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Image for California. A Guide to the Golden State.  Compiled and written by the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of California.

California. A Guide to the Golden State. Compiled and written by the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of California.

By: (AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Hastings House: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8459

Condition: Very Good condition


xxxi, 713 pp.; 8vo; green cloth lettered in dark green; map in rear pocket; sections of beautiful photogravure plates throughout; many maps; drawings and other reproductions. Moderate age toning to spine and edges; some minor spotting to foredge.During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers' Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country's shared history and cu... View more info

Image for (Two Items) American First Editions, First Catalogue of Collector's Bookshop, together with First Books by American Authors, an exhibition in memory of John S. Van E. Kohn (1906 - 1976), Williams College class of 1928, presented by Chapin Library, Williams College.  (First Books with added t.l.s. and a.l.s. correspondence between Robert Volz of the Chapin Library and bookseller Bernard Rosenthal laid in).

(Two Items) American First Editions, First Catalogue of Collector's Bookshop, together with First Books by American Authors, an exhibition in memory of John S. Van E. Kohn (1906 - 1976), Williams College class of 1928, presented by Chapin Library, Williams College. (First Books with added t.l.s. and a.l.s. correspondence between Robert Volz of the Chapin Library and bookseller Bernard Rosenthal laid in).

By: (BOOKSELLER TRADE CATALOGS).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: N.Y.; Williamstown, John Kohn; Chapin Library: (c. 1935-); 1977

Seller ID: 8549

Condition: Good/Very Good condition


American First Editions: 40 pp.; tan wrappers; printed return envelope for the bookshop laid in. Cover split at bottom of spine two inches; loss at leading front corner tip; moderate creasing and soil; Good condition. First Books: 16 pp.; stapled, printed gold wrappers. Forward by Robert A. Volz about Mr. Kohn, a leading midtown Manhattan antiquarian bookseller, who went on to found the well known Seven Gables Bookshop, followed by Kohn's forward to his catalog three. View more info

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Ray Bradbury Review.

By: (BRADBURY, RAY). WILLIAM E. NOLAN, ED.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Diego, The Ray Bradbury Review: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8545

Condition: Very Good condition


63 pp.; stapled, illustrated black & white wrappers; vignettes, drawings, including a full page illustration for Bradbury's, Time Intervening. Chips and creases to wraps at corners; soil to white back cover. View more info

Image for An Oakland Chronology.  Compiled by the Oakland Public Library History Division during the centennial celebration of the incorporation of the town of Oakland, May 4, 1852. (Cover Title)

An Oakland Chronology. Compiled by the Oakland Public Library History Division during the centennial celebration of the incorporation of the town of Oakland, May 4, 1852. (Cover Title)

By: (OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oakland, Oakland Public Library: 1952

Edition: 2nd Edition, Revised

Seller ID: 8574

Condition: Fine condition


17 pp.; 8vo; stapled, printed plain paper wrappers. View more info

Image for RJ, Robinson Jeffers   A Portrait.

RJ, Robinson Jeffers A Portrait.

By: ADAMIC, LOUIS. WITH A FORWARD BY GARTH SHERWOOD JEFFERS.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Covelo, California, The Yolla Bolly Press: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8636

Condition: Fine condition


The edition was limited to 265 numbered copies and 20 presentation copies. Signed by Garth Jeffers on the colophon. This copy is lettered "Press Copy" set aside for reviewers, [60] pp.; 8vo; flexible boards covered in gray German bookcloth, in publishers wax paper jacket with nick to top edge; pasted labels front & spine; designed by James and Carolyn Robertson and set by hand in Frederic Goudy's Californian types, on Rives and Italian Fabriano papers; title pag... View more info

Image for The First Half Century. The Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1939-1989, Dedicated to the Printed Word.  With a bibliography of the club's publications compiled by Vincent J. Lozito.

The First Half Century. The Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1939-1989, Dedicated to the Printed Word. With a bibliography of the club's publications compiled by Vincent J. Lozito.

