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Category: All Categories: Americana & U.S. States: CA: Early History
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1.
Bartlett, Lanier (Editor) (Horace Bell).  
On the Old West Coast, Being Further Reminiscences of a Ranger, Major Horace Bell.

Publisher: New York: William Morrow, 1930..
First Edition Hardback. Octavo Nice well preserved copy. Green cloth boards with mottled green spine; paper labels on cover and spine fine. Cover edges a bit faded and a very small damp stain at the lower corner of the front cover. Pictorial endpapers; interior clean and just short of bright (very lightly yellowed). Dustjacket is bright and unfaded with a one inch triangular chip at bottom of spine; some edge chipping at top of spine and bottom of back cover; otherwise very slight extremity wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket

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2.
Bell, Horace w/intro by Boessenecker, John, Illustrated by: Photos  
Reminiscenves of a Ranger: Early Times in Southern California

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press Norman, OK 1999.
xiv, 499 pp, green SC wraps w/color illustrated front panel, SIGNED by the foreword author. The author provides a record by recounting his memories of men and events in early California and provides information about bandits, duelists, filibusters, treasure in Cahuenga Pass, Feliz curse, Ramon Carrillo, Peg-Leg Smith, Leonis, the Basque, oranges on Joshua Trees, and more. "The most readable historical narrative of early southern California." reprint of Howes B325 & Six-Guns #188. Material on Murieta and other California outlaws. Signed by Foreword Author First Thus No Jacket Wraps Near Fine 12mo - over 7" to 7-1/2" Tall

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3.
Bell, Major Horace and edited by Bartlett, Lanier, Illustrated by: Photos & Illustrations  
On the Old West Coast Being Further Reminiscenses of a Ranger

Publisher: William Morrow & Co. New York, NY 1930.
xiv, 336 pp, grey cloth covered boards w/red pastedown labels on front cover & spine w/black lettering, illustrated endpapers, dj red-yellow-black wraparound color illustration. The author provides a record by recounting his memories of men and events in early California. He tells of bandits, duelists, filibusters, treasure in Cahuenga Pass, Feliz curse, Ramon Carrillo, Peg-Leg Smith, Leonis, the Basque, oranges on Joshua Trees, and more. Each chapter ends w/small illustration of cattle brand. "The most readable historical narrative of early southern California." Howes B325 & Six-Guns #188 Material on Murieta and other California outlaws. dj price-clipped, small chips on rear panel front corners, some tanning to dj spine. First Edition Good+ Hard Cover Very Good Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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4.
Campbell, John Carden, Illustrated by: Photos & Drawings  
Houses of Gold

Publisher: Howell North Publishers, Inc. San Diego, CA 1980.
174 pp. The book is about the houses that were built in California as a result of the affluence produced by the gold that was mined. This look at California history covers roughly the years f/1850 to 1900. small tears dj top & some wrinkling along the edges of the dj. First Edition Good Hard Cover Very Good 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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5.
Duhaut-Cilly, Auguste and translated by Fruge, August and Harlow, Neal, Illustrated by: Illustrated  
A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Island, & Around the World in the Years 1826-1829

Publisher: University of California Press Berkeley, CA 1999.
xxx, 254 pp, blue cloth covered boards w/silver lettering on the spine, dj violet-orange-black w/color wraparound pictorial. When French sea captain made his trip around the world between 1826 & 1829, his account described the conditions of early nineteenth-century California. He spent two years on the Alta & Baja California coasts disposing of his cargo before returning to France. First Thus Near Fine Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall

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6.
Farnham, T. J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1804-1848  
Life, Adventures, And Travels In California. Pictorial Edition!!!
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Publisher: New York: Cornish, Lamport, 1850.
514 p., frontis., woodcuts. Title continues: To which are added the Conquest of California, Travels in Oregon, and History of the Gold Regions. Includes Gregory's Guide for California Traveller. Via the Isthmus of Panama, pp. 469-475; The Constitution of the State of California... given at Monterey, 12 October, 1849. A classic pre-US conquest account of Mexico brought up to date in light of the Gold Rush. Stock#OB124. Good copy, slight foxing, original boards, rebacked.

