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Our Mountain Hermitage : Silverado and Robert Louis Stevenson
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Our Mountain Hermitage : Silverado and Robert Louis Stevenson

By Issler, Anne Roller

Standford, CA: Standford University Press. Good in Good dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. 8vo ; xiii, 138 pages. Index. Illustrated. This book is the third in the series of Stanford books treating Stevenson's stay in California. It blends first hand interviews with material from historical research. "(adding) bit by bit, fragment by fragments, anecdote by anecdote..." Slight musty smell. The dust jacket is heavily wrinkled; ex-libray pocket and stamp. Anne Roller Issler (1892-1975) was considered an expert on Robert Louis Stevenson's California period. She wrote Happier for His Presence about the five months Robert Louis Stevenson spent in San Francisco between Christmas 1879 and May 1880. She served as curator at the Cuyamaca State Park Museum, the Vallejo Home in Sonoma, the Old Courthouse in Shasta, and the Robert Louis Stevenson House in Monterey. .

$16.00

A Subtreasure of American Humor
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A Subtreasure of American Humor

By White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks); Katharine S. White

New York: Coward-MacCann. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1941. Hardcover. Very Good or better with tone along the hinge else a clean tight copy with sharp corners. The dust jacket is worn. xxxiii, 814 pages. ; 8vo .

$40.00

Nothing left to commemorate : the story of the pioneer Jews of Jackson,  Amador County, California
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Nothing left to commemorate : the story of the pioneer Jews of Jackson, Amador County, California

By Sharfman, I. Harold

Glendale, California: Arthur H. Clark Co.. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author. Inscribed by the author on the ffep. No date. 181 pages. Illustrated. Contents: Nothing left to commemorate; Men to match my mountains; Pioneers, O Pioneers! ; Fire, flood, and faith; Jackson's historic hillock; Appendix; Notes; Index. Yellow cloth over board light wear on ends else clean straight copy. Dust jacket chipped along the edges; now in clear removable protective cover. ; 8vo .

$25.00

Practical Home and School Methods of study and instruction in the  fundamental elements of education with outlines and page references based  on the New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia. Vol. 1 & 2
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Practical Home and School Methods of study and instruction in the fundamental elements of education with outlines and page references based on the New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia. Vol. 1 & 2

By Holst, Bernhart P.

Galahad Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1920. First Printing. Hardcover. 0688075908 . Complete in two volumes. Volume 1 366 pages. Vol. ll 761 pages. Replete with in text line drawings, graphs, full page plates and some multi colored maps. Three quarter leather over black cloth; marbled end pages. Light wear on the ends and wear along edges. A wonderful example of an era when education included penmanship (is my drum beating?) As well as the idea that man needs education of the physical, the intellectual, and moral areas of life. (yes, I do believe it is). ; Norco .

$60.00

The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Ancestors ;  Recipes You Should Have  Gotten from Your Grandmother  Recipes You Should Have Gotten from Your  Grandmother
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The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Ancestors ; Recipes You Should Have Gotten from Your Grandmother Recipes You Should Have Gotten from Your Grandmother

By Smith, Jeff

William Morrow & Co. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0688075908 . First Edition/First Printing. Some dust soil and spotting on all edges. Light yellowing of dust jacket edges. Now in a removable protective clear cover. Featuring the cuisine of thirty-five different ethnic groups, this collection of more than four hundred recipes encompasses dishes ranging from appetizers to desserts. Examples at random: German Pickled Beef Roast; Paprika Gravy; Knishes; Latvian herring Salad; Rommegrot; Ciorba of Veal; Paella Valencia; Thai Chicken in Red Curry and Coconut. Jeff Smith (1939-2004) was the author of several best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show which began in Tacoma, Washington, in 1973 and later moved to WTTW-TV in Chicago, where it aired nationally on PBS from 1983 to 1997. ; 9.40 X 6.50 X 1.70 inches; 539 pp pages .

$20.00

The Clarion
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The Clarion

By Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. 417, [2] pages. Frontispiece w/original tissue; illustrated. Straight red boards with gilt title lettering to cover and spine. About near fine; gift inscription and Christmas sticker on the ffep and the back cover has a discolored area. Adams was an American author who became a crusader for improved governmental oversight of public issues like patent medicines. He is credited with influencing the passage of the first Pure Food and Drugs Act. "The Clarion" is set within a newspaper intent on printing the truth of a suppressed disease epidemic and failing treatment, with a good dose of romance. "(Adams) tapped his muckraking experiences for his 1914 novel, Clarion, which gave a version of his fight against patent medicine evils. ... Clarion caused great controversy by portraying newspapers as prostituting themselves for business. Many publications were so offended that they refused to advertise the book and many stores wouldn’t sell it." A fictional work revealing much of real history. ; 8vo .

