Category: California History

Sort

showing 1-20 of 85

Image for Mammoth Lakes Memories.

Mammoth Lakes Memories.

By: Adele Reed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bishop:, Chalfant Press, Inc.,: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-199


8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. [iii], (83) pp. Black and white photographs throughout, 2 figures; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Adele Reed published several books about the American West. In this book she covers the history of Old Mammoth, a settlement in Mono County near Mammoth Lakes, which is now a popular ski resort. The book includes photographs from as far back as the late nineteenth century. View more info

Image for Natural History of the Islands of California.

Natural History of the Islands of California.

By: Allan A. Schoenherr, et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California Press,: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-272


FIRST EDITION, first printing. Series: California Natural History Guides, No. 61. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. (xii), (492) pp. Black-and-white and color illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Full navy blue cloth boards, spine gilt-titled, photographic dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. "This comprehensive book discusses the geological, human, and natural history of the islands of California, including all eight Channel Islands... View more info

Image for Time and the Terraced Land: The Story of California's Unique Palos Verdes Peninsula by Augusta Fink.

Time and the Terraced Land: The Story of California's Unique Palos Verdes Peninsula by Augusta Fink.

By: Augusta Fink.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, Howell-North Books,: 1966

Seller ID: GY815-343


4to. 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. 136 pp. About 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, appendix, index; text clean, unmarked. Full beige cloth stamped in black and orange, pictorial dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust jacket price-clipped and shelf-worn. Very Good. This book covers the history of the Palos Verdes peninsula from the days of the Native Americans, to the Spanish missions and California Dons, to the Gold Rush and... View more info

Image for Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama, Life in San Francisco and Monterey, Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel.

Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama, Life in San Francisco and Monterey, Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel.

By: Bayard Taylor (1825-1878).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-120


FIRST EDITION, thus. Series: Western Americana. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. [i], (xxx), (377) pp. 8 illustrations, one in color and the rest black and white; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners lightly bumped, dust-jacket with light shelf wear. Very Good. Bayard Taylor was an American writer and travel journalist who was known as a modern Marco Polo. Eldorado is his account of the Cali... View more info

Image for Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy.

Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy.

By: Brian McGinty.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stanford:, Stanford University Press,: 1998

Seller ID: GY815-271


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (xiii), 579 pp. Frontispiece, 10 black-and-white plates; text clean, unmarked. Burgundy cloth, gilt-titled spine, pictorial dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. "This is the definitive biography of Agoston Haraszthy (1812-1869), 'the father of California viticulture,' an intriguing and compelling book, at once scholarly and entertaining." Dust-jacket. View more info

Image for The California Revolution.

The California Revolution.

By: Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, Grossman Publishers,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-021


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (viii), 240 pp. Textual ornaments; text clean, unmarked. Full blue cloth, stamped in blue foil, spine titled in red and green foil, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear to dust-jacket, sticker on rear panel of jacket. A Fine copy in a Very Good jacket. "Carey McWilliams has here brought together a number of articles in a successful attempt to capture the mood of the 'California revolution' -t... View more info

Image for Southern California: An Island on the Land.

Southern California: An Island on the Land.

By: Carey McWilliams (1905-1980).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City:, Peregrine Smith, Inc.,: 1973

Seller ID: GY815-117


Trade Paperback. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. xxviii, 387 pp. Index; printer's error with text printed unevenly in the Introduction, text otherwise unmarked. Perfect-bound color pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, very light shelf wear. Very Good. Reprint of McWilliams' social history of early twentieth-century Southern California, which is widely recognized as the best non-fiction book written about Southern California for the period covered. View more info

Image for The First One Hundred Years of Yankee California: Address at the opening of the Library of Congress California Centennial Exhibit, November 12, 1949.

The First One Hundred Years of Yankee California: Address at the opening of the Library of Congress California Centennial Exhibit, November 12, 1949.

By: Carl I. Wheat (1892-1966).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, The Library of Congress,: 1949

Seller ID: GY815-312


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. [ii], (25) pp. Frontispiece plate, illustrated title page, headpiece; text unmarked, pages 3-4 foxed. Decorative paper over boards; binding square and tight, covers toned, rubbed. Very Good. Carl Irving Wheat, a California lawyer and historian, reflects on the first hundred years of California's history, and looks forward to the next hundred years. View more info

Image for California Yankee: William R. Staats - Business Pioneer.

California Yankee: William R. Staats - Business Pioneer.

By: Carol Green Wilson (1892-1981).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Claremont, CA:, The Saunders Press,: 1946

Seller ID: GY815-107


8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [ii], (xviii), (185) pp. Frontispiece, 64 black-and-white illustrations, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Full tan cloth titled in orange, pictorial end-papers; binding square and tight, all edges, spine, and extremities toned. Very Good. William R. Staats (1867-1928) was a prominent businessman and financier in early Pasadena. Carol Green Wilson was his niece. She wrote several books and biographies focusing on t... View more info

Image for Frontier Settlement in Mexican California.

Frontier Settlement in Mexican California.

By: Cecil Alan Hutchinson.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Haven and London:, Yale University Press,: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: YGO813-3


Yale Western Americana Series, No. 21. 8vo. 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches. xv, 457 pp. Vignettes at chapter heads, appendixes, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Tan cloth, dust-jacket in mylar; binding square and tight, jacket with tear near front hinge. Bookplate on front paste-down. Presentation copy INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Very Good. This book is by University of Virginia Latin-American history professor C. Alan Hutchinson, who conducted extensive research on 19... View more info

Image for Pilgrimage: Images from Manzanar.

