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The Overland Monthly, 1868-71, Volumes 1-6.
1 The Overland Monthly, 1868-71, Volumes 1-6.
San Francisco: A. Roman & Co, The first six annual volumes. Hardcover, green pebbled cloth, gilt titles and logo on spine. Each volume 550-600 pp. First appearance of Bret Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, as well as early contributions by Mark Twain and tales and poems by California Bohemian founders Charles Warren Stoddard and Ina Coolbrith. Among the tales and articles in this short run are Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "Dickens in Camp," and "Plain Language from Truthful James," and Ambrose Bierce's "The Haunted Valley" and "Grizzly Papers," Mark Twain is represented by four travel logs that ultimately formed the basis for A Tramp Abroad. Numerous works by Stoddard and Coolbrith. NOTE: Volume 2 is not hard-bound; it is bound in original green printed wrappers with black buckram spine and in fair condition only: moderate wear, hand-printed paper label attached to spine, moderate edgewear with cut at lower of back wrapper; internally very good as with other volumes.. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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California Jubilee, Ainsworth, Ed
2 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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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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The Cat and the Cherub and other Stories., Fernald, Chester.
4 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 6. A chidren's book about early San Francisco Chinatown.. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 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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The Road, London, Jack
6 London, JackThe Road
NY: Macmillan Co., 1897. First edition, first state [Nov 1907, 4 pp. adits]. Original light grey cloth decorated in black with gilt titles, t.e.g. Very good; spine has several small spots.. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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Reflections of a California Governor., Low, Governor Frederick F.
7 Low, Governor Frederick F.Reflections of a California Governor.
Sacramento: Sacramento Book Collectors Club,, 1959. First Thus, Decorative Cloth. Fine. No Jacket, as Issued.. 4to - over 9. The texts of a "Memoir" (1877-1878) and an interview (1883) between Low and H.H. Bancroft, in which the ninth governor of California (1863-1867) reflected on his business and political life, with particular emphasis on the Gold Rush, the railroads, and the question of Chinese immigration. Club publication number 7. Limited to 310 copies, printed by the Grabhorn Press. 78 pp. Edited, with Preface and Notes by Robert H. Becker. Quarto. Pp. xiii, [1], 78. Frontis portrait in color. Initials printed in red, yellow and black. Notes, index. Half tan linen over red patterned boards, leather spine label, gilt. [Grabhorn: 605; Rocq: 6771].. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Profile: Cesar Chavez, Matthiessen, Peter
8 Matthiessen, PeterProfile: Cesar Chavez
Los Angeles: UAW Western Region 6, 1969. First thus, 1st ed., 8-1/2x11" stapled wrappers. Pamphlet offprint published by the UAW of two New Yorker articles [June 21 and 28, 1969, that were the basis for his later book Sal Si Puedes. Signed by Matthiessen on the cover below his name 24 pp. [Nicholas p. 13] A pristine copy.. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican with a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire and Civilization; A Historical Sketch of the Late War; and Notices of New Mexico and California., Mayer, Brantz.
9 Mayer, Brantz.Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican with a View of the Ancient Aztec Empire and Civilization; A Historical Sketch of the Late War; and Notices of New Mexico and California.
Hartford: S. Drake and Company, 1852. Second edition. Two volumes bound in one. Vol I 433 pos; Vol II 398 pgs. Portrait, one map, and 11 plates in volume 1; portrait, 34 plates an map in volume II. Publisher's blind-stamped calf, gilt spine, marbled edges and end papers. Heavily rubbed with wear to edges. Prior owner's name in gilt on front cover. Front hinge cracked. Vintage Ex-lib with labels on front paste-down blacked out and a library inventory label on deep. Text block clean and tight with scattered light foxing throughout.. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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CALIFORNIA: FOR HEALTH, PLEASURE, AND RESIDENCE. A Book For Travellers and Settlers., Nordhoff, Charles
10 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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The Sleepy Lagoon Case, Welles, Orson
11 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
12 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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