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61 Rattan, Volney ELEMENTARY EXERCISES AND WEST COAST BOTANY: With an Analytical Key to the Flora of the West Coast...
San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Co., 1898. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A solid, very good copy with rubber-stamped label to pastedown, foxing to endsheets, flecking to covers, label remnant to spine; in brown cloth lettered and decorated in black; no dust jacket. 
"...in Which are Described over Eighteen Hundred Species of Flowering Plants Growing West of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Crests, From San Diego to Puget Sound." 221 pages including index and glossary. Many b&w figures and illustrations. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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62 Rezanov, Nikolai Petrovich REZANOV RECONNOITERS CALIFORNIA, 1806: A New Translation of Rezanov's Letter, Parts of Lieutenant Khostov's Log of the Ship Juno, and Dr. George von Larndorff Observations
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1972. First edition, one of 500 copies issued. Designed by Jack Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press. Publication #140. Hardcover. Fine in decorated boards with paper spine label; in plain off-white dustwrapper. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Rezanov and 16 sepia tone reproductions throughout the text; map of Rezanov's route. 
The early 19th century voyage to California by the Russian-American Company under the leadership of Rezanov. Edited and with an introduction by Richard A. Pierce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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63 Rush, Philip S. A HISTORY OF THE CALIFORNIAS
(San Diego, California): By Philip S. Rush Publisher, (1958). First edition. Hardcover. Minor bubbling to the lower front panel, else a near fine copy in red cloth titled in gilt; no dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author/publisher, additionally there is a typed letter, SIGNED on THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RANCHER letterhead, answering an inquiry on ranching articles. 277 pages, index of California places and names. Numerous photographs, maps. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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64 Rush, Philip S. HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE CALIFORNIAS: Spanish and Mexican Periods
(San Diego, California): [By the author], (1953). First edition. Hardcover. Nearly fine in very lightly soiled cloth without dustjacket. 
Octavo. 96 pages, list of Mexican Governors, index, illustrations, endpaper maps (the one at rear upside down--publisher's flaw). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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65 Sargent, Epes THE INTERMEDIATE STANDARD SPEAKER Containing Pieces for Declamation in Schools, Colleges, Etc.
San Francisco: H.H. Bancroft & Co., 1858. Reprint. Sargent's Standard Series of Speakers--No. 2. Introductory, or Supplementary to the Standard Speaker. Hardcover. Gilt lettered and ruled three-quarter black leather over grey-black cloth. Very good only: heavily worn to edges and to spine; both inner hinges separated and re-glued; dust-soiling to page edges, scattered soiling throughout textblock. 423 pages. 
Divided thus: The Rostrum, The Bar, The Camp, The Bema, The Tribune, The Floor of Parliament, The Floor of Congress, The Stage, Humorous Pieces, Lyrical and Narrative Pieces, Debates. Brief illustrated intro: Treatise on Elocution. California imprint. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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66 Sargent, Shirley PIONEERS IN PETTICOATS: Yosemite's Early Women 1856-1900
Los Angeles, California: Trans-Anglo Books, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Corner tips and spine ends lightly bumped, otherwise a very good plus copy in a rubbed and shelfworn illustrated dust jacket. 
Quarto. A well documented history of the gallant women who brightened the primitive area of Yosemite during the development of America's most famous national park. Includes a rare collection of early photographs and two comprehensive maps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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67 Schreier, Konrad F. Jr., editor BRAND BOOK SEVENTEEN: The Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners
Los Angeles, California: The Westerners, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
A generously illustrated collection of writings concerning the history of California and the West. Photographic and facsimile pages and plates, maps and text illustrations. 199 pages, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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68 Shippey, Lee IT'S AN OLD CALIFORNIA CUSTOM
New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., (1948). First edition. Hardcover. Offsetting to the front endpapers, else a near fine copy in grey cloth with yellow illustration of a miner to the front cover; in an illustrated dust jacket with mild wear and age-toning to the edges. 
A volume in the American Customs series. Shippey, a columnist for THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, describes the history and customs of the Golden State, including everything from gay caballeros to Forty-niners, and from pirates to the film industry. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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69 Smith, E. Quincy TRAVELS AT HOME AND ABROAD
New York and Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1911. First edition. In three volumes. Presentation copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper of volume I. Hardcover. Volume I is missing the rear endpaper and is heavily foxed with spotting to the covers, else an about very good copy; Volumes II and III have some minor foxing, else are very good plus; each volume is bound in green cloth with gilt titles and decoration. 
The author, an American Banker, recounts several trips to Jamaica, San Francisco, Mexico, Italy, Europe, St. Louis, etc. Volume I contains much on the San Francisco Earthquake and subsequent fires. An uncommon Neale imprint. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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70 Smith, Harold Frederick ELLEN SAWYER and J. FRED SMITH and their Family
Claremont, California: Privately Printed, 1965. B0007F3014 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth with gilt titles; no dust jacket issued. 
