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[Cover Title] California History, Volume 81, Number 3 / 4 2003. Taming the elephant : politics, government, and law in pioneer California.

By: Burns, John F., Richard J. Orsi.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University Of California Press / California Historical Society: 2003

Seller ID: 8020

Condition: As New


4to; pictorial yellow wrappers, still in original shrinkwrap.The last in a series of volumes which reexamine the meaning of the founding of modern California during the state's pioneer period. This volume treats the role of post-Gold Rush California government, politics, and law in the building of a dynamic state, with influences that persist today. Essays investigate the creation of constitutional foundations, law and jurisprudence, the formation of government a... View more info

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Messenger of Death, Captain Nolan and the Charge of the Light Brigade.

By: BUTTERY, DAVID.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (South Yorkshire), Pen & Sword: (2008)

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8719

ISBN: 1844157563

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


227; 8vo; cloth in dust jacket; illustrated with maps, views, photographs, and other reproductions. View more info

Gold Rush Country. Guide to California's Mother Lode and Northern Mines.

By: By The Editors of Sunset Books.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Menlo Park, CA, Lane Pub. Co.: [1957]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2472

Condition: Fine condition in good jacket


[102] pp.; 4to; cloth, in color photo pictorial jacket with minor creasing top edges; chips and tears to corners and a small hole [less than a dime] through part of jacket cover title, otherwise fairly clean and bright. Laid in are a 12 panel folding brochure on Yosemite, folds out to an 18" x 23" map on one side (revised 1954); a folding Easter Week in Yosemite, 1957 brochure; a National Parks folding brochure, and circular. View more info

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Thirty Years with the Mexicans: In Peace, and Revolution.

By: Case, Alden Buell.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: N.Y., Chicago, Toronto, Fleming H. Revell Co.: [1917]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2948

Condition: Near Fine condition


285 pp., tissue frontis; 8vo; light brown cloth, without dust jacket. Illustrated with ten black & white photographs including frontis. Very light tanning, foxing to endpapers. View more info

(Two Titles): The American West; America's Western Frontiers.

By: CAUGHEY, JOHN WALTON; JOHN A. HAWGOOD.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles; New York, Ward Ritchie; Alfred Knopf: 1969; 1967

Edition: 1st Editions

Seller ID: 8146

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jackets


8vo; cloth in dust jackets. View more info

Some sources of information on Orange County: a preliminary check-list.

By: Cecil Roberts; Orange County Library Association.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Reproduced by: The Library, California State College at Fullerton: 1966

Seller ID: 6607

Condition: Very Good condition


18 stapled, mimeograph leaves. Cover title page with minor creasing, age toning at extremities. View more info

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Splendide Californie! Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900.

By: CHALMERS, CLAUDINE.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 2001

Edition: First Edition, one of 450 copies designed by the Yolla Bolly Press.

Seller ID: 7728

Condition: Fine condition in fine slipcase


xiv;144 pp., frontis; green cloth with inset color cover illustration; paper spine label; slipcase, color reproductions throughout. French migration to California from the Revolution of 1789 to increase from the draw of the 1849 Gold Rush, saw many artists among the thousands of Voyagers, and Argonauts over the period arrive and begin to paint as they saw, the early history of the state. Claudine Chalmers gathers the work here, including those that were heretofor... View more info

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Splendide Californie! Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900.

By: CHALMERS, CLAUDINE.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 2001

Edition: First Edition, one of 450 copies designed by the Yolla Bolly Press.

Seller ID: 8420

Condition: Near Fine condition, in Fine slipcase


xiv;144 pp., frontis; green cloth with inset color cover illustration; paper spine label; slipcase, color reproductions throughout. Faint spot to cover at leading rear edge.French migration to California from the Revolution of 1789 to increase from the draw of the 1849 Gold Rush, saw many artists among the thousands of Voyagers, and Argonauts over the period arrive and begin to paint as they saw, the early history of the state. Claudine Chalmers gathers the work ... View more info

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Splendide Californie! Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900.

By: CHALMERS, CLAUDINE.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 2001

Edition: First Edition, one of 450 copies designed by the Yolla Bolly Press.

Seller ID: 8424

Condition: As New


xiv;144 pp., frontis; green cloth with inset color cover illustration; paper spine label; slipcase, and original shipping box; color reproductions throughout. French migration to California from the Revolution of 1789 to increase from the draw of the 1849 Gold Rush, saw many artists among the thousands of Voyagers, and Argonauts over the period arrive and begin to paint as they saw, the early history of the state. Claudine Chalmers gathers the work here, includin... View more info

The Truth About Virginia City Nevada, 1850-1940.

By: Cheel, Chester W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: No Place [Reno, NV}, Privately Printed: [c. 1940-]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1049

Condition: ex-lib, small unobtrusive stamp on corner front cover; moderate cover soil, spotting, else very good


128 pp.; incl. bibliography; 16mo; yellow wrappers, lettered in silver. View more info

Hesperian College 1861-1896: Pioneer Sacramento Valley collegiate institution, antecedent to Chapman College.

