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Image for Life Sketches of a Jayhawker of '49.  Actual Experiences of a Pioneer Told by Himself in His Own Way.

Life Sketches of a Jayhawker of '49. Actual Experiences of a Pioneer Told by Himself in His Own Way.

By: Stephens, L. Dow.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: No Place [San Jose], By the author: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2419

Condition: Very near fine condition.


68 pp.; 8vo; original stapled brown wrappers with title stamped in gilt on front cover; 6 plates including protrait photos, reproductions. Only 300 copies were printed, [Howes 557:941; Cowan II, 613; Adams, Six-Guns, 2136]. Nick to yapp edge at top of spine; maybe a touch of fading. A clean, crisp copy.Stephens joined an Illinois company that left for California on March 28, 1849. The company traveled to Fort Laramie, South Pass, Fort Bridger, and Salt Lake City ... View more info

Take Your Bible In One Hand. The Life of William Henry Thomes. Author of A Whaleman's Adventures on Land and Sea, Lewey and I, The Bushrangers, A Gold Hunter's Adventures, etc.

By: Stewart, George R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Colt Press: [1939]

Edition: Limited to 750 copies.

Seller ID: 4260

Condition: Very Good condition


4to; paper covered boards, black cloth back with paper spine label. Browning to covers at extremities. View more info

Take Your Bible In One Hand. The Life of William Henry Thomes. Author of A Whaleman's Adventures on Land and Sea, Lewey and I, The Bushrangers, A Gold Hunter's Adventures, etc.

By: Stewart, George R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Colt Press: [1939]

Edition: Limited to 750 copies.

Seller ID: 5899

Condition: Very Good condition


Signed by the author on title page. 4to; paper covered boards, black cloth back with paper spine label. Browning to covers at extremities; adhesive residue from bookplate on front pastedown. In plain brown paper jacket with closed tear a foot of spine, wear at corners. View more info

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Martin Murphy Jr., California Pioneer 1844-1884.

By: SULLIVAN, SISTER GABRIELLE.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Stockton, California, Pacific Center for Western Historical Studies: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8467

Condition: Fine condition


PCWHS Monograph 4; 76 pp., incl. index, bibliography, notes; portrait frontis; 8vo; blue cloth lettered in gilt.Murphy emigrated to California from Ireland in 1844, and was quick to see opportunity in land and agriculture by acquiring the extensive grant of Patoria de las Borregas Rancho, now the site of Sunnyvale. View more info

Furs by Astor.

By: Terrell, John Upton.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Co.: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5377

Condition: Very Good condition in Very Good jacket


Inscribed by the author on front endpaper to a San Francisco collector . . . " I think this is one of my best works, but I never cared for the title." 490 pp.; 8vo; cloth, with moderate offset tanning to front pastedown & endpaper; rather elaborate ownership handstamp in purple ink of Gustav Schorn above inscription, but he was not the collector to whom the book was inscribed. Dust jacket with light soil to white back panel; slender, unobtrusive tape reinforcemen... View more info

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Meade's Army The Private Notebooks of Lt. Col. Theodore Lyman.

By: THEODORE LYMAN; EDITED BY DAVID W LOWE.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kent, Ohio, Kent State University Press: 2007

Seller ID: 8722

ISBN: 0873389018

Condition: As New


8vo; cloth in dust jacket; illustrations. Still in original shrinkwrap.Lt Col Theodore Lyman served as Gen George Gordon Meade's aidede-camp from September 1863 until the end of the Civil War. This work contains anecdotes, vignettes of officers, and descriptions of military campaigns as witnessed by this key figure in the Northern war effort. View more info

Modoc War, Its Military History & Topography. With a Preface by Keith A. Murray.

By: Thompson, Erwin N.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sacramento, Argus Books: 1971

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8076

Condition: Fine condition


1000 copies printed by Graham Mackintosh. xviii, 188 pp., includes notes, 6 appendices listing Strengths, Casualties, Units, Officers, Engagements, Weapons; bibliography, index. Plus 18 full page maps with facing explanatory text; and 19 full page photographs with captions; 8vo; bound in gold cloth, lettered in black. View more info

The Chronicles of Tombstone.

By: Traywick, Ben T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tombstone, AZ, Red Marie's Bookstore: 1994

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 2332

Condition: Fine condition


Inscribed and signed by the author to: " John, who is Number One of the infamous Big Three." 8vo; green wrappers; black & white photographs. View more info

The Unholy Trilogy, Plus One.

By: Tutorow, Norman E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, California, Chadwick House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2741

Condition: Fine condition


167 pp.; 8vo; gray wrappers.Irreverent attacks on distributors of religious tracts and whatever christian theology they espouse, with an examination of the golden rules, and an historical tracing of the hysterical development of Mary. View more info

Custer and the Great Contoversy. The Origin and Development of a Legend.

By: Utley, Robert M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Westernlore Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4348

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


184 pp., includes index & bibliography; 8vo; blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt, map endpapers, in dust jacket. Black & white photographs. View more info

American Diplomacy in Action, a Series of Case Studies.

By: Van Alstyne, Richard W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, California, Stanford University Press: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5786

Condition: Near Fine condition in Very Good jacket, in protective mylar wrap


760 pp., including extensive bibliography & index; 8vo; cloth; map endpapers with an erasure smudge front endpaper; in moderately soiled dust jacket with closed tears up to 1" at front top edges. View more info

Image for [Two Items]: The Lore of the Chinese Lute. An essay in the ideology of the Ch'in. (together with) a sculpture "Court Musician" by Vonn Hamilton.

