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The Wickedness Of Doing Nothing An Appeal for Positive Living
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The Wickedness Of Doing Nothing An Appeal for Positive Living

By Whitaker, Robert

Los Gatos, CA: Montezuma Mountain Ranch School. Good. 1913. 1st Edition. Stapled wraps. This is a small format booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Good only condition. The book covers and text pages are heavily toned. There is a tear to the top strip of several of the beginning pages. The text discusses self-help and religious convictions and ideas on how to live. "Eleven years ago, Ernest A. Rogers and William J. Meredith, both teachers in the schools of California, became dissatisfied with the restrictions imposed, by the methods of instruction employed in the average school, upon the initiative and opportunity for the expression of personal convictions by teachers. Through years of teaching and studying methods of instruction and the results accomplished they saw a great gap between what the public school is equipped to do and what is demanded of it. They had reached the point where their experience pointed to a better way of doing things intimately related to the very foundation of human education. Since they did not have the opportunity for putting their ideas into practice while teaching in the public schools nor the natural environment conducive to natural education, at their own expense and by making scarifies, they established the Montezuma Mountain School for boys in its present ideal location in the Santa Cruz Mountains, high above Los Gatos and the Santa Clara Valley. In 1912 they were joined by Homer J. Lloyd, who was not only deeply in sympathy with the idea, but also possess keen business ability. Largely through his sacrifice, his untiring efforts, and his sound financial judgment, the school was able to maintain itself until public recognition was assured its founders that the experiment was entirely sound and practical. It was an experiment and they found defects in their system, corrected them and experimented further until their method became more nearly perfect. " (Santa Clara Research website) .

$40.00

The Silent Traveller In San Francisco
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The Silent Traveller In San Francisco

By Yee, Chiang

New York: Transatlantic Arts. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1948. Trade Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, tears and small chips missing, along with toning, especially to the spine and edges of the dust jacket. "From 1935 to 1938 he taught Chinese at the School of Oriental Studies (now School of Oriental and African Studies) , University of London, and 1938 to 1940 worked at the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. During this period, he wrote and illustrated a well-received series of books entitled The Silent Traveller in..... His first was The Silent Traveller: a Chinese Artist in Lakeland, written from a journal of a fortnight in the English Lake District in August 1936). Others followed: The Silent Traveller in London, the Yorkshire Dales, and Oxford. Despite paper shortages and rationing, these books were kept in print. He wrote The Silent Traveller in Wartime, and, after World War II ended, the series gradually ventured further afield, to Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Boston, concluding in 1972 with Japan. He lived for a time with fellow expatriates Hsiung Shih-I, author of a West End hit, and Dymia Hsiung, the first Chinese woman to write a fictionalised autobiography in English. " (from Wikipedia) .

$20.00

Comstock Commotion The Story of the Territorial Enterprise and Virginia  City News
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Comstock Commotion The Story of the Territorial Enterprise and Virginia City News

By Beebe, Lucius

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1954. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block - especially the top and bottom edges. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing, nicking, several tears and holes and chips missing. "During and immediately after obtaining his degree from Harvard, Beebe published several books of poetry, but eventually found his true calling in journalism. He worked as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, the San Francisco Examiner, the Boston Telegram, and the Boston Evening Transcript, and was a contributing writer to many magazines such as Gourmet, The New Yorker, Town and Country, Holiday, American Heritage, and Playboy. Beebe re-launched Nevada's first newspaper, the Territorial Enterprise, in 1952. He wrote a syndicated column for the New York Herald Tribune from the 1930s through 1944 called This New York. The column chronicled the doings of fashionable society at such storied restaurants and nightclubs as El Morocco, the 21 Club, the Stork Club, and The Colony. Beebe is credited with popularizing the term "cafe society", which was used to describe the people mentioned in his column. " (from Wikipedia) .

$20.00

An Architectural Survey Of The San Joaquin Valley 1978 Researched &  Written by Art History Survey Class - Cal. State Stanislaus
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An Architectural Survey Of The San Joaquin Valley 1978 Researched & Written by Art History Survey Class - Cal. State Stanislaus

By Werness, Hope B. (editor)

Turlock, CA: California State College (CSCS). Very Good+. 1978. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Stapled wraps. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and has a stapled spine. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers of the pamphlet has noticeable generalized toning, especially to the edges and spine. The text pages are clean and bright. "The choice of buildings was based on their historical and architectural merit, though some preference was given to buildings in students' hometowns. There are numerous other buildings in this area that warrant research." (from introduction) .