Slim octavo. [100] pages; indexed. Photographs. Biographical sketches and genealogical tables. The families settled in California in the late 1890s. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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71 Stellman, Louis J. MOTHER LODE: The Story of California's Gold Rush
San Francisco, California: Harr Wagner Publishing Company, (1939). Second printing; so stated on copyright page. Hardcover. ''Review copy'' stamped to title-page, else near fine, in marigold binding with black lettering to front cover and spine; in a very good dust jacket, with minor nicking, light wear, areas of age-darkening and soiling, price scratched out on front flap. 
By the author of the historical novel, PORT O' GOLD. Illustrated with photographs by the author. Cover design and decorations by Paul Rockwood. 304 pages, including index. Pictorial endsheets. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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72 Suzuki, Seiko June & Pulliam, Marjorie; edited by Robert Greenwood CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS, 1833-1862: A Bibliography
Los Gatos, California: The Talisman Press, 1961. First edition. One of 750 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine in red buckram, with bright yellow printed spine label; in a mildly worn and soiled illustrated dust jacket with some mild fading to the spine. Royal octavo. 524 pages; appendices and an index. 
A comprehensive and descriptive bibliography of early California imprints through the year 1862, listing over 2,000 imprints. Includes forty facsimile title-pages and a list of printers and publishers in California, 1833-1862. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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73 Swett, John HISTORY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF CALIFORNIA
San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Company, 1876. First edition, first printing. This copy has the author's printed notice ''Compliments of John Swett'' glued to the front free endpaper. Hardcover. Very good: some separation at rear inner hinge, abrasion at spine ends and corner tips, mild spine slant, corner crease to a few leaves, tiny area of stain to front cover; in brown-black cloth binding, with spine gilt tarnished; no dust jacket. 
"Contains an outline of school legislation, school reports, and education conventions, from 1850 to 1876, and a statement of the leading facts connected with the organization of the school system of California"--preface. 246 pages, plus errata page. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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74 Swigart, William R. BIOGRAPHY OF SPRING STREET IN LOS ANGELES
(Los Angeles): (William Russell Swigart), (1945). First edition. Hardcover. Very good (lacking the dust jacket). 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author/publisher. With epilogue by Harry W. Watson. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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75 Van Denburgh, Mary T. YE ON'S TEN HUNDRED SORROWS AND OTHER STORIES
San Francisco: The Murdock Press, 1907. First edition, first printing. Original sepia-toned photograph of the author tipped to the verso of the second blank leaf. Slim octavo. 58 pages. Hardcover. Original yellow printed wraps, hole-punched in three places, for the original tied-binding; bound in contemporary brown cloth with gilt-stamped "Chinese Stories" to the front cover. Minor edge wear and speckling to the cloth, very good, internally fresh. 
Collection of three illustrated stories and one essay on the Chinese immigrants of San Francisco by the occasional contributor to "The Overland Monthly", "Out West", and "The Era." Possibly one of a few copies bound for the author's use. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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76 Vaughan, Francis E. ANDREW C. LAWSON: Scientist, Teacher, Philosopher
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy without dust jacket. 474 pages. 
Inscribed by the author. A College of Mining professor. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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77 Ver Mehr, Rev. J.L. CHECKERED LIFE: In the Old and New World
San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Company, 1877. Second, expanded edition. This second edition includes material on the San Francisco gold rush. Hardcover. Faint foxing to page edges, some very moderate wear to green cloth covers (decorated and lettered in gilt and in blind), thus a nearly fine copy; no dust jacket. 
Memoirs of an event-filled, turbulent, visionary life, by the Belgian-born Ver Mehr, who journeyed to the U.S., was ordained as an Episcopalian minister and sent to California as a missionary, eventually founding a school in Sonoma. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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78 Walker, Fred DESTINATION UNKNOWN: Running Away to Danger
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket with some light shelf wear and a few short edge tears. 
Fred Walker's autobiography is filled with a life of adventure as a cowboy, laborer, miner, soldier, volunteer policeman, insurrectionist, etc. (285) pages. Frontispiece portrait. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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79 Webster, J. Vinson Two True California Stories: AUGUSTA DANE: or, The Influence of Circumstances. MARY MORTON; or The Result of a Fashionable Education
San Francisco: P.J. Thomas, Printer and Publisher, 1883. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good: wear, abrasion to covers; foxing to prelims, rear matter and page edges; in green cloth blindstamped with decorative borders, front stamped in gilt with titles and floral vignette, repeated in blind to rear; brown endsheets, top edge gilt. 
Pair of melodramatic novellas--sketches of California life founded on historical fact-- originally published serially in the California Patron during the years 1881 and 1882. Early California imprint. 256 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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80 Weller, Earle V., editor BALLADS OF ELDORADO
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1940. First edition, limited to 300 copies printed by the Ward Ritchie Press. Illustrations by Barse Miller. Publication #40. Hardcover. Faint offsetting from the illustrations, else fine in cream boards with decorations on front and back covers; double-page spreads adorning the half-title, title page, rear fly leaves and both sets of endpapers, and head-pieces for each of the ballads. 
Anthology of California-inspired poems gathered into three groups: Spain and Mexico, Days of the 'Forty-nine, and San Francisco. Poets include Ambrose Bierce, Bret Harte, Gelett Burgess, Bayard Taylor and Joaquin Miller. A very attractive little volume. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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