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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

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History of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1851 A Study of Social Control On The California Frontier In The Days Of The Gold Rush.

By: WILLIAMS, MARY FLOYD.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University Of California Press: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8568

Condition: Near Fine condition


xii, 543 pps., frontis; 8vo; blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt; portrait photos; facsimile. [Cowan II, p. 687]. Minor rubbing to lower spine, top edges; corners a bit bumped. The Vigilance Committees arose in California during the gold rush to carry out swift justice in reaction to crime. The Committee of 1851, lead by William T. Coleman, was the first and was the product of an extra-legal trial to punish a robbery committed by the Sydney Ducks, and other crimes ... View more info

Deep Roots. The history of Blake, Moffitt & Towne, pioneers in paper since 1855.

By: Wilson, Neill C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Privately Printed: 1955

Seller ID: 5103

Condition: Near Fine condition


109 pp., appendix; 4to; red cloth, spine stamped in gilt; fading to cloth at spine. Decorations by Mallette Dean. Signed in San Francisco, October, 1955 above the half title, "Deep Roots" by Arthur W. Towne, Neill C. Wilson, Charles R. Wood (lithographer named on colophon), Mallette Dean. Signed below "Deep Roots" by some of the 'Key Personnel' listed in the appendix: Herbert M. Chisholm, William J. Owen, James A. Gruner, and R. R. Whiteman. View more info

The California Gold Rush Diary of a German Sailor. Illustrated with pencil sketches by his inseparable partner, Carl (Charley) Friderich Christendorff.

By: WINDELER, ADOLPHUS; EDITED WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY W. TURRENTINE JACKSON.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Howell-North: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8899

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


236 pp.; 8vo; cloth in dust jacket; illustrations. Some foxing along rear inside edges of jacket and cloth, otherwise light wear to jacket. View more info

Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin.

By: WINTER, JAY, AND JEAN-LOUIS ROBERT.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 8164

ISBN: 052166814X

Condition: Fine condition


622 pp.; 8vo; red wrappers; includes index, bibliography & notes; appendices; illustrations, figures; tables & charts.A major study of the impact World War I on society. View more info

The Great Northwest, A History.

By: Winther, Oscar Osburn.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Knopf: 1952

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 5612

Condition: Very Good condition


Revised & Enlarged. 491 pp. includes bibliography, i-xxx index. Cloth, without jacket; 8vo. Light wear. View more info

Cooper, Juan BAutista Rogers Cooper: Sea Captain, Adveturer, Ranchero, and Early California Pioneer, 1791-1872.

By: WOOLFENDEN, JOHN AND AMELIE ELKINTON.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pacific Grove, CA, The Boxwood Press: 1983

Seller ID: 8108

ISBN: 0910286957

Condition: Fine condition


156 pp., incl. index; 8vo; wrappers; illustrations. View more info

The Chinese Black Chamber, An Adventure in Espionage.

By: Yardley, Herbert O.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5324

ISBN: 0395346487

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


225 pp.; cloth back & paper over boards; in dust jacket with minimal soil to back cover. View more info

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Constantinople, Istanbul's Historical Heritage.

By: YERASIMOS, STEPHANE.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (Koeln), h.f. Ullmann: 2012

Seller ID: 8495

ISBN: 3833135670

Condition: Fine condition


400 pp.; 4to; flexiblle, pictorial covers; color illustrations throughout."Christened "Constantinople" by Constantine the Great, the city successively served as the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires and commanded a key position between Occident and Orient for more than sixteen centuries. Richly illustrated, this book conveys a living experience of Constantinople in all its various aspects." View more info

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The Blue and Gray in Black and White.

By: ZELLER, BOB.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Westport, CT, London, Praeger: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8688

ISBN: 0275982432

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


224 pp., incl. index; 4to; illustrated with photographs throughout. View more info

The Library of Roger K. Larson, Part II: California Exploration through the Gold Rush,

By: [Auction Catalog].

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Pacific Book Auction Galleries: 1995

Seller ID: 2514

Condition: Fine condition


4to; pictorial gray wrappers; 754 items described; reproductions. View more info

(2 Volumes) - The Library of Roger K. Larson, Part IV, Day One: Western Literature, Lawrence Clark Powell (together with) Part IV, Day Two: Western Art Books, Original Art, Photography Books, Photographic Images, UCSF-Fresno Foundation.

By: [Auction Catalog].

