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1 LOS ANGELES BENCH AND BAR. CENTENNIAL EDITION 1949-1950
Los Angeles: Wilson and Sons, Publishers, 1950. 1st edition Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt-stamped title o Front hinge is separating, rubbing to edges, else Good. 315 pages plus index. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4. 
Illustrated with photographic portraits of members of the Los Angeles Bar Association and Judges of the period, including District Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Justices. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 PACIFIC COAST CLUB: INAUGURAL VOLUME. MCMXXVI.
Long Beach, CA: 1926. Master Edition which is stated on a tipped in page, signed by the President and Secretary and numbered 883. Original blind-embossed black faux leather. Very Good. 224 pages plus 57 pages of ads. 10 3/4 x 8. 
Illustrated with tipped-in color paintings and photographs and portraits throughout. Interesting to read the by-laws of the Club and see what a different world it was then: For example, membership is open to "Any male person who is a member of the Caucasian race. Maybe not so different in some places. Anyway, an interesting bit of Southern California history before the boom times after the Depression. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 THE BENCH AND BAR OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY. 1928-1929,
Los Angeles: Daily Journal Company, 1929, 1st edition Brown fabricoid. Rubbing to edges, else Very Good. 255 pages. 10 3/4 x 8. 
Illustrated with photographic portraits of members of the Los Angeles Bar Association and Judges of the period. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 (no author noted) A MEMORIAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTIES OF MERCED, STANISLAUS, CALAVERAS, TUOLUMNE AND MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA. ILLUSTRATED.
Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1892. Apparently only edition. Full, brown leather with blind-stamped border, fou Corners are worn and there is some scuffs along the edges. Cracked along the front joint, but could be nicely repaired. The binding is tight. Gilt is bright and overall the book is Very Good. 408 pages, 11 3/4 x 9 3/8. 
Frontis. portrait, illustrated. Rocq, California Local History 5371. Important history of these counties in Central California. First portion of book is history of the counties and pages 198-404 are biographical sketches of citizens. Great source of information for genealogy studies. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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5 A London Parson (Hervey R. Jones), TO SAN FRANCISCO AND BACK. BY A LONDON PARSON....
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, no date (ca. 1878) First edition. Original red cloth stamped with gilt and black dec Slightly cocked and worn at the extremities, former owner inscription, front inner hinge weak in spots, else very good. 223 pp. 7 3/8 x 5. 
Illustrated with woodcuts from photographs. Flake 4496.Page 63 reference to stop at Elko, Nevada, much on Mormons, polygamy, San Francisco, Yosemite, religion in U.S, 
Price: 120.00 USD
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6 American Institute of Mining Engineers, TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING ENGINEERS. VOL. VI., MAY, 1877 TO FEBRUARY 1878.
Easton, Pennsylvania: American Institute of Mining Engineers. 1879. First edition. 3/4 leather over pebbled cloth-covered boards, wit Fine. 563 pages, 9 1/4 x 6. 
Marbled end papers, tables, index and 8 large fold out maps in rear. Includes a paper on Hydraulic Mining in California; Iron Manufacture in Mexico; The Eureka Lode in Eastern Nevada; Ore deposits of Eureka District, Eastern Nevada and many others. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Anderson, Alexander D., THE SILVER COUNTRY OR THE GREAT SOUTHWEST.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1877. First edition. Green cloth, map on front cover and gilt spine ti Slightly cocked else near fine. 221 pages. 8 x 6. 
Fold-out map. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 Argyle, Archie (Annie Argyle), CUPID'S ALBUM.
New York: M. Doolady, Publ., 1866. First edition. Original brown cloth, gilt titles. Scrape on front cover, front hinge weak, pages rippled, otherwise very good. 332 pages. 7 5/8 x 5 1/4. 
Pp. 91-97 re Austin, Nev., 97-100 re Virginia City and 101-103 re Tahoe. Howes, USiana A-306. Graff 78. Flake, A Mormon Bibliography, 196. Much on Nevada, but not in Paher Nevada, An Annotated Bibliography. This narrative is considered a novel by Flake, and is in fictional form complete with dialogue. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Baird, Adam, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ADAM BAIRD.
Oakland, Schofield Printery, 1926. First edition. Signed by the author on front, blank end paper. Original textured wraps, gilt title on front. Except for faded gilt title, fine. 20 pp. 7 3/4 x 5 3/8. 
Experiences of the author in the West and particularly in California and Nevada including his work on the Comstock Lode and the Sutro Tunnel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Baird, Newton and Robert Greenwood, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA FICTION 1664-1970.
Georgetown, Ca.: Talisman Literary Research, Inc., 1971. First edition. Black cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering. Book slightly cocked, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a tiny bit of shelf wear. 521 pages. 8 3/4 x 6. 
Locale index and subject index. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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11 Barnes, Demas, FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC, OVERLAND, A SERIES OF LETTERS.
New York: Van Nostrand, 1866. First edition. Original brown cloth with gilt title on front. Ex. Lib., front hinge weak, otherwise very good. 136 pages, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4. 