$20.00

The Campus A Collection of Views and Art Photographs by Carl Abell '17
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The Campus A Collection of Views and Art Photographs by Carl Abell '17

By University Of California, Berkeley, Carl Abell, William C. Rea, Brodie E. Ahlport

Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley. Very Good+. 1919. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This is an oblong book with hard covers and a string binding (three holes bound together by a gold cord). This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book is in the shape of a photo album. The book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs of the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, along with descriptive text on the opposite page. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. Laid-in is a black and white aerial photograph of the campus circa 1920. .

$75.00

Echoes Of The Alamo (december 15, 1927)   (Published by the Student Body  of the Alamo School, San Francisco, CA)
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Echoes Of The Alamo (december 15, 1927) (Published by the Student Body of the Alamo School, San Francisco, CA)

By Alamo School

San Francisco, CA: Alamo School. Fair. 1927. Newspaper. B&W Illustrations; This is a student newspaper from Alamo School, San Francisco, CA. The newspaper is in Fair condition. The newspaper is noticeably toned. The edges have tears, nicking and chipping, especially to the middle sheet. Included is a photo of the graduating class of 1927. "Opened: 1926 Rebuilt: 1974 Alamo School was originally constructed as part of a large bond issue program in the city that gave San Francisco new schools such as West Portal and Cabrillo, and new buildings for older schools like Lafayette. The neighborhood population of Alamo was formerly served by the defunct Bergerot School a block north (now the site of tennis courts). The school was rebuilt in the early 1970s for seismic safety. The architectural choices for both buildings were notably intriguing: from high gothic to blocky post-modern. " (from Outsidelands website) .

$15.00

History Of California Vol. I: 1542-1800 Volume XVIII of the Works of  Hubert Howe Bancroft
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History Of California Vol. I: 1542-1800 Volume XVIII of the Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft

By Bancroft, Hubert Howe

San Francisco, CA: A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers. Very Good. 1884. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and edge wear. The front inner hinge has cracked. The text pages are clean and bright. "In March 1852, Bancroft was provided with an inventory of books to sell and was sent to the booming California city of San Francisco to set up a West Coast regional office of the firm. Bancroft was successful in building his company, entering the world of publishing in the process. He also became a serious collector of books, building a collection numbering into the tens of thousands of volumes. In 1868, he resigned from his business in favor of his brother, A. L. Bancroft. He had accumulated a great library of historical material and abandoned business to devote himself entirely to writing and publishing history. " (from Wikipedia) .

$30.00

Historical Atlas Map Of Santa Clara County  (Facsimile Edition)
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Historical Atlas Map Of Santa Clara County (Facsimile Edition)

By Thompson & West

San Jose, CA: Smith & McKay Printing Company. Very Good+. 1973. Facsimile. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. .

$50.00

Oregon Vs Stanford Sept. 25, 1948 Football Program
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Oregon Vs Stanford Sept. 25, 1948 Football Program

By Stanford University

Stanford, CA: Stanford University. Very Good. 1948. Stapled wraps. B&W Illustrations; This is a large format event program for the Sept. 25, 1948 football game between Oregon and Stanford. The program is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is a noticeable vertical crease to the entire program. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Stanford Cardinal football program represents Stanford University in college football at the NCAA Division I FBS level and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference's North Division. Stanford has a highly successful football tradition. The team is currently known as the Cardinal, adopted prior to the 1982 season. Stanford was known as the "Indians" from 1930 to January 1972, and the "Cardinals" from 1972 through 1981. A student vote in December 1975 to change the nickname to "Robber Barons" was not approved by administrators." (from Wikipedia) .

$35.00

Six Addresses On Righteous Citizenship Delivered At the Annual Noon-Day  Lenten Services for Business Men Held by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew in  the Chamber of Commerce
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Six Addresses On Righteous Citizenship Delivered At the Annual Noon-Day Lenten Services for Business Men Held by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew in the Chamber of Commerce

By San Francisco Chamber Of Commerce

San Francisco, CA: Brotherhood of St. Andrew. Very Good+. 1904. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Stapled wraps. This is a trade sized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers of th book have some beginning bumping and nicking. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the title page. Authors include: Dr. Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Mr. Walter Macarthur, Rev. Frederick W. Clampett, Dr. David Starr Jordan, The Hon. Norton P. Chipman, and, The Rt. Rev. W. F. Nichols. .

