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A Golden Gate Bridge Jubilee 1937-1987
1 A Golden Gate Bridge Jubilee 1937-1987
Cincinnati, Ohio University of Cincinnati College of Engineering 1987 Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Crisp, as new book, very gently kept by former owner. Measures 8-1/2"x11-1/4" and is unpaginated. This is as much a celebration of the role the University of Cincinnati played in the designing and building of the Golden Gate Bridge as the anniversary of the bridge itself. This iconic San Francisco landmark was designed and built by Joseph B. Strauss, a Cincinnati native who graduated with an engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati. Beautiful photpographs in both color and black and white, as well as art. A lovely keepsake. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Garner Tullis and the Art of Collaboration, Carrier, David
2 Carrier, David Garner Tullis and the Art of Collaboration
New York Self-published 1998 First Edition Harfd Cover Fine Fine Folio 
Crisp, clean, as new book. Clearly never read. Book is large at 10" x 13" with 159 pages, plus two page photo spread at back. Numerous photographs of the artist at work, as well as biographical material and information about his formative years; his Northern, Caliofnria years 1965-1985;and his Santa Barbara and New York years. Many color plates at back of book. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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California: A Sketchbook, Cooper, Elisha
3 Cooper, Elisha California: A Sketchbook
U.S.A. Chronicle Books 2000 081182697X / 9780811826976 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, clean book that is charmingly SIGNED by author without inscription, but WITH a humorous drawing. The art continues in color throughout the book which is a love letter to the golden state. The book is clean and nice with no bumps and no price-clip. The dust jacket has one very tiny tear to lower front corner, but otherwise is lovely in a brand new mylar cover. If you love California -it's all here -- the Redwoods, Chez Panisse, Silicon Valley, Yahoo!, Yosemite, and lots and lots more in 141 pages. Book measures 6-1/4" x 8-3/4". 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Merry Crusade to the Golden Gate, Erk, Edmund F.
4 Erk, Edmund F. A Merry Crusade to the Golden Gate
Akron, Ohio & Pittsburgh The Werner Company 1906 Hard Cover Very Good NO DUSTJACKET SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
An interesting and seldom seen title. Very handsome design and clean and tightly bound inside and out. Gilded top edge. The only detractions are a bit of wear to lower front corner and a small loss of gilt to horizontal line at bottom of spine. Overall quite nice. SIGNED and inscribed by author thus, "To my dear friend Mr. Kellen, with esteem and regards of the author, Edmund F. Erk, Washington D.C. 1914." A lively first person account (with photographs) of "a tour of ten thousand miles through the wonderland of the West" to reach the 29th Triennial Conclave Grand Encampment of the Knights Templar in San Francisco in September of 1904.Very entertaining and filled with anecdotes and dialogue. Can be read on two levels -- for the travel info and details as well as for info on the Knights Templar. 321 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Portrait of a Western Family, Frey, Martha Tracy
5 Frey, Martha Tracy Portrait of a Western Family
Los Olivos, California Olive Press Publications 2003 093338033x / 9780933380332 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Lovely clean white boards with no bumps -- pages and page edges likewise clean. Jacket shows no tears or chips and is most handsome in brand new mylar. SIGNED and inscribed by author thus on reverse of decorative front free endpaper: "For ----------- With regards from the author, Martha Tracy Frey." Beneath this is a Christmas gift inscription from the giver to the same person to whom the author inscribed the book. The story of a family, descended from a long line of California pioneer ranchers and livestock breeders, who banded together in the 1930's to turn a rundown ranch in the Buttonwillow area of Kern into a profitable enterprise. Illustrated with black and white photographs in the text and color photos at back.. Book is oversized at 8-34"x11-1/2" and has 420 pages, including Tracy family geneaology. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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The San Francisco Cliff House, Hountalas, Mary Germain; Silva, Sharon
6 Hountalas, Mary Germain; Silva, Sharon The San Francisco Cliff House
U.S.A. Ten Speed Press 2009 158008995X / 9781580089951 Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Crisp, beautiful book which combines a lengthy text with many black and white and color photographs throughout. It measures 10" square and has 223 pages including index. Amidst the history are recipes and a theme of constant evolution. It opened originally in 1858 and then again in 1863, 1877, 1883, 1896 and 1937. We also have a black and white real photo postcard taken after the 1937 work. Book is pristine inside and out. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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North American Pinot Noir, Hæger, John Winthrop
