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image of Gold Rush Diary, Being the Journal of Elisha Douglass Perkins on the Overland Trail in the Spring and Summer of 1849

Gold Rush Diary, Being the Journal of Elisha Douglass Perkins on the Overland Trail in the Spring and Summer of 1849

by Perkins, Elisha Douglass and Thomas D. Clark

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Published
1967
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First Edition
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Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1967. First Edition. Quarto. xxv, 206 pages, maps, illustrations, portraits. Bibliographic references, p. 197-201. One of the half dozen best of the travel diaries of the California gold rush, rising above the merely routine and often momentous accounts. Here he was able to capture the anticipation, the drama, and the terror. The work… Read more
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Autobiography and Reminiscences of Theophilus Noel

by Noel, Theophilus

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Published
1904
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First Edition
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Chicago: Theo. Noel Co. Print, 1904. First Edition. Octavo. 1)pp., portrait frontispiece, illustrated. The author tells his story in plain English just as he would have spoken to a friend. He writes about his childhood, and leaving home at the age of 14 along with his brother. They got their first job cutting railroad ties in the southeastern… Read more
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West Winds. California's Book of Fiction Written By California Authors and Illustrated By California Artists

by London, Jack, Charles F. Lummis, Herman Whitaker(editor) and Others

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San Francisco; (1914): Paul Elder and Co. First Edition. Octavo. 219pp., 8 tipped in illustrations in sepia tone. pp. 115-133 Jack London's The Son of Wolf. The Enchanted Mesa b Charles F. Lummis and others. Bound in brown paper covered boards lettered in gilt, pictorial pastedown to upper baord, spine lettering gilt, A few leaves… Read more
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image of Afoot and Alone; a Walk from Sea to Sea By the Southern Route; Illustrated By Numerous Engravings

Afoot and Alone; a Walk from Sea to Sea By the Southern Route; Illustrated By Numerous Engravings

by Powers, Stephen

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Published
1872
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First Edition
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$115.00

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Hartford, Connecticut: Columbian Book Company, 1872. First Edition. Octavo. 327 pages, (1)pp. ad. "a vivid narrative of a pedestrian pilgrimage of 3500 miles from Carolina to California". Cowan, II, p. 498 "The author, later famous as a distinguished ethnologist, journeyed from Raleigh to San Francisco, a distance of 3,556 miles. ... his descriptions are entertaining and frequently… Read more
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image of History of Fresno County, California with Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified with Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present (2 Volume set)

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Los Angeles: Historic Record cO, 1919. First Edition. Thick Quarto. In two volumes. A massive set (2,603 pages) with plates, portraits. Much on its vast agricultural history as well as California outlaws, one to Vasquez, one to the Evans-Sontag gang, and another to various criminals of the county, including Murieta" - Bound in 3/4 black cloth… Read more
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image of An Account of a Visit to California, 1826-27; Reprinted from a Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait performed in His Magesty's Ship Blossom Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, in 1925, 26, 27, 28

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(San Fransico, 1941): Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California. Limited Edition. Quarto. 6 preliminary leaves, 74 pages, 4 color plates (including frontispiece) limited to 350 copies. The historical introduction by Edith Coulter shows the interaction of the ships which came for supplies but for whom inner California was still a mystery. There was much… Read more
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$145.00
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Spanish and Indian Place Names of California: Their Meaning and Their Romance

by Sanchez, Nellie Van De Grift

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Published
1914
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San Francisco: A. M. Robertson, 1914. 446 pages. 36 leaves of plates. When Alexander Smith Taylor's article, "the Indianology of California" appeared in a 1860 edition of the California Farmer, it became the basis for work by Bancroft, Powers and Kroeber. This work was a supplement of the work and still delights the reader. The… Read more
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image of Land of Fiction. Thirty-Two Novels and Stories About Southern California from Ramona to the Loved One, a Bibliographical Essay

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Los Angeles: The Historical Society of Southern California, 1991. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by the author. Acollection of works pertaining to Southern California with an index of authors and titles. Bound in maroon cloth, spine lettering gilt. A fine copy.
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Northern California, Oregon and the Sandwich Islands

by Nordhoff, Charles and James Norman Hall

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Published
1874
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First Edition
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1874. First Edition. Tall Octavo. 256pp., illustrated. The sequel to his first book on California. This work includes Oregon, including a journey through Washington Territory to Victoria, in Vancouver's Island and the Sandwich Islands. He writes about the farm lands, Hawaiians, wine country, the rivers, lakes, Indians, and more found on his journey. A… Read more
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image of The Ahwahnee Legend: Kos-Soo-Kah and Tee-Hee-Neh; Lost Arrow of the Yosemite

The Ahwahnee Legend: Kos-Soo-Kah and Tee-Hee-Neh; Lost Arrow of the Yosemite

by Richard Shatka Bear-Step

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First Edition
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(Dick Spencer, Inglewood, California; 1947). First Edition. Small Octavo. 30 pages, Illustrated by Carl Roehling. The Photo of Bear-Step was taken by Paul Denver Nelson. An Indian legend from the Miwoks of Yosemite with beautiful illustrations of the perhaps mythical lovers. A very attractive story and one of romance of a great love that… Read more
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image of The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California); Its Rivers and Its Mountains, Its Canyons and Its Springs, Its Life and Its History, Pictured and Described Including an Account of a Recent Journey Made Down the Overflow of the Colorado River ..