$20.00

Kennedy For President California Presidential Flier / Ephemera
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Kennedy For President California Presidential Flier / Ephemera

By [Ephemera] [Presidential Ephemera], [Californiana] [Presidential Candidates]

San Francisco, CA: Kennedy for President. Very Good+. 1963. Other. This is a slim (3 1/2" x 8") folded piece of paper (14" long unfolded). The flier is in Very Good+ condition. The flier gives six reasons why "California Needs Kennedy", including: Practical Liberalism, Experience, Youth and Vigor, Dynamic Leadership, Freshness of Outlook, and, Resoluteness. The flier is clean and bright, with fresh coloring and no edge wear. "The 1960 United States presidential election was the 44th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 8, 1960. In a closely contested election, Democrat John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican Party nominee. This was the first election in which all fifty states participated, and the last in which the District of Columbia did not. It was also the first election in which an incumbent president was ineligible to run for a third term due to the term limits established by the 22nd Amendment." (from Wikipedia) .

$30.00

The Day The Rains Came January 18, 1973
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The Day The Rains Came January 18, 1973

By Schneider, Mrs. Laverne (Environmental Center Of San Luis Obispo County)

San Luis Opisbo, CA: Schneider, Mrs. Laverne. Very Good+. 1973. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is an oblong paperback booklet. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the booklet have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "The day President Richard Nixon was being sworn in for a second term, San Luis Obispo was coping with a more localized disaster. In 1969, record flooding hammered the county over a one-week span. Four years later, in January 1973, torrential rains brought a second 100-year flood to San Luis Obispo. According to Telegram-Tribune stories and a booklet titled “The Day the Rains Came … January 18, 1973,” the flood resulted from nature’s distribution of rainfall and man’s ability to ignore the warning signs. An evening drizzle developed into steady all-night rain and finished with a fierce deluge." (from the Tribune) .

$30.00

The Blue And Gold '96
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The Blue And Gold '96

By University Of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA: University of California. Very Good+. 1896. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This is a yearbook for the University of California, Berkeley for the year 1896. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing, edge wear and several small tears to the cloth. The text pages are clean and bright. There are a couple of penciled notations on the front free page from a former owner and an inked date on the obverse of the rear free page. The front pastedown page has a former owner's address label. .

$40.00

California Historical Society Quarterly Vol XXXI March 1952 No. 1
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California Historical Society Quarterly Vol XXXI March 1952 No. 1

By Wickson, Gladys C.

San Francisco, CA: California Historical Society. Very Good+. 1952. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a tall trade sized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This copy includes: Martin C. Briggs, Methodist Trumpeter by Rockwell D. Hung, Los Angeles County in the Health Rush 1870- 1900 by John E. Baur, William Heath Davis and the Founding of American San Diego by ANdrew F. Rolle, and, California Soldiers in the Philippines edited by Harold F. Taggart. .

$15.00

The Kingship Of Mt. Lassen At Present the Only Active Volcano on the  Mainland of the United States
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The Kingship Of Mt. Lassen At Present the Only Active Volcano on the Mainland of the United States

By Colburn, Mrs. Frederick H. (Frona Eunice Wait Colburn)

San Francisco, CA: Nemo Publishing Company. Very Good+. 1922. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of thebook covers have some light bumping and edge wear, along with some beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. "Frona Eunice Wait (1859–1946) was an American author and newspaper writer. From her beginning as a journalist, she rose to become an associate editor for the Overland Monthly. Frona Eunice was born in Yolo County, California in 1859. She married John Courtland Wait at a young age in Dayton, Washington. She had two children with Wait, the second of whom, Sylvester James "Vessie" died in 1880. Her circumstances of leaving her husband are unknown but she left him after her son died. From that point she began to work as a journalist, getting her first job with the Santa Rosa Republican newspaper and learning the writing and publishing trade. In 1887 she was one of only two female staff journalists in San Francisco, working for the San Francisco Examiner. She married Frederick Henry Colburn, October 31, 1900. Colburn was assistant secretary of the Associated Savings Banks of San Francisco, and had spent time in a variety of businesses including publishing, import and export, and being president of the California Business College." (from Wikipedia) .

