Category: California


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By: N/A

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Sacramento, C. M. Clayes, State Printer: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 45037

Heavy rubbing/wear to boards; bumping at corners and spine ends, with some fraying of leather; roughly 4 inch tear in the leather along the rear joint and another roughly 3" along front joint, both starting at foot, but joints front and rear remain firm; some staining and foxing on endpapers; long vertical crease shows on first 8 pages or so; some soiling and light staining to edges of text block. ; Bound in three-quarter leather; decorative paper over boards; 2 leat... View more info

George White Marston A Family Chronicle, 2 Vols

By: N/A

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Ward Ritchie Press: 1956

Seller ID: 68201

Blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Text is clean and unmarked with a tight binding. No DJ. View more info

The McCallum Saga: the Story of the Founding of Palm Springs

By: Ainsworth, Katherine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Palm Springs, Palm Springs Desert Museum: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4567

Random signature to fep. Small tears and light wear to DJ edges. A small chip missing from top DJ edge. Light soiling to DJ covers. ; Illustrations; 4to View more info

Souvenir Views of Pomona, Cal. and Vicinity

By: Anonymous,

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Pomona, California, Bailey Bros.: 1893

Seller ID: 67519

Light brown decorated boards. Gilt lettering on the front. Blue cloth spine. Contents consist of a long fold-out of 11 panels, each containing multiple photographs of Pomona and the surrounding area. There is a 1/2" tear to one fold but otherwise all are nearly fine. To the reverse of one of the panels is written in a very small hand, "Presented by F. R. Lewis, Pomona, Cal., Dec. 25, 1898." In the same hand I believe several of the photographs are quite neatl... View more info

History of Orange County, California with Biographical Sketches

By: Armor, Samuel

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Historic Record Company: 1921

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 67588

Thick quarto pebbled cloth, gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated throughout with photographic portraits. The corners are bumped, 3/8" tear to the upper spine end. Foxing to all page edges as well as to the portrait of the author at the front. Covers are rubbed and lightly soiled. A very good, tight copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1669 pages View more info

The Overland Journal of Amos Piatt Josselyn Zanesville, Ohio to the Sacramento Valley April 2, 1849 to September 11,1849

By: Barrett, J. William II

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Gateway Press, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 67050

No dust jacket, book in very good condition, cloth covered boards, lightly bumped spine, light wear to corners, trace soil to text block, signed by editor on title page.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 129 pages; Signed by Editor View more info


By: Bonfils, Winifred Black

Price: $14.00

Publisher: San Simeon, Ca., Friends of Hearst Castle: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 18744

Off-white wrappers, light edgewear, soiled, spine slightly sunned. Interior is very clean and tight. ; Reproduced from original edition of 1928.; 4to; 155 pages View more info

FORTRESS ON THE HILL Founding the University of San Diego and the San Diego College for Women, 1942-1963

By: Boudoin, Burt J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Saint Francis Historical Society: 2001

Seller ID: 59335

Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title on spine; minor edgewear. Pictorial dj in removeable mylar, also with minor edgewear. Binding tight, text clean. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 174 pages View more info

Image for The Coast Rangers

The Coast Rangers

By: Browne, J. Ross

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Paisano Press: 1959

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 67016

#73 of 85 limited Special Presentation editions. Cloth covered boards, bumped spine, toned textblock. Light trace soil and toning to feps and pastedowns. Gift inscription from previous owner to third page. Dj in protective mylar cover, chipping to spine ends and edges, light stains to front cover. Otherwise in good condition. Binding tight, text clean.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; 86 pages View more info

DISCOVERY OF THE YOSEMITE, and THE INDIAN WAR OF 1851, Which Lead to That Event.

