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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 collector Charles Ozorio: " Best wishes to my loyal book collector . . . I'm sure you will enjoy this elegant book. R. H.... 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-clipped dust jacket with clear tape mends at top of spine inside & out. Illustrated with a section of black & white photographic re... 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

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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

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

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

By: DILLON, RICHARD.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Presidio Press: 1985

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 8471

ISBN: 0891411879

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


189 pp.; 4to; coated paper over boards, in dust jacket with 1" closed tear bottom front edge, else fresh under mylar; black & white photographs throughout. View more info

Image for Napa Valley Heyday.  With Historical Photographs by Charles Turrill.

Napa Valley Heyday. With Historical Photographs by Charles Turrill.

By: DILLON, RICHARD.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 2004

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8799

Condition: Fine condition


xi, 363 pp. 4to; cloth, in clear mylar cover;illustrations, color map. 450 copies printed; design, typography, & scanning by Jonathan Clark at The Artichoke Press."Lithographed in three colors on Mohawk Superfine paper. The text is set in New Baskerville, with titles in Isabella, an 1892 Victorian display face. The natural-linen binding is enhanced by an antique vignette of Groezinger's Winery in Yountville; the endpapers feature Napa Valley scenes from 19th-century lithographs"(Publisher's prospectus, which is included). View more info

John Doble's Journal and Letters from the Mines: Mokelumne Hill, Jackson, Volcano, and San Francisco, 1851-1865.

By: Doble, John, edited by Charles L. Camp.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Denver, Old West Pub. Co.: 1962

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8077

Condition: Fine condition


1000 copies printed by Alfred & Lawton Kennedy. xiv, 304 pp., frontis; 4to; tan cloth lettered in black with front cover illustration; two folding maps; 5 illustrations. In original glassine wrap. Text block partially unopened. 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

Image for The German Emigrants or Frederick Wohlgemuth's Voyage to California 1849.

The German Emigrants or Frederick Wohlgemuth's Voyage to California 1849.

By: DR. DIETRICH.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stanford University, California, James Ladd Delkin: 1949

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 8973

Condition: Fine condition in Very Good jacket


Republished for the California Centennial Celebration, limited to 1000 copies printed on white dawnflake text paper by the Profile Press. 47 pp., color frontis illus.; 12mo; tan paper over boards, lettered in green and decorated in green & gold; eight leaves of full page color illustrations reproduced by offset with many bright colors applied by hand in the studio of Charlize Brakely in New York City. In somewhat toned tan paper jacket with chips at edges, half-inch loss at top of spine. The title page follows the original typography of the first edition as printed in Germany in Engli... 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

Image for [Two Titles] Post Card History Series, Alameda; together with, Images of Rail Series, Alameda by Rail.

[Two Titles] Post Card History Series, Alameda; together with, Images of Rail Series, Alameda by Rail.

By: Dutcher, Greta and Stephen Rowland; Grant Ute and Bruce Singer.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (Charleston, SC), Arcadia Publishing Co.: 2005; 2007

Seller ID: 9469

ISBN: 0738530395

Condition: Fine condition


8vo; pictorial wrappers. Profusely illustrated with historical photographs. 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 [2 items] Program: Dedication Site of E. C. V. Saloon of 1853, At the Castro House, the "old Compere Trading Post," May 29, 1956. Murphys, California [together with]  E C V Replies to a dastardly ALLEGATION !

[2 items] Program: Dedication Site of E. C. V. Saloon of 1853, At the Castro House, the "old Compere Trading Post," May 29, 1956. Murphys, California [together with] E C V Replies to a dastardly ALLEGATION !

By: E CLAMPUS VITUS.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: [San Francisco], Alber Shumate: 1965;1963

Edition: Limited Editions

Seller ID: 9301

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.'ECV Replies: Single sheet, printed on one side, and folded twice to form a 9.5" x 5" brochure; 2 facing inside pages reprint the Item: "E. Clampus Vitus." Some of the San Francisco editors are puzzling their heads to know what can be the objective or aim of a newly created society, bearing this name in that city. From the Sacramento Daily ... 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

Image for Early Printing in California. From it's beginning in the Mexican Territory to Statehood, September 9, 1850.

Early Printing in California. From it's beginning in the Mexican Territory to Statehood, September 9, 1850.

By: Fahey, Herbert.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1956

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 9270

Condition: Near Fine condition


400 copies printed by The Grabhorn Press; ix, (142) pp; folio; black cloth back and green cloth over boards; red leather spine label which is chipped at edges. Illustrated with sixteen plates containing facsimiles, portraits; bibliography. Also laid in by previous owner, reproductions produced in negative of two 1836 Zamorano imprints by Colonel Mariano Chico found in the bibliography: a one page proclamation, El C. Coronel Mariano Chico, Representante Del Congreso Mejicano , Comandante General Y Gefe . . ., and four pages of Discurso, Pronunciado Por El Senor Gefe Politico de la Alta Califor... 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

[3 Overland Narratives] Travels in California, With Map; Texas, Oregon and California; A Trip Across the Plains and Life in California.

By: FARNHAM, THOMAS JEFFERSON; S. AUGUSTUS MITCHELL; GEO. KELLER, PHYSICIAN TO THE WAYNE COUNTY COMPANY.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Biobooks: 1947; 1948; (1955)

Edition: Limited Editions

Seller ID: 8895

Condition: Fine condition


First two titles limited to 750 copies, third to 500 copies; 8vo; cloth; folding maps in first two titles. 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

Image for Russian Hill Runt. {2 issues)  Vols. 1 - No's. 17 & 20; February and July, 1941

Russian Hill Runt. {2 issues) Vols. 1 - No's. 17 & 20; February and July, 1941

By: FIELD, ELIZABETH, ED.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, By the editor: 1941

Seller ID: 6609

Condition: Good Condition


Newsletter: 8 & 11 pp., stapled sheets folded to 11.25" x 8.75"; printed on coated paper stock; drawings, cartoons, black & white photographs; reproductions; ads. February issue with dime size cigarette burn diminishing through all pages (no burn hole); July issue, staples a bit rusty with offset to pages at staple spots; corners creased; back cover with a small stain at top corner near spine and tanning at extremites.A well crafted and wonderfully entertaining little newsletter, full of San Francisco & Russian Hill culture, history & lore, from tidbits to features. February ... View more info