$150.00

Yosemite Trails Camp and Pack-Train in the Yosemite Region of the Sierra  Nevada
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Yosemite Trails Camp and Pack-Train in the Yosemite Region of the Sierra Nevada

By Chase, J. Smeaton (Joseph)

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good. 1911. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The book covers have several tiny spots of white discoloration. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The last thirty pages or so have noticeable tidemarking /possible water spotting. The full page illustration at page 314 has an inch sized semi-circular chip missing where the pages adhered along the bottom edge of the page (does not affect the illustration). All 17 black and white photographs are present. "J. Smeaton Chase (8 April 1864 – 29 March 1923) was an English-born American author, traveler and photographer. Joseph Smeaton Chase has become an integral part of California literature: revered for his poignant descriptions of California landscapes. An Englishman who toured the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains in 1915 with his burro, Mesquit, Chase published poetic diary entries detailing his escapades through the Sierra Nevada mountains and California desert." (from Wikipedia) .

$200.00

Government Roster 1886-87 State and County Governments of California:  Executive, Judicial and Legislative Departments
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Government Roster 1886-87 State and County Governments of California: Executive, Judicial and Legislative Departments

By Hendricks, William C. (compiled by)

Sacramento, CA: State Office / State Printing Office. Very Good. 1887. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and fraying. The rear cover has several scratches and spots of fading. The spine has toning as well. The text pages are clean and bright. Only three copies listed in Worldcat. "LEGISLATIVE HISTORIAN: As Secretary of State, it was Hendricks who turned the State Roster (published only once before, in 1886) into the California Blue Book, which has been the most significant set of reference books on California government for the last 120 years. " (from website on election history of california) .

$125.00

Light Through the Valley
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Light Through the Valley

By MacLafferty, James Henry

San Francisco, CA: Paul Elder and Company. Very Good. 1910. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Pamphlet. B&W Illustrations; This is a handbound pamphlet with a string binding and cardstock covers. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The top edge of the front cover has a tear with some nicking and there is a crease to the top rear corner along with a small edge tear. The text pages are clean and bright. "Published by Paul Elder & Company and printed for them by the Tomoye Press under the direction of J. H. Nash, in the city of San Francisco in the month of May, Ninteen hundred and ten." "James Henry Maclafferty (February 27, 1871 – June 9, 1937) was a U. S. Representative from California. Born in San Diego, California, MacLafferty moved with his parents to Oakland, California, in 1874, to Eugene, Oreg. , in 1880, to Astoria, Oreg. , in 1883, and to Tacoma, Washington, in 1884. He attended the public schools. He entered the lumber business in Tacoma and continued the same in Seattle until 1889. He engaged in the wholesale paper business at Chicago in 1899. He returned to the Pacific coast in 1900 and settled in Oakland, California. He worked as a traveling salesman and in the paper business." (from Wikipedia) .

$20.00

Road From Yesterday
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Road From Yesterday

By Robinson, Albert J.

Saratoga, CA: Albert J. Robinson. Very Good+. 1977. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. SIGNED EDITION. This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription by the author, on the front endpaper. ; Signed by Author .

$20.00

California Sketches
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California Sketches

By Fitzgerald, O. P. (Oscar Penn Fitzgerald)

Nashville, TN: Southern Methodist Publishing House. Very Good+. 1879. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping , rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's name and address on the front endpaper. "Oscar Penn Fitzgerald (August 24, 1829 – August 5, 1911) was a Methodist clergyman, journalist and educator. He served as California Superintendent of Public Instruction (1867–1871) and was elected a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1890." "In 1867 Fitzgerald was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of California, serving in this position for four years. During his administration he was instrumental in the establishment of an institution that has since become the University of California, Berkeley. The State Normal School was permanently located and equipped at this time, as well. Various reforms were made in California education and great advancement was realized in the same. During this period, Fitzgerald also offered himself for the Democratic nomination for the U. S. Senate. He was also a Regent of the University of California for four years, and the Chairman of the Committee on Instruction. " (from Wikipedia) .

$150.00

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