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 AINSWORTH, KATHERINE AND EDWARD M AINSWORTH., In the Shade of the Juniper Tree: A Life of Fray Junipero Serra.
AINSWORTH, KATHERINE AND EDWARD M AINSWORTH.
In the Shade of the Juniper Tree: A Life of Fray Junipero Serra.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company 1970. 1st Edition, so stated. Hardbound 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 199 pages. Bibliography, index. Description: This copy is Signed and dated by author Katherine Ainsworth. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ''A dramatic and colorful biography of the Franciscan priest who forged the early links in the California mission chain.'' (cover blurb). The husband - wife writing team of Edward and Katherine Ainsworth enhance this biography with their own travels from Serra's birthplace in Mallorca to the place where he was laid to rest in 1784 beside the Bay of Monterey. Ed Ainsworth was known for his column ''Along Camino Real'' during the 1930s and 1940s, and later for another column, ''On the Move''. Rear gutter code ''L8'' indicates a printing date of February, 1970. BINDING/CONDITION: dark green cloth with gilt spine text; a Very Good book, with a Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 00064
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Book number: 060637
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 BAL, PEGGY., Pebbles in the Stream: A History of Beale Air Force Base and Neighboring Areas.
BAL, PEGGY.
Pebbles in the Stream: A History of Beale Air Force Base and Neighboring Areas.
Chico, California: Easter Publishing Company 1979. Paperbound 4to (11 inches tall) 113 pages. Bibliography. Description: Includes many black and white photo illustrations and seven maps. Peggy Bal is also the author of Fairchild -- Heritage of the Spokane Plains, written while her husband, Eugene, was assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington. The Bals were stationed at Beale two and a half years. Mrs Bal edited The Foothills Flier at Beale. Divided into sections: The Early Days (briefly discusses the natural history, early Indian dwellers, old roads and trails, mining, the goldfields, and more. The second section, Beale Goes to War begins with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and tells of German POWs kept there, of training, and the beginnings of Beale Air Force Base. The final sections, Guarding the Peace tells of SAC taking over; more uses for Beale; a Two-Wing Base, and more. BINDING/CONDITION: paperbound; Good condition. ISBN: 0006X4
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Book number: 065039
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 BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE., The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume XXII, History of California, Vol V, 1846-1848.
BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE.
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume XXII, History of California, Vol V, 1846-1848.
Santa Barbara, California: Wallace Hebberd 1970. Facsimile Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 9 inches tall) 784 pages. Description: Includes a map; frontis drawing of a white oak by John Gorham. Bancroft's coverage of California covers seven volumes, this listing is for the fifth volume only (Volume 22 from the entire Bancroft set). Originally published in 1886, this is a facsimile reprint of that edition. BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth with black and gilt on the spine; messy remnant of a small label on the front free endpaper, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. ISBN: 00012X4
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Book number: 061042
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.75 | £UK 57.75 | JP¥ 8260]

 BAXTER, DON J., Lakes of California: Compiled from a series of articles in P G and E Progress.
BAXTER, DON J.
Lakes of California: Compiled from a series of articles in P G and E Progress.
San Francisco: Self Published 1972. Paperbound: center-stapled format 10.25 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide 47 pages. Index. Description: A brief narrative and history of each of the major lakes in California. Illustrated with small maps and black and white photographs, and includes a full-page map. Published by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in connection with California's Bicentennial celebration. Part of a series. Lakes covered include: Almanor, Bass, Berryessa, Big Lagoon, Cachuma, Chabot, Clear, Donner, Eagle, Elsinore, Folsom, Gold and Meadow, Honey, Isabella, the lakes of Lassen, McClure and McSwain, Mono, Oroville, Pillsbury, Salton Sea, Shasta, Silver, Spaulding, Spring Valley, Tahoe, Tulare, and Tule. BINDING/CONDITION: paperbound; center-stapled format a few small stains on the rear cover, otherwise in Very Good condition. ISBN: 0181
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Book number: 065173
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 BAXTER, DON J., Missions of California; Compiled from a series of articles in P G and E Progress.
BAXTER, DON J.
Missions of California; Compiled from a series of articles in P G and E Progress.
