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Image for The Gila, river of the Southwest.  Illustrated by Ross Santee.

The Gila, river of the Southwest. Illustrated by Ross Santee.

By: CORLE, EDWIN.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N.Y. & Toronto, Rinehart & Co.: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8949

Condition: Fine condition


402 pp., incl. bibliography and index; 8vo; yellow cloth, without dust jacket. Double page map; illustrated with drawings.From the Rivers of America series, edited by Hervey Allen and Carl Carmer, as planned and started byy Constance Lindsay Skinner. 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

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

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

Image for The Early Inns of California, 1844-1869.

The Early Inns of California, 1844-1869.

By: CROSS, RALPH HERBERT.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Cross & Brandt: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8826

Condition: Fine condition in Very Good jacket


Limited to 500 copies printed by Lawton Kennedy. 302 pp., frontis; 8vo; charcoal cloth back lettered in gilt and patterned red paper over boards. Illustrations throughout, chiefly photographs; vignettes from engravings; folding map showing early inns on the White Rock and Folsom pioneer roads between Sacramento and Placerville as of the end of 1859. Some page sections unopened. In clear mylar jacket with splits at spine ends. 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

Image for 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.

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

Image for Monument Valley. An exploration of a red-rock land where the desert becomes magic and wonder.

Monument Valley. An exploration of a red-rock land where the desert becomes magic and wonder.

By: DE ROOS, ROBERT.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Flagstaff, Northland Press: 1965

Seller ID: 8511

Condition: Fine condition


24 pp.; 8vo; pictorial white, stapled wraps; black & white and color photographs."Monument Valley lay so far over the burning sands that it became a legend long before the blacktop road rolled out to greet its majesty." View more info

The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

By: DEAK, ISTVAN, JAN T. GROSS AND TONY JUDT (EDS).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 8168

ISBN: 0691009546

Condition: Fine condition


337 pp.; 8vo; pictorial red wrappers View more info

Image for And Still the Waters Run. The Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes.

And Still the Waters Run. The Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes.

By: Debo, Angie.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: (Princeton, NJ), Princeton University Press: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 7408

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


First printing of the 1972 edition with new material. 417 pp., includes bibliography & index; 8vo red cloth in price-clipped, pictorial red jacket. Very light rubbing to jacket at portions of spine edges, otherwise very crisp & bright.Debo's controversial second book, completed in 1936, was essentially surpressed until Princeton published the original edition in 1940. And Still the Waters Run details how, after their forced removal from the southeastern United S... View more info

Father Junipero Serra. Sketches of his Life in California with and Introduction and Observations by Carl S. Dentzel

By: DeGrazia, Ted.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], Ward Ritchie and Gallery in the Sun: [1969]

Edition: First Edition, signed & dated by the author on front endpaper

Seller ID: 1480

Condition: Fine condition in near fine jacket


8vo; cloth, in price clipped dust jacket; drawings by the author throughout. View more info

Father Junipero Serra. Sketches of his Life in California with and Introduction and Observations by Carl S. Dentzel

By: DeGrazia, Ted.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], Ward Ritchie and Gallery in the Sun: [1969]

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6719

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


8vo; cloth, in price clipped dust jacket; drawings by the author throughout. View more info

Image for A Sojourn with Royalty and other Sketches by "Old Block" [Alonzo Delano].

A Sojourn with Royalty and other Sketches by "Old Block" [Alonzo Delano].

By: DELANO, ALONZO; COLLECTED AND EDITED BY G. EZRA DANE; ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES LINDSTROM.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco, George Fields: 1936

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8382

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket


500 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. [12], 96, [1] pages; 8vo; white buckram cloth back and illustrated copper paper over boards; paper spine label; in plain paper matching jacket; color illustrations. Small label for Gilbert Lilienthal, Inc., San Francisco on rear pastedown lower hinge corner.Other sketches by the humorist, and 49'er include: The Hungry Convention in Grass Valley (Delano ran a store in the town at one point); Duff, or The French Cook, A Rem... View more info

Image for Monterey Peninsula.  American Guide Series.

Monterey Peninsula. American Guide Series.

By: DELKIN, JAMES LADD; WRITERS' PROGRAM OF THE WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, COMPILED BY.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Stanford, California, James Ladd Delkin, Stanford University: 1941

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8835

Condition: Very Good condition


207 pp.; 8vo; green cloth; illustrated with black & white photographs by: Howard Hoffman, Brett Weston, Sibyl Anikeyev, Robert Kerrigan. Remnant of James Ladd Delkin ownership plate front and rear endpapers; cloth a bit mottled along bottom rear edge and rear leading edge. View more info

Texas Argonauts. Isaaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush. Illustrated by Charles Shaw. Inscribed by the Author.

By: Dillon, Richard H.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1987

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 5762

Condition: Fine condition


One of 450 copies designed & printed by David Holman at his Wind River Press. 9.5" x 13.5"; decorative paper over boards, cloth spine; includes a frontispiece portrait and 13 original paintings (10 of which are two-page spreads), reproduced in color, and an endpaper map; in plain white paper jacket which shows light tanning at front foredge & bottom edge, in mylar wrap. Inscribed opposite half-title in upper leading corner by Dillon to parapatetic San Francisco c... View more info

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Embarcadero.

By: Dillon, Richard H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: N.Y., Coward-McCann: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6617

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


Inscribed "Best wishes" by the author on front endpaper, with his typed note on a vintage postcard, "Bob, Just heard that you've been ill. Sorry to hear it and hope that you're on the mend. Just about everybody has been laid up, of late -- you, Dave Magee, Warren Howell, Adrian Wilson and Mallette Dean . . . So, take it easy and drop out of that parade (of patients) and return to the ol' book bins . . . cheers dick dillon." 313 pp.; cloth in price-clippe... View more info

North Beach, The Italian Heart of San Francisco. (Inscribed by the author) Photographs by J. B. Monaco (1856-1938); Photo Editor Lynn L. Davis

By: DILLON, RICHARD.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Presidio Press: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5771

ISBN: 0891411879

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


189 pp.; 4to; coated paper over boards, in dust jacket with chips at edges & corners; black & white photographs throughout. Inscribed by the author on fribt endpaper, "For the most loyal of collectors of "Dilloniana," Charles Ozorio, from the author, R. H. Dillon." View more info

Image for Great Expectations. The Story of Benicia California (inscribed by the author).

Great Expectations. The Story of Benicia California (inscribed by the author).

By: DILLON, RICHARD.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (Benicia), Benicia Heritage Book, Inc.: (1980)

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8408

ISBN: 09604622

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


241 pp.; 4to; cloth in pictorial jacket. Inscribed by Richard Dillon on blank facing title page: " From author to printer, Steve Emanuels, - a great job! . . Benicia, 1980." Rubbing and light soil to jacket. View more info