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California Jubilee

By: Ainsworth, Ed

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: 040302


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. View more info

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AMERICAN CITY MAGAZINE Volume 43 Jul-Dec 1930

By: AMERICAN CITY MAGAZINE

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, AMERICAN CITY MAGAZINE CORP: 1930

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200128c

Condition: Good


Six issues of approx. 200 pages each. 1st ed.,8vo, black cloth. Approx. 1200 pp. Articles, photographs, diagrams, and advertisements for city planners and municipal managers and buyers. Hundreds of b/w photos depiciting architecture, roads, and vehicles. Condition: Good; text block is very good, clean and tight. Covers with moderate surface wear and soiling but no significant damage. Ex-libris Los Angelis Public Library with its bookplate affixed inside; penciled price of $8, apparently when withdrawn and sold. View more info

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AMERICAN CITY MAGAZINE Volume 8 January-June 1913

By: AMERICAN CITY MAGAZINE

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, AMERICAN CITY MAGAZINE : 1913

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200128d

Condition: Good


1st ed.,8vo, black cloth. 684 pp. Articles, photographs, diagrams, and advertisements for city planners and municipal managers and buyers. Hundreds of b/w photos depiciting architecture, roads, and vehicles. Ex-libris Warner Brothers Studios research library with its paper seal affixed inside front panel; also ex libris Alfred F. Rosenheim, with his bookplate, -- one of the leading architects in Los Angeles in the early part of the 20th century. His major works include the Hellman Building and Second Church of Christ Scientist. Condition: Good; moderate wear to covers, two large chips at top ... View more info

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LOCAL TALES AND HISTORICAL SKETCHES.

By: Bailey, Henry D. B.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY: Fishkill Standard: 1874

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: d17121004

Condition: 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. View more info

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Early Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2

By: Carpenter, Edwin

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop: 1973

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 1409


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. View more info

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PICTURES AND BIOGRAPHIES OF BRIGHAM YOUNG AND HIS WIVES

By: Crockwell. James H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Salt Lake Cit, James H. Crockwell: 1900

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200225h

Condition: Good


12mo, violet wraps tied with red ribbon. 40pp + photographs + 4p ads, Undated but circa 1900. "A true and correct statement of the birth, life and death of President Brigham Young, second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And brief biographies of his twenty six wives and names and number of children born to them". Silver titles. B/W photographs. Interior of text Is clean and tight. Covers faded at extremities, more so on the back; 1.5” closed tear at front binding edge. View more info

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Manual of the Corporation [Common Council] of the City of New York, for 1866

By: D. T. Valentine

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Edmund Jones & Co., NY: 1866

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200329a

Condition: Very good


1st ed., 12mo.. [xvi], 820 pp. Color chromolith title page and 12 city views [4 folding] plus dozens of b/w engravings, 2 folding maps, 2 folding charts, 2 folding signature facsimiles. Rebound in modern tan library binding. The "Manuals of the Corporation" [contain extensive historical and contemporary records of New York City and are an indispensable source of early New York City history. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years. He published these books annually between 1841-1866; they include detailed information on the meeti... View more info

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Texas Argonauts Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush

By: Dillon, Richard H.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Book Club of California: 2987

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: sbcc1907221f

Condition: New


1st ed., oblong 4to, 10 x 13 inches. 199 pp. Limited to 450 copies. With color illustrations by Charles Shaw, appendix, footnotes, bibliography, index and endpaper maps. Original prospectus laid in. Series: The Book Club of California Publication, No. 186. Quarter natural linen, illustrated paper over boards, printed paper spine label, maps in end-leaves, plain white paper dust-jacket. Isaac Duval (1824-1902) was an American adventurer and businessman prior to becoming a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As a young man, he traveled to Fort Smith, Arkansas, wh... View more info

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Historia de la Conquista del Nuevo Mundo (9 vols)

By: Don Antonio de Solis [et al]

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Madrid, Imprenta de Los Hijos de Doña Catalina Piñuela: 1829

Seller ID: 0001


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 so... View more info

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TLS, JFK presidential campaign, Signed by Edward “Ted” Kennedy

By: Edward "Ted" Kennedy

Price: $150.00

Publisher: 1960

Seller ID: k181228a


Typed letter signed “Ted.” 8-1/2”x11” on official John F. Kennedy for President letterhead. Dated November 17, 1960. A simple letter of thanks to a Los Angeles postal office manager for his help in ensuring that campaign materials were distributed without delay. “Your personal efforts in seeing that the mailings by Campaign Report, our western newsletter, were not delayed, and received highly expeditious treatment, are very much appreciated. / Russell Benedict, who edited the newsletter, is high in the praise of the Weight Room staff, and of your kindness. / Thank you again for you... View more info

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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.