San Francisco: Self Published 1970. Paperbound: center-stapled format 10.25 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide 40 pages. Index. Description: Several black and white photo illustrations, plus small decorative drawings, and includes a map. ''The time was May of 1769. For the previous 167 years the land that is now California had been as remote from the rest of the world as the surface of the moon. But the world was changing and Spain was rushing to bolster its claim to this fabled land. The story of this great adventure, and of the incredible chain of missions they built, is the story of the founding of California. In 1969 and 1970 California has been looking back on these events during its Bicentennial celebration. To tell the story behind this Bicentennial is the purpose of this book compiled from a series of articles in PG&E Progress as another public service by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.'' BINDING/CONDITION: paperbound; center-stapled format Very Good condition. ISBN: 00062
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Book number: 065174
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 BEEBE, LUCIUS AND CHARLES CLEGG., San Francisco's Golden Era: A Picture Story of San Francisco Before the Fire.
BEEBE, LUCIUS AND CHARLES CLEGG.
San Francisco's Golden Era: A Picture Story of San Francisco Before the Fire.
Berkeley, California: Howell-North Books 1960. 1st Edition. Hardbound 4to (about 11.25 inches tall) 255 pages. Index. Illustrated endpapers. Description: This copy is Signed by both authors. Features 325 illustrations with four in color. The publisher's blurb reads: ''This book is based on the premise that San Francisco, blessed with wonderful climate, possessing a good harbor, and having the Comstock Lode conveniently nearby, early and easily achieved standards of elegance and cosmopolitan ways. Even today this pattern remains. The authors point out that this auriferousness really began with the gold coin placed by Sir Francis Drake in his Plate of Brass. From then on, fed by the Gold Rush and the country's westward growth, gold literally flowed into the city. Until the earthquake and fire of 1906, an era of lavishness existed which has never since been matched anywhere. Its pictorial record is the concern here of Mr. Beebe and Mr. Clegg. The credit lines reveal they had access to the best source material in their research and they have assembled a collection of over 325 rare and most enlightening illustrations and paintings.'' BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth with black vignette and spine text; the spine is slightly slanted, otherwise a Very Good+ book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the jacket is price clipped. ISBN: 00068
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Book number: 064986
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0897811453 BROWN, JAMES T., Harvest of the Sun: An Illustrated History of Riverside County.
BROWN, JAMES T.
Harvest of the Sun: An Illustrated History of Riverside County.
Northridge, California: Windsor Publications 1985. 1st Edition, so stated. Hardbound 4to (11.25 inches tall) 248 pages. Bibliography, index. Light yellow endpapers. Description: Profusely illustrated with historic photographs, and includes a few contemporary color photographs and a few orange crate labels. The story of the development of Riverside County, California -- nearly 200 miles of desert and semi-arid land just west of the Colorado River. Tells of men like John Wesley North, an aging abolitionist who wanted to create a utopian New England village in the desert, and is distinguished as Riverside's founder. Thomas Henry Blythe, an eccentric Gold Rush millionaire envisioned a grand canal to water Southern-style plantations, but never lived to see his own city prosper. The Coachella Valley owes its early growth to men like R Holtby Myers, who promoted the date crop. And John Guthrie McCallum, who moved to Palm Springs in the hopes of curing his son's tuberculosis and ended up devoting all his time and income to developing the springs area. BINDING/CONDITION: off-white cloth; the spine is slanted, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0897811453
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 BUTTE COUNTY BRANCH, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN., Butte Remembers.
BUTTE COUNTY BRANCH, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN.
Butte Remembers.
Chico, California: Self Published 1973. 1st Edition. Paperbound: center-stapled format about 11 inches tall by 8.25 inches wide 84 pages. Description: The cover drawing of the Jonesville Hotel is by Varian Mace, who has also contributed some of the interior art. Illustrated with historic photographs, and with black and white drawings by various artists. A collection of short articles on the history of Butte County, California. This may be considered as a sequel to the book ''Here is My Land'' (published in 1940). All the stories, poems and drawings here are the work of members of the Butte County Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Printed by Quad-Co, Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paperbound, center-stapled format; darkened at the spine edge, otherwise in Very Good condition. ISBN: 000X6X7
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Book number: 061798
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 BUTTE COUNTY BRANCH, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN., Butte Remembers.
BUTTE COUNTY BRANCH, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN.
Butte Remembers.
Chico, California: Self Published 1986. 2nd Printing. Paperbound: center-stapled format about 11 inches tall by 8.25 inches wide 84 pages. Description: The cover drawing of the Jonesville Hotel is by Varian Mace, who has also contributed some of the interior art. Illustrated with historic photographs, and with black and white drawings by various artists. A collection of short articles on the history of Butte County, California. This may be considered as a sequel to the book ''Here is My Land'' (published in 1940). All the stories, poems and drawings here are the work of members of the Butte County Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Printed by North Valley Printing & Publishing of Chico, California. Originally published in 1973, this is the second printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paperbound, center-stapled format; Near Fine condition. ISBN: 000X6X7
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Book number: 063682
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 CAPAY RANCHO WOMEN'S CLUB; ERNA GARTEN, CHAIRWOMAN., El Rancho Capay.