$30.00

An essay upon the Government of the English plantations on the continent  of America.
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An essay upon the Government of the English plantations on the continent of America.

By Wright, Louis B. (Editor)

San Marino, CA: Huntington Library. Very Good. 1945. Hardcover. Minute wear to ends; pen selection markings inside. xiv, 66 pages.; 8vo .

$15.00

Stagecoach heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, 1853-1876
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Stagecoach heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, 1853-1876

By Boyd, William Harland

Bakersfield, CA: Kern County Historical Society. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1883. Hardcover. Blue cloth in original dust jacket. xii, 74 pages. Illustrations. A study in early-day transportation that goes beyond the society's usual local history focus, this book deals with the emerging stagecoach system in the vast San Joaquin Valley, from the gold rush to the coming of the railroads in the early 1870's. From the flap. Minute wear to ends. Pencil shadow on ffep. About near fine with a short closed tear at spine head and light shelf wear. ; 8vo .

$20.00

The Story of El Rancho de la Nacion : embracing the towns of National  City, Chula Vista and the flourishing communities of Sunnyside,  Harborside, Lincoln Acres, Bonita [and] Castle Park
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The Story of El Rancho de la Nacion : embracing the towns of National City, Chula Vista and the flourishing communities of Sunnyside, Harborside, Lincoln Acres, Bonita [and] Castle Park

By Phillips, Irene

National City, CA: South Bay Press. Very Good. 1959. Hardcover. Original paper wraps. Staple binding. 99 pages. Illustrated. Author's name is penned inside the cover as well as another, possible inscription by the author. "Compiled from the periodicals of the day and from the Diaries (sic) and Private Letters of Frank Augustus Kimball, California Pioneer." Kimball, along with his two brothers bought a "barren" Mexican land grant, the Rancho de la Nacion, in 1868. They envisioned similar to the neighboring city of San Diego. Uncommon. None found available in the trade. Found for reference and in special collections within 9 OCLC libraries. Moisture stain along the top edge along with light foxing; the covers have faded but title lettering is bright and the text is clear. ; 8vo .

$35.00

Everyday Life in Victorian America: 1865-1900
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Everyday Life in Victorian America: 1865-1900

By Walker, Robert H.

Malabar, FL: A. J. Holman Company. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1994. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 0894642979 . Blue board with gold title. No dust jacket, presumed to be as issued. 255 pages. Index. Illustrated throughout. Very slight slant else FINE. A profile of late nineteenth-century America during the era she became an industrial nation and a world industrial power.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Norco .

$20.00

Presidential Wives : An Anecdotal History
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Presidential Wives : An Anecdotal History

By Boller, Paul F.

New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 533 pages. Index. Clean straight copy, light edge soil. Dust jacket is lightly worn along the edges. Describes each first lady and her contributions to her husband's administration and to the history of the period, followed by anecdotes depicting the woman and her characteristics.; 8vo ; Norco .

$15.00

High-Spirited Women of the West
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High-Spirited Women of the West

By Seagraves, Anne & Seagraves

[New York]: Wesanne Publications. New. 2003. Softcover. 0961908831 . Softcover. New. 175 pages. Illustrations. Contains biographies of the following Western women: Jessie Benton Fremont--Abigail Scott Duniway--Sarah Winnemucca--Fanny Stenhouse--Ann Eliza Young--Belle Starr--Nellie Cashmen--Jeanne Elizabeth Wier--Helen Jane Wiser Stewart and Grace Carpenter Hudson. Descriptive text accompanied by period photographs. ; 8.8 X 5.8 X 0.5 inches; 176 pages; Norco .

$10.00

The Oregon Trail : Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
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The Oregon Trail : Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life

By Parkman, Francis

Harrisburg, PA: The National Historical Society. Near Fine. 1993. First Thus. Hardcover. An exceptionally nice copy. Reprint. Brown cloth. 411 pages. Illustrated by Frederic Remington. Bumped Ends. NHS "The West As It Was" series. Originally serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker's Magazine (1847–49) and subsequently published as a book in 1849. The book is a first-person account of a 2-month summer tour in 1846 of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas. Parkman was 23 at the time. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hunting buffalo with a band of Oglala Sioux.; 8vo .

$18.00

Natchez Recipes: Five hundred recipes from the Natchez Antebellum Kitchens.
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Natchez Recipes: Five hundred recipes from the Natchez Antebellum Kitchens.

