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Friendship's Diary.

By: GARDNER, ALEXANDER.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Paisley & London: 1887

Seller ID: 8375

Condition: Very Good condition


Unpaged, but after title and two page preface, one page for each day of the year consisting of decoratively boarderd blanks within red rule, and date for page in top border printed in red. Octavo, bound in laminated wood covers, front cover with floral illustration laid down under laminate; spine of red leather, heavily decorated in gilt; all edges gilt. Illustrated with full page reproductions from engravings; each page leads with a literary quotation. Moderate rubbing ... View more info

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Trail-Blazing Pioneer. Colonel Joseph Ballinger Chiles.

By: GIFFEN, HELEN S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [San Francisco], John Howell Books: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8567

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


100 pp., portrait frontis; tall 8vo; red cloth lettered in gilt, in blue paper jacket.Designed and printed by Alfred and Lawton Kennedy. Chiles, born in Kentucky (1810), went with the Bartleson-Bidwell Party overland in 1841. Promised a mill site by Vallejo, Chiles went east again to buy equipment, returning in 1843 with Joseph Walker. From his Napa Valley rancho he supplied Fremont in the Bear Flag Revolt, aided him by testifying on his behalf in his court-marti... View more info

Image for The California Outlaw, Tuburcio Vasquez.  Including The Rare Contemporary Account by George Beers, With Numerous Photographs And Excerpts From Contemporary Newspapers.

The California Outlaw, Tuburcio Vasquez. Including The Rare Contemporary Account by George Beers, With Numerous Photographs And Excerpts From Contemporary Newspapers.

By: GREENWOOD, ROBERT, COMPILER.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Gatos, Talisman Press: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8434

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


Red cloth spine, salmon paper over boards with titles & portrait photo on front cover; spine lettered in gilt. In plain paper, salmon colored jacket with one quarter inch tear back top edge. Tiburcio Vásquez was a Californio bandido who was active in California from 1854 to 1874. The Vasquez Rocks, 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many hideouts and are named for him. "I was born in Monterey county, California at the town of Monterey, August 11,... View more info

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[Two Titles]: The Young Lloyd George, together with; Lloyd George, The People's Champion, 1902-1911.

By: GRIGG, JOHN.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University Of California Press: 1978

Seller ID: 8621

ISBN: 0520026772

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jackets


8vo; cloth; dust jackets; illustrated with photographs. View more info

American Statesmen, An Interpretation of Our History and Heritage.

By: Griggs, Edward Howard.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Orchard-Hill Press: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4758

Condition: Fine condition


Signed by the author on front endpaper. 364 pp.; 8vo; original red cloth. View more info

Image for Stockton Boyhood. Being the Reminiscences of Carl Ewald Gunsky, which cover the years from 1855-1877.  Edited by Clotilde Grunsky Taylor.

Stockton Boyhood. Being the Reminiscences of Carl Ewald Gunsky, which cover the years from 1855-1877. Edited by Clotilde Grunsky Taylor.

By: GRUNSKY, CARL EWALD.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (Berkeley), The Friends of the Bancroft Library: 1959

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8827

Condition: Fine condition


800 copies designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy. 134 pp., plus index, portrait frontis; green cloth. Illustrated with drawings. View more info

Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

By: Hamlin, Talbot.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N.Y., Oxford University Press: 1955

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 5755

Condition: Fine condition


633 pp., incl. index; 8vo; red cloth stamped in gilt; black spine panel; 40 plate, and 36 text illustrations. No dust jacket. View more info

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Washington and His Generals. Two Volumes in One.

By: HEADLEY, J. T.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N.Y., Scribner, Armstrong & Co.: 1875

Seller ID: 8891

Condition: Good Condition


372 pp.; blue cloth lettered & decorated in gilt. Illustrated with 16 steel engraved portraits including frontispiece. Signature p.219-238 sprung but holding with cord binding, otherwise light cover wear. View more info

California Caravan. The 1846 Overland Trail Memoir of Margaret M. Hecox. Edited and with Introduction by Richard Dillon.

By: Hecox, Margaret M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Jose, Harlan-Young Press: 1966

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 5732

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


625 copies printed. With typed postcard laid in, signed by Theron Fox, who is named on the copyright, regarding the selling of books on the Antiquarian Bookman. 70 pp.; 8vo; cloth in brown dust jacket with miniscule wear at edges; moderate tanning & soil to white back panel. View more info

Wolfe of Quebec.

By: Hibbert, Chritopher.