Pilgrimage: Images from Manzanar.

By: Christopher Landis.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Fullerton:, The Lyceum Press,: 1989

Seller ID: GY815-155


Brochure. 7 x 5 inches, folded. 7 x 15 inches, unfolded. 6 panels. Single sheet of paper, folded twice; text clean, unmarked. Fine. Prospectus for a limited edition photograph portfolio by Christopher Landis. The portfolio included original 4 x 6 silver prints, artist's essays, a camp map of Manzanar, and came in a basswood presentation book. View more info

Image for On Santa Cruz Island: The Ranching Recollections of Clifford McElrath.

On Santa Cruz Island: The Ranching Recollections of Clifford McElrath.

By: Clifford McElrath (1891-1977) and John Gorham, illustrator.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Dawson's Book Shop for the Santa Barbara Historical Society,: 1967

Seller ID: GY815-096


LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. (xii), (126) pp. Title page in a border and illustrated in green ink, black-and-white illustrations by John Gorham throughout; text clean, unmarked. Full green cloth illustrated in green, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Very Good. This book is a charming remembrance of life on Santa Cruz Island nearly 100 years ago. View more info

Image for The Religion of the Luiseno Indians of Southern California.

The Religion of the Luiseno Indians of Southern California.

By: Constance Goddard DuBois (1889-1934).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gloucester, England:, Dodo Press,: 2010

Edition: Reprint Edition.

Seller ID: DG215-001


Illustrated Reprint Edition. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [xvi], (152) pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout, appendices; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Originally published by University of Southern California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1908. Constance Goddard DuBois was an American novelist and ethnographer who focused especially on the Diegueno and Luiseno Indians of Southern Califor... View more info

Image for On Location In Lone Pine.

On Location In Lone Pine.

By: Dave Holland (1935-2005).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Granada Hills, CA:, The Holland House,: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-146


Oblong 4to. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. 106 pp. Black and white photographs and illustrations throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight. Inscribed by author, 1/15/1991. Fine. Dave Holland was the director of the Lone Pine Film Festival. He helped popularize western films set and shot on location in the Eastern Sierra region. This is his guide to westerns filmed in Lone Pine. Includes film stills and behind the scenes ph... View more info

Image for California: A Bicentennial History.

California: A Bicentennial History.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.,: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-170


Series: States and the Nation. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. (x), 243 pp. 16-page photographic essay by Joe Munroe, 2 original maps by Harold Faye, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue-gray cloth blocked in red and titled and stamped with gilt, dust jacket in archival mylar; minor shelf wear at head of spine, dust jacket price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author on title page, August 30, 1981. Very Good. A history of the major events in the Golden State's history, from early ... View more info

Image for The Story of California.

The Story of California.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sacramento:, California State Department of Education,: 1971

Seller ID: GY815-166


Series: California State Series. 4to. 10 x 8 1/2 inches. 352 pp. Illustrated double-page title page, color and black-and-white illustrations throughout, index; grade school textbook with usual markings, all text still legible. Yellow cloth printed with color photographs on front cover, black-and-white illustration on back cover; binding square and tight, pages toned and water damaged, tail of back cover water damaged, shelf wear, soiling. Ex state textbook with sta... View more info

Image for Nothing Seemed Impossible: William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco.

Nothing Seemed Impossible: William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, CA:, American West Publishing Company,: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-193


Series: Western Biography Series, No. 5. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (416) pp. Frontispiece portrait of Ralston, black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, dust jacket with minor chipping and shelf wear. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper. Very Good. William C. Ralston was an American businessman and financier. He g... View more info

Image for Junipero Serra: California's First Citizen.

Junipero Serra: California's First Citizen.

By: Dudley Gordon.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Cultural Assets Press,: 1969

Seller ID: GY815-283


Presentation copy. 8vo. 7 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches. [viii], 106 pp. Two frontispieces, black-and-white photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Silver-stamped brown cloth, original brown wrappers bound in; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. INSCRIBED by author on title page. Fine. Junipero Serra (1713-1784), founder of the first 9 Spanish missions in California, was perhaps the most important father of the California Missions. This book covers the resea... View more info

Image for The California Diary of General E. D. Townsend.

The California Diary of General E. D. Townsend.

By: E. D. Townsend (1817-1893), Malcolm Edwards, editor.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Ward Ritchie Press,: 1970

Seller ID: GY815-287


8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. x, 184 pp. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth; binding square and tight. Housed in a gray paper-covered slipcase, toned. Fine. General Edward Davis Townsend took a four-year tour of duty along the western border of the United States, from Cuba and Panama to California and the Northwest. This is his diary of the tour, a rare first-hand account of ... View more info

Image for History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama.  With a New Map of the Country.

History of California, From Its Discovery to the Present Time; Comprising also a Full Description of its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &c. With a Journal of the Voyage From New York, via Nicaragua, to San Francisco, and Back, Via Panama. With a New Map of the Country.

By: Elisha Smith Capron (1806-1883).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston:, John P. Jewett and Company,: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG32215V-028


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches. (12), 356 pp. LACKS THE MAP, a few tables in the text; text clean, unmarked. Original brown cloth, spine titled and decorated in gilt, added clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, head and foot of spine chipped, boards showing beneath the cloth on bottom edge. Red "CHS DUP" rubber stamp on rear end-paper. Sold AS IS. Elisha Smith Capron left New York City on April 23, 1853, passed through Nicaragua and o... View more info