened. A few older penciled bookseller's notes, and a small LSI cut out of lower portion of frontispiece. Contents are otherwise clean and intact. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Davis, Carlyle Channing and William A. Alderson The True Story of "Ramona" Its Facts and Fictions, Inspiration and Purpose
New York Dodge Publishing Company 1914 Cloth - Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
265 pages. Green cloth covers, with very mild soiling around edges and spine. Gilt and darker green illustration on covers are good. Corners are slightly bumped. Previous owner's inscription on front end page. Top edge is gilded. Other edges remain uncut. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Dillon, Richard H. J. Ross Browne: Confidential Agent in Old California
Norman University of Oklahoma Press First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
Copyright is 1965. Price clipped dust jacket remains bright and clean, and is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
The Shasta, Dixon, Roland B.
9 Dixon, Roland B. The Shasta
The American Museum of Natural History 1907 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Pages 381-498, plus plates LIX-LXXII, extracted from the "Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History," Vol. XVII. Nicely bound into grey cloth covers with red spine label. Covers remain fine, and contents only show light signs of use/wear with a few light smudges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers [30th Congress, 1st Session, Executive, No. 7. Senate], Emory, W. H.
10 Emory, W. H. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers [30th Congress, 1st Session, Executive, No. 7. Senate]
Washington Wendell and Van Benthuysen 1848 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Fair+ No Dust Jacket 
416 pages, plus 42 plates of which three are maps. No larger folding map(s). Rebound in modern deep burgundy pebbled cloth with gold stamped lettering on spine. Moisture tide marks are seen on the first few leaves, and there is scattered foxing throughout sometimes being heavy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, and Mineralogical Features of the County, Also The Route from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, In California..., Marcy, W. L. (compiled by) Emory [W. H.]; J. W. Abert; P. St. George Cooke; and A. R. Johnston
11 Marcy, W. L. (compiled by) Emory [W. H.]; J. W. Abert; P. St. George Cooke; and A. R. Johnston Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, and Mineralogical Features of the County, Also The Route from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, In California...
Philadelphia George S. Appleton 1849 First Edition, Thus Cloth - Hard Cover Fair No Dust Jacket 
614 pages. Ex. Doc. No. 41 complied by W. L. Marcy, Secretary of War and incorporating portions of Emory's "Notes of a Military Reconnoissance..." (pp 5-416); Report of Lieut. J. W. Abert, Examination of New Mexico in the Years 1846-'47" (pp 417-548); "Report of Lieut. Col. P. St. George Cooke of his March From Santa Fe, New Mexico to San Diego, Upper California" (pp 549-614). Although the title page calls for three large maps and over one-hundred engravings, there are 67 plates present, of which three are maps. There are no folding maps present in this volume. 43 of the plates are bound within the Emery report, and 24 are in the Abert report. Ex-Library with older library stickers on spine, and minimal internal markings. Paper spine label is worn, though lettering remains good. Hinges are broke, though volume appears previously reglued beneath spine covers and entire volume remains solid and tight. Small book plates, inked and penciled names on front end leaves. Blind stamp on title page. Foxing throughout, sometimes quite heavy. Most plate are affected at least a little by foxing, and some significantly so. Good working copy of this somewhat scarce configuration of these reports. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
12 O'Hara, Susan Pritchard & Gregory Graves Saving California's Coast: Army Engineers at Oceanside and Humboldt Bay (Western Lands and Waters Series)
Spokane, WA Arthur H. Clark Company 1991 0870622013 / 9780870622014 Cloth - Hard Cover New New 
277 pages. New copy still in shrink wrap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Ross, Eric P. The Silent Seventies: And A Legendary Team of the Gridiron
N/P N/P Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to 
Copyright is 1994, though printed text in authors hand preceding the title page is dated 2009. 125 pages. Title is purported to be a non-fictional account centered around the 1976/77 Chula Vista High School's football team and related school/community events. In the author's preamble he suggests that this work was perhaps inspiration for "That Seventies Show," as well as "Friday Night Lights." Glossy paper covers show a little curl, though volume is otherwise Fine. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
14 Ross, Eric P. The Silent Seventies: And A Legendary Team of the Gridiron
N/P N/P Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to 
Copyright is 1994, though printed text in authors hand preceding the title page is dated 2009. 125 pages. Title is purported to be a non-fictional account centered around the 1976/77 Chula Vista High School's football team and related school/community events. In the author's preamble he suggests that this work was perhaps inspiration for "That Seventies Show," as well as "Friday Night Lights." Glossy paper covers show a little curl, though volume is otherwise Fine. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
15 Smith, C. W. (Edited with an introduction and Notes By R. W. G. Vail) Journal of a Trip to California Across the Continent From Western, Mo, to Weber Creek, Cal. In the Summer of 1850
New York The Cadmus Book Shop First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo 
No date of publication, though circa 1920. 79 pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
16 Sterling, Georg, Genevieve Taggard & James Rorty (Eds) Continent's End: An Anthology of Contemporary California Poets
San Francisco The Book Club of California 1925 First Edition Quarter Vellum Very Good No Jacket 
237 pages. Number 40 of a limited edition of 600 copies printed by John Henry Nash for The Book Club of California. Vellum spine cover. Top edge is trimmed and others remain uncut. Covers show light wear, mostly on bottom cover. Volume remains tight and appears un-read. The contents are fine with no marks, etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
17 Vogt, Elizabeth E. (text by) Montecito: California's Garden Paradise
Santa Barbara, CA MIP Publishing 0961720492 / 9780961720490 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to Steve Eltinge and Mario E. Quintana 
Copyright is 1993. 276 pages. Corners are lightly bumped. Volume is otherwise bright, tight, and clean. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Due to weight, additional fees will be charged for Priority and/or International shipping. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Weaver, John D. 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
Los Angeles The Ward Ritchie Press 1973 Cloth - Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
Second printing. Signed in name only by the author, on blank front free end page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
News of the Plains and Rockies 1803-1865...  Volume 6:  K:  Gold Seekers, California, 1849-1856; L: Railroad Forerunners, 1850-1865, White, David A. (Compiled and Annotated By)
19 White, David A. (Compiled and Annotated By) News of the Plains and Rockies 1803-1865... Volume 6: K: Gold Seekers, California, 1849-1856; L: Railroad Forerunners, 1850-1865
Spokane, WA The Arthur H. Clark Company 1999 0870622560 / 9780870622564 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket 
464 pages. Slight smudges on upper edge of text block. Otherwise Fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
20 Woods, Daniel B. Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings
N/P Facsimile Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 
199 pages. Facsimile reprint of the 1851 Harper & Brothers first edition. Only the slightest signs of handling and this copy appears un-read. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
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The Last of the California Rangers, Cossley-Batt, Jill L.
The Last of the California Rangers
Cossley-Batt, Jill L.
15.00 USD


Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers [30th Congress, 1st Session, Executive, No. 7. Senate], Emory, W. H.
Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers [30th Congress, 1st Session, Executive, No. 7. Senate]
Emory, W. H.
125.00 USD


Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, and Mineralogical Features of the County, Also The Route from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, In California..., Marcy, W. L. (compiled by) Emory [W. H.]; J. W. Abert; P. St. George Cooke; and A. R. Johnston
Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, and Mineralogical Features of the County, Also The Route from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, In California...
Marcy, W. L. (compiled by) Emory [W. H.]; J. W. Abert; P. St. George Cooke; and A. R. Johnston
225.00 USD


News of the Plains and Rockies 1803-1865...  Volume 6:  K:  Gold Seekers, California, 1849-1856; L: Railroad Forerunners, 1850-1865, White, David A. (Compiled and Annotated By)
News of the Plains and Rockies 1803-1865... Volume 6: K: Gold Seekers, California, 1849-1856; L: Railroad Forerunners, 1850-1865
White, David A. (Compiled and Annotated By)
40.00 USD


The Shasta, Dixon, Roland B.
The Shasta
Dixon, Roland B.
25.00 USD


Montecito: California's Garden Paradise
Vogt, Elizabeth E. (text by)
20.00 USD


Saving California's Coast: Army Engineers at Oceanside and Humboldt Bay (Western Lands and Waters Series)
O'Hara, Susan Pritchard & Gregory Graves
15.00 USD


Continent's End: An Anthology of Contemporary California Poets
Sterling, Georg, Genevieve Taggard & James Rorty (Eds)
50.00 USD


 
 


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