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 5229

Condition: Very Good condition in Very Good jacket, with protective Mylar Wrap


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Mein Kampf. Translated by Ralph Manheim.

By: Hitler, Adolph.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: no date [c. 1950]

Edition: Reprint, Sentry Edition

Seller ID: 3464

Condition: Fine condition


694 pp. 8vo; wrappers. View more info

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Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great [14 volumes, plus The Guide Book].

By: HUBBARD, ELBERT.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: East Aurora, The Roycrofters: 1928

Seller ID: 8942

Condition: Near Fine condition


15 volumes; 8vo; tan cloth, paper spine labels. Some age toning to the labels on six volumes, otherwise very crisp, with some pages unopened. Elbert Hubbard (b. 1856), founded the Roycroft Press in 1893 at East Aurora, modeled after the Arts & Crafts style of William Morris and his Kelmscott Press. Beginning in 1895 he issued monthly the famous “Little Journey” booklets, pleasant biographical essays on famous persons, in which fact was interwoven with comment... View more info

Letters to Milena.

By: Kafka, Franz.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N.Y., Schocken Books: 1954

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 3956

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


235 pp.; 8vo; cloth in price clipped red dust jacket with spots of rubbing to front of jacket and corner tips; minor creasing to top of jacket spine; soil to white back panel. View more info

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[Presentation Copy] Bret Harte In California, A Chracter Study. With an introduction by Carl I. Wheat.

By: KAHN, EDGAR M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Privately Printed: 1951

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8696

Condition: Very Good condition


Number 1 of 200 copies printed, fifty of which are for members of the Roxburghe Club. Designed and printed by Haywood Hunt. Inscribed twice: "Presented to The Mechanics Institute by Edgar M. Kahn, 1952" on front endpaper; also inscribed on colophon, "Mechanics Institute and Libarary,- For the enjoyment of the Members, Edgar M. Kahn, San Francisco August 1952." 25 pp., port. frontis; 8vo; cloth back and marbled gold paper over boards; paper title label fr... View more info

The Lone Conformist.

By: Kerridge, Roy.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, The Hogarth Press: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5398

ISBN: 0701128607

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


8vo; green paper over boards, in white dust jacket with a closed 1" tear lower front flap edge; very light soil. View more info

All I Need Is Love, a Memoir.

By: KINSKI, KLAUS.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: N.Y., Random House: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8680

ISBN: 0394549163

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


8vo; red cloth back and blue paper over boards, in price-clipped pictorial blue jacket. Jacket otherwise very crisp and clean."Kinski, renowned for the demonic intensity of his screen presence and his unabashed idiosyncrasy - writes a sometims shocking, sometimes disturbing, always arresting account of his life and loves." View more info

Two Titles: By With To & From, a Lincoln Kirstein Reader; The World of Lincoln Kirstein;

By: Kirstein, Lincoln, Martin Duberman, David Leddick.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux; Knopf; St. Martin's: 1991, 2007

Edition: 1st Editions,

Seller ID: 5608

Condition: Fine condition


8vo; the first two, hardcovers in dus jackets. View more info

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Alone with Me.

By: KITT, EARTHA.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Chicago, Regnery: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8588

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


276 pp.; 8vo; burgundy fabrikoid, spine lettered in gilt. Trivial rubbing at spine ends. In pictorial white dust jacket with a 1" closed tear and chipping bottom spine edge, minor soil. Illustrated with photographs.Recounts the twenty eventful years after the publication of her first biography, Thurday's Child. View more info

Memories of a Shipwrecked World, being the Memoirs of Countess Kleinmichel.

By: Kleinmichel, Countess.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: N.Y., Brentano's: 1923

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 8080

Condition: Near Fine condition


286 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; red cloth, lettered in gilt; without dust jacket. Newspaper clipping pasted into rear endpaper: headline July 26, 1923, CZARINA'S MAID REACHES U. S. , IMPOVERISHED, regarding Countess Irene Keller (Kleinmichel), maid of honor to the Empress of Russia, and the execution of the Romanovs. Some offset to rear pastedown from this interesting clipping. Except for this welcome complication, volume is in fine condition. Scarce in the original.... View more info

Benjamin C. Truman, California Booster & Bon Vivant.

By: KURUTZ, GARY F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1984

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 6664

Condition: Fine condition


600 copies printed by Sherwood Grover at the Grace Hoper Press.89 pp.; 8vo; gilt-stamped green cloth; prospectus laid in . View more info