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California Literature.

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1 Bierce, Ambrose THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL and Other Essays
San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. Mild edgewear, rubbing to covers, hint of darkening to spine, offsetting to the endsheets, else near fine in green cloth lettered in gilt to front cover and spine, with sundial device in black to the cover and in gilt to the spine; lacking dust jacket. 
Selection of pieces "written for various California journals and periodicals," gathered, and with a preface by, S.O. Howes. Treated with Bierce's wonted wit are a wide range of subjects, including the death penalty, dreams, writers of dialect, and dogs. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Freedman, J.F. ABOVE THE LAW
(New York): Dutton, (2000). First edition: Advance Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in slick, color-illustrated wraps. 
Nora Ray, a northern California D.A., has been called in to investigate a recent police killing, and calls in Special Prosecutor and old friend Luke Garrison to help. By the author of KEY WITNESS and HOUSE OF SMOKE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York: Criterion Books, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. A paper clip indentation to upper edge of front free endpaper, else fine; in a dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to extremities, tiny tears to spine head. 
A confused and hostile teenager is sent to her uncle, a forest ranger in a remote part of the California mountains. Only when she is forced to think about and help other people, does she begin to grow up. By the author of AFTER THE PICNIC. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Jeffers, Robinson SOLSTICE: And Other Poems
New York: Random House, 1935. First trade edition. Green cloth with gilt spine and cover titles. Hardcover. Uniform offsetting to the front endsheet, ownership signature to the front pastedown endpaper, else near fine; in an age-toned and shelfworn dust jacket slightly nicked and chipped, and missing a thumbnail-sized piece from the lower rear panel. 
An attractively produced volume printed from type set by The Grabhorn Press with devices by Mallette Dean and initials by Joseph Sinel. A collection of lyrical poems on Greek, Teutonic, Celtic, and California themes by the quintessential California poet. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Martin, Chip BLUE: or a Hollywood Waltz
La Jolla: Starhaven, (1985). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Limited to 250 numbered copies, this is number 77. Trade Paperback. Mild crease to the lower front corner, minor sticker shadow to the lower front cover, else a near fine copy in stiff, nicely textured wraps with a black embossed illustration to the front cover. 
SIGNED to the half-title page by the author and founding partner of Starhaven, a small California cooperative publishing house. Blue is part of the REVOLUTION OF THE SUN series of novels and stories. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Perry, Thomas DEAD AIM
New York: Random House, (2002). 1400060036 / 9781400060030 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
By the Edgar Award-winning, Southern California author of THE BUTCHER'S BOY. Robert Mallon's quiet existence in affluent Santa Barbara is shattered with a random encounter on the beach which leads him into a dark world of vengeance and hatred. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Stanford, Ann THE WHITE BIRD
Denver: Allan Swallow, 1949. First edition. One of 350 copies printed. Hardcover. Various degrees of offsetting to the endpapers (as expected), else a near fine copy in red boards lettered in pale white; in a tanned dust jacket with minor chipping to the upper front panel. 
Second collection of verse from the award-winning California poet. This copy has been inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Stevenson, Robert Louis THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS
San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1952. First edition thus. Limited to 900 copies. Biobooks 31 issue. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to the endpapers, spine displays some mild tanning, page edges lightly foxed, else a near fine copy in blue decorated boards with a natural linen shelfback and a printed blue label; no dust jacket. 
"The book was originally intended for direct sale by the Press, but Mr. Sullivan [Biobooks] bought the entire edition."--ZAMORANO EIGHTY 71. Classic account of Stevenson's 1880 honeymoon in a deserted miner's cabin on a California mountainside. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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CAROL'S FROM CACTUS-LAND, Zany, King pseudonym of Charles Dill
9 Zany, King pseudonym of Charles Dill CAROL'S FROM CACTUS-LAND
Pearblossom, California: Self-published, 1938. First edition. Flexible hardcover. This copy has been forgotten in a closet for many decades and is fine and quite fresh. 
Nineteen brown handmade paper leaves with poems and illustrations printed in red; bound with-in tan covers made from Joshua wood and hand-stamped with titles and a cactus illustration in dark brown; brown leather ties. A handmade book of poems and rust-colored vignettes by the silent film actor/poet Charles Dill, as King Zany. From 1918 through 1929 Charles Dill appeared in shorts and in silent films as King Zany with many of the stars of the era, including Fatty Arbuckle, Mary Astor, Louise Brooks, Hoot Gibson, and others. " After a horse-riding accident, King Zany became an invalid and spent his last years in Pearblossom, California, where he dedicated himself to writing poetry."--IMDB. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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