7 Hæger, John Winthrop North American Pinot Noir
Berkeley and Los Angeles University of California Press 2004 0520241142 / 9780520241145 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾ 
Crisp, clean, almost as new book with no bumps to boards and no tears or chips. Jacket has not been price-clipped and will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Only fault is former owner's name on front pastedown -- blue on dark green. We will provide a brand new book plate to use, or not, at buyer's discretion. Book is oversized at 7-1/4" x 10-1.2" and has 445 pristine pages including index. Illustrated with color maps printed on quality coated paper. An added bonus is a brochure advertising Domaine Chandon, a Napa Valley winery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Old Missions and Mission Indians of California, James, G. Wharton
8 James, G. Wharton Old Missions and Mission Indians of California
Los Angeles, California R.R. Baumgardt & Co. 1895 Hard Cover Good-plus 
Not commonly seen and in very solid condition. No cracking to hinges, no names or writing, and only minor exterior wear. Faults consist of light damp stain (without crinkling or waviness) to very top edge of a few pages at back, which does not affect text or photographs, a bit of softness to corners, and visible wefting at title page only. Excellent photographs throughout and attractive endpapers. Much detailed information. 124 pages. Measures 5-1/4"x8". Gilded top edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Los Angeles Proper and Improper, Mackey, Margaret Gilbert
9 Mackey, Margaret Gilbert Los Angeles Proper and Improper
Los Angeles Goodwin Press 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket 
Very clean in silvery boards with orange printing to face. Measures 8"x11" and has no names or writing. Only fault is toning at top margins of front endpapers above maps. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Extols the virtues of the city, but also explores its underbelly. Not surprisingl,y given the date, ithe author is not always PC. 181 pages including index of L.A. history. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Faculty Club University of California at Berkeley, Maybeck, Bernard
10 Maybeck, Bernard Faculty Club University of California at Berkeley
London Academy Editions 1995 1854904337 / 9781854904331 Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Book is actually new but incurred a small tear to upper back corner from having been packed. Beautiful book which tells the architectueal history of the building in words, black and white photographs, glorius color plates, drawings and floor plans. Measures 7-1/2"x10" and has 80 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Hotel Del Monte California, N/A
11 N/A Hotel Del Monte California
San Francisco Sunset Press Soft Cover Good-plus 
It's a shame the upper front corner is missing from this charming and very early brochure advertising one of the finest resort hotels in the country. Normally I would pass it by because of it, but I didn't because this one is very early (the hotel was built in 1880). There is no stated date, but all it takes is a glimpse of the women guests in their big hats and long skirts and it's easy to place it at the turn of the 20th century. The engravings inside, all in brown tones, are exquisite and the lyrical prose makes you wish for time travel... "From the wide veranda over which riotous roses clamber to make welcome shades of winter sunlight, maidens send forth their Tourney Knights to win favor on the polo field." Brochure measures 5-1/2"x7-1/2" and has 22 pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Daylight Limited San Francisco and Los Angeles (Color Print 1943), No Author
12 No Author Daylight Limited San Francisco and Los Angeles (Color Print 1943)
The National Color Press 1943 Print Very Good Not Applicable 
Lovely print ready to frame, Clean bright print showing the Daylight Limited (Southerm Pacific Railroad) traveling along the Cauifornia coastline next to the Pacific ocean. Surface of paper feels almost polished with a very subtle shine. Measures 8x10" including narrow margins. Other California and Western scenes available. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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LeRoy Neiman; 30 Years in San Francisco, No Author
13 No Author LeRoy Neiman; 30 Years in San Francisco
San Francisco, California Franklin Bowles Galleries 2002 Soft Cover Near Fine Oblong 
Beautiful exhibition catalog printed in full color. Clean as a whistle with no names or writing. Measures 8-1/2"x11-1/2". Business card of gallery staple inside front. Features over fifty works.65 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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Mount Shasta Elevation 14,161 Feet  Color Print  (1943, No Author
14 No Author Mount Shasta Elevation 14,161 Feet Color Print (1943
The National Color Press 1943 Print Very Good Not Applicable 
