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Publisher: San Francisco, A. Roman & Co:
Seller ID: 022012
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... View more info
Publisher: Industrial Arts Laboratory Press at San Jose State College for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club: 1942
Edition: 1st ed. thus.
Seller ID: cr180226l
Published by printed and bound by Industrial Arts Laboratory Press at San Jose State College for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club, Sacramento & San Jose, 1942 8vo, ¼ linen, violet boards. xxi,13p., frontis-map, rubricated title page, preface, notes to preface, the pamphlet, remarks of John Plumbe, notes to text. Errata slip affixed at rear colophon. The first publication of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club; limited to eighty copies. Laid in is a printed slip l... View more info
Publisher: Washington DC, Anderson House: 1934
Edition: 1st ed.
Inscription: Double Signed and Inscribed by Anderson
Seller ID: k18022609
1st ed., 12mo blue cloth. 169 pp. A historical drama of he dark days at Valley Forge when the fortunes of the rebellious colonists were at their lowest ebb. A splendid picture of Washington and his defiant troops. Good+; a very good, clean tight copy but covers lightly faded at extremities; d/w is fair with darkened, rubbed spine, a large 4” closed tear on back, and several smaller open tears front and back. Doubly signed and inscribed by Anderson with a flat signat... View more info
Publisher: NY: Fishkill Standard: 1874
Edition: 1st ed.
Seller ID: d17121004
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 othe... View more info
Publisher: London: for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall Mall: 1760
Seller ID: 0219011
Two 8vo volumes. pp. , xii, 324; xii, 308; 2 folding maps The third edition with improvements. [First published 1757.] Speckled calf, gilt borders and titles, five raised bands on spine. Joints and hinges cracked; edge and corner wear, latter rubbed and bumped; moderate surface wear overall; original titles between top two bands have been replaced with paper labels, cracked. Pastedowns and end paper age-toned; overall text block is clean and tight. Binding, though c... View more info
By: Drake, Robert L.
Publisher: Oahu, 1941
Seller ID: k180331d
A wide variety of photos of camp life at Schofield Barracks and activities of the Hawaiian Division Command -- extra-illustrated with original cartoons drawn by one of the soldiers stationed there. Appears to be assembled by Sgt. Robert J. Drake of Columbus Georgia. Camp social life, barracks, scenery. Not much military history, but a great portrait of life on base. View more info
Publisher: Kentfield, Mallette, Dean [Allen Press}: 1959
Edition: 1st ed.
Seller ID: dg17121005
4to, quarter cloth, blue on green boards with ocean wave pattern; printed title label on spine.  pp. One of 200 unnumbered copies set in Bulmer types and printed on handmade Umbria paper. After a pioneering voyage from Boston to California to seek fame and fortune, Duchow settled in the gold rush town of Columbia where he became a respected journalist and newspaper publisher. View more info
Publisher: NY, The Press Of The Pioneers, Inc: 1935
Seller ID: DG17090613
First Edition. 8vo Red Buckram with gilt titles. 526 pp, History of the gold rush era Tuolumne Co California. General history plus a list of the pioneers, physicians and surgeons prior to 1854, and the towns and camps of the region. Sixteen full-page photographs. Pristine copy copy in a fine jacket. The d/w has a ¼”x1” closed tear at bottom of spine, otherwise also pristine, not price-clipped. The best copy we have seen. View more info
Publisher: London: J. Johnson: 1779
Seller ID: 022102
8vo, half-leather, marbled boards, black label with gilt titles and ribbed lines on spine. 565 pp. plus 8-page Addenda and Corragenda. 1st edition thus. [Published earlier that year in an exceedingly rare 4to format] This definitive collection of Franklin essays, many printed here for the first time, is the only edition of Franklin's political and philosophical writings printed during his lifetime. The collection was edited by his friend Benjamin Vaughan with Franklin's ... View more info
Publisher: Chicago, The Black Cat Press: 1936
Seller ID: g1010
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. View more info
Publisher: Stockton CA, Russell C Grigsby: 1943
Edition: 1st ed.
Seller ID: dg17121605
1st ed., 8vo, dark green boards, 154 pp. Grigsby lived in the Tuolumne/Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada from 1907. This memoirs cover his early years, through the Depression and his work with the California Conservation Corp, through the publication date 1943. Good+: Presents as very good-near fine overall but chip at top of spine results in loss in 1/8” of cloth, lightly rubbed corners. Inscribed by Grigsby on fep to Ruth Ann Newport, County Historian, Tuolumne Co... View more info
By: J. Ross Browne
Publisher: Paisano Press: 1959
Edition: 1st ed
Seller ID: dg17121004
Large 8vo, ochre linen covered boards with gilt writing on spine with gilt illustration on cover. 86 pages. .Limited edition, # 408 of 500 copies; reprinted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine 1861-62. Fine copy in very good d/w. The book itself is as-new; the dustjacket has light surface wear and several small nicks at edges; no tears or chips, not price-clipped. View more info
Publisher: Los Angeles, UAW Western Region 6: 1969
Edition: First thus
Seller ID: 022021
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. View more info
Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1872
Seller ID: 022011
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. View more info
Publisher: Trenton NJ, The Past Times Press: 1957
Seller ID: 111103
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 pas... View more info
By: ROBINSON, Elsie
Publisher: NY, Farrar & Rinehart: 1934
Edition: 1st ed.
Seller ID: dg17121607
1st ed. 8vo. Brown cloth, 299 pp; brown top-edge; Photographic frontispiece of the author. The autobiography of Elsinore Justina "Aunt Elsie" Robinson (1883-1956) who worked as a miner in California before finding her calling writing children’s stories for the Hearst papers. Near fine: small, light stain on bottom edge; signature of prior owner on fep. [Ruth Ann Newport; County Historian for the County of Tuolumne, Ca. View more info
Publisher: San Diego, Don Diego's Libreria: 1964
Edition: 1st ed.
Seller ID: dg17121604
The Journal of Padre Serra, From Loreto, the Capital of Baja California, to San Diego, Capital of the New Establishments of Alta California in three months and three days March 28 to July 1, 1769. Including San Diego's Great Water Rights Document Now Published for the First Time. 1st ed., 8vo, softcover, 108 pp. Illustrations & map. Inscribed on title page by translator Ben F. Dixon. A very good-near fine copy: a darkened band 1” wide along back spine; light fade li... View more info
By: Welles, Orson
Seller ID: 040314
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. View more info
Publisher: New York, Sheldon & Company: 1876
Seller ID: 122904
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. View more info
By: Woods, Daniel B.
Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1851
Edition: 1st ed.
Seller ID: dg17121002
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 N... View more info