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California Jubilee, Ainsworth, Ed
1 Ainsworth, EdCalifornia Jubilee
1st ed., 1948. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket, signed by author Ainsworth as well as the cover artist, Clyde Forsythe and Los Angeles County Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz. The book is in fine condition; the d/w has light wear along the edges and a few nicks at top and bottom of spine.. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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LOCAL TALES AND HISTORICAL SKETCHES., Bailey, Henry D. B.
2 Bailey, Henry D. B.LOCAL TALES AND HISTORICAL SKETCHES.
NY: Fishkill Standard, 1874. 1st ed., Good. 8vo, dark brown cloth, gilt titles on spine. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Bailey tipped in, 431 pages. Slavery, Freedom, and Ghosts in the Hudson River Valley - a mixture of fact and fable. Good. Rubbed at top bottom of spine, corners; bits of newspaper residue on back cover. Newspaper obituaries of Bailey glued to front end papers. Some damp-staining to flyleaf page with tipped portrait but not affecting the photo. Front hinge weak but intact. Text block otherwise clean and tight with no foxing.. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Early Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2, Carpenter, Edwin
3 Carpenter, EdwinEarly Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1973. 1st ed., 1st ed., limited to 300 copies. 8vo, illustrated boards, 48 pp. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and graphics - LA cemeteries up to the year 1885. Fine, without d/w -- as issued.. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 Don Antonio de SolisHistoria de la Conquista del Nuevo Mundo (9 vols)
Madrid: Imprenta de Los Hijos de Doña Catalina Piñuela, 1829. Nine volumes, 12mo full leather. Most volumes consist of contemporary historical accounts, translated and republished into the Spanish of the time. Contents (full Spanish titles reproduced below): Volume I: History of the Conquest of Mexico. Volumes II, III, IV and V: Royal Commentaries of the origin of the Incas of Peru. Volumes VI and VII: La Florida del Inca, by Hernando de Soto Volumes VIII and IX: Chronological General History of Florida Each volume is between 400-700 pages. Interiors are generally clean and tight; minor foxing to a couple of volumes. Covers are rubbed with some spotting, but intact with no tears, splits, or separations. Detailed scans can be sent on request. I: Historia de la Conquista de Méjico, Población y Progresos de la América Septentrional Conocida por el Nombre de Nueva España. II-V: Comentarios Reales que Tratan del Origen de los Incas, reyes que fueron del Perú, de su idolatría, leyes y gobierno, en paz y en guerra, de sus vidas y conquistas, y de todo lo que fue aquel imperio y su república antes que los españoles pasaran a él. VI&VII La Florida del Inca, Historia del adelantado Hernado de Soto T.VIII-IX: Ensayo crnológico para la historia general de la Florida. Contiene los descubrimientos y principales sucesos acaecidos en este gran Reino a los españoles, franceses, suecos, dinamarqueses, inleses y otras ncaiones entre sí y con los indios; cuyas costumbres, genios, idolatría, gobierno, batallas y astucias se refieren a los viages de algunos capitanes y pilotos por el mar del NOrte á buscar paso a Oriente ó unión de aquella tiera con Asia, desde el año 1512 que descubrió la Florida Juan Ponce de León hasta el de 1722.. 
Price: 1400.00 USD
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The Cat and the Cherub and other Stories., Fernald, Chester.
5 Fernald, Chester.The Cat and the Cherub and other Stories.
New York:: The Century Co., 1896.. First Edition., Decorative Cloth.. Good;. no Jacket, as issued.. 12mo - over 6¾. A chidren's book about early San Francisco Chinatown.. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A History of THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL From Its Establishment in 1863 to December, 1876; and of The Island of Rock Island, The Site of The Arsenal, From 1804 to 1863. ORDNANCE MEMORANDA NO. 20., Flagler, Maj. D.W.
6 Flagler, Maj. D.W.A History of THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL From Its Establishment in 1863 to December, 1876; and of The Island of Rock Island, The Site of The Arsenal, From 1804 to 1863. ORDNANCE MEMORANDA NO. 20.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1877. 1st ed., 485 pp., plus 13 fold-out plates, one photographic plate, and a fold-out frontispiece. Rebound in maroon cloth. Text block is clean and tight with no foxing. One of the plates is split in half but intact. some of the other plates have small tears or stains, but not affecting image. Frontispiece is detached.. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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A Time To Heal, Ford, Gerald R.
