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Directory of the county of Placer for the year 1861 : containing a history of the county, and of the different towns in the county, with the names of inhabitants and every thing appertaining to a complete directory / compiled by R.J. Steele, James P. Bull, and F.I. Houston.

By: R.J. Steele, James P. Bull, and F.I. Houston, compilers.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Auburn, CA, Placer County Historical Society: 1989

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 8010

Condition: Near Fine condition


208 pp.; 8vo; printed white wrappers; reproductions of period advertisements throughout. Minor age toning at edges. View more info

Catalogue 52, Americana. A Selection of Printed and Manuscript Materials Relating to the Western Hemisphere, Hawaii, and the Philippine Islands.

By: Reed, Richard B. compiler, ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, John Howell Books: 1980

Seller ID: 2297

Condition: Fine condition


Printed wrappers. View more info

Mormons and the Discovery of Gold.

By: RICKETTS, NORMA BALDWIN.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sacramento, Primm Printing: 1982

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 8898

Condition: Fine condition


43 pp.; 8vo; illustrated wrappers; illustrations, map. View more info

(2 Titles): Spudding In, Recollections of Pioneer Days in the California Oil Fields; together with, Oildorado, Boom Times on the West Side.

By: Rintoul, William.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fresno, Valley Publishers: 1978

Seller ID: 8073

Condition: Fine condition in Very Good jackets


240 & 241 pp.; 4to; cloth in dust jackets; illustrated with photographs, maps,diagrams, and other reproductions. Rubbing to edges of red jacket on Oildorado; other jacket near fine. View more info

Transformation in Malaya.

By: Robinson, J. B. Perry.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5168

Condition: Very Good condition in Very Good jacket, with protective Mylar Wrap


8vo; cloth; offset tanning from jacket flap front endpaper; ownership hand stamp address in red, front endpaper. In dust jacket with light wear at corners, soil to white back panel. View more info

San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, 75th Anniversary, Special Souvenir Edition, 1906-1981 [cover title].

By: Ross, Ron, compiler.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Anselmo, Ron Ross Productions: 1981

Seller ID: 3756

Condition: Fine condition


Unpaged [56pp.] 5" x 7"; stapled, pictorial white wrappers; approx. 50 full page reproductions of vintage earthquake phototgraphs. Inscribed by Ross on dedication page. View more info

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Missionary and Mandarin. The Jesuits at the Court of China.

By: ROWBOTHAM, ARNOLD H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University Of California Press: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4600

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap


374 pp., frontis; 8vo; cloth in price-clipped jacket with minor chip & wear rear top edge. Illustrated with 5 plate reproductions. Includes index, notes, bibliography. View more info

Missionary and Mandarin. The Jesuits at the Court of China.

By: ROWBOTHAM, ARNOLD H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University Of California Press: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5062

Condition: Very Good condition


374 pp., frontis; 8vo; red cloth; 5 plate illustrations; includes notes, bibliography, index. Very light wear, soil; erasure scuff front endpaper; appears to be a repaired crack to paper along rear hinge. Binding remains firm, overall a clean copy. View more info

Carson Mansion & Ingomar Theatre: Cultural Adventures in California.

By: Sacks, Benjamin.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fresno, Valley Publishers: 1979

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8075

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket


One of 200 copies (printed on fronte pastedown), unnumbered & unsigned. 4to; cloth; black & white photographs. In dust jacket with light rubbing at edges. View more info

A History of Goldmining in New Zealand.

By: Salmon, J. H. M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, R. E. Owen: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6286

Condition: Fine condition in Near Fine jacket


309 pp.; 8vo; cloth in dust jacket; portrait frontis. Illustrated with numerous black & white photograhs, maps. Jacket with very light creasing at spine ends. View more info

The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 1906.

By: Saul, Eric and Don Denevi.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Celestial Arts: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4587

ISBN: 0890872880

Condition: Fine condition in fine jacket


First Printing. 168 pp., map frontis; oblong 8vo; cloth in dust jacket; period photographs throughout primarily from the San Francisco Public Library collection, as well as the Bancroft Library and Presidion Army Museum collections among others. View more info

The First Forty - Niner, and the story of the Golden Tea-Caddy.

