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1 Baker, Laura Nelson. A Tree Called Moses. Drawings by Penelope Naylor.
New York: Atheneum, 1967. 
3rd printing. Octavo, cloth, 69 pp. Illus. Near-Fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
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2 Batman, Richard. American Ecclesiastes: The Stories of James Pattie.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1984]. 
1st edition. Octavo, cloth & boards, 378 pp. Plates, maps. Very Good; some stains along edges of text block, in a Near-Fine dust jacket. 
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3 Beebe, Lucius and CHarles Clegg. San Francisco's Golden Era: A Picture Story of San Francisco before the Fire.
Berkeley, CA: Howell-North, 1960. 
Quarto, gold illus. cloth (hardcover), 255 pp. Very Good++, with former owner signature. Illustrated. Contents: Foreword; The Comstock; The Age of Leisurely Transport; The Cables; Promontory; Wells, Fargo & Co.; night Life; Lucky Baldwin; Newspapers; Fire Department; Resorts; The Palace; Public and Private Luxury; Chinatown; Index. 
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4 Carlson, Vada F. This is Our Valley. Compiled by The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society. Written by Vada F. Carlson. Ethe-May Dorsey, Editor-in-Chief.
Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1959. Sponsored by Santa Maria Valley Historical Society. 
Octavo, burgundy blind-stamped cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xiv + 284 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Very Good+, without dust jacket. From dj flap (laid-in, without the rest of dj): Occasionally a community, sensing with alarm the changes brought upon it by the march of progress, decides to record its past -- before the few final oldtimers are dead, and before the final links with history are dissolved forever by the swirling flood of industry, subdivisions, and the newer populations. These local histories become indispensable tools to the scholars, historians, libraries and collectors...The writer, Vada F. Carlson, is a California author and journalist, whose field includes historical and travel articles, short stories, and a volume of published poetry... She has skillfully interwoven statistics and chronological data into a warm, fast moving account of the early days of the Santa Maria Valley. It includes both humorous and tragic anecdotes which have been handed down from generation to generation... 
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5 Chapman, Mabel. At Great Price: The Story of Tamsen Donner.
North Hills, CA: Mabel Chapman, [1992]. 
Octavo, softbound, ii, 152 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner signature. From Foreword: “At Great Price is an historical novel. It is the true story of the last year in the life of Tamsen Donner (1802-1847); writer, educator, feminist, wife and mother. It is the story of her experiences on a cut-off trail to California and while snowbound on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevadas. She was one of a group of emigrants heading west from St. Louis and elsewhere to seek a new life in California. It is also the story of courageous personal choices made, for better or worse, out of a sense of commitment to another human being. The fate of this splinter group of pioneers, popularly known as the “Donner Party” has been called California's Greatest Tragedy...” 
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6 Christensen, Terry; Duval, Charlene; Garboske, Ellen; Grasser, Phil; Ignoffo, Mary Jo. Reflections of the Past: An Anthology of San Jose.
Encinitas, CA; Heritage Media Coorporation, (1996). First Edition, As Stated. 
Square quarto, lavender cloth (hardcover), silver letters, 463 pp. Numerous illustrations. Near-Fine, with bumped corners; in a Very Good dust jacket with light edgewear. From Preface: So much about San Jose and the Silicon Valley speaks to the future. It is too easy to think of our city and this valley almost newly invented, and certainly, as constantly re-inventing itself. Refelctions of the Past provides focus for our sometimes elusive past and brings into perspective the life of a great city on the verge of the millennium. Through the eyes of five contributors, Reflections of the Past takes us from San Jose's earliest days, through its evvolution from an agricultural center to a hotbed of intellectual dynamism as the world center for high technology. Particular attention is paid to the role of women and minorities. 
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7 Conaway, Peggy. Images of America: Los Gatos.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, (2004). 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, slick, photo. illus. wrappers), 128 pp. Fine (as New). From lower cover: Nestled in the heart of a dramatic natural amphitheater formed by the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos serves as the gateway from the Santa Clara Valley to the Pacific Ocean. This happy accident of location allowed historic Los Gatos to witness a colorful parade of swashbuckling explorers, Franciscan padres, and hearty American pioneers, many of whom came to harvest virgin redwood forests from the mountains and grow fruit in exceptionally fertile soil. Los Gatos grew up around the 1850s flour mill established by Scotsman James Alexander Forbes. In 1878 the railroad arrived and was a powerful influence for more than 80 years. Named for the mountain lions that still inhabit the area, Los Gatos has reflected the expansive richness of the California Dream for 150 years. In this engaging retrospective, author Peggy Conaway, director of the Los Gatos Public Library, has gathered more than 200 vintage photographs from the library's archives, the Museums of Los Gatos, the California Room at San Jose Public Library, the Sourisseau Academy, and private collections. Her book provides a visual chronicle of the personalities, places, institutions, and events that transformed a rustic village into the charming, prosperous community it is today, home to many of Silicon Valley's high-tech millionaires. 
