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"Not I, But the Wind..."

By: Lawrence, Frieda

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Santa Fe (NM), The Rydal Press, 1934


1st ed., limited to 1000 copies. Unpublished letters and material by D.H. Lawrence and memoirs by his wife, Frieda. Published in an edition of 1,000 numbered and signed by the author. Inscribed and numbered by Frieda Lawrence on verso of half-tile page. Good, clean copy without d/w. The paper covering the boards is chipped at all four corners. Nevertheless, an attractive tight copy. View more info

A Complete Life of Gen. (General) George A. Custer

By: Whittaker, Frederick

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Sheldon & Company, 1876


1st edition (1876) in gilt decorated green cloth. The interior is generally clean and tight, with foxing along the outside edge but very little foxing inside. Contemporary inked signature on end paper, foxing on endpapers, title page, and portrait facing title page. Hinges loose but fully intact; covers rubbed at top and bottom of spine and corners. View more info

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A memoir of book design, 1969-2000

By: D'Ambrosio, Joe

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Book Club of California, 2003


4to, decorated boards with cloth spine in acetate d/w. Limited to 350 copies. As-new View more info

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A Time To Heal

By: Ford, Gerald R.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, 1979

Edition: First Edition


First edition, first printing, signed by the former U.S. President and author on tipped in first blank page. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with gilt to front board and spine. Top edge of front cover faded; bottom edge stained. Jacket lightly soiled, but no tears or chips. View more info

Arriving in Hollywood / Letters 1929

By: Whale, James

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Santa Teresa Press, 1989


1st ed., softcover. limited to 300 copies signed by James Whale and publisher James Pepper. A tiny bit of wear adjacent to the staples on the spine; otherwise a pristine copy. View more info

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Arthur Rackham His Life and Work

By: Hudson, Derek

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973


Classic biography of Arthur Rackham, with 32 tipped in color plates and numerous b&w illustrations, portraits, facsimiles in-line with text. 1973 reprint edition. Also "the printed work of Arthur Rackham", a checklist. Book condition: near fine. DJ condition: very good. View more info

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Arthur Rackham: His Life and Work

By: Hudson, Derek

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1960

Edition: First Edition


1st edition of the classic biography of Rackham, including 32 tipped-in color plates and numerous b&w drawings in-line with text. Bibliography and checklists. APPENDIX A Bibliography, APPENDIX B Drawings and paintings in Collections, APPENDIX C The Printed Work of Arthur Rackham. D/w soiled with several large closed tears, one open tear View more info

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Diario / The Journal of Padre Serra translated by Ben F. Dixon

By: SERRA (Padre Junipero)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Diego, Don Diego's Libreria, 1964

Edition: 1st ed.


The Journal of Padre Serra, From Loreto, the Capital of Baja California, to San Diego, Capital of the New Establishments of Alta California in three months and three days March 28 to July 1, 1769. Including San Diego's Great Water Rights Document Now Published for the First Time. 1st ed., 8vo, softcover, 108 pp. Illustrations & map. Inscribed on title page by translator Ben F. Dixon. A very good-near fine copy: a darkened band 1” wide along back spine; light fade li... View more info

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From the Backwoods of Old Tuolumne

By: Grigsby, Russell C.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Stockton CA, Russell C Grigsby, 1943

Edition: 1st ed.


1st ed., 8vo, dark green boards, 154 pp. Grigsby lived in the Tuolumne/Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada from 1907. This memoirs cover his early years, through the Depression and his work with the California Conservation Corp, through the publication date 1943. Good+: Presents as very good-near fine overall but chip at top of spine results in loss in 1/8” of cloth, lightly rubbed corners. Inscribed by Grigsby on fep to Ruth Ann Newport, County Historian, Tuolumne Co... View more info

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Gold Spring Diary of John Jolly Including a History of Stephen Spencer Hill , Fugitive from Labor

By: Jolly, John and Deferrari, Carlo M. (Ed. )

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Sonora, CA, Tuolumne County Historical Society,, 1966

Edition: 1st ed.


24mo, Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine 160 pages. One of 500 unnumbered copies printed. Fine. Inscribed by the editor Carlo de Ferrari to Ruth Ann Newport, County Historian for the County of Tuolumne Calif. - with Newport’s blind-stamped ex-libris at bottom of