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California of the South, A History, Biographical. Volume III, Illustrated.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Los Angeles, S. J. Clarke Pub. Co.: 1933

Seller ID: 2453

Condition: Fine condition


Vol. 3 only; 501 pp., indexed; 4to; brown fabrikoid, spine titles stamped in gilt; full page black & white portrait photographs throughout. Approximately 250 prominent citizens of Southern California represented, along with brief histories of several institutions such as the Santa Monica Writer's Club, Mount Saint Mary's College, Ventura County Free Library, Redondo Union High School, and Riverside Public Library. View more info

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A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California, Illustrated. Containing a History of this Important Section of the Pacific Coast from the Earliest Period of its Occupancy to the Present Time, together with Glimpses of its Prospective Future...

By: (Cover Title: Pen Pictures of the Garden World).

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lewis Publishing Co.: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6888

Condition: Very Good condition


637 pp. Illustrated with 34 plates (including 30 steel-engraved portraits, 1 wood-engraved, and 3 from a photographs), including frontispiece. 11┬╝x9, original full decoratively embossed brown morocco, decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt with a gilt-vignette on the front cover, inner gilt dentelles, gilt-patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Front cover lettered "Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World" and the spine is lettered "Northern California, I... View more info

Father and Son, Biographical Recollections.

By: (Gosse, Sir Edmund William).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Scribner's: 1908

Seller ID: 276

Condition: Very Good condition


8vo 355 pgs. Bookplate on front paste-down Dark green cloth, slight wear at corners, otherwise a bright copy. View more info

Stevenson's Baby Book: Being a Record of the Sayings and Doings of Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson. .

By: (Robert Louis Stevenson).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Printed for John Howell by John Henry Nash: 1922

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 3873

Condition: Very good or better condition


No. 126 of 500 copies printed. 58 pp., photo portrait frontis of little Stevenson; 8vo; decorated paper over boards, blue cloth spine with paper spine label. Reproducing the records kept by Stevenson's mother for the first year of his life. Rubbing & minor bumping to leading corner tips. Introduced with 'A Note to the Reader' by Stevenson's stepdaughter, Katherine D. Osbourne. Two penned inscriptions on front endpaper: "To Frederick H. Randall with kind regards, Kat... View more info

Sketches of Leading and Representative Men of San Francisco : being original sketches of the lives of the prominent politicians, lawyers, divines, pioneers, merchants, orators, etc., etc., of San Francisco. Edited by eminent editors and authors of California ; beautifully illustrated with portraits by the finest artists in America.

By: (Shuck, Oscar T.).

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London & N.Y., London and New York Pub. Co.; News Companies: 1875

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6547

Condition: Fair condition


[iv], [703]-1073 [i.e. 1075], [8] p., 4 plates of heavy card stock with 4 original albumen portrait photographs of Gen. H. A. Cobb, Wm. M. Gwin, A. P. Hotaling, Esq., and Captain R. L. Ogden. Full red calf, lettered & decorated in gilt. Spine and edges well rubbed and chaffed; joints cracked, particularly the front which appears to have undergone some repair, both somewhat tender, but hinges solid so holding well. Portrait photographs appear to be in uniformly good cond... View more info

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The Letters of Henry Adams. (6 vols., complete) Edited by J.C. Levenson [and others] with the assistance of Jayne N. Samuels, Eleanor Pearre Abbot.

By: ADAMS, HENRY.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Cambridge & London, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 1982

Seller ID: 8217

ISBN: 0674526856

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jackets


8vo; cloth in dust jackets. Index in volume 6. View more info

Germaine, A Portrait of Madame De Stael.

By: Andrews, Wayne.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Atheneum: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5395

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


237 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; green cloth with moderate foxing bottom edge; in price clipped, lightly soiled blue jacket wear at corners & edges; loss up to a half-inch top of spine. View more info

Diary.

By: Arguello.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Friendso of the Bancroft:

Seller ID: 7609

Condition: Fine condition


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"Just a Gigolo", The Life and Times of Louis Prima.

By: Boulard, Garry.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lafayette, LA, The Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3813

ISBN: 0984940490

Condition: Near fine condition in fair jacket, in protective mylar wrap.


182 pp.; 8vo; red cloth stamped in gilt, in pictorial red jacket; black & white photographs. Light soil to front endpaper; jacket heavily creased at bottom and top edges with with chips and some loss including a 1" square piece out near heal of spine. View more info

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Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Man.

