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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 image seems to show black spots on her hat, but in fact those are designed openings hitting a dark background.In additi... 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 Publication No. 10, More Sidelights of the Sioux Wars. View more info

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Sacramento Governors.

By: Warren, Governor Earl (proposed by); Governor Edwin J. Knight (under the direction of).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sacramento, The State of California: (1954)

Seller ID: 9262

Condition: Near Fine condition


Folio; brown wrappers. Full page biographis of the first 31 Governors of the State of California. Gift inscription front endpaper to Mark Voorhies signed JSJ, 1955. Light wear to covers. 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 the gold fields the good doctor from Poland gives a brief history of California, followed by a discourse on the mines, with pra... 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

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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 including arson which had gone unpunished by a weak city government. 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

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

Image for [Two Titles]: The Great American Republic, 1776-1787, [together with]; Empire of Liberty, A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.

[Two Titles]: The Great American Republic, 1776-1787, [together with]; Empire of Liberty, A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815.

By: WOOD, GORDON S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC; Oxford, University of North Carolina Press; Oxford University Press: 1998; 2009

Seller ID: 9296

Condition: Near Fine condition


653 & 778 pp.; 8vo; Republic in blue cloth with a hint of soil, no dust jacket; Empire in paper over boards in pictorial jacket, with plate illustrations. View more info

The Discovery of Humboldt Bay. A Narrative.

By: WOOD, L. K.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: [San Francisco], [The Society of California Pioneers]: 1932

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 9297

Condition: Near Fine condition


(4), 22 pp.; 12mo; stapled, olive wrappers printed, decorated, and ruled in black. Leading lower corner tip with slight dog ear, else fine.Originally published in the Humboldt Times, beginning on April 26, 1856 and subsequently reprinted from the Times by Mr. Wood's sons in a paper covered pamphlet. Only a few copies were issued in this form and very few of them are still extant. The Society of California Pioneers reprinted this pamphlet line for line and page for page, employing the same old newspaper type used in the original pamphlet, in their Quarterly of March 1932. In addition, o... 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