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By: Basten, Fred E.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA:, Douglas-West Publishers,, 1974.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Today, the waters of the Santa Monica Bay are as placid, the curve of its shoreline as lovely, and the rise of its bluffs and mountains as imposing as when Juan Cabrillo and his men cast anchor centuries ago. From the "Bay of Smokes" to a verdant pasture, from a struggling village to an internationally famous playground, from a handful of isolated towns to a sprawling cosmopolitan complex - a thriving panorama so vast not even the Bakers, Joneses, Rindges, Kinneys, an... View more info
By: Dickson, Samuel
Publisher: Stanford, California:, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1955.<br>
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>
Colorful stories about the men and women, the places and events that have contributed to San Francisco's flamboyant history. A cavalcade of poets, dreamers, beggars, millionaires, scholars, thieves and adventurers whose escapades have in some way contributed to and justified the fabled reputation of that Mecca of the Golden west. Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Co... View more info
Publisher: Berkerly, University of California Press,, 1999.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
"This is the definitive translation of the most important travel account of California before the American conquest. Duhaut-Cilly's observations are those of the outsider with the most insider access of any visitor. It is a lively read, endlessly fascinating for all those interested in the early history of the Golden State, and a natural supplement to all courses on its past."—James Sandos, author of Rebellion in the Borderlands No Flaws or Blemishes bu... View more info
By: Gilliam, Harold
Publisher: New York:, Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1957,
Edition: Early Printing
A factual and fascinating account of the history, life and lore of California's vital inland sea. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light shelf handling. View more info
Publisher: New York:, D. Appleton-Century Company, 1939
Edition: First Edition – First Printing.[with (1) on last page of text]
Sketches of California's most romantic cities, including San Diego, Laguna, Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Carmel, Monterey, Weaverville, Coloma, Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Palo Alto and others.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Lacks Dust Jacket. 456 pages with Index. Color frontispiece of the Art Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego, illustrated endpapers. View more info
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co, 1872
Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley - Hand-colored Steel Engraving by S.V. Hunt after painting by Harry Fenn. Copyright by D. Appleton & Co. Illus. in: Picturesque America / William Cullen Bryant. N.Y. :[c1872-], v. 1. Print on Paper Handcolored; 32 cm. by 23.7 cm. / 12.625 in by 9.25 in. This is a print not taken from a book. Showing: Lake with reflection of trees and mountains which surround it. Two men in canoe chase swimming deer; one man fires rifle at deer as it fl... View more info
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown and Company., Little, Brown and Company,, 1905
Edition: First Edition – First Printing
Bindings square and tight. Minimal shelf wear with a slight pull on top spine band. Text clean. 392 pages. 8.75 inches tall. A handsome and collectible copy. View more info
Publisher: New York & Los Angeles:, Angelina Book Concern,, 1906.<br>
Edition: First Edition.<br>
Green cloth, gilt vignette on front panel. Bindings square and tight. Front hinge firm but has some open spots Text clean with a few minor spots of foxing. Minor fading to spine .Light shelf handling. "When the late Frank Lecouvreur left his native land in 1951 for California, leaving behind his parents and the dear friends of his youth, following the promptings of his large heart he kept a careful journal of the sights and the unusual experiences that were hi... View more info
By: Long, Margaret
Publisher: Caldwell, Idaho, The Claxton Printers, Ltd, 1941
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
This book covers the Death Valley trail first used by the Jayhawkers and '49s looking for a shortcut from the Oregon trail to the California gold regions. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light handling wear. 8vo; 22.8 cm; 9 inches tall; Illustrated with photographs and maps; 310 pages with index, 6 appendices, bibliography. First Edition, First Printing. View more info
Publisher: Los Angeles:, Borden Publishing Co,, 1949.
Edition: Centennial Edition. First Edition, Thus.
William Lewis Manly (1820-1903) and his family left Vermont in 1828, and he grew to manhood in Michigan and Wisconsin. On hearing the news of gold in California, Manly set off on horseback, joining an emigrant party in Missouri. Death Valley in '49 (1894) contains Manly's account of that overland journey. Setting out too late in the year to risk a northern passage thorugh the Sierras, the group takes the southern route to California, unluckily choosing an untried ... View more info
Publisher: New York, Harpers, 1879
Harper's Weekly November 30, 1879; page 952. Hand-colored. Wood engraving. Print measures: 9 1/8 x 13 1/2. 27 x 38 cm . Harper page measures 11.25 in x 16.75 in. Matted. --------- In this scene: Men and women rest by a stream and trees near Yosemite National Park in California, one man holds a bottle of wine and beer bottles cool in the water. People on horseback, a woman sidesaddle, ride up a trail with men on foot. We were unable to locate any other hand-colored simila... View more info
Publisher: Seattle and London:, University of Washington Press,, 1970
The author was official botanist on the voyage of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra to 'the limits to the north of California' in 1792. Illustrated with plates that appeared in the original. Includes notes, appendices, bibliography, and index. 142 pg.Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Appears to be a new book except for being on a shelf since 1970. Dust jacket has a few nicks. View more info
Publisher: California:, Yosemite Natural History Association,, 1953.<br>
Edition: Volume XXIV No. 1;<br>
Illustrated throughout will black and white photo plates 1/4 and full page by Ansel Adams, Ewing Galloway and others. Contains a detailed description of Yosemite Falls, general review of the other water falls of Yosemite, and comparison of over 100 other falls in the park and throughout the world.Front cover has a full color photo of Yosemite Falls by Philip Knight.Rear cover Vernal Falls by Ansel Adams (also p. 2, 5, 19, 21 and 24)Carefully handled, hin... View more info
By: [No Author]
Publisher: New York, Harper's Weekly, 1878
From Harper's Weekly Supplement May 18, 1878. Volume 22. Hand Colored Print of the mid-19th century rural California. 39.8 cm by 28.5 cm / 15.625 in by 11.25 inches. Matted: 19 by 16.5 inches. Seven vignettes: Orange Orchard; Ruin San Luis Rey; Pala Mission; Indian Church Orchestra; The Last of the Franciscanos; Making Wine; Herding Hogs. Paul Frenzeny was born in France in 1840. He is said to have joined the French cavalry in Mexico. He an... View more info
Publisher: Germany, Unknown, 1845
9.5 by 6.265 inches 24.2 cm by 15.5 cm . Right vertical edge not square German c1845. Xylography / Wood-engraver: Lisbet, L. Topics: Headdresses -- 1840-1849; Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- 1800-1899; Indians of North America -- Men -- California -- 1840-1849; Rites & ceremonies -- California -- 1840-1849; Ceremonial dancers -- 1840-1849.Colors bright; paper a bit age-toned as expected. Title in German. Ref: NY Public Libr... View more info