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21 Brown, Clara Spalding LIFE AT SHUT-IN VALLEY And Other Pacific Coast Tales
(Franklin, O.): (The Editor Publishing Co.), (1895). First edition, first printing. Small octavo. 188 pages. Decorative chapter tail pieces. Hardcover. Mild speckled discoloration to the rear cover and fore-edge of the front cover, else very good in original plum-colored cloth, with two bands of decoration and debossed titles, all stamped in black to the front cover. 
Clara Spalding Brown, "who was probably the first woman reporter on the western frontier", offers "Stories of the coastal areas, including San Diego. Also of the California land booms in the late nineteenth century." Baird & Greenwood, 331. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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22 Browne, J. Ross THE INDIANS IN CALIFORNIA
(San Francisco): (The Colt Press), (1944). First edition thus: one of five hundred copies issued. Colt California Classic #2. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in sand-colored cloth over decorated boards; with paper spine label that shows a hint of rubbing. Accompanied by three of Browne's superb drawings. Twelvemo. 
Drawn from Browne's CRUSOE'S ISLAND: WITH SKETCHES OF ADVENTURE IN CALIFORNIA AND WASHOE. Browne was appointed Inspector of Indian Affairs on the Pacific Coast in 1855, and authored a number of lively and important chronicles of early California. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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23 Busch, Briton Cooper, editor FREMONT'S PRIVATE NAVY: The 1846 Journal of Captain William Dane Phelps
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1987. First edition: limited to 500 numbered copies, SIGNED by the editor. This copy is outside the limitation and is unnumbered. Hardcover. Fine in green cloth, lettered in gilt, without dust jacket. 
Octavo. Editor Busch also contributes an introduction to this handsomely produced volume. 79 pages, index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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24 Cunningham, Captain William H. LOG OF THE COURIER 1826-1827-1828
Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1958. First edition, limited to 200 copies printed at Paul Bailey's Westernlore Press. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped indigo cloth over decorative boards. With tipped-in photographic frontispiece portrait of the Courier; interior illustrations by Don Louis Perceval. With a foreword by publisher Glen Dawson. 
The Courier was an American ship trading on the coast of the Golden State in the early years of the nineteenth century. This is the log's first appearance in print. One of the most attractive entries in Dawson's Early California Travels series (#44). 
Price: 95.00 USD
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25 De Quille, Dan SNOW-SHOE THOMPSON
Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1954. First edition, first printing. One of 210 copies hand-set in Bulmer types, printed on French Arches paper, and bound by The L-D Allen Press. Hardcover. Fine in multi-colored Swedish patterned paper with a white parchment paper spine with the title printed in green; in a fine clear glassine dust protector. Small octavo. 63 pages. 
Early California Travels Series XXI. "This biography of Snow-shoe Thompson, 'The Skiing Mailman of the Sierra,' is reprinted from the Overland Monthly of October, 1886." Preface by Carroll D. Hall, Curator of Sutter's Fort State Historical Monument. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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26 De Quincey, Thomas CALIFORNIA AND THE GOLD MANIA
San Francisco: Colt Press, 1945. First edition thus. Limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. Near fine with some wear to paper spine label, and light corner crease to fold-out cartoon; in cloth-backed decorated boards; slyly illustrated with colored sketches from PUNCH, issues of 1849 & 1850. #3 in the Colt Press series of California Classics. 
Reprinted from Ticknor, Reed & Field's edition of De Quincey's LETTERS TO A YOUNG MAN AND OTHER PAPERS, published at Boston in 1854. The fold-out contrasts an English "Gold Field" (with flora providing the "gold") to the chaos of the American "diggins." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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27 Ditmass, Madge C. ACCORDING TO MADGE: Early Times in South San Luis Obispo County and the Arroyo Grande Valley
Arroyo Grande, California: South County Historical Society, 1983. B00070T3KG First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in photo-pictorial laminated boards; no dust jacket. Octavo. 312 pages; indexed. 
