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Image for History of Sacramento County California With Illustrations 1880 [Facsimile]

History of Sacramento County California With Illustrations 1880 [Facsimile]

By: Allan R. Ottley, Introduction

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Howell North Books, : 1960

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: vl191122c

Condition: Fine


Facsimile reprint of Thompson & West's 1880 edition, first printing thus. Oblong black cloth stamped in gilt. A fine, virtually pristine copy in poor dustjacket with numerous tears and tape repairs. Publisher’s prospectus laid in. 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 Ex-libris Los Angelis Public Library with its bookplate affixed inside; penciled price of $8, apparently when withdrawn and sold.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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Valley Forge / A Play in Three Acts [Signed Copy]

By: Anderson, Maxwell

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Anderson House: 1934

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Double Signed and Inscribed by Anderson

Seller ID: k18022609

Condition: Very Good


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 signature on the title page and inscription to Hollywood screenwriter Frank Partos on the half-title page. Partos shared an Academy... 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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The Snake-Dance of the Moquis of Arizona....

By: BOURKE J.G.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons : 1884

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200325c

Condition: Fair


1st ed., 8vo, 3/4 pebble-grained leather, gilt titles, ribbed spine, t.e.g. ; marbled end papers. (xviii 372pp.) With 31 full-page plates, including one fold-out; 15 colored, plus colored frontispiece. Tissue guards on all of the colored plates. The special binding here is contemporary not modern; signed Lippincott’s. Bourke fought in the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor. He then attended West Point after the war, became an officer, and served as a cavalry officer in the American West and Indian Wars until his death. He wrote this book about the Moquis Pueblos of Arizona Territ... View more info

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American Remembrancer; or, an Impartial Collection of Essays, Resolves, Speeches, &c.

By: CAREY, Mathew, ed.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Phila.: Printed by Henry Tuckniss, for Mathew Carey: 1795

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: cr191112e

Condition: Poor


The American Remembrancer; or, an Impartial Collection of Essays, Resolves, Speeches, &c. Relative, or Having Affinity, to the Treaty with Great Britain. Phila.: Printed by Henry Tuckniss, for Mathew Carey, 1795. 1st ed. 288pp. Noted as Volume I [of a 3 volume set] contains the first four issues of Carey's periodical "American Remembrancer" dated Aug. 20, Aug. 27, Sept. 4, and Oct. 1, 1795. A collection of printed documents in support of “Jay's Treaty”, signed Nov. 19, 1794, which resolved severa; Anglo-American diplomatic issues arising out of the Definitive Treaty of Peace of 1783. A... 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

Image for Personal Photo Album - Oahu 1940-41; on the Eve of World War II. 165 original b/w photos.

Personal Photo Album - Oahu 1940-41; on the Eve of World War II. 165 original b/w photos.

By: Drake, Robert L.

Price: $275.00

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

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A Voyage from Boston to California, 1852

By: Duchow, John Charles

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Kentfield, Mallette, Dean [Allen Press}: 1959

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: dg17121005

Condition: Fine


4to, quarter cloth, blue on green boards with ocean wave pattern; printed title label on spine. [66] 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

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

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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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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From the Backwoods of Old Tuolumne

By: Grigsby, Russell C.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Stockton CA, Russell C Grigsby: 1943

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: dg17121605

Condition: Good+


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 County CA. Good+ dustwrapper has ½”open tear at top of spine; similar at top back panel, and some light spotting View more info

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

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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The American Indians

By: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Buffalo, George H. Derby & Co: 1851

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200329b

Condition: Good


AMERICAN INDIANS. THEIR HISTORY, CONDITION AND PROSPECTS, FROM ORIGINAL NOTES AND MANUSCRIPTS. “Together with an APPENDIX, containing thrilling narratives, daring exploits, etc. etc.” NEW REVISED EDITION. 8vo, rebound in brown cloth with original publisher’s brown, blind-stamped binding, inset on front/rear panels and spine. 495 pp. 3 b/w plates including frontispiece, several additional b/w illustrations in text. Schoolcraft was an early American ethnologist and expert on Native American culture. He was well-known for his Congress-commissioned study on United States Indian tribes beginn... View more info

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The Coast Rangers A Chronicle of Adventures in California

By: J. Ross Browne

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Paisano Press: 1959

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: dg17121004

Condition: Fine


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

Image for History of Nevada County California With Illustrations 1880 [facsimile edition]

History of Nevada County California With Illustrations 1880 [facsimile edition]

By: Jackson, W. Turrentin, Introduction

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Howell North Books: 1970

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: k191122b

Condition: Fine


Facsimile reprint of Thompson & West's 1880 edition, first printing thus. Oblong black cloth stamped in gilt. A fine, virtually pristine copy in poor dustjacket with numerous tears and tape repairs. Prior owner’s inked inscription inside front cover. View more info

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SIGHTS IN THE GOLD REGION AND SCENES BY THE WAY

By: Johnson, Theodore T(aylor)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Baker & Scribner, New York: 1850

Edition: 2d ed.

Seller ID: k191118e

Condition: Good Ex-lib


2d ed. revised and enlarged. 8vo, violet embossed cloth. xii + 324pp. An account of the gold rush and gold fields, starting with embarkment from New York to Panama and then from Panama to California. Kurutz [363a] -- calls this book, "one of the earliest, liveliest, and most detailed accounts of the Gold Rush." Ex-lib with call number on spine, several inked and penciled notations on dedication page; pocket or residue. A clean tight copy overall, with scattered foxing and faint soiling throughout. Covers somewhat faded, with wear to corners and spine ends; discoloration in gutter 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