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Drake's Plate Of Brass. Evidence Of His Visit To California In 1579

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California., California Historical Society: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018296

Condition: Fine


Original tan cloth with tan paper with red lettering and green illustrations on the front cover. Tan paper with red lettering on spine. 7 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches. 57 pages with 6 pages of information on California Historical Society. Copy contains 5 black and white illustrations and 2 black and white maps. From the colophon, "Printed for the California Historical Society by Lawton R. Kennedy, April 1937. Typography by Harold N. Seeger." Contents in this copy are "... View more info

Document, Gold Dust Assay Receipt.

By: N/A

Price: $37.50

Seller ID: 017595

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Gold dust assay receipt. Palmer & Day's Assay Office. Folsom, Ca. March 9th,1861. 3 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches. The receipt is numbered 3371. Palmer and Day issue a receipt to John McCombe for 6 2/3 ounces of gold dust. Charles T.H. Palmer (1827-1897) came to California from Connecticut during the Gold Rush. He was a pioneer businessman and later practiced law in San Francisco. Receipt bears the business signature of "Palmer & Day". The Palmer & Day Assay Office was loca... View more info

Original Map: U.S. Coast Survey. Reconnaissance Of The Western Coast Of The United States Middle Sheet From San Francisco To Umpquah River. (J No. 2)

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 1854

Seller ID: 018292

Condition: Fine


Original black and white map. 22 1/4 X 22 inches. The map shows the coast from San Francisco northward to Umpqua (Umpquah) River. On the left side of the map has general sailing directions and information on tides. The right side and lower portion of the map have 12 black and white illustrations of coastal views. Slight chipping on edge. Map is folded. A small hole along the fold crease. Map is clean. View more info

Dedication of The Palomar Observatory and the Hale Telescope. June 3, 1948

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California., Grabhorn Press: 1948

Seller ID: 018071

Condition: Fine


Original blue wrapper with white paper and black lettering on front cover. 9 1/4 X 13 inches. 34 pages. Contents include, Dedication Palomar Observatory, The Challenge of Knowledge by Raymond B. Fosdick, Man and Matter by Max Mason, The Men of Palomar by Lee A. Dubridge, Two Observatories Operate as One by Vannevar Bush and The Telescope at Work by Ira S. Bowen. Copy is very clean and complete. Binding is tight. View more info

Civil War Times. Volume 1, April 1959-Feb., 1960

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Civil War Times: 0

Seller ID: 018047

Condition: Fine


Original gray cloth with dark blue lettering on the front cover. 12 X 17 1/2 inches. 108 pages. From the label on the inside front cover, "This binder is designed to hold the 10 volumes of Volume 1 of Civil War Times. These are the issues dated April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December, 1959, and January and February, 1960. Please note that no issues were published for September, 1959 and March, 1960" Copy is very clean and complete. Binding... View more info

Tourist Map of Monterey. Showing A Round Trip of 2.8 Miles Passing In Front Of, Or Close By, The Principla Historic Buildings and Sites of "Old Monterey"

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Col. Roger S. Fitch, (U.S. Army): 0

Seller ID: 018041

Condition: Fine


Circa 1915. 2 sided sheet measuring 9 1/2 X 12 inches. Black and white lettering on both sides. A red line draws out the route. On one side, the street map shows 55 points of interest of the historic sites and buildings of Old Monterey. On the other side it give a brief history of what each marked place is. One small rubbed spot on map. Both map and text are still eligible. Map has been folded. Map is clean. View more info

The Law Of Copyright In The United States

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 018159

Condition: Fine


Original tan wrapper. No cover. 5 3/4 X 9 inches. 5 pages. From the front cover, "In Force AUgust 1, 1885, From the revised statutes of the United States , in force December 1, 1873, as amended by Act approved June 18, 1874." This copy contains 25 sections of the Laws of Copyright in the United States. Copy has been folded, however pages are clean. View more info

101 Economies for the Motorist: with a Special Tractor Section of Interest to the Farmer

By: N/A

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Tide Water Oil Sales Corporation: 1924

Seller ID: 019426

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's black, white, and orange wrapper. 5 1/8" x 7 1/4." Ninety-three pages, complete. Pages are clean. Binding is tight. This book has 101 "economies" or tips for vehicle maintenance and repair. View more info

Rand, McNally Official 1923 Auto Trails Map, District Number 11: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nor. Nebraska, E. Montana, E. Wyoming, W. Minnesota

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago., Rand, McNally Company: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018934

Condition: Very Good


Printed on white paper with blue ink. 34 x 26 inches. Folded (with no splitting at folds. No staining or soiling. Illustrated with panel of highway signs across top. Quite detailed. View more info

The Titan City: New York, from the Lowly Hut of the First American to the Towering Spires of the Future

By: N/A

Price: $47.50

Publisher: New York, John Wanamaker: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019038

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated wrappers. Issued "for the Wanamaker New Yorki Ter-Centenary Historical Exhibit." An extensively illustrated history of the city and the store. 6 x 8 3/4 inches. Unpaginated, but about 90 pages, complete. View more info

Shasta County California

By: N/A

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Redding, Ca, Shasta County Promotion and Development Association: 0

Seller ID: 018033

Condition: Fine


Original illustrated single sheet. 4 X 9 folded. Unfolded it measures, 24 X 9 inches. Front cover shows a black and white photograph of Lassen Peak in eruption, the back cover shows a black and white photograph of Lassen Peak at rest. Inside is information on facts about Shasta County, the county seat, living conditions, farm bureau, roads, land settlement, the foothills, soil, water, hydro-electric, Pit River, manufacturing, irrigation, agriculture and horticulture, liv... View more info