By White, Anne Young : Nola Nance Oliver, Editor

Natchez, Mississippi: Private Printing. Good. 1940. Softcover. Signed by Author . Signed by Anne Young White. Compiled and edited by Nola Nance Oliver. Stiff card with a plastic comb binding. No date, circa 1940's. 158 pp. A collection of old Southern recipes, some of them said to be previously unpublished, from the pantries of antebellum. Illustrated with black and white photographs of various historically significant homes and buildings. Under many of the photographs legible captions are hand written in blue ink. The cover is spotted and deeply creased. The interior is lightly toned throughout. From the forward: "Many of the recipes are from Mrs. Anne Young White's experience. Mrs. White's recipes have been so sought after that she was finally prevailed upon to have them published. ...she has added many of the favorite recipes from old friends and the old servants in Natchez Antebellum Homes." S; 8vo .

$30.00

The Loving Cup : A collection of original toasts by original folks.
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The Loving Cup : A collection of original toasts by original folks.

By Nesbit, Wilber D.

Chicago: P.F. Volland and Co.. Very Good. 1909. Softcover. Presumed First Edition. Original illustrated stiff card wrappers with cloth lace binding. 64 pp. 5" X 6". Type set text in brown with red initials and page headings. Quite attractive. Better than very good condition with bumped corners; original cord binding is loosening and the ends are frayed. A name is penned on the last blank page. Wilbur Dick Nesbit (1871-1927), also known by the pen name Josh Wink, was an American poet and humorist. He considered this to be the first of it's kind in print, "...(A) book containing purely original toasts. For that reason he is very grateful to the hale good folk who so readily and willingly furnished him the sentiments he requested from them." Contributors include noted contemporaries of the day such as Anna Morgan, who helped begin the theater movement; Elbert Hubbard founder of the Roycroft artisan community; Jack London - author; and L. Frank Baum who contributed his poem "Smile."; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; fair .

$55.00

A Brief History of Slavery in Boone County, Kentucky : A paper read before  a meeting of the Boone County Historical Society Florence, Kentucky June  21, 1957
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A Brief History of Slavery in Boone County, Kentucky : A paper read before a meeting of the Boone County Historical Society Florence, Kentucky June 21, 1957

By Caldwell, Merrill

Very Good. 1957. First Edition. Softcover. Original black stiff paper with white paper label, staple binding. (First edition)1957. 11 X 8.5". 12 pages. Printed on recto only with correlating ink residual on the verso. This important paper is often cited in related books and papers. Two copies found on OCLC. Edge soil and some smudges, otherwise in better than very good condition. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$70.00

The King of the Golden River
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The King of the Golden River

By Ruskin, John

East Aurora, New York: Roycrofters. Very Good. 1900. Full-Leather. Association copy. Gift inscription on the first blank-heavily toned- page "With much love/ to Margaret/ Bertha C. Hubbard/ September 24, 1900." Red limp suede, with leather title plate and gilt lettering; yap edges and red silk pastedown. Frontispiece portrait of Ruskin. The Title page and decorative initials designed by Samuel Warner. First letter monogram with boarder; all text in black with with red letter marginal titles and beautiful Roycroft colophon. Ends rubbed. This copy is not signed or numbered. Bertha C. Hubbard was the co-founder of the Roycrofters. A talented and beautiful woman she and Elbert Hubbard divorced soon after this book was published. ; 8vo ; fair .

$100.00

Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence
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Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence

By Capuzzo, Michael

Broadway. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2001. Hardcover. 0767904133 . First printing. Some soil on the text block edge and minor edge wear. In clear removable protective cover. When ocean swimming was just becoming popular and luxurious Jersey Shore resorts were thriving as a chic playland for an opulent yet still innocent era's new leisure class, Americans were abruptly introduced to the terror of sharks, the first in U.S. history. Michael Capuzzo is an award winning journalist. ; 9.3 X 6.5 X 1.2 inches; 336 pages .

$15.00

California Its History and Romance
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California Its History and Romance

By McGroarty, John S.

Los Angeles: Grafton Publishing Co.. Very Good. 1911. Hardcover. 1926 "Eleventh Edition" (printing). 393 pp. Index. Illustrated with 11 black and white protographs: frontispiece of Mission San Carlos De Carmel; other iconic images and an early map of California. Rough cut edges. Corners bumped and edges mildly worn. An attractive copy. McGroarty was a California poet laureate, Los Angeles Times columnist and author who also served two terms as a Democratic Congressman from California. ; 8vo .

$35.00

Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War
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Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War

By Harris, Joel Chandler

New York: Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. N.D.. First Thus. Hardcover. Maroon-red cloth, blind stamped cover with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Booklovers Edition. c 1915. Decorative endpages. 417 pages. Illustrated by E Boyd Smith including frontispiece. Former owners Chinese Chop on lower ffep. Bumped corners, worn ends and a small nick on the back cover. else a clean tight copy. ; 8vo .

$15.00

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