Frontis. portrait with tissue guard. Paher 78. Graff 188. Howes B-153. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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12 Bennett, James OVERLAND JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA, JOURNAL OF JAMES BENNETT WHOSE PARTY LEFT NEW HARMONY IN 1850 AND CROSSED THE PLAINS AND MOUNTAINS UNTIL THE GOLDEN WEST WAS REACHED.
New York: Edward Eberstadt, Has imprint of first edition i.e. New Harmony, Ind. on cover. 1906. Reprint of 1850 newspaper articles, this is the first in book form. Limited to 200 copies. Original stiff printed softcover. Near fine. 45 pages. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. 
A descriptive account written by a journalist. Howes B 357a. Graff 261, Cowan p. 831. Mintz 33. Not in Paher, pp 37-45 re portion of trip through Nevada. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Bennett, William P. THE FIRST BABY IN CAMP: A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE SCENES AND ADVENTURES DURING THE PIONEER DAYS OF '49.
Salt Lake City: The Rancher Publ. Co., 1893. First edition. Softcover in original pink printed wrps. Spine wear, small triangular piece missing on right side of front cover, darkened, else good. 68 pages 6 7/8 x 4 3/4. 
Flake, A Mormon Bibliography, 407. Graff 263. Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California II, p.48. Adams Six-Guns 200, Paher, Nevada: An Annotated Bibliography, 117. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Bennett, William P. THE FIRST BABY IN CAMP: A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE SCENES AND ADVENTURES DURING THE PIONEER DAYS OF '49.
Salt Lake City: The Rancher Publ. Co., 1893. First edition. Softcover, in original olive printed wrps. Minor chipping to spine with very small piece missing from lower left of front cover, else, very good. 68 pages. 6 7/8 x 4 3/4. 
Flake, A Mormon Bibliography, 407. Graff 263. Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, II p.48. Adams Six-Guns 200, Paher, Nevada: An Annotated Bibliography, 117. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Bennett, William P. THE FIRST BABY IN CAMP: A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE SCENES AND ADVENTURES DURING THE PIONEER DAYS OF '49.
Salt Lake City: The Rancher Publ. Co., 1893. First edition. Softcover, in original tan printed wrps. Small stain on front cover, wraps separated, but present, else Vg. 68 pages. 6 7/8 x 4 3/4. 
Flake, A Mormon Bibliography, 407. Graff 263. Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, II p.48. Adams Six-Guns 200, Paher, Nevada: An Annotated Bibliography, 117. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 Bidwell, John. ECHOES OF THE PAST: AN ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST EMIGRANT TRAIN TO CALIFORNIA, FREMONT IN THE CONQUEST OF CALIFORNIA, HE DISCOVERY OF GOLD AND EARLY REMINISCENCES.
Chico, CA: The Chico Advertiser, ca. 1914. First edition. Original green printed wraps. Spine chipped, remnant of tape on head of front cover, edges worn, pages are age-toned, 91 pp. 6 7/8 X 5. 
illus. Posthumous publication of articles first appearing in Century Magazine in 1890-91.Wagner-Camp 88 note. Howes B-432. Cowan p. 52. Graff 292. Wheat 16, Paher 127. Mintz 36. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Black, J.S., THE CALIFORNIA BANK RING AGAINST THE SUTRO TUNNEL. OPINION OF JUDGE BLACK.
Washington: no publ.. 1874. First edition. Printed pamphlet. Very good. 2 pages. 9 x 5 3/4. 

Price: 45.00 USD
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18 Boddam-Whetham, J.W. WESTERN WANDERINGS: A RECORD OF TRAVEL IN THE EVENING LAND.
London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1874 First edition. Original gilt and black decorated stamped green cl Front cover rubbed, extremity wear, front hinge weak, else very good. 364 pp.+ 8 pp. of ads for other publications 9 x 6 
Frontis., Illus with 12 plates. Cowan, Bibliography of the History of California, p. 59. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 Bogert, Frank M., PALM SPRINGS. FIRST HUNDRED YEARS.
Palm Springs: Palm Springs Heritage Associates, 1987. First printing. Beige cloth with gilt stamped spine title and fron Very Good or better in a good, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket is slightly dulled and with some scratches, light rubs and a little shelf wear. there is a small pieces missing at head of spine. The finest book every written about Palm Springs and becoming exceedingly difficult to locate. 287 pp. 12 1/4 x 9 1/4. 
Illustrated throughout with color and black and white photographs, index. This is the first edition. There was a reprint edition in 2003, but it is far inferior in the production and the appearance. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Bogert, Frank M., PALM SPRINGS. FIRST HUNDRED YEARS.
Palm Springs: Palm Springs Heritage Associates, 1987. First printing. Beige cloth with gilt stamped spine title and fron There is a full page gift inscription to the previous owner on the front, blank end paper and on the front paste down, there are several inscriptions, else Very Good or better in a very good, illustrated dust jacket. The finest book every written about Palm Springs. 287 pages. 12 1/4 x 9 1/4. 
Illustrated throughout with color and black and white photographs, index. This is the first edition. There was a reprint edition in 2003, but it is far inferior in the production and the appearance. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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