By: Clover, Haworth A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Burlingame, CA, Hesperia Press: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8012

Condition: Fine condition


Printed by Alfred & Lawton Kennedy. 136 pp., incl. index, appendices, tables; 8vo; green buckram lettered in gilt. View more info

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Mother Lode Memories, A Pictorial History.

By: COKE, DR. R., AND LEONARD COVELLO.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fresno, Valley Publishers: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8465

ISBN: 0913548707

Condition: Fine condition in Very Good dust jacket


211 pp.; 4to; cloth in pictorial jacket with light soil, 2 " closed tear lower front edge near spine, now protected in mylar jacket. Illustrated with historical photos with extensive captions throughout. View more info

The Seven Years War, A Sutdy in British Combined Strategy. Introduction by Jeremy Black.

By: CORBETT, JULIAN S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2001

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 8154

Condition: Fine condition


674 pp., color frontis illus.; tall 8vo; illustrated blue cloth; map endpapers; 29 color plates; 16 black & white illustrations; 13 maps. In slipcase.First published in 1907. This edition follows the text of the first edition with minor emendations. View more info

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The Correspondence of John Cotton Junior.

By: COTTON, JOHN; EDITED BY SHEILA MCINTYRE; LEN TRAVERS.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Colonial Society of Massachusetts: 2009

Seller ID: 8661

ISBN: 0979466229

Condition: As New


656 pp.; 4to; cloth in dust jacket; still in publisher's shrinkwrap.John Cotton Jr was the second son of one of the famous clergymen of New England's founding generation. At the age of 22, already pastor of the church in Wethersfield, he lost his ministry as a result of a sexual scandal. Disgraced and jobless, Cotton moved his family to distant Martha's Vineyard to start anew as a missionary to the Indians View more info

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California County Boundaries : a study of the division of the State of California into counties and the subsequent changes in their boundaries. With maps .

By: COY, OWEN C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California Historical Survey Commission: 1923

Seller ID: 8415

Condition: Fine condition


335 pp.; 8vo; cloth, spine gilt; maps throughout, some folded."The study covers the action of the Legislature from its first session in 1849-50 to and including that of the forty-fifth session in 1923" View more info

Triggernometry, A Gallery of Gunfighters. With technical notes on leather slapping as a fine art, gathered from many a loose holstered expert over the years.

By: Cunningham, Eugene.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Caldwell, ID, The Caxton Printers: 1956

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 5404

Condition: Fine condition in Fair jacket, in protective mylar wrap.


441 pp. 8vo; beige cloth lettered & illustrated in red; in price-clipped blue dust jacket with chips & wear at edges, dampstain bottom spine edge, internal tape repairs to bottome edge. Illustrated with black & white photos. View more info

California Blue Book or State Roster, 1907.

By: Curry, Charles Forrest.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sacramento, State Printing Office: 1907

Seller ID: 2339

Condition: Good Condition


846 pps.; 8vo; original gilt stamped blue cloth; black & white photographs of buildings, parks, schools, institutions, landscapes, and many portraits of politicians, judges, etc. ; charts; tables; color maps; color plates, California Poppy, U. S. Flag.; charts; maps; color plate of California Poppy. Mild rubbing to extremities; front hinge cracked but repaired and holding firm; 5" portion along foredge of back cover mottled & chewed. A useful compendium of re... View more info

Reviewing Nevada's Legacy.

By: DARRAH, E. W. "SHORTY".

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sagebrush Press: 1964

Seller ID: 8206

Condition: Very Good condition


Spiral bound tan card covers; cover illustration by Evelyn Cronkhitel; black & white photos; map. Scuff to front cover; light soil to rear cover. Bookseller Inventory # 001492 View more info

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The Discovery of San Francisco Bay, The Rediscovery of the Port of Monterey, The Establishment of the Presidio, and the Founding of the Mission of San Francisco. Extracted from the Transactions and proceedings of the Geographical society of the Pacific. vol. IV, Series II.

By: DAVIDSON, GEORGE.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Geographical Society of the Pacific; F. F. Partridge Print.: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8554

Condition: Near Fine condition


153 pp.; 4to; originally bound in printed wrappers, this copy rebound without original cover in half red morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt; bright red, decorated endpapers. Ownership circular blindstamp on new front endpaper of Lars Vistnes, who was a noted plastic surgeon at Stanford and founding director of Interplast. He also found time to take up bookbinding, this being one of his efforts. One can see the craft was a natural fit given his profession... View more info

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The History of Nevada.

By: DAVIS, SAM P., EDITOR.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Las Vegas, Nevada Publications: (1991)

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 8409

Condition: Very Good condition


1279 pp., plus index; 2 vols; gray cloth; portrai photographs. Light soil spotting to cloth& slipcase. View more info