By: Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Chicago, Fleming H. Revell: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55396

Brown cloth, gilt titles. Portrait frontispiece, single-page B&W map following the table of contents, and 19 other B&W illustrations. Some edgewear, with chipping/tearing to spine ends and corners bumped/worn to boards, light fading/discoloration to cloth, overall mild rubbing and soiling to covers, including a 3/8" diameter dampstain to upper front and a 1/4" waterspot to lower rear, soiling and spotting to text block edges, front and rear hinges splitting thoug... View more info

Are the Stars Out Tonight? The Story of the Famous Ambassador and Cocoanut Grove "Hollywood's Hotel"

By: Burk, Margaret Tante

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Round Table West: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 63190

Shiny gold cloth covered boards with green gilt titles. Trace edgewear and very slight bumping to spine ends. Binding tight, text clean. Inscribed to Helen Copley and signed by author on title page. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages; Signed by Author View more info


By: Caughey, John Walton

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19598

Red cloth book, light foxing and a stain to foredge page ends. Dust jacket has a little very light foxing. ; Illustrated; 8vo; 321 pages View more info

Account of the Portola Expedition Which Discovered San Francisco Bay

By: Costanso, Miguel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ye Galleon Press: 1999

Seller ID: 60402

Brown faux leather covered boards with gilt titles on front cover and spine. Mild gilt loss to front cover, and some speckles of gilt that have stuck to other parts of the cover. Binding tight, text clean. Unread. Folded maps present in rear pocket. No stickers or ownership marks.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 76 pages View more info


By: Denov, Nancy

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Self Published: 2000

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 43667

Mustard cloth library-style binding with gilt titles. Light soiling, minor bumping to corners. ; INSCRIBED on front free endpaper: "To a dedicated writer from Nancy." ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 347 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Diary of a Sea Captain's Wife Tales of Santa Cruz Island

By: Eaton, Margaret H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Mcnally & Loftin Pub: 1980

Seller ID: 66740

Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title. Bumped spine. End papers and paste downs slightly toned and foxed. Text block toned and foxed. DJ has foxed and faded spine with one small chip. In protective mylar cover. Binding tight, unmarked, no names, stickers, or stamps. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; 256 pages View more info

Santa Cruz Island A History of Conflict and Diversity

By: Gherini, John & Marla Daily & Doyce B. Nunis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Arthur H. Clark Company: 1997

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 66709

Green cloth, gilt lettering on the front and spine. Signed by the author on the title page. There are a few small light spots to the upper page edges but all else is nearly fine. Unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 269 pages; Signed by Author View more info


By: Giddings, Jennie Hollingsworth.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lorrin L. Morrison: 1949

Seller ID: 58223

Dark blue cloth covered boards with title in dark yellow on front cover and spine; corners and ends of spine bumped and worn; light soiling and scuffing. Pictorial map endpapers. Address stamp to half title page. Binding tight, text clean. Some foxing to pages up to around page 12. Trace soil to text edges.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 142 pages View more info

THE DIARIES OF PETER DECKER. Overland to California in 1849 and Life in the Mines, 1850-1851.

By: Giffen, Helen S. (Editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Talisman Press: 1966

Seller ID: 67655

Cloth covered boards, toning and some trace soil to text block. Dj shows some light scuffing, toning and edgewear. Otherwise in very good condition. Binding tight, text clean. No names, stickers, or stamps. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; 338 pages View more info


By: Goss, Florence Ramser

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Diego, Tecolote Publications: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 34729

SIGNED by author on title page. Blue wraps. Light edgewear and rubbing.; 8vo; 71 pages; Signed by Author View more info

California Utopia Point Loma: 1897-1942

By: Greenwalt, Emmett A.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Point Loma Publications, Inc.: 1978

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 66824

Mylar wrapped dust jacket in very good+ condition; front flap has minor edge wear and previous price sticker in upper right corner; front panel has minor edge wear with slight chipping to corners; spine is mildly sunned with little wear to the tail; very faint foxing on back flap towards the bottom; book has cloth covered boards; bumped corner of front panel, spine is bumped, back panel has light rubbing; very faint foxing to text block; no markings on the inside whatsoe... View more info