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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

Image for 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...

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. 11¼x9, 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, Illustrated." Rubbing to covers at edges; moderate rubbing to a faded spine, otherwise a very clean, solid copy. View more info

Image for The American Campaigns of Rochambeau's Army, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783.  Translated and Edited by Howard C. Rice, Jr., and Anne S. K. Brown, in Two Volumes.

The American Campaigns of Rochambeau's Army, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783. Translated and Edited by Howard C. Rice, Jr., and Anne S. K. Brown, in Two Volumes.

By: (JEAN FRANCOIS LOUIS CLERMONT-CREVEŒUR).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ; Providence, RI, Princeton University Press; Brown University Press: 1972

Seller ID: 8924

ISBN: 0691046107

Condition: Good condition in Good dj, in Mylar Wrapper


Ex- Mechanic's Institute Library with the usual treatments including bookplate; hand or perforation stamps on title page. Volume I, The Journals; 351 pp.; Volume II, The Itineraries, Maps, and Views; 362 pp., incl. index.; including 125 maps in full color reproduced in facsimile from Berthier and other French officers. 4to; cloth in dust jackets. 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, Katherine D. Osbourne, New York City, 1923", this is lined out followed by an inscription "To Eleanor Muggley from Katha... 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 condition with minimal fading. "Surpressed Edition" written in pencil at top of title page; occassional margin brackets m... View more info

Image for 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.

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

Image for L'Histoire de Madame La Marquise de Pompadour.  Traduite de L'Anglois. Premiere & Seconed Partie (in one volume).

L'Histoire de Madame La Marquise de Pompadour. Traduite de L'Anglois. Premiere & Seconed Partie (in one volume).

By: ANON. (MARIANNE-AGNE`S PILLEMENT, DAME DE FAUQUES).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Londres, S. Hooper: 1759

Seller ID: 8977

Condition: Very Good condition


189 pp.; 12mo; brown half-leather and paper over boards; leather spine label; four raised bands. Moderate wear to cover; small ownership label front pastedown of Albert Hooper; bottom 1" of front endpaper clipped out; small owner's name in pen on title page; old adhesive toning to endpapers and pastedowns at corners; occassional light foxing, with light, even toning to text pages. Text in French."Martin, Mylne and Frautschi, Bibliographie du genre romanesque franyais (1751-1800), 59.12. Not in fact a translation. The English version, although perhaps published first, was transl... 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

Image for [Two Volumes] Vladimir Nabokov, The Russian Years; The American Years.

[Two Volumes] Vladimir Nabokov, The Russian Years; The American Years.

By: BOYD, BRIAN.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: (1990, 1991)

Seller ID: 8700

Condition: Fine condition in fine jackets, in protective mylar wraps


607 & 783 pp.; 8vo; cloth in dust jackets. Half-inch closed tear inside one flap, but essentially fine copies. View more info

Clemens of the Call, Mark Twain in San Francisco.

By: BRANCH, EDGAR M., EDITOR.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University Of California Press: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8906

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


335 pp., portrait frontis; 4to; cloth in price-clipped, pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs and other reproductions. View more info

Image for Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Man.

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

Image for Abraham Lincoln, A Life (2 volume set).

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 understanding of America's sixteenth president. Volume 1 covers Lincoln's early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in In... View more info

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The House of Fear, Notes from Down Below.

By: CARRINGTON, LEONORA.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: N.Y., Dutton: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9137

ISBN: 0525246487

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


First Printing. 216 pp. 8vo; cloth-backed blue paper over boards; illustrated white dust jacket. Hint of wear & soil, a crisp, clean copy. 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

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

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

By: CHAMBLISS, WILLIAM H.

Price: $100.00

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. 1865), a Mississippian, came to California as a member of the crew of the U.S. Essex in 1886 and made San Francisco his hom... 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. Larkin House, with captions. 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 affair and the Kid's activities. . ." View more info

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

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