7 Ford, Gerald R.A Time To Heal
New York: Harper & Row, 1979. 0060112972 / 9780060112974 First Edition, Cloth. Good. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾. First edition, first printing, signed by the former U.S. President and author on tipped in first blank page. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with gilt to front board and spine. Top edge of front cover faded; bottom edge stained. Jacket lightly soiled, but no tears or chips.. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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8 Gernon, Blaine BrooksLincoln in the Political Circus
Chicago: The Black Cat Press, 1936. 1st ed., in d/w, limited to 1000 copies. A critical study of Abraham Lincoln's political relationships, with previously unpublished election materials. Some light soiling along top edge and pencil erasures on ffep where a price was apparently removed, otherwise a fine copy. Dustjacket is fair only with several large open tears and darkened spine.. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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9 Lewis, Ernest AllenThe Fremont Cannon / High Up and Far Back / Unravelling the Puzzle of the brass conon abandoned in 1844 and never recovered from California's Sierra Nevada
Glendale CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1981. 1st ed. "The Fremont Cannon" is Volumn 11 in the Frontier Military Series. This book covers J.J. Fremont's attempt to bring a brass cannon from the Mississippi River to California. The effort failed and the cannon has been lost to history. The prevalent theories at that the cannon was buried somewhere on the east slope of the Sierra Nevadas and never found or that the cannon was dug-up by Native Americans and dumped into one of the deep remote canyons found on the eastern slopes of the Sierras. New copy; book is pristine but it has been in storage and the d/w has some light soiling, light shelf-wear along edges, and a few age spots.. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Martin, LutherSecret Proceedings and Debates of the Convention Assembled at Philadelphia in the Year 1787, for the Purpose of Forming the Constitution on the United States of America
Cincinnati: Alston Mygatt, 1838. "From The Notes Taken By The Late Robert Yates, Esq. Chief Justice Of New York, And Copied By John Lansing, Jun. Esq. Late Chancellor Of That State, Members Of That Convention Including The Genuine Information Laid Before The Legislature Of Maryland By Luther Martin, Esq. Then Attorney General Of That State, And A Member Of The Same Convention Also, Other Historical Documents Relative To The Federal Compact Of The North American Union." This is a later printing; first published in 1821. Fair condition: Interior is very sound and clean with no loose signatures but some light foxing. Front and rear covers are heavily rubbed and chipped; most of spine is missing or detached.. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11 Matthiessen, PeterIn the Spirit of Crazy Horse
First edition. NY: Viking, 1983. Fine in price-clipped d/w. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse chronicles the history between the Sioux and the United States government, with emphasis on the 1971 shoot-out at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a 71-day, armed stand-off between federal and state agents and upon the 1975 shootout involving the AIM activist Leonard Peltier in which two FBI agents were killed. Matthiessen investigates his later trial and conviction; and the controversies surrounding the case. Bill Janklow, the former Republican state attorney general and governor of South Dakota, and David Price, an agent with the FBI, filed libel suits against Viking Press for contents of the book. Janklow also filed a suit against the author Matthiessen. In an unusual action, he filed a suit against three South Dakota booksellers for selling copies of the book. Viking Press filed a countersuit against Janklow, which in part alleged he had interfered with the company's constitutional rights to publish and distribute the book. The lawsuits prevented the book from being published in paperback for eight years. The rulings in favor of Matthiessen and the publishers was a major free speech case.. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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12 Phillips, George LewisAmerican Chimney Sweeps / An Historical Account of a Once Important Trade
Trenton NJ: The Past Times Press, 1957. Edward Gee Jackson. 1st ed., 8vo, marbled boards without dust jacket (as issued). Limited edition (unstated number), signed by the Author George Lewis Phillips on the title page. Also inscribed by the author on the front end paper, with a pencil sketch of Phillips by the book's illustrator, California/Southwestern artist Everett Gee Jackson. A fine copy with some light toning on front end paper where a newspaper clipping lightly discolored the paper. [The clipping is inside an envelope pasted inside front cover.]. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Your Dead Cease to Love You / A Speech by Chief Noah Sealth Delivered in 1854, Sealth, Chief Noah
13 Sealth, Chief NoahYour Dead Cease to Love You / A Speech by Chief Noah Sealth Delivered in 1854
Sacramento CA: Press of Arden Park, 1976. Handset and printed in black and peacock blue ink with Indian motif illustrations. 16mo, beige cloth, 16 pp. Limited to 120 copies signed by the printer, Bud Westreich. Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Sleepy Lagoon Case, Welles, Orson
14 Welles, OrsonThe Sleepy Lagoon Case
1st ed., second printing with the original 5c price at the bottom of the cover. Covers age-toned with a couple of light stains. Paper cover pulling from one of the staples, but still intact. Pencil erasures on back cover and one interior page.. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Sleepy Lagoon Case, Welles, Orson
15 Welles, OrsonThe Sleepy Lagoon Case
Los Angeles: Citizens Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth, 1942. 1st ed., 1st printing (June 1943, limited to 10,000 copies). Generally fine condition overall with some very light spotting along edge of front cover. The prologue page has serious toning from a contemporary news clipping that was laid inside.. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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16 Whittaker, FrederickA Complete Life of Gen. (General) George A. Custer
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1876. 1st edition (1876) in gilt decorated green cloth. The interior is generally clean and tight, with foxing along the outside edge but very little foxing inside. Contemporary inked signature on end paper, foxing on endpapers, title page, and portrait facing title page. Hinges loose but fully intact; covers rubbed at top and bottom of spine and corners.. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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17 Woods, Daniel B.SIXTEEN MONTHS AT THE GOLD DIGGINGS
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1851. 1st ed., Good. 12mo, Rebound in maroon linen. Text block complete with the 8 pp. advts at end but with only two of the three flyleaves at front and one of the two at back. Woods, a Philadelphia clergyman arrived in San Francisco in June of 1849. His is one of the earliest published accounts of the Mexican route to the gold fields. Kurutz 696A; Howes W651;; Sabin 10512; Zamorano 80: 80. Good: Moderate foxing throughout; first signature loose but intact. This copy ex-libris Ruth Ann Newport, Historian for the County of Tuolumne Calif. with her small blind-stamp at bottom of title page and last leaf.. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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