CAPAY RANCHO WOMEN'S CLUB; ERNA GARTEN, CHAIRWOMAN.
El Rancho Capay.
Orland, California: Self Published 1977. 1st Edition. Oversize paperback about 11 inches tall by 8.5 wide 114 pages. Description: Several black and white illustrations which include historic and contemporary photographs and portraits, plus pen and ink sketches by Frances Silva. Includes an index of pictures. The entire text is printed one-side only. Local history of the area surround Orland in northern California. ''This book is prepared by the Capay Rancho Women's Club in the hopes that people living here now, and in the future, will appreciate this are and realize the struggle that the people went through, in their settling of this land. We hope it will help the families of these early settlers to recognize the worth of their ancestors.'' The book took its roots from the Oral History Classes of Dr C F Mc Intosh. BINDING/CONDITION: printed paper covers; bound with heavy plastic strips (VeloBind system); owner's name, otherwise Very Good condition. ISBN: 0000
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Book number: 061016
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 CAPAY RANCHO WOMEN'S CLUB; ERNA GARTEN, CHAIRWOMAN., El Rancho Capay.
CAPAY RANCHO WOMEN'S CLUB; ERNA GARTEN, CHAIRWOMAN.
El Rancho Capay.
Orland, California: Self Published 1977. 1st Edition. Oversize paperback about 11 inches tall by 8.5 wide 114 pages. Description: Several black and white illustrations which include historic and contemporary photographs and portraits, plus pen and ink sketches by Frances Silva. Includes an index of pictures. The entire text is printed one-side only. Local history of the area surround Orland in northern California. ''This book is prepared by the Capay Rancho Women's Club in the hopes that people living here now, and in the future, will appreciate this are and realize the struggle that the people went through, in their settling of this land. We hope it will help the families of these early settlers to recognize the worth of their ancestors.'' The book took its roots from the Oral History Classes of Dr C F Mc Intosh. BINDING/CONDITION: printed paper covers; bound with heavy plastic strips (VeloBind system); otherwise Very Good condition. ISBN: 0000
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Book number: 061017
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0962053805 CARTER, JANE FOSTER., If the Walls Could Talk: Colusa's Architectural Heritage.
CARTER, JANE FOSTER.
If the Walls Could Talk: Colusa's Architectural Heritage.
Colusa, California: Heritage Preservation Committee 1988. 1st Edition. Hardbound 4to (11.25 inches tall) 305 pages. Appendices, index. Photo endpapers. Description: This copy is Signed by the author. Many black and white photo illustrations -- both contemporary and historic. The publisher's blurb reads: ''Captures the nineteenth-century and early-twentieth century buildings and houses in this historic California city located on the Sacramento River. Compiled and written by a member of the Colusa Heritage Preservation Committee, this scholarly edition presents the historic resources identified in a survey completed in 1980. Three hundred and twenty-five structures and sites in this historic resources inventory have been updated to 1988 and are listed with original text describing the architecture and providing historical and biographical notes about the owners and occupants, the architects and builders. The introduction by noted and colorful historian W H Hutchinson offers a capsulized history of Colusa, a town 'born of the river flowing'. The book is published in a limited edition by the City of Colusa.'' BINDING/CONDITION: blue cloth with gilt text; a Good+ book, with a Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0962053805
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Book number: 065112
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 270.5 | £UK 230.5 | JP¥ 33040]
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 CAUGHEY, JOHN WALTON., Gold is the Cornerstone.
CAUGHEY, JOHN WALTON.
Gold is the Cornerstone.
Berkeley, California: University of California Press 1948. 1st Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 321 pages. Index, bibliography. Description: Includes two double sided plates, and chapter headpieces by W R Cameron. A well rounded study of the California Gold Rush, the methods of the early miners, the financial returns, life in the diggings, the rise of law and government, and the steady conquest of the mines by large scale capitalism. This is a volume in the Chronicles of California series. BINDING/CONDITION: red cloth; there are a few owner notes and underlining on about fifty pages plus the rear endpaper, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. ISBN: 00074
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Book number: 049910
USD 18.50 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | £UK 14.25 | JP¥ 2037]

0933994052 COMSTOCK, DAVID ALLAN., Brides of the Gold Rush (The Nevada County Chronicles, 1851-1859).
COMSTOCK, DAVID ALLAN.
