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California: The Land of the Sun, Austin, Mary
1 Austin, MaryCalifornia: The Land of the Sun
NY: The MacMillan Company, 1914. 1st ed., Sutton Palmer. 8vo, green cloth decorated with California scene in art nouveau style by Henry Hunt Clark, 178 pp. 32 tipped-in color plates with annotated tissue guards by Sutton Palmer; one folding map. Vivid descriptions of California scenery and landmarks, including Monterey Bay, the Central Valley, and Yosemite. Near fine: very light surface wear, some toning to front end papers, light foxing to rear end papers.. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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2 Darwin, CharlesThe Origin of Species - First U.S. edition
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1860. First American, Good. 8vo, publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt titles on spine. 1st American ed., first state with two quotations facing title page instead of three; folding lithographic plate at p. 108. [Freeman no. 377] Good: several small chips at top and bottom of spine; light 1/2" damp-stain along upper fore-edge of front cover; spine titles lightly faded; corners rubbed; front hinge partially split but still intact; contemporaneous penciled signature on FEP; damp-stain at top of rear end papers and several small damp-stains on fore-edge. Text block is generally clean and tight with practically no foxing. From approximately mid-point to end there is some very light damp-stain to top of pages.. 
Price: 8250.00 USD
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Oomingmack: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea, Matthiessen, Peter
3 Matthiessen, PeterOomingmack: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea
NY: Hastings House, 1967. 1st ed., Matthiessen was a member of the Nunivak Expedition formed to capture a group of musk ox calves to raise for their wool. Black and white photographs by the author. Book is flawless. Dustwrapper has a faded spine and faint sun line 1/4" wide along spine.. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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CALIFORNIA: FOR HEALTH, PLEASURE, AND RESIDENCE. A Book For Travellers and Settlers., Nordhoff, Charles
4 Nordhoff, CharlesCALIFORNIA: FOR HEALTH, PLEASURE, AND RESIDENCE. A Book For Travellers and Settlers.
Harper & Brothers, 1872. 1st ed., 8vo. Brown decorated cloth, gilt titles. 255 pp. [Publisher's catalogue of Travel books] + Frontis Map. Illustrated with drawings and maps. A good+ copy. Generally clean and tight but with rubbing at exteremities and corners.. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 North, SterlingRascal / A Memoir of a Better Era
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1963. 4th printing, with tipped-in typed presentation (TLS) signed by North in red pencil. Lower right corner bumped, otherwise a fine copy in fine dust jacket. Winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award for 1963.. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Taylor, JosephThe Wonders of Trees, Plants, and Shrubs recoded in Anecdotes, or a Description of their Wonderful Properties, and at the Same Time, Manifesting Infinite Wistom.
London: William Darton, 1823. 1st ed., 12 mo, hardcover; 200 pp. An description of some of the world's more unusual trees with anecdotes attesting to their significance to their native cultures. With six very nice copper engravings that were not in the first edition of 1812. A disbound copy, but with covers present but heavily worn. Interior is very clean with no tears and very little foxing. Two contemporary inked signatures inside cover and ffep. Pasted inside the front cover is a publisher's notice to "apprise the public, that every copy of this work is more or less damaged by the paper becoming stained; but having,on that account reduced the work from 4s. to 2s.6d.". 
Price: 125.00 USD
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