Drawn from the old Herald Recorder files and illustrated with period photos, portraits, and facsimiles, this collection of articles by Madge Ditmass (1883-1960), have been gathered here to offer a treasure house of information on early California. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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28 Dominy, Floyd E., commissioner TECHNICAL RECORD OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION/TRINITY RIVER DIVISION FEATURES OF THE CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT, CALIFORNIA: Volume I--Design
Denver, Colorado: United States Department of the Interior, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Soiling to the upper page edges, three tiny machine-made holes to the back cover that have penetrated the text and continue through to the front cover (?), covers display some soiling and light wear, else a very good copy in blue cloth, lettered in gilt. 
Quarto. The project included Trinity Dam and Powerplant and several other associated dams and powerplants in the area constructed 1956-1964. 397 pages. Thoroughly illustrated with photos, maps, tables, figures, and many plans (two folding). 
Price: 100.00 USD
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29 Drury, Clifford Merrill RUDOLPH JAMES WIG: Engineer, Pomona College Trustee, Presbyterian Layman
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in green buckram with the dust jacket only very lightly faded at the spine. 
Octavo. With a warm inscription to the author's "dear friend," SIGNED. 320 pages, bibliography 1910-1917, index, frontisportrait, illustrated with full-page plates. Another splendid Arthur H. Clark production printed on deckle-edged paper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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30 du Petit-Thouars, Abel VOYAGE OF THE VENUS: Sojourn in California. Excerpt from Voyage autour du monde sur la fregate Venus pendant les annees 1836-1839
Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1956. First edition thus. Translated by Charles N. Rudkin. Hardcover. Near fine in cloth-backed decorated boards and paper spine label; untrimmed fore-edge. 12mo. With 10 plates (eight hand-colored) delicately illustrating the flora, fauna and native populace of the region explored. 
This quaint little volume draws from the captain's official report of the French frigate Venus' voyage of scientific exploration, and offers a valuable mid-century European portrait of Monterey and Lower California. Early California Travels Series #35. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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31 Edited by A Committee of the Association FIRST STEAMSHIP PIONEERS
(San Francisco): (H.S. Crocker & Co., Pritnters), (1874). First edition, first printing. 100 copies issued. Hardcover. Rubbing to the corners and joints, front and rear inner hinges cracked but holding firm, a very good plus copy in full brown leather decoratively stamped in blind, hubbed spine with titles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Quarto. 393 pages; index. 
Historical and biographical sketches issued in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the arrival of the steamer "California" at San Francisco in 1849. A few copies were issued with photographs--this copy lacks the photographs. Quite scarce! 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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32 Elliot, Charles CITY OF COMMERCE: An Enterprising Heritage
Los Angeles, California: Hacienda Gateway Press, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with a hint of very slight rubbing. 
Quarto. The exciting story of the founding and growth of one of Southern California's leading industrial cities, which also traces its history before it became a city when it was an Indian watering hole and prime land for cattle grazing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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33 Fremont, John Charles GEOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR UPON UPPER CALIFORNIA IN ILLUSTRATIONS OF HIS MAP OF OREGON AND CALIFORNIA BY JOHN CHARLES FREMONT, Newly Reprinted from the Edition of 1848
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1964. First edition thus. One 425 copies printed and bound at Stanford University Press. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in gray map imprinted boards; in a fine, as-new, plain white dust jacket. Quarto. 65 pages; plus a colophon. Facsimile engraving of Fremont. Tables. 
With Introductions by Allan Nevins and Dale L. Morgan and a reproduction of the map (folding map in a pocket in the rear). A facsimile reprint of Howes F-366 which is a 1848 Senate report. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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34 Garces, Francisco A RECORD OF TRAVELS IN ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA 1775-1776
(San Francisco): Published by John Howell--Books, 1965. B0007DTOGQ First edition of this translation. One of 1250 copies designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Hardcover. Fine in decorative cloth with gilt spine titles. Quarto. [117] pages. Appendices, glossary, references and an index. Illustrated with plates from color lithographs. Two folding maps. 