Lovely print ready to frame. Clean. bright print showing a view of Mount Shasta at 14,161 feet with train tracks curving through the pines.. Surface of paper feels almost polished with a very subtle shine. Measures 8x10" including narrow margins. Other California and Western scenes available. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Oil Wells Near Santa Barbara Color Print  (1943), No Author
15 No Author Oil Wells Near Santa Barbara Color Print (1943)
The National Color Press 1943 Print Very Good Not Applicable 
Lovely print ready to frame. Clean. bright print showing a view of the oil wells of Santa Barbara along the coastline. Beautiful view. Surface of paper feels almost polished with a very subtle shine. Measures 8x10" including narrow margins. Other California and Western scenes available. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Union Station Los Angeles Color Print (1943), No Author
16 No Author Union Station Los Angeles Color Print (1943)
The National Color Press 1943 Print Very Good Not Applicable 
Lovely print ready to frame, Cean and bright showing the building and vintage cars parked in front. Surface of paper feels almost polished with a very subtle shine. Measures 8x10" including narrow margins. Other California and Western scenes available. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan
17 Pam Munoz Ryan Esperanza Rising
New York Scholastic Press 2000 0439120411 / 9780439120418 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine Fine SIGNED By Author, No Inscription
Book is crisp and clean inside and out. The book was SIGNED by the author on the title page with no inscription. The book shows no bumps, no tears and chips to jacket, no creases, and no remainder mark. The pages and page edges are pristine and the jacket is covered with a brand new mylar cover. There is also no price-clip. The two metallic stickers are the announcement of awards -- gold for the Pura Belpre Award and the silver for the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. The only defect is a bit of wear on the silver medal. Altogether the book's nice and tells a great story about a young girl and her mother who fall on hard times and end up in a farm labor camp. But, as the title says, "Esperanza rises." The book measures 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" with 262 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Treasure Island: San Francisco's Exposition Years, Reinhardt, Richard
18 Reinhardt, Richard Treasure Island: San Francisco's Exposition Years
San Francisco Scrimshaw Press 1973 0912020245 / 9780912020242 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall SIGNED by Author
Very nice clean book with its jacket and SIGNED without inscription on half title page. Faults are confined to price-clip, a closed flat tear to upper front corner , and some creasing to the front of jacket which also lies flat. Dustjacket is protected by brand new mylar cover. Treasure Island was a man-made island built in the middle of San Francisco Bay for the Golden Gate International Exposition, the last of the great California World Fairs. Many black and white phoographs augment a very readable text. Book measures 8-3/4" x 10" with 169 pages plus index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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California Gunsmiths 1846-1900 (SIGNED Limited edition), Shelton, Lawrence P.
19 Shelton, Lawrence P. California Gunsmiths 1846-1900 (SIGNED Limited edition)
Fair Oaks, California Far Far West Publishers 1977 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9¾ 
Very handsome book, nicely kept, numbered 1344 of 1500 printed. Faux leather boards nicely decorated and printed at face and spine in bright gilt. Only fault is small flat crease to lower front corner. SIGNED without inscription by author on title page. Measures 9"x11-1/4". Nicely illustrated throughout with black and white photogrpahs taken by the author, as well as technical drawings and a few maps at back. Interesting overview with biographcial material, as well as info on the guns themselves. 289 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Gold Rush: The Overland Diary of Samuel A. Lane, 1850, Smith, Jeffrey E. (editor)
20 Smith, Jeffrey E. (editor) Gold Rush: The Overland Diary of Samuel A. Lane, 1850
Akron, Ohio Summit County Historical Society 1984 First Edition Stated Soft Cover Fine SIGNED by Editor
Crisp, clean stapled booklet with attractive tan cover featuring a likeness of Samuel A. Lane. Handsome sticker inside front cover declares special first edition status and is SIGNED by the editor, Jeffrey E. Smith. Text printed on quality coated paper and is illustrated with art, photo, and facsimile documents. Comprised of exerpts from Lane's diary, plus a rather extensive history of the Gold Rush by Smith and a bio of Lane written by James S. Jackson. What's fascinating is that Lane left Akron, Ohio only once for more than a few days at a time -- and that was to follow the promise of gold in California. 59 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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