[Two Items]: The Lore of the Chinese Lute. An essay in the ideology of the Ch'in. (together with) a sculpture "Court Musician" by Vonn Hamilton.

By: VAN GULIK, R. H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Tokyo and Rutland, Sophia University, Charles E. Tuttle: 1969

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 4424

Condition: Near Fine condition in Very Good jacket, in protective mylar wrap


Revised & Reset. 271 pp., frontis, includes index & appendices; 4to; silken black cloth, red leather spine label stamped in gilt, in pictorial green dust jacket. Illustrated with plates of 1 color, else black & white photographic reproductions; drawings. Light foxing to foredge. Jacket price-clipped with fading at spine, light soil at extremities, 1" closed tear bottom edge. We've added a sculpture, possibly polyurethane? of woman playing stringed instrument. The im... View more info

[Lot of 14 Volumes published by The English Westerner's Society]: The Guns "Long Hair" Left Behind, Saffron Walden Scalplock Shirt, The Battle for Apache Pass, "Wash My Hands in Your Hear's Blood . . . Mattie Collins, etc. [Cover Titles].

By: Wanless, Tom, Peter Harrison, Tom Wanless, Gary Leonard, editors.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: English Westerner's Society: 2000-2010

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 6853

Condition: Fine condition


Various limitations noted from 200-500, all numbered. 8vo; color illustrated glossy card covers; all illustrated with photographs and other reproductions. Including Vol. 33, No. 2; Vol. 34, No.2, 3 ; Vol. 38 No. 1, 2; Vol. 39, No.'s 1&2 in one; Vol. 43, No. 3, two issues 2009 & 2010 [?]; Vol. 40, No. 3; Vol. 42, No. 1, 2; Vol 43, No. 2. Also Special Publication No. 9. The Northfield Tragedy, by John Jay Lemon, edtied by Barry Johnson and Francis Taunton; Special ... View more info

The Founding of the first California Missions under the Spiritual Guidance of the Venerable Junipero Serra; an historical account of the expeditions ... 1769, as told by Fray Francisco Palou, and ... letters of Serra, Palou and Galvez: the whole newly translated and arranged as a consecutive narrative with the aid of Thomas W. Temple II.

By: WATSON, DOUGLAS S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Nueva California Press: 1934

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8233

Condition: Fine condition in Very Good dust jacket, in protective mylar wrap


1000 copies printed. 124 pp., portrait frontis; 4to; green paper over boards; paper title label front cover, in printed orange paper jacket. Double page map. Jacket with light soil; toning at edges; 1" closed tear top front edge; faint sticker shadow top edge front endpaper. View more info

Milestones: A Chronology of American Women's History.

By: Weatherford, Doris.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Facts on File: 1997

Seller ID: 2598

ISBN: 0816032009

Condition: Fine condition


394 pp.; sq. 8vo; illus. paper over boards; b&w photographs. View more info

Soviet Communism: A New Civilisation? 2 Volumes, complete, in slipcase.

By: Webb, Sidney and Beatrice.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: N.Y., Scribner's: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2940

Condition: Very good condition in like slipcase.


1,174 pp. in two vols.; 8vo; blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt; map. Spine gilt somewhat dulled; volume 1 with faint streak of discoloration; slipcase soiled. View more info

Farmer's Market.

By: Weber, Msgr. Francis J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: [San Fernando, CA], Junipero Serra Press: 1991

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2238

Condition: Fine condition


300 copies printed letterpress by Roger Pennels. 13 pp.; Miniature [2 7/8' x 2 1/8"]; gilt stamped full green morocco; mounted 'National Grange' stamp frontis. View more info

The Historic Church at San Buenaventura.

By: Weber, Msgr. Francis J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Buenaventura, Junipero Serra Press: 1976

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 7254

Condition: Fine condition


200 copies printed. 14 pp.; 16mo; cloth; bookplate tipped in to front pastedown, "This Rememberance of the visit of the Zamorano Club & guests to the San Buenaventura Mission is presented by Anthony F. Kroll, Doyce B. Nunis, Edward Petko, John H. Urabec, Francis J. Weber, June 28, 1980." View more info

California As it Is & As It May Be, Or a Guide to the Gold Region.

By: Wierzbicki, F. P., M. D., with an introduction by George D. Lyman.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press: 1933

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 7404

Condition: Very Good condition


Limited to 500 copies. (i)-(xxxii), 101 pp., bibliography; tall 8vo; dark green paper over boards with vignette of miners' equipment; black cloth back, paper spine label. Drawings by Valenti Angelo. Number 8 in the Grabhorn Rare Americana series.Tanning to endpapers, light blemish title page below imprint; ownership name and address front endpaper in pencil of Arthur W. Towne. After several years in the "land o' cakes", and and more than four months in th... View more info

The Valley and Villa of Horace.

By: Wild, Payson Sibley.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chicago Literary Club: 1915

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 5104

Condition: Very Good condition


300 copies printed for members of the club; printed by the Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons. [50]pp., frontis; 12mo; purple cloth, paper spine label; original printed green wrappers bound in; marble endpapers; black & white photographs. Former owner's circular blindstamp front endpaper. Offset tanning to copyright and dedication pageA paper written for the club and read before the club in 1915. View more info