By: Flagler, Maj. D.W.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1877

Seller ID: 1231


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. View more info

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An Artist Records the California Missions.

By: FORD, Henry Chapman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Book Club of California, San Francisco: 1989

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: sbcc190721d

Condition: New


First edition; one of 450 copies. Edited with an Introduction by Norman Neuerberg. xl, 100 [1] pp. Oblong folio, cloth-backed decorated paper-covered boards with printed paper label on spine, in publisher's plain white wrapper. Illustrations & plates from sketches & paintings by Ford, a few in color including tipped-in frontispiece.. Most of Ford's drawings and paintings were executed in the early 1880's. The patterned cloth used in the binding was typical of the wallpapers and decorations found in the California Missions. Prospectus laid in. Condition: A new copy; absolutely pristine but wi... View more info

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Lincoln in the Political Circus

By: Gernon, Blaine Brooks

Price: $55.00

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

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AFFAIRS IN OREGON. Letter from the Secretary of War Communicating.Correspondence with General Harney, Relating to Affairs in the Department of Oregon

By: Harney, Brig. General William S.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: House of Represedntatives, HED 65, 36-1: 1860

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200225a

Condition: Fair


8vo, 269 pp. Lacking original wrappers -- but complete. A clean, tight copy with some light toning to the first twenty pages. Practically no foxing. A collection of data and correspondence concerning San Juan Island; details the claims of British subjects and developments in "the war against the Indians of Washington and Oregon territories." Important contemporary material on the territory Washington at the outbreak of the Civil War. View more info

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Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1861-1878. With a Biography of the Artist by Jeanne van Nostrand. Introduction by Thomas Albright.

By: Jeanne Van Nostrand

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Book Club of California: 1982

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: sbcc190721e

Condition: New


Publications of the Book Club of California, No. 172. Limited to 600 copies, produced by the Arion Press under the direction of Andrew Hoyem. Oblong 4to. 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches. 44, 44 plates, [2] pp. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, plain paper dust-jacket; "Vischer is credited The captions to the plates are excerpted from Vischer's own writings. Included in the Rounce & Coffin Club's Exhibition of Western Books. Original prospectus laid in. Condition: A new copy; absolutely pristine but with a couple of small nicks to the publisher’s wrapper; light wear to the prospectus. View more info

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Manual of the Corporation [Common Council] of the City of New York, for 1868

By: Joseph Shannon

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Edmund Jones & Co., NY: 1868

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200120a

Condition: Fair


1st ed., 8vo. publisher's embossed brown cloth with seal of New York on front and spine. [xiv], 912 pp. The first of a new series, enlarged, with new engravings and smaller type so that the book contains nearly double the aount of matter in forer compilations. Chromolith title page, 8 color plates [2 folding] and dozens of b/w illustrations, maps [several folding], and tables. Condition is fair: Text block is clean and tight overall with only very occasional foxing. Frontis fold-out map of New York is hand colored; larger b/w fold-out map is torn but intact. Oversized chromolith of Tammany H... View more info

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King's Handbook Of New York City; An Outline History and Description of the American Metropolis

By: KING, Moses, editor

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Moses King, Boston: 1982

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190125d

Condition: Good


1st ed., with title page in red and black. 8vo, 928pp. Original tan and brown pictorial & gilt cloth. More than 800 photographs, many full page. A good copy of this comprehensive nineteenth-century guide to the city. CONDITION: Good; edges and corners lightly worn and bumped, spine ends lightly rubbed, front hinge cracked, inked gift inscription at top of title page. View more info

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The 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

By: Lewis, Ernest Allen

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Glendale CA, Arthur H. Clark Company: 1981

Seller ID: 31801


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 shel... View more info

Secret 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

By: Martin, Luther

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Alston Mygatt: 1838

Seller ID: 1067


"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 ... View more info

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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $22.00

Seller ID: 39702


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... View more info