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7.
Hawgood, John A., editor.  
First and Last Consul; Thomas Oliver Larkin and the Americanization of California: A Selection of Letters [Signed].

Publisher: San Marino, California : Huntington Library, 1962..
First Edition Octavo, 9.5 inches, green cloth boards. 123 pages. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON THE FIRST BLANK, DATED WITH AN IMPERSONAL SALUTATION . Rocq, 5730A collection letters by Larkin, the U.S. consul to Alta California in San Francisco, depicting his life and the times before the Mexican War. Clean, bright and sound with a touch of wear to the tips. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine

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8.
Hawthorne, Hildegarde, 1871-1952  
Riders of the Royal Road. A Tale of the Camino Real. Illustrations by John Gincano
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Publisher: D. Appleton, NY, 1932.
276 p., 4 b/w plates, b/w vignettes; 19.5 cm. The King's Highway runs from San Diego to San Francisco and links Alta California's 21 missions. Our protagonists-- religious, military, civilian-- are headed for Monterey. Red cloth stamped in black; no dj; corners rubbed, spine faded, ink inscription; good. stock#46062.

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9.
Henning, W. F.  
Law Relating to County Government in California
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Publisher: Chas. W. Palm Co. Los Angeles 1897.
First Edition Very good in tan leather covered boards wtih gilt on red and black leather labels on the spine. The leather is rubbed and worn at the head of the spine and the lower edges of the boards with prior owner's names on the front end paper and on the front free end paper. A thick 24mo measuring 6" by 4". 712 pages of text including an indexOur code number = TB17399

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10.
Hood, Arnold Sheldon, 1827-1899.  
In Memoriam Arnold Sheldon Hood.

Publisher: [Providence, R.I., Snow & Farnham, 1899].
45 p., portrait, 20.5 cm. Born in Plainfield, CT, the Hoods moved to Taunton, then to Fall River, Mass. In 1843 Hood went on a three-year whaling voyage on the Rowena from Fall River. In 1849 he sailed to California and the Gold Rush. This volume includes letters he sent to Providence from Stockton telling of his experiences. There are two other copies of the photograph portrait reproduced in the book; one framed, the other on heavy stock. Stock#42483. Fine / no dj. Photos vg, matting of framed one stained.

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11.
Jackson, W. Turrentine  
Stages, Mails and Express in Southern California: The Role of Wells, Fargo & Co. in the Pre-Railroad Period
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8vo Printed wraps. pp 233-272. Illustrated. A reprint from the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, Fall 1974. Covers slightly darkened else Very Good.

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12.
John Howell--Books (San Francisco, CA) Warren Howell  
Catalogue 39. Early Newspapers and Periodicals of California and The West

Publisher: San Francisco, John Howell Books, 1970.
2 p.l., vi, 115 p. illus. 28 cm. 522 lots. Prepared from typescript, with numerous facsimile plates. Includes the only known copy of the first volume of the Californian the state's first newspaper. Introduction: San Francisco Journalism, 1846-1906, by Paul Jordan Smith, pp. i-iv. Stock# 30,841. Vg/ wrappers.

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13.
Marshall, James Wilson & Edward Gould Buffum edited by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr.  
From Mexican Days to the Gold Rush: Memoirs of James Wilson Marshall and Edward Gould Buffum Who Grew Up with California

Publisher: Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Lakeside Classics, Christmas 1993..
389pp. illus. t.e.g. brown cloth 16mo w/gilt titles: Fine/no dj [couple of tiny creases @ page corners; bit of fading back cover; else F] A very nice crisp copy of this combined view of early California by James Wilson Marshall (1810-85) and Edward Gould Buffum (1822-67).

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14.
Minshall, Herbert L. Pourade, Richard F., editor.  
The Broken Stones. Paintings and Sketches by the Author.

Publisher: La Jolla, Copley Books, 1976.
ix, 166 p., illus.; 29 cm. Commissioned by Helen Copley; edited by Richard F. Pourade. Archaeological and paleological examination of the San Diego area dating the first settlement in Southern California by human beings to an era earlier than had previously been imagined. Signed by the author and Helen Copley and the editor. Number 60 of the Special Edition. Fine/ slipcase fine. 101950.