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8 Fardon, G. R. San Francisco in the 1850s. 33 Photographic Views by G. R. Fardon. With an Introduction by Robert A. Sobieszek.
New York: Dover Publications and The International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, [1977]. 
Quarto, stiff illus. wrappers, (softbound), viii, 38 pp. Fine. “Originally published in 1856 under the title San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco, this is the earliest surviving published photographic record of any American city, and one of the earliest of any city in the world.” 
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9 Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of California. Hansen, Harry; Ed. of New Revised Edition. California: A Guide to the Golden State. New Revised Edition; Harry Hanse, Editor. Originally Compiled by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of California.
New York: Hastings House, (1973). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), xix + 733 pp. Neatly inked notations to ffep; otherwise, Near-Fine, in Very Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Fink, Augusta. Monterey: The Presence of the Past.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, [1972]. 
1st edition. Octavo, cloth, 254, [xv] pp. Photos. Former-owner inscription and bookplate; otherwise Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
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11 Halsey, Mina Deane. A Tenderfoot in Southern California.
New York: Printed for the Author by J. J. Little & Ives Co., 1914. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, uncut, 162 pp. Very Good+, with light edgewear and rubbing to covers. Illustrated. 
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12 Hare, Lloyd C. M. Salted Tories: The Story of the Whaling Fleets of San Francisco.
Mystic, Connecticut: The Marine Historical Association, Inc., 1960. [Number 37]. First Edition. 
Royal octavo, paperbound, b&w photos., 114 pp. Very Good, with wear to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Kemble, John Haskell. San Francisco Bay: A Pictorial Maritime History.
New York: Bonanza Books, MCMZLVII. 
Quarto, blue cloth, (hardcover), xv, 193 pp. Near-Fine, with slight age darkening to endpapers, in a Fine dust jacket. “This is history presented in a fascinating pictorial style and every effort has been made to present an interesting and well-rounded treatment whihc depits the history of the bay, its people, cities and towns, watercraft and commerce. The introductory text and extensive picture captions act as the bond which connects and brings the many illustrations to life on the printed pages of this magnificent book. The illustrations in this volume are the examples of numerous photographers, lithographers and artists who have captured the bay scene on paper, canvas, stone and film in the period since its discovery...” 
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14 Leider, Emily Wortis. California's Daughter: Gertrude Atherton and Her Times.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000. 
Octavo, softbound ( slick, full-colour illus. wrappers), xviii, 402 pp. Fine (As New, Unopened). From lower cover: This is the first biography of Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948), one of the most famous, outspoken, and successful novelists of her time. It emphasizes her place in the emergent debate on the place of women in society and her friendships with such figures as Ambrose Bierce and Gertrude Stein. 
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15 Oran. Tropical Journeyings en Route for California.
Harper's Volume XVI, No. 94, March 1858. 
Octavo, stapled paper, pages 457-471 from Harpers 1858 Volume XVI. Fine, in protective cardstock covers. 
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16 Rambo, F. Ralph. Almost Forgotten: Cartoon Pen and Inklings of the Old Santa Clara Valley.
N.l.: F. Ralph Rambo, [1967]. 
5th edition. Signed by the author. Quarto, stiff illustrated wrappers, stapled, 48 pp. Illus. Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Sinclair, Upton. We, People of America and How We Ended Poverty: A True Story of the Future.
Pasadena, CA: National EPIC League, [1936]. 
Octavo, stiff printed wrappers, stapled, 64 pp. Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Smith, Jesse M., ed. Sketches of Old Sacramento: A Tribute to Joseph A. McGowan.
Sacramento: Sacramento County Historical Society, (1976). First Edition. Limited edition, unnumbered. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), [viii], 244 pp. Portraints, illustrations. Very Good in mylar protected dust jacket. 
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19 Tompkins, Walker A. Stagecoach Days in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara: McNally & Loftin, West, 1982. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff red, full-color illus. wrappers), 135 pp. Near-Fine. From lower cover: This illustrated book by Walker A. Tompkins takes a lighthearted look at the 40-year period between 1861 and 1901 when stagecoaches rolled over Gaviota and San Marcos passes to link the pioneer settlements of the county's coastal and inland valleys. Many of the century-old photographs have never been published. Meet the old-time stage drivers; visit the relay stations of long ago. you'll find mirth and pathos in the true tales of highway robberies, along with legends of bygone days -- all cemented into a solid background of facts researched by Santa Barbara's most prolific historian. 
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20 Tuesday Afternoon Club, Glendale, California. Year Book of The Tuesday Afternoon Club, Glendale, California, 1933-1934.
Glendale, California: Tuesday Afternoon Club, 1933. 
Octavo, stiff wrappers, stapled, 63 pp. Tipped-in portrait of the club's president. Very Good. Woman's club. 
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