Brides of the Gold Rush (The Nevada County Chronicles, 1851-1859).
Grass Valley, California: Comstock Bonanza Press 1987. 1st Edition, so stated, Limited. Hardbound 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 444 pages. Appendix, bibliography, index. Reddish-brown endpapers. Description: Includes black and white chapter headpiece drawings, a few historic photographs, maps and charts. An account of life in the gold rush days in northern California. This is a sequel to Gold Diggers and Camp Followers. This volume continues the true story of Tallman Rolfe, a young printer and apostate Mormon who arrived at Nevada City in 1851. It recounts the further adventures of attorney Niles Searls and merchant Charles Mulford, who crossed the plains to California in 1849, prospected for gold, and opened a bookstore at Nevada City. In this volume, Niles and Charley marry hometown sweethearts and bring them to Nevada City, where they are joined by other classmates and friends from rural New York State. This edition was limited to 2000 copies (unnumbered). BINDING/CONDITION: black cloth with gilt text; this is an EX-LIBRARY copy, with minimal library markings (markings: address stamp on front and rear endpapers; remnants of card pocket on the front free endpaper, with some damage to the endpaper when someone removed the pocket), otherwise the book is Very Good, with a Very Good dust jacket. ISBN: 0933994052
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Book number: 061380
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0933994028 COMSTOCK, DAVID ALLAN., Gold Diggers and Camp Followers, 1845-1851 (The Nevada County Chronicles).
COMSTOCK, DAVID ALLAN.
Gold Diggers and Camp Followers, 1845-1851 (The Nevada County Chronicles).
Grass Valley, California: Comstock Bonanza Press 1982. 1st Edition, so stated, Limited. Hardbound 8vo (9.5 inches tall) 413 pages. Bibliography, index. Mustard color endpapers. Description: This copy is Inscribed and Signed by the author. Dust jacket design and several black and white interior illustrations by the author. This was limited to 2000 copies. This is the first volume of the Nevada County Chronicles, and is the saga of early newspapers and frontier politics, of Mormon struggles and migrations, of tragic confrontations between Indians and trespassers on their ancient lands, and the first clumsy effort to build a new society in the heart of gold rush country. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards with gilt text and decoration; owner's small address label on the front endpaper, otherwise a Near Fine book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0933994028
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Book number: 059151
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.75 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 4956]
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0933994028 COMSTOCK, DAVID ALLAN., Gold Diggers and Camp Followers, 1845-1851 (The Nevada County Chronicles).
COMSTOCK, DAVID ALLAN.
Gold Diggers and Camp Followers, 1845-1851 (The Nevada County Chronicles).
Grass Valley, California: Comstock Bonanza Press 1982. 1st Edition, so stated, Limited. Hardbound 8vo (9.5 inches tall) 413 pages. Bibliography, index. Dark mustard endpapers. Description: Includes several black and white illustrations by the author. This was limited to 2000 copies. This is the first volume of the Nevada County Chronicles, and is the saga of early newspapers and frontier politics, of Mormon struggles and migrations, of tragic confrontations between Indians and trespassers on their ancient lands, and the first clumsy effort to build a new society in the heart of gold rush country. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards with gilt text and decoration; one corner is lightly bumped, otherwise a Near Fine book, with a Very Good dust jacket; the jacket is price clipped. ISBN: 0933994028
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Book number: 064805
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0961483806 COON, REVA AND GRACE M HARRIS  (EDITORS)., Dunsmuir, California Centennial Book, 1886-1986.
COON, REVA AND GRACE M HARRIS (EDITORS).
Dunsmuir, California Centennial Book, 1886-1986.
Dunsmuir, California: Dunsmuir Centennial Committee 1985. Paperbound 10.75 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide 252 + 60 pages. Description: Many black and white photo illustrations. ''The story of the little town in the Sacramento River canyon in Siskiyou County, California -- the people, history, arts, institutions, recreation, business -- the charm, natural resources, beauty, uniqueness, and its indomitable spirit.'' Printed by Walker Lithograph of Red Bluff, California. BINDING/CONDITION: paperbound -- heavy paper covers; owner's name and date on the title page, and small address label inside the rear cover, otherwise in Very Good condition. ISBN: 0961483806
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Book number: 065169
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.75 | £UK 50 | JP¥ 7159]
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0933380135 COPASS, JAKE., I'll Be Satisfied.
