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Image for The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the year 1776.

The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the year 1776.

By: Dodsley.

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Pall-Mall, Printed for J. Dodsley: 1777

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6489

Condition: Very Good condition


Ex-Mechanics Institute Library. (i)title -iv; (1)-270, History of Europe; 1-259, Characters; (9), Contents. Bound in brown library cloth with gilt lettered red leather spine label which is rubbed, call & volume number in gilt; Mechanics Institute in gilt front cover; nice library bookplate though stamped withdrawn; faint stamp to top edge; small date stamp front pastedown; another withdrawn stamp rear pastedown; perforation lower right corner of title page. Front and rea... View more info

Image for [Two Titles]  Filings from an Old Saw: Reminiscences of San Francisco and California's Conquest, together with A Navy Surgeion in California, 1846-1847, The Journal of Marius Duvall.

[Two Titles] Filings from an Old Saw: Reminiscences of San Francisco and California's Conquest, together with A Navy Surgeion in California, 1846-1847, The Journal of Marius Duvall.

By: DOWNEY, JOSEPH T.; MARIUS DUVALL.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, John Howell: 1956;1957

Edition: Limited Editions

Seller ID: 8813

Condition: Near Fine condition thus


750 & 600 copies respecitvely; 170 & 114 pp., indexes; 8vo; cloth. Spines lettered in gilt, but somebody hiccuped when applying the gilt to Navy Surgeon, causing a blurred effect, otherwise both volumes fine. View more info

The Fifty Days of Napoleion in England.

By: Duhamel, Jean.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1969

Edition: 1st U. K. Edition

Seller ID: 5172

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket


141 pp.; 8vo; cloth in black jacket. View more info

Program: Dedication Site of E. C. V. Saloon of 1853, At the Castro House, the "old Compere Trading Post," May 29, 1956. Murphys, California.

By: E CLAMPUS VITUS.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [San Francisco], Alber Shumate: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8260

Condition: Fine condition


200 copies printed for Albert Shumate by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Single sheet folded to form a 10" x 7" program with facing text on the discovery by Ken Castro; printed in black & red with cover illustration of the 'saloon.' View more info

Image for San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, with illustrations from woodcuts.

San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, with illustrations from woodcuts.

By: EVANS, HENRY.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (San Francisco), The Porpoise Bookshop: (1957)

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8745

Condition: Very Good condition


31 pp.; 24mo (5.5" x 4.25"); illustrated white wrappers. Strip of tanning to back cover up to 1".Presenting some of the less known facts about the wharf and how it came to be: its history, the peopl of the various trades and crafts in the area, the boats, the fish, a good recipe for cioppino supplied by Patricia Evans. View more info

Frontier America : the Far West.

By: Fairbanks, Jonathan L.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Museum of Fine Arts: 1975

Seller ID: 8081

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


Exhibition Catalog. 233 pp., oblong 8vo; cloth in price-clipped pictorial jacket. Photographs and other reproductions throughout, including full page color plates.Frontier America "presented here through pictorial, decorative, and functional arts is life in the western part of the United States, from Missouri to the Pacific Coast." View more info

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

By: Fetherstonhaugh, R. C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Carrick & Evans, Inc.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4379

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


322 pp., frontis; 8vo; red cloth in dust jacket. Illustrated with 15 plates comprised of black & white photographs and other reproductions; 5 maps, including four folding. Light wear to cloth; moderate tanning to endpapers near gutter; bookplates on front pastedown and front endpaper. Dust jacket price clipped with yellowing at back panel near spine; light creasing & fading to spine; wear & closed tears at edges up to 1" top front edge; interior tape mends. View more info

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Russian Hill Runt. Vol. 1 - No. 20; July, 1941

By: Field, Elizabeth, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, By the editor: 1941

Seller ID: 6609

Condition: Good Condition


Newsletter: 11 pp., stapled sheets folded to 11.25" x 8.75"; printed on coated paper stock; drawings, cartoons, black & white photographs; reproductions; ads. Back cover is a clip & mail petition to extend Post Street through Laurel Hill Cemetary. Staples a bit rusty with offset to pages at staple spots; corners creased; back cover with a stain at top corner near spine and tanning at extremites.A well crafted and wonderfully entertaining little newsletter... View more info

Prairie Mountain Sketches.

By: Field, Matthew C.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: [1957]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2615

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


239 pp.; 8vo; cloth in pictorial dust jacket; illustrated with b&w reproductions. Very minor wear to jacket at corners; minor soil to white back panel. View more info

Image for (Three Titles): Monterey, The Presence of the Past; together with, Monterey's Adobe Heritage; and Monterey Bay Yesterday, a nostalgic  era in postcards.

(Three Titles): Monterey, The Presence of the Past; together with, Monterey's Adobe Heritage; and Monterey Bay Yesterday, a nostalgic era in postcards.