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15.
Pico, Pio / edited with introduction by Martin Cole and Henry Welcome  
Don Pio Pico's Historical Narrative (Narracion Historica)

Publisher: Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1973.
ISBN: 0870621033 First Edition 8vo Blue cloth. 171pp including index. Translated by Arthur P. Botello. One dog-eared leaf else a Near Fine, bright copy.

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16.
Royce, Sarah Eleanor  
A Frontier Lady: Recollections of the Gold Rush and Early California
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Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press, 1932.
First Edition 8vo Grey cloth. xiv, 144pp. Written more than thirty years after most of the actual events took place, the author was aided by her old "Pilgrimage Diary" in which she had jotted notes describing her westward journey in 1849 and her early California days. Ink name ffep else Very Good. Dustjacket unevenly darkened, chipped at spine heel and corners and along upper edge, price-clipped.

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17.
Rudkin, Charles N[athan]. (Compiler)  
Early California Travels Series: A Chronological Summary Index and Descriptive List
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Publisher: Los Angeles Glen Dawson 1961.
First printing. Duodecimo, Full cloth, Color frontispiece, x, 178 pages. Condition: Fine.
     One of 250 copies. Comprehensive reference to the series, including chronological and numerical lists of the volumes published plus indexes by contributor and subject. Errata page bound in at rear. Grey cloth over boards with gilt title on a red spine label. Foxing to top edge of textblock. Americana

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18.
Sanchez, Joseph P.; foreword by Manual Lujan, Jr.  
Spanish Bluecoats: The Catalonian Volunteers in Northwestern New Spain, 1767-1810.

Publisher: Albuquerque NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1990..
First Edition ISBN: 0826312071 Octavo or trade paperback in illustrated yellowish wraps. 196 pages illustrated by maps. Published in softcover only. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR WITH A SIMPLE PERSONAL INSCRIPTION. A scholarly review of primary sources focusing on the activities of Spanish born volunteers in Alta California. Clean, bright and sound with minimal extremiety wear. No spine creasing. Softcover Softcover Very Good+

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19.
Shlaer, Robert  
Sights Once Seen: Daguerreotyping Fremont's Last Expedition Through the Rockies
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Publisher: Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press (2000).
ISBN: 0890133409 First Edition Oblong octavo. Grey blind stamped cloth. x, 165pp with illustrations from 120 daguerreotypes by the author, augmented with period engravings, paintings by Carvalho and recent color photographs. Fremont's last expedition across the Rockies was the first in the history of western exploration to systematically photograph the magnificent terrain of the West using photography's first process, the daguerreotype. Fine in dustjacket.

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20.
Stewart, George R.  
Donner Pass and those who crossed it: The Story of the country madenotable by the Stevens party, the Donner Party, the Gold-hunters, and theRailroad Builders
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Publisher: San Francisco 1960.
Very Good with no dust jacket; Light wear to boards, especially at corner tips. There are a few light discolored spots on the back board, a couple of which look like white smears. Inside of book appears not to have been read. California Historical Society First Edition Hardcover tall 8vo 9" - 10" t; 96 pages; This book is aimed at visitors to the Donner Monument and Donner's Pass with the hope of giving visitors some idea of what they cannot see -- the struggles of the men, women, and children of the Stevens Party and the Donner Party who starved and died by the lake; the Forty-niners who came for gold; and Charlie Crocker and the Chinese who built the railroad. There is also information on more recent events. Maps, sketches, and photos also help to bring the pass to life.

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21.
Zamorano Club, Los Angeles. Townsend, Phil / Philip. Bliss, Leslie.. Cowan, Robert. Wagner, Henry R.  
The Zamorano 80. A Selection of Distinguished California Books Made by Members of the Zamorano Club.

Publisher: Los Angeles, Zamorano Club, 1945; reprint Martino, 2000.
Besterman 1084. Publication by Phil Townsend of Libros Californianos, prompted Leslie Bliss, Robert Cowan, and Henry Wagner to assemble the club's best efforts to prepare a list of the most important and rare books concerning the history of California. The material is arranged alphabetically by author and the bibliographical data and notes are initialled by the men who wrote them. 8vo; xii, 67 p., folding front., illus.; binder's cloth; new from the publisher. (1595x)

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