By: ALLAN R. OTTLEY; ROBERT YOUNG, JR., FREDERIC R. GUNSKY AND MARTIN HUFF; MICHAEL HARRISON.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sacramento, The Sacramento Book Collectors Club: 1989

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8490

Condition: Fine condition


"In addition of about 250 copies" ; 68 pp.; printed yellow wrappers; photograph; reproductions of title pages. Designed by Susan Acker, typset by Karen Teague and Debra Turner; binding by John Lathourakis. Forward by Gary Kurutz. View more info

Image for Art and Architecture of Spain.

Art and Architecture of Spain.

By: ALTET, XAVIER BARRAL I., EDITOR.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bullfinch: 1998

Seller ID: 8611

ISBN: 0821224565

Condition: As New


575 pp.; 4to; cloth, in dust jacket. Still in original shrinkwrap and shipping box. 503 illustrations. View more info

Image for Das japanische haus; eine bautechnische studie.

Das japanische haus; eine bautechnische studie.

By: BALTZER, F.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Berlin, W. Ernst & Sohn: 1903

Seller ID: 8564

Condition: Poor condition


Ex-Mechanics Inst. Library, with usual treatments but no stamps on plates. 72 pp.; elephant folio; gray paper over boards, printed and illustrated in black; spine replaced with black library cloth tape; 150 text illustrations, mostly plans & drawings with two half-tone photographs; WITHOUT plate 7 of 9 plates including one plate of half-tone photographs, the others contain plans. Text in German. Shaken with binding split in two places; covers worn and soiled. View more info

Image for Egypt, Imperialism & Revolution.  Translated by Jean Stewart.

Egypt, Imperialism & Revolution. Translated by Jean Stewart.

By: BERQUE, JACQUES.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N.Y., Praeger: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8501

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


736 pp., incl. glossary, indexes; 8vo; cloth in black dust jacket; illustrated with four sections of plates containing historical photographs and other reproductions. View more info

Image for One of the Missing.  With an introduction by Page Smith, and illustrations by David Page.

One of the Missing. With an introduction by Page Smith, and illustrations by David Page.

By: BIERCE, AMBROSE.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: (Covelo, CA), Yolla Bolly Press: (1991)

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8651

Condition: Near Fine condition in Very Good box


No. 5 of 30 copies, signed on the colophon by Smith & Page. 144 pp.; folio (10 " x 14"); text printed in two colors by letterpress from metal type on mould-formed Lana Gravure paper. Illustrated with woodcuts by David Page, printed on a hand-operated press. Bound in full soft black sheepskin, accompanied by an extra suite of unbound prints signed by Page. Whe whole is enclosed in a clamshell-style box handmade of archival board covered in black German cotton. Lig... View more info

Image for One of the Missing.  With an introduction by Page Smith, and illustrations by David Page.

One of the Missing. With an introduction by Page Smith, and illustrations by David Page.

By: BIERCE, AMBROSE.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: (Covelo, CA), Yolla Bolly Press: (1991)

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8652

Condition: Fine condition in Fine box


No. 2 of 30 copies, signed on the colophon by Smith & Page. 144 pp.; folio (10 " x 14"); text printed in two colors by letterpress from metal type on mould-formed Lana Gravure paper. Illustrated with woodcuts by David Page, printed on a hand-operated press. Bound in full soft black sheepskin, accompanied by an extra suite of unbound prints signed by Page. The whole is enclosed in a clamshell-style box handmade of archival board covered in black German cotton. Wit... View more info

Image for Aurifodina or, Adventures in the Gold Region, a fantastical '49er novel written by Cantell A. Bigley [G.W. Peck].  With a preface by James D. Hart, and collage illustrations by Burce Conner.

Aurifodina or, Adventures in the Gold Region, a fantastical '49er novel written by Cantell A. Bigley [G.W. Peck]. With a preface by James D. Hart, and collage illustrations by Burce Conner.