By: FINK, AUGUSTA; WYNN BULLOCK, MAYO HAYES O'DONNELL; BETTY LEWIS.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books; Monterey Savings & Loan: 1972, 1968

Seller ID: 8390

Condition: Near Fine condition


Presence, 8vo, cloth in price-clipped jacket; Heritage, 4to; photographs of 40 adobe structures; location map at end. View more info

California History, Volume LXXX No. 2/3. The Magazine of the California Historical Society.

By: Fireman, Janet R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The California Historical Society: Summer / Fall 2001

Seller ID: 4031

Condition: Fine condition


159 pp. 4to; illustrated wrappers; black & white photographs throughout.Feature articles include: George Freeth: King of the Surfers and California's Forgotten Hero, by Arthur C. Verge, a splendid 23 page piece illustrated with 15 b&w photos. Also, Eternal Light: Visions of Gottardo Piazzoni by Scott A. Shields; Revising the Sesquicentennial Narrative: The Importance of Josiah Royce's "California" for Our Time, by Ronald A. Wells. View more info

Image for (Two Issues) California History.  The Magazine of the California Historical Society. Volume 81, No's 1&2.

(Two Issues) California History. The Magazine of the California Historical Society. Volume 81, No's 1&2.

By: FIREMAN, JANET R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The California Historical Society: 2002

Seller ID: 8834

Condition: Fine condition


4to; illustrated wrappers. View more info

GOOD LIFE IN HARD TIMES.

By: Flamm, Jerry.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Pub. Co.: n.d.(1976)

Seller ID: 206


Good+ Back cover wear, light stain to rear end paper San Francisco in the 1920's and 30's View more info

Image for Mother Lode Race Incident. Letters between two lodges of the I.O.O.F. regarding alleged misconduct on the part of a member.

Mother Lode Race Incident. Letters between two lodges of the I.O.O.F. regarding alleged misconduct on the part of a member.

By: FOX, THERON, EDITOR AND INTRODUCTION.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Jose, Harlan-Young Press: 1966

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8449

Condition: Fine condition in Good dj, in Mylar Wrapper


400 copies printed. 8vo; cloth, in tan jacket with moderate soil; 1.5" closed tear front top corner near spine.Lodge life in the Gold Rush depicted in a series of letters between two members of the International Order of Odd Fellows. View more info

SCOTLAND'S ROYAL LINE The Tragic House of Stuart with a Personal Biography of that Hero of Romance and Misfortune Prince Charles Edward.

By: Francis, Grant R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1929

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 7672

Condition: Very Good condition


Red cloth lettered in gilt. Illustrated with frontis & plates containing reproductions of portraits. Spine gilt dulled; bookplate of Lulu Leppo of Santa Rosa, CA on front pastedown with her ownership signature on front endpaper. View more info

Image for The History and Business Directory of Shasta County. Comprising an accurate historical sketch of the county from its earliest settlement to the present time, 1881.

The History and Business Directory of Shasta County. Comprising an accurate historical sketch of the county from its earliest settlement to the present time, 1881.

By: FRANK, B. F. AND H W CHAPPELL, COMPILERS.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Shasta Historical Society: 1979

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 8473

Condition: Fine condition


180 pp., index; 8vo; white cloth, spine lettered in black. View more info

Saratoga, The Decisive Battle.

By: FURNEAUX, RUPERT.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8106

ISBN: 0049730053

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


304 pp., frontis; incl. index, bibliography; 8vo cloth in pictorial brown jacket with trivial wear at edges; illustrations, maps. View more info

Image for [Two Titles] The History Today Companion to British History, and Who's Who in British History.

[Two Titles] The History Today Companion to British History, and Who's Who in British History.

By: GARDINER, JULIET, NEIL WENBORN, EDITORS.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Collins & Brown: 1995

Seller ID: 8623

Condition: As New


Thick octavos; cloth in dust jackets. Both as new, Who's Who still in publisher's shrinkwrap. View more info

Handbill announcing free lecture, and a series of six lessons.

By: Garland Anderson.

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 4270

Condition: Near Fine condition


Handbill of light blue paper stock; folded to 4p., 8.5" x 5.5", printed on all sides, advertising lectures by Garland Anderson, with his portrait photo on front page. Dated 1935 in pencil upper margin by previous owner. Top leading corner tips minor dog-ear. A pioneer playwright and moralistic philosopher of constructive thinking, Garland Anderson was the first African American known to have a serious full-length drama produced on Broadway. Active in the ... View more info

Image for Surveying the Shore. Historic Maps of Coastal Massachusetts, 1600-1930.

Surveying the Shore. Historic Maps of Coastal Massachusetts, 1600-1930.

By: GARVER, JOSEPH G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Commonwealth Editions: 2006

Seller ID: 8785

ISBN: 1933212276

Condition: As New


205 pp.; cloth in dust jacket; still in original shrinkwrap; illustrations, maps. View more info