An Announcement Congresses, Conferences, Conventions. Panama-Pacific International Exposition. February 20 to December 4.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California., Panama-Pacific International Exposition: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018067

Condition: Fine


Original tan wrapper with brown lettering on the front cover. 6 X 9 inches. 86 pages. This copy contains information for those attending the exposition. Such information is, the congress program, service the central thought, the "grouping plan", the advance survey, a summary, information on routes and rates, Panama Canal route from Atlantic, hotel reservations for 1915, climate and a list of the 822 congresses, conferences and conventions for 1915. A previous ow... View more info

In Memoriam, Warren Gamaliel Harding, Twenty-ninth President of the United States. Memorial Services Held on Friday, August 10th, 1923 in Memorial Grove, State Capitol Grounds, Sacramento, California by the the Citizens of the City of Sacramento Under the Auspices Sacramento Post No. 61, The American Legion

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1923

Seller ID: 020020

Condition: Very Good


White pamphlet with a black and white reprinted roundel portrait of Warren Gamaliel Harding. 5 1/2" x 6 3/4." Four pages, complete. Pages are very clean and intact overall. Slight wrinkling to pages. A brochure for the memorial services for Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923), the twenty-ninth President of the United States. The program lists songs, eulogies, and speeches that were given by the following people: Ben Ali Temple Band, Rev. William C. Whitaker... View more info

Transactions of the Thirty-Second Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association for 1904 Containing the Annual Address by Charles B. Moores, 1852, of Salem and Other Matters of Historic Interest.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Portland Oregon, Peaslee Bros. Company, Printers: 1905

Seller ID: 017719

Condition: Very Good


Original light blue wrapper with black lettering on front cover. 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 inches. Pages 222-358. First part of copy contains information on pioneers in attendance which includes names, places of birth and date and when they made the journey to Oregon. Articles include, "Crossing the plains in 1852" This article is a diary of Mrs. Cecelia Emily McMillen Adams, born Lodi, N.Y. 1829 and started her Oregon journey in 1851. Mrs. Adams was very observant and an ex... View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph - "849. Reflection--Donner Lake--View from Pollard's Hotel, Eastern Summit in the Distance."

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Thomas Houseworth and Company: 1868

Seller ID: 019184

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original stereocard on pink and orange board. Board measures 6 7/8" x 3 1/2"; photograph measures 6 1/8" x 3 1/8." Clean copy. Title printed below the right image. "Central Pacific Railroad" printed on left side of board. A tranquil scene of Donner Lake is shown with a pine tree on the left and a fallen tree lying in the foreground. The back says, "Paris International Exhibition, 1867, The Highest Prize, A Bronze Medal, Awarded to Thomas... View more info

Lassen Glimpses. The Lassen Park Guide Book

By: N/A

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Mineral, California, Collins & Lind: 1929

Seller ID: 018405

Condition: Fine


Original tan wrapper with a color illustration of cinder cones with Butte Lake on the front cover. Dark brown lettering on the front cover. 8 1/2 X 6 3/4 oblong. 32 pages. Copy contains 20 black and white photographs, 7 black and white illustrations, 1 color photograph and a sketch map of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Copy also has a small black and white sketch of Stephen T. Mather, who was the first Director of the National Park Service. Front copy is slightly bent. P... View more info

Printed Legal Brief. "The State of California vs. Fred Bose." (Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Child Under the Age of Fourteen.) Petition for a Hearing of the Case in the Supreme Court. Sacramento, 1915.

By: N/A

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Sacramento, CA, 1915

Seller ID: 019427

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's gray wrapper. December 1915. 7" x 10." Thirty-four pages, complete. A clean copy. The petition, jointly submitted by the state and the attorney for Fred Bose, describes Bose's conviction of child molestation in a Sacramento County court, his sentence to ten years in a Folsom prison, and his request for a new trial denied by the Third District Court of Appeals. The petition asks for a new trial before the Supreme Court. The alleged inci... View more info

The "Maid of the Mist" Trip. Is Deservedly Popular Because of the Unparalleled View of the Grandest Waterfall in the World

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 017792

Condition: Very Good


Original white wrapper with black lettering and a black and white photograph of Niagara Falls on the front cover. 1 sheet of paper folded in half. 3 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches. Souvenir from the Niagara Falls trip, explaining about the falls. Copy is clean. View more info

The North and the South, Reprinted from the New York Tribune (cover title)The North and the South: Slavery and the Union (caption title, first page)

By: N/A

Price: $47.50

Publisher: New York, Published at the Office of the Tribune: 1854

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 018855

Condition: Very Good


Original sewn wrappers. Taken from a series of articles and editorials, predicting the causes of the coming conflict, both in the slavery question and the economics of the north and south. Folded in half in the distant past and with some cresing to front cover. 5 3/4 x 9 inches. 48 pages. View more info

Senator Culbert L. Olson for Governor of California: Lifelong Democrat, Progressive, Trustworthy

By: N/A

Price: $37.50

Publisher: San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Volunteers: 1938

Seller ID: 018644

Condition: Fine


Campaign brochure. One sheet folded to make six 4 x 9 pages. A far left wing candidate, Olson combined labor factions and progressive voters to defeat then Governor Merriam. He was defeated four years later by Earl Warren. The brochure consists of: General statement of whaat is at stake in the campaign, biographical information, highlights of his political career both in Utah and later in California and his platform. Tipeed in is an original gummed backed bumper st... View more info