By: BIGLY, CANTELL A. (G.W. PECK).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1974

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8558

Condition: Fine condition


400 copies printed at the press of Andrew Hoyem. (104) pp., frontis; 8vo; black cloth; prospectus laid in. View more info

Image for The Pacific Historian. A Quarterly of Western History and Ideas  Volume 28, Number 1; Spring 1984

The Pacific Historian. A Quarterly of Western History and Ideas Volume 28, Number 1; Spring 1984

By: BLOOM, JOHN PORTER, ED.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stockton, California, Holt-Atherton Center for Western Studies at UOP: 1984

Seller ID: 8536

Condition: Fine condition


4to; pictorial wrappers; articles and book reviews; illustrated with historical photographs and other reproductions. View more info

Image for The Pacific Historian. A Quarterly of Western History and Ideas  Volume 26, Number 4; winter 1982

The Pacific Historian. A Quarterly of Western History and Ideas Volume 26, Number 4; winter 1982

By: BLOOM, JOHN PORTER, ED.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stockton, California, Holt-Atherton Center for Western Studies at UOP: 1982

Seller ID: 8538

Condition: Fine condition


4to; pictorial wrappers; articles and book reviews; illustrated with historical photographs and other reproductions. View more info

Image for The Pacific Historian. A Quarterly of Western History and Ideas  Volume 26, Number 1; Spring 1982

The Pacific Historian. A Quarterly of Western History and Ideas Volume 26, Number 1; Spring 1982

By: BLOOM, JOHN PORTER, ED.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stockton, California, Holt-Atherton Center for Western Studies at UOP: 1982

Seller ID: 8539

Condition: Fine condition


4to; pictorial wrappers; articles and book reviews; illustrated with historical photographs and other reproductions. View more info

Image for The Pacific Historian. A Quarterly of Western History and Ideas  Volume 27, Number 4; Winter 1983

The Pacific Historian. A Quarterly of Western History and Ideas Volume 27, Number 4; Winter 1983

By: BLOOM, JOHN PORTER, EDITOR.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stockton, California, Holt-Atherton Center for Western Studies at UOP: 1983

Seller ID: 8537

Condition: Fine condition


4to; pictorial wrappers; articles and book reviews; illustrated with historical photographs and other reproductions. View more info

Image for (Two Titles): A California of the Middle Border, The Kern River Country, 1772-1880. Together with Sierra Prologue, Recollections of the Kern Frontier.

(Two Titles): A California of the Middle Border, The Kern River Country, 1772-1880. Together with Sierra Prologue, Recollections of the Kern Frontier.

By: BOYD, WILLIAM HARLAND; ARDIS M. WALKER.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Havilah Press; Kern County Historical Society: 1972; 1938

Edition: 1st Editions

Seller ID: 8456

Condition: Near Fine condition


Middle Border: 226 pp.; 8vo; cloth in printed tan paper jacket; illustrated with photographs, maps, and other reproductions. Limited to 1500 copies. Jacket slightly age toned at extremities with a couple of chips. Fine in near fine jacket protected in mylar. Sierra Prologue is the Fourth Annual Kern County Historical Soc. publication; 23 pp.; stapled, printed gray wraps with light age toning at extremities. 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 China Trade Days in California. Selected Letters from the Thompson Papers, 1832-1863.  With a forward by Robert Glass Cleland.

China Trade Days in California. Selected Letters from the Thompson Papers, 1832-1863. With a forward by Robert Glass Cleland.

By: BROWN, D. MACKENZIE, EDITOR.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University Of California Press: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8469

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


94 pp., port. photographic frontis; incl. notes, bibliography, index of persons; sm 8vo; cloth in black dust jacket with a broad splotch of tanning to white back cover.The papers include a rich body of correspondence and documents on the Pacific maritime life of the Thompson family, from 1821-1869, giving intimate details of many leading figures of California history. 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 u... View more info