COPASS, JAKE.
I'll Be Satisfied.
Los Olivos, California: Olive Press Publications 1997. Hardbound about 11.25 inches tall by 8.75 inches wide 126 pages. Index. Photo endpapers. Description: This copy is Signed by the author. Several black and white photo illustrations and drawings. The publisher's blurb reads: ''Jake Copass, wrangler for the Alisal guest Ranch in California's Santa Ynez Valley, grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. After working on several large ranches in both states, he served with the Army during WWII. Following his discharge, Jake made his home in Santa Barbara County, where he resumed ranch life. In recent years, Jake has appeared in several movies and, with the publication of his book, It Don't Hurt to Laugh, a collection of poems, Jake has become a celebrity, appearing in numerous cowboy poetry festivals where his stories and sense of humor have been well received.'' The informal life story of a cowboy and entertainer. BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth with dark brown text; owner's gift note on the front endpaper, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. ISBN: 0933380135
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Book number: 063817
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2203]
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0933380135 COPASS, JAKE., I'll Be Satisfied.
COPASS, JAKE.
I'll Be Satisfied.
Los Olivos, California: Olive Press Publications 1997. Hardbound about 11.25 inches tall by 8.75 inches wide 126 pages. Index. Photo endpapers. Description: This copy is Signed by the author. Several black and white photo illustrations and drawings. The publisher's blurb reads: ''Jake Copass, wrangler for the Alisal guest Ranch in California's Santa Ynez Valley, grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. After working on several large ranches in both states, he served with the Army during WWII. Following his discharge, Jake made his home in Santa Barbara County, where he resumed ranch life. In recent years, Jake has appeared in several movies and, with the publication of his book, It Don't Hurt to Laugh, a collection of poems, Jake has become a celebrity, appearing in numerous cowboy poetry festivals where his stories and sense of humor have been well received.'' The informal life story of a cowboy and entertainer. BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth with dark brown text; owner's gift note on the front endpaper, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. ISBN: 0933380135
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Book number: 063818
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 CORLE, EDWIN., The Royal Highway (El Camino Real).
CORLE, EDWIN.
The Royal Highway (El Camino Real).
Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill Company 1949. 1st Edition, so stated. Hardbound 8vo (8.75 inches tall) 351 pages. Appendices, bibliography, index. map endpapers. Description: Includes 2 maps and 10 double sided b&w photo plates. The history of El Camino Real (now U.S. 101) from the times of Spanish California. The author has no particular reverence for a few of California's 'sacred cows', such as Frémont and a few of the governors of the past. He admires Father Serra, pays respects to Governor Borica and chuckles over Vallejo's handling of the 'Bear Flag men' and pays tribute to General Flores, the California patriot who put up a list ditch resistance to the American invaders. BINDING/CONDITION: brick colored cloth with black text and art; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good- dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. ISBN: 0000
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Book number: 056541
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 CRANDALL, ROLAND D (EDITOR)., Love and Nuggets.
CRANDALL, ROLAND D (EDITOR).
Love and Nuggets.
Old Greenwich, Connecticut: Stable Books 1967. 1st Edition, so stated. Hardbound 8vo (8.75 inches tall) 208 pages. Description: Includes a few black and white illustrations. ''Journals and letters of Hank and Mary -- a true story of the California gold rush. This was brought to light by the discovery of a trunk full of old letters, mostly between young Henry Sargent Crandall, of Washington County, New York, who joined the first gold rush to California in 1849, and Mary Caroline Mills, the girl he left behind -- covering a long period of adventure and heartaches, until the Argonaut finally came home to dear old Easton and his Mary in 1853. A story rich in the history of the upper Hudson Valley, the Overland Trail, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Nevada County, California and providing kindly insight into the American way of life in the days of 1849.'' BINDING/CONDITION: navy blue cloth; the endpapers are stained near the spine from a reaction to the glue, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Fair dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. There are four chips to the front panel, ranging from pea- to nickel-sized. ISBN: 000
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Book number: 065202
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 CRONISE, TITUS FEY., The Natural Wealth of California.
CRONISE, TITUS FEY.
The Natural Wealth of California.