By: Scherer, James A. B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Minton, Balch & Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7284

Condition: Very Good condition


127 pp., frontis portrait; 12mo; cloth backed boards; 5 plate reproductions. Rubbing to corner tips; ownership signature front endpaper.A sketch of Sam Brannan. [Cowan II., p. 571.] View more info

Hitler's Interpreter.

By: Schmidt, Dr. Paul .

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.Y., Macmillan: 1951

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 5060

Condition: Fine condition in Fair jacket


286 pp.; 8vo; red cloth, spine stamped in gilt; in red dust jacket with soil to white back panel, browning tape reinforcement along spine and at spine ends; tape repair to 2.5" closed tear front cover from top edge. Protected in mylar wrap."The secret history of German diplomacy, 1935-1945." View more info

The Borgers [Inscribed by the author].

By: Schmidt, Noel F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No Place, By the author: [1989]

Seller ID: 1749

Condition: Fine condition


233 pp.; 8vo; photo-pictorial gray wrappers. Inscribed by the author on title page, "To Tom Holson, with my best wishes, Noel Schmidt, July 25th, 1989."The author tells of his mother's family, the Borgers, who immigrated from Germany in the mid 19th century to Philadelphia. View more info

Coxey's Army: An American Odyssey.

By: SCHWANTES, CARLOS ARNALDO.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University Of IdahoPress: 1994

Seller ID: 8174

Condition: As New


8vo; pictorial wrappers. Still in original shrinkwrap.On May 1, 1894, Coxey led a tattered and hungry army of the unemployed from the west and midwest to Washington D. C. to pursuade Congress and President Cleveland to create pubic works jobs and increase the money supply to stimulate the economy. View more info

Image for The Wedge of Gold or Achan in El Dorado.

The Wedge of Gold or Achan in El Dorado.

By: SCOTT, REV. W. A., D. D.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Whitton, Towne & Co.: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2813

Condition: Very Good condition


183 pp.; 12mo; original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Inscription of front endpaper: "To Miss Anna Colmer[y], L. A. Hannas Book, Presented by the Author, Dec. 3rd 1856, No. 289." Light wear to corners, with some discoloration to cloth near foredges; front endpapers minor darkening. Overall a clean tight copy, and scarce.William Anderson Scott (1813-85), Tennesee-born Presbyterian clergyman. Arrived in San Francisco in 1854 becoming a cultural leader, obviously wasting no time in publishing this religious dissertation on the lusts that accompany the worship of gold reflected... View more info

California Heartland. A Pictorial History and Tour Guide of Eight Northern California Counties, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Glenn, Butte, Nevada, Sierra, Plumas.

By: Shepherd, Sandra Brubaker.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Scottwall Associates: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2468

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket


183 pp., incl. index; 4to; cloth in pictorial blue jacket; black & white photos, maps, reproductions throughout. View more info

Image for The Californians. The Magazine of California History. Crossing the 40- Mile Desert.  [Volume V, Number 5, October 1987]

The Californians. The Magazine of California History. Crossing the 40- Mile Desert. [Volume V, Number 5, October 1987]

By: SHERRELL, JEAN, EDITOR.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Grizzly Bear Publishing: 1987

Seller ID: 8514

Condition: Near Fine condition


11" x 8.5"; historical photographs and other reproductions throughout. Slight discoloration to bottom edge front cover. View more info

Image for The Californians. The Magazine of California History. The Real Romance of the California Stagecoach Robber.  [Volume V, Number 2, March/April 1987]

The Californians. The Magazine of California History. The Real Romance of the California Stagecoach Robber. [Volume V, Number 2, March/April 1987]

By: SHERRELL, JEAN, EDITOR.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Grizzly Bear Publishing: 1987

Seller ID: 8515

Condition: Fine condition


11" x 8.5"; historical photographs and other reproductions throughout. View more info

Image for The Californians. The Magazine of California History. California Couples.  [Volume 5, Number 4, July/August 1987]

The Californians. The Magazine of California History. California Couples. [Volume 5, Number 4, July/August 1987]

By: SHERRELL, JEAN, EDITOR.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Grizzly Bear Publishing: 1987

Seller ID: 8516

Condition: Fine condition


11" x 8.5"; historical photographs and other reproductions throughout. View more info