Padre Francisco Tomás Garcés (1738-1781), a Spanish Franciscan priest, was a missionary who explored much of the southwestern part of North America, including what is now Arizona and southern California. He was killed in a Yuma Indian uprising. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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35 Gardner, Erle Stanley HUBSCHRAUBER HOHLEN HINDERNISSSE: Flug ze den Geheimnisvollen Schluchten Kaliforniens
Berlin Frankfurt/M Wien: Verlag Ullstein, (1962). German language edition. Hardcover. Very mild bump to one corner tip, textblock lightly tanned, as expected, else very nearly fine, in orange cloth stamped in brown with map to front cover, titles to spine; in mildly edgeworn photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
German translation of Gardner's HOVERING OVER BAJA--the bestselling mystery author's account of his adventures coptering into remote Baja regions and exploring with the aid of Pak-Jaks, newly designed desert-terrain motorcycles. Illustrated with photos. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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36 Gilbert, Grove Karl; Richard Lewis Humphrey, John Stephen Sewell, and Frank Soule. THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE OF APRIL 18, 1906 and Their Effects on Structures and Structural Materials
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1907. First edition, first printing. Privately rebound in 3/4 polished brown leather over dark brown cloth, gilt spine titles. Hardcover. Spine and corners worn with the leather quite dry and rubbed, two bookplates and address label to the endpapers, else very good. Octavo. 170 pages of text; indexed. 55 photographic plates of the quake; a folding panorama of the city; two folding maps. 
Laid in to this copy are five small (2 1/2" by 4" or smaller) original sepia-toned photos of the quake damage and a contemporary half-sheet of instructions to deputies of the relief committee "Stanford Corps." Official U.S. Geological Survey publication. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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37 Hoskin, Beryl A HISTORY OF THE SANTA CLARA MISSION LIBRARY
Oakland, California: Biobooks, 1961. First edition. One of 500 copies printed by Lederer, Street & Zeus Company. Hardcover. Very minor wear to the spine ends and corner tips, else near fine in red cloth with titles in gilt; no dust jacket. 82 pages, illustration to the title-page, four photographic plates of manuscript pages, bibliography. 
A study tracing the history of the Santa Clara Mission Library, which evaluates and records its contents. Hoskin discusses his methods, gives an overview of the materials, describes the most important pieces, and catalogues the collection. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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38 Hungerford, Edward WELLS FARGO: Advancing the American Frontier
New York: Random House, (1949). First edition. Hardcover. A fine fresh copy in wraparound pictorial brown cloth; in an attractive dust jacket with one small chip to the lower rear panel. A superior copy. 
Adams, SIX-GUNS AND SADDLE LEATHER; 1072: "Deals with stage robbers of California, such as Tom Bell, Black Bart, and Rattlesnake Dick." 274 pages; bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with plates, portraits, 2 maps (1 double page), and tables. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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39 Hutchings & Rosenfield, Publishers; edited, with introduction by Rodman W. Paul THE MINERS' OWN BOOK: Containing Correct Illustrations and Descriptions of the Various Modes of California Mining Reprinted from the original edition of 1858
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1949. First edition thus. One of 500 copies produced. Facsimile reproduction of the original 1858 title-page. Hardcover. Offsetting to endsheets, offsetting to covers, mild fading to spine, thus near fine; bound in orange boards, ruled and decorated in black, printed in red and black on front and back covers, with brown cloth back, ornage label printed in black on back. 
Fine press reissue of a scarce 1858 publication, a compendium of text and illustrations originally seen in James Mason Hutchings' HUTCHING'S ILLUSTRATED CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE. Featured are engravings from the work of early California artist Charles Nahl. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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40 Jackson, Helen Hunt (H.H.) AH-WAH-NE-DAYS: A Visit to the Yosemite Valley in 1872
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1971. First edition, first printing. One of 450 copies designed and printed by Mallette Dean. Hardcover. Fine in original green patterned boards with tan cloth backstrip and printed paper spine label. 
Tall octavo. 84 pages. Pictorial title-page and color engravings by Mallette Dean. Introduction by Oscar Lewis. Publication number 137 of The Book Club of California. A handsome production. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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