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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

Whiskey Road
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Whiskey Road

By Sharkey, Parkey (Arnold) and Paul Coates

East Palo Alto, CA: Parkey Sharkey. Very Good. 1961. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. This is a trade sized paperback book with illustrated cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The cardstock covers have some fading and toning, especially to the cover edges. The text pages are clean and bright. This correspondence between Parkey Sharkey and Paul Coates "Paul V. Coates (March 10, 1921 – November 16, 1968) was an American print and television journalist. He was known for his popular daily newspaper column and as the host of the syndicated tabloid-style television series Confidential File, developed by Coates and Irvin Kershner (1923–2010). " (from Wikipedia) "Arnold, the son of John and Annie Sharkey, became one of the town's most colorful "characters." "Parkey" Sharkey, as he called himself, was a newspaper reporter's meal–ticket during the 1940s and 1950s—eccentric taxi driver, radio and TV clown for spot appearances, boxer and wrestler, writer, bon vivant, and scofflaw. " (from the Palo Alto Stanford Heritage website) .

$50.00

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

The Year of the Oath The Fight for Academic Freedom at the University of  California
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The Year of the Oath The Fight for Academic Freedom at the University of California

By Stewart, George R.

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1950. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "George Rippey Stewart (May 31, 1895 – August 22, 1980) was an American historian, toponymist, novelist, and a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His 1959 book, Pickett's Charge, a detailed history of the final attack at Gettysburg, was called "essential for an understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg". [2] His 1949 post-apocalyptic novel Earth Abides won the first International Fantasy Award in 1951. " (from WIkipedia); Signed by Author .

$30.00

Story Of The Session Of The California Legislature Of 1909
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Story Of The Session Of The California Legislature Of 1909

By Hichborn, Franklin

San Francisco, CA: Press of the James H. Barry Company. Very Good+. 1909. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Signed edition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper. "Franklin Hichborn (1868-1964) was a legislative reporter in Sacramento for the San Francisco Examiner (1897-1951) , a advocate for public ownership of public utilities, and a trustee for the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation. Boxes 1-184 include correspondence, articles, speeches, reports, financial records, legal records, and clippings related to California politics and the activities of journalist Franklin Hichborn, including the Francisco Graft prosecutions, the Francis J. Heny campaign (1909) and Heney League, the Progressive and Reform movements, Rudolph Spreckles, and the water and power campaign (1924)." (from Wikipedia); Signed by Author .

$45.00

Yosemite Art of an American Icon
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Yosemite Art of an American Icon

By Scott, Amy (editor)

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Fine. 2006. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. 0520249224 . Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. This book has French flaps. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are essays by Brian Bibby, William Deverell, Gary F. Kurutz, Kate Nearpass Ogden, Amy Scott, Jonathan Spaulding, and Jennifer A. Watts. "Yosemite National Park is an American national park located in the western Sierra Nevada of Central California, bounded on the southeast by Sierra National Forest and on the northwest by Stanislaus National Forest. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres (1,168.681 sq mi; 302,687 ha; 3,026.87 km2) and sits in four counties: centered in Tuolumne and Mariposa, extending north and east to Mono and south to Madera County. Designated a World Heritage site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, meadows, glaciers, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. " (from Wikipedia) .

$40.00

Santa Ana A Narrative of Yesterday 1870-1910
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Santa Ana A Narrative of Yesterday 1870-1910

By Swanner, Charles D.

Claremont, CA: Saunders Press. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1953. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. 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 and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, wrinkled spots and middling sized chips missing. "Santa Ana (Spanish for "Saint Anne") is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The United States Census Bureau estimated its 2011 population at 329,427, making Santa Ana the 57th most-populous city in the United States. Santa Ana is located in Southern California, adjacent to the Santa Ana River, about 10 miles (16 km) away from the California coast. Founded in 1869, the city is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, the second largest metropolitan area in the United States, with almost 18 million residents in 2010. Santa Ana is a very densely populated city, ranking fourth nationally in that regard among cities of over 300,000 residents (trailing only New York City, San Francisco, and Boston). In 2011, Forbes ranked Santa Ana the fourth-safest city of over 250,000 residents in the United States." (from Wikipedia); Signed by Author .

$25.00

A China Colony In The Beautiful Berkeley Hills
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A China Colony In The Beautiful Berkeley Hills

By Arnold, Julean and Mrs. William Mayer (compilers)

Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. Very Good+. 1942. Revised Edition. Paperback. This is an oversized paperback pamphlet with self covers and a stapled spine. Revised Edition. This pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light bumping, rubbing and toning, especially to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. " It is a singular fact that the vast majority of Americans who have resided in China for upards of a year cherish warm memories of contacts made and experiences enjoyed. After their return to their homland, they welcome opportunities to enjoy the companionship of many of htose whom they have known in China." .

$100.00

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