San Francisco: H H Bancraft & Company 1868. 1st Edition. Leather bound about 10.5 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide 696 pages + ads. Index. Marbled endpapers. Description: This copy is presented and signed by H H Bancroft. The subtitle reads: "Comprising Early History; Geography, Topography, and Scenery; Climate; Agriculture and Commercial Products; Geology, Zoology, and Botany; Mineralogy, Mines, and Mining Processes; Manufacturers; Steamship Lines, Railroads, and Commerce; Immigration, Population and Society; Educational Institutions and Literature; Together with a Detailed Description of Each County; its Topography, Scenery, Cities and Towns, Agricultural Advantages, Mineral Resources, and Varied Productions." Cowan states: ''The best and most reliable work of the time. Many coipes were issued without plates.'' This copy does not have plates. Cowan, pages 150-1; Wheat's Books of the California Gold Rush Number 53. BINDING/CONDITION: this is the deluxe binding; dark brown leather; beveled edges, raised spine bands, all edges gilt; owner's name stamped in gilt on the front cover; the spine hinges are split in spots on the binding, interior hinges are sound; the binding is rubbed away at the top spine; other rubbing to the binding; in general Fair condition, but it does look better than it sounds; structurally sound. ISBN: 0006
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Book number: 062696
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 451 | £UK 384.25 | JP¥ 55066]

 DANA, JULIAN., The Sacramento: River of Gold (Rivers of America).
DANA, JULIAN.
The Sacramento: River of Gold (Rivers of America).
New York: Farrar & Rinehart 1939. 1st Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8.25 inches tall) 294 pages. Index. Map endpapers. Description: The illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrave II include the dust jacket art, the striking two-color double title page, and six double page black and white illustrations. This is part of the Rivers of America series, under the general editorship of Constance Lindsay Skinner. The publisher's device on the copyright page shows this to be a first edition. Note: the pagination ends with the last page of the index; following this is a fourteen page essay, ''Rivers and American Folk'' by Constance Lindsay Skinner. Ms Skinner was the editor who conceived the idea for this series, and was the original series editor; she died at her desk, editing the sixth volume. BINDING/CONDITION: salmon colored cloth with black and gilt on the spine; there's a badly faded section of cloth at the lower spine due to a large chip in the jacket; owner's names on the front endpapers (writ small), the front endpaper is creased, other than this and the fading, a Good+ book, with a Poor dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 000674
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Book number: 062472
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3855]

 DANFORTH-BOYLE, FLORENCE., It Was Told To Me: A Novel with Historical Background.
DANFORTH-BOYLE, FLORENCE.
It Was Told To Me: A Novel with Historical Background.
San Francisco: Privately printed 1950. 1st Edition. Hardbound small 8vo (about 7.75 inches tall) 22 pages. Description: Privately printed by A Carlisle & Company in San Francisco. Illustrated in black and white with eight historic photographs, and a copy of a painting of Bidwell Bar during the gold rush days. The author chose to call this a novel, however it is primarily bits of early Butte County history. The author's husband started a movement to save the old suspension bridge at Bidwell Bar, and the author used this bridge as a vehicle to narrate bits of local history. One of the historic photos shows the monument erected in 1926 to the Old Suspension Bridge and the Mother Orange Tree. (The orange tree was planted the same year the toll-bridge was opened, and was one of the first orange trees in California to bear fruit -- people came from miles to procure seeds for planting. BINDING/CONDITION: burgundy cloth with gilt; Fine condition. ISBN: 0006
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Book number: 062781
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1652]

 DANGBERG, GRACE., Carson Valley; Historical Sketches of Nevada's First Settlement.
DANGBERG, GRACE.
Carson Valley; Historical Sketches of Nevada's First Settlement.
Carson Valley Historical Society 1973. 2nd Printing. Hardbound 4to (about 12.25 inches tall) 144 pages. Bibliography, index. Map endpapers. Description: This copy is Signed and dated by the author, with a personalized inscription. Profusely illustrated in black and white with historic photographs, and includes reproductions of watercolor paintings by James A Lawrence (these also shown in black and white). By means of sketches of the early settlers, their communities, enterprises and social activities, Miss Dangberg has breathed life into the Carson Valley region of Nevada. The story begins while Nevada was still part of the Utah Territory, and extends to the middle of the twentieth century. Following is taken from Stanley Paher's Nevada (number 430): ''The appendix tells the story of bad man Sam Brown. The intelligently presented bibliography will prove invaluable to researchers An important book about western Nevada.'' Originally published in 1972, this is the second printing. BINDING/CONDITION: ivory 'tweed' cloth with gilt text; a small red smudge on the front endpaper, otherwise a Near Fine book, with a Good dust jacket. ISBN: 00184
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