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Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1906. First Edition. Octavo. (con't) ...to the Mysterious Salton Sea. In two volumes. Vol. I: xliv, 270pp. and Vol. II: xiv, (271)-547, (2)pp. publisher's ads. Both volumes illustrated by Carl Eytel with nearly 300 pen and ink sketches from nature and with full pager photographic images, maps (one folding) and plans. This work… Read more
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$375.00
image of A Collection of 14 Autobiographical Manuscripts of Early California Pioneers Who Became Major Political leades in the State

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A Collection of 14 Autobiographical Manuscripts of Early California Pioneers Who Became Major Political leaders in the State. These handwritten autobiographies represent the major California politicians, jurists and founders of the state. This unique collection reflects how all of these men began their careers in either the Midwest or Eastern United States but came to California in search of… Read more
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$8,500.00
image of My Own Story (inscribed to Dr. William S. Porter) with Notes on His Proposed Stadium

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Oakland: Post-Enquirer Publishing Company, 1931. Octavo. 174 pages. Davie was mayor of Oakland from 1895-1897 and from 1915-1931, the longest-serving mayor. During his life, he was a canal boy, law student, butcher, buckaroo, rancher, inventor, actor, opera singer, bouncer, miner, lawyer, crusader, merchant, bookseller, organizer, ship owner and politician. Not only is this copy inscribed to Dr. Porter,… Read more
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El Morro

by Powell, Lawrence Clark

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Limited Edition
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$40.00

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(Santa Barbara, Ca:1984): Capra Press. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 200 copies signed by Powell and by Ward Ritchie, this copy not numbered. 129 pp. bound in tan paper covered boards backed in black cloth, upper board lettered in black, spine lettering gilt. foot lightly bumped otherwise a very good copy.
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1851-1851. The only other known copy is at Yale University. It is an original lithograph that measures 11 x 19 cm on a sheet that is 13 x 22 cm. It depicts a street where a stagecoach is pulling away, three mules tied together are laden with packs, and two oxen pulling a wagon; a man… Read more
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$275.00
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Building with Rammed Earth

by Lee, A.B.

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Published
1937
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Chicago: Coronet, 1937. . 6 pages mimeographed, sent from Coronet Magazine (originally published June 1937) in original mailing envelope from Coronet. Accompanied with A.B. Lee's, Houses of Earth; an illustrated booklet on how to build rammed earth houses. 32 page booklet expands on Coronet article. Article was sent to William B. Wade who was the chief draftsman in the… Read more
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image of Maggie Olinger Photograph Collection San Jose State University, Circa 1880

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Ca.1880. 3" X 3 1/2" Photo album with each page holding 4 tin type photographs each measuring 1" x 3/4" making a total of 48. These are students and a few faculty at San Jose Normal School in original blue case. We have been able to identify many of these students who later entered California society … Read more
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$1,250.00
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Early Bolinas Memories

by Bullis, Mabel Dodge

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(Wesley Tanner, Printer; Berkeley, 1974). Small Octavo. 20 pages. Mabel Dodge Bullis wrote her small book and then three years later at age 94 in 1977 provided a lengthy memoir for the Anne T. Kent California Room History Project in San Rafael. She was the daughter of the County Surveyor of Marin County in the last few decades… Read more
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A Pictorial History of Lake County, California

by Donelson, Michelle, Alice Harrison, and Lindsay Edwards

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Published
2002
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Limited Edition
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Marceline, MO: D-Books Publishers, 2002. Limited Edition. Quarto. . Limited edition #19 (no limitation) 96 pages, profusely illustrated, Limited Edition no. 19. Lake County borders Clear Lake (the largest natural lake in California) and has become an important part of the wine region. What makes this such a nice volume is long-time residents loaned photographs so… Read more
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Cage and Desk, Vol. 1:1-1:9 [January 1918-September 1918]

by Coles, Joseph D. And

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First Edition
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Los Angeles, nd[1918]: American Institute of Banking. First Edition. Octavo. The first issue published by the American Institute of Banking to inform the Southern California region on major changes, recent legislation, personal news of interest and related categories. Neither NUC or OCLC indicates any of these earliest issues are in US Libraries (the California State University Library has… Read more
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