By: BRANDEIS, ERICH.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: N.Y., American Offset Corp.: (1936)

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8500

Condition: Fine condition


55 pp.; 8vo; orange wrappers; illustrated with portrait drawing, photographs. View more info

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Abraham Lincoln, A Life (2 volume set).

By: BURLINGAME, MICHAEL.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins: 2008

Seller ID: 8577

ISBN: 0801889936

Condition: As New


2 vols.; 4to; green cloth in slipcase; still in original shrinkwrap.In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current u... View more info

George Sand, A Biography.

By: Cate, Curtis.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4271

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


812 pp.; 8vo; cloth in price clipped dust jacket; illustrated with photographs. View more info

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Chambliss' Diary; or, Society As It Really Is.

By: Chambliss, William H.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: N.Y., Chambliss & Company: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3848

Condition: Very Good condition


xiv, 408 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; original blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt, front cover lettering stamped in silver with gold & silver illustration. Illustrated with over fifty copper-plate half-tones and photo-engravings, including twenty-five society pictures by Laura E. Foster. Moderate soil to covers; rubbing to spine ends; front endpaper with moderate soil; slight thumbing to title at foredge; rear hinge slightly cracked but firm.William H. Chambliss (b... View more info

Image for Stephen Watts Kearny, Soldier of the West. [Inscribed by the author].

Stephen Watts Kearny, Soldier of the West. [Inscribed by the author].

By: CLARKE, DWIGHT L.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8373

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


448 pp., incl. notes, appendices, index; 8vo; gray cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in pictorial gray & red jacket. 16 plate illustrations; map. Fading to red background of spine.Inscribed and signed by the author on front endpaper: "To Harry W. Abrahams, with friendly greetings." Also, laid in is a one sheet, folded brochure with a portrait of the author on front with his signature; fold open to show b&w photographs of Stokes Ranch House, and the Thomas O.... View more info

Frontier Fighter. The Autobiography of George W. Coe, Who Fought and Rode with Billy the Kid.

By: Coe, George W., as related to Nan Hillary Harrison.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: 1951

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 5407

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


220 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; burgundy cloth lettered in light blue; six plates containing photographs. In dust jacket with chips & a few closed tears at edges, corner; minute loss at rear top corner tip; paper label remnant inside front flap top edge.2nd ed. of Six-Guns, 458. "Though a good friend of Billy the Kid, the author was never considered an outlaw. As a participant in the Lincoln County Wars, he gives, I believe a fairly accurate account of the af... View more info

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Mademoiselle Libertine, A Portrait of Ninon de Lanclos. Together with, Ninon, A Courtesan of Quality.

By: Cohen, Edgar H.; Day, Lillian.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: N.Y. & London, Houghton Mifflin; Jarrolds: 1970 & 1978

Edition: 1st Editions

Seller ID: 5496

Condition: Very Good condition in Very Good jackets


Two separately published volumes; cloth with light scattered foxing to edges. In dust jackets with protective mylar wraps.Portraits of the seductive and witty seventeenth-century Frenchwoman who believed in freethinking, free love and who resolutely practiced both. View more info

The Two Forgers, a biography of Harry Buxton Forman & Thomas James Wise.

By: Collins, John.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Castle, DE, Oak Knoll: [1992]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2367

Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket


317 pps., index; 8vo; dust jacket; black & white photos, reproductions. View more info

Master Mariner, The Life and Voyages of Amasa Delano.

By: Connolly, James B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4562

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


324 pp., portrait frontis, includes index; cloth; 8vo; map endpapers; blotches of foxing to extremities of prelims and title page; in price clipped jacket with creasing, chips, closed tears primarily to top edge. View more info

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Autobiography. Memories and Experiences [two volumes, complete].

By: CONWAY, MONCURE DANIEL.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston & N.Y., Houghton Mifflin: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8504

Condition: Very Good condition


451 & 482 pp.; 8vo; appears to be matched from two issues of cloth, Volume One bound in burgundy cloth, Volume Two in blue cloth; spines lettered in gilt. Chipping to tops of spines, otherwise light wear.Moncure Conway was an American abolitionist minister. At various times Methodist, Unitarian, and Freethought. A radical writer descended from patriotic and patrician families of Virginia and Maryland, he spent most of the final four decades of his life abroad in... View more info

Royal Bob. The Life of Robert G. Ingersoll.

By: Cramer, C. H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Indianapolis & N.Y., Bobbs-Merrill: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5980

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


314 pp., portrait frontis; 8vo; lightly faded blue cloth; in pictorial, pric-clipped jacket with light wear at corners, spine ends; foxing inside jacket spine. View more info