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Pacific Book Auction Galleries: 1997

Seller ID: 2515

Condition: Fine condition


4to; pictorial gray wrappers; 1,165 items described; reproductions. View more info

Asociacion Cultural de las California: El Septim Simposio Sobre Baja California / The Seventh Annual Baja Califronia Symposium; Tecate, Mexico and San Diego, California, 1969.

By: [Baja California].

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Asociacion Cultural de las California: 1969

Seller ID: 6653

Condition: Fine condition


30 sheet, mimeographed on one side; text printed two columns, English & Spanish; 4to; in Acco brand brown folder with side fastener; includes two maps, bibliographical notes. View more info

Image for [4 Titles]: 3 Years in California; A Stroll Through the Diggings of California; California Alcalde; Notes on California and the Placers.

[4 Titles]: 3 Years in California; A Stroll Through the Diggings of California; California Alcalde; Notes on California and the Placers.

By: [CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH] ; BORTHWICK, J. D.; KELLY, WILLIAM; FIELD, STEPHEN J.; DELAVAN, JAMES.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Oakland, Biobooks: 1948; 1950; 1956

Edition: Limited Editions

Seller ID: 8772

Condition: Very good or better condition


8vo; first two volumes cloth-backed gold foil paper over boards; third volume, red cloth. Borthwick and Field, each with folding color maps in fine condition; illustrations. Stroll Through the Diggings reproducing illustrations in color by Charles Nahl. Borthwick with a few spots of foxing to deckle foredge last few pages and a darkened one inch strip along bottom front edge. Kelly with strips of darkening along both leading edges, foxing to foredge. Boards on the Field ... View more info

Journal, 1968-69, [Third Printing 1976]. A Look at Long Beach in the Nineteen-Twenties.

By: [CALIFORNIA].

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [Long Beach], [Long Beach Historical Soc.]: 1976

Seller ID: 1058

Condition: Near Fine condition


Oblong 8vo; printed yellow wrappers; cover title; all full page black & white photos of the period; two page spread comparing Long Beach maps of 1920 & 1969. Ex-lib; stamp on front cover edge. View more info

3 titles: Romantic Heritage of . . . 1. Victor Valley, a saga of desert exploration and expansion 2. San Bernadino and San Gabriel Mountains, a saga of historical events in the Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Wrightwood & Summit Valley Areas 3. Douglas - Alpine, a saga of pioneers and progress.

By: [California].

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [No Place], California Interstate Telephone Company: 1961

Seller ID: 6825

Condition: Fine condition


Three booklets; original printed, illustrated brown blue and green wrappers respectively; drawings throughout. Promotional histories issued by the phone company with photographs of their local commercial & plant offices on back covers. View more info

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Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California. Vol. VII, No. 2; Conservation.

By: [CALIFORNIA].

Price: $450.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Commonwealth Club of California: 1912

Seller ID: 8776

Condition: Fair condition


314 pp.; 8vo; printed wrappers. Large folding color map [approx. 22.5" x 18.5"] ot The State of California, showing, Hydro-Electric Development, Forests and Forest Reserves; June 1912, prepared by Committees on Water Power and Forests, Section on Conservation, Commonwealth Club of California. Photo lithography by Britton & Rey, SF. Map in pristine condition. Covers chipped, with loss up to 2" x 1",back lower leading corner; 3" cover loss at top to spi... View more info

[Broadside] Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. I. Hall of Comparative Ovations, Yerba Buena, Alta California To All Chapters of the Ancient and Honorable Order . . .

By: [E Clampus Vitus].

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (San Francisco), 1959

Seller ID: 7391

Condition: Fine condition


9.5" x 12.5"; single folded sheet, printed in red, black and blue. Lawton Kennedy, Printer. Vertical crease down the center of the piece. View more info

[Announcement & Program]: Clampronunciameto! San Juan Bautista welcomes E Clampus Vitus, Saturday and Sunday, June 25th & 26th, 1955.

By: [E CLAMPUS VITUS].

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (San Francisco), (c. 1955)

Seller ID: 7415

Condition: Fine condition


4to; single folded yellow sheet, printed in red & black. Lawton Kennedy, Clamprinter. tanning to top extremities and spine edge View more info

[Announcement & Program]: Clampronunciameto! San Juan Bautista welcomes E Clampus Vitus, Saturday and Sunday, June 25th & 26th, 1955.

By: [E CLAMPUS VITUS].

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (San Francisco), (c. 1955)

Seller ID: 8259

Condition: Fine condition


4to; single folded yellow sheet, printed in red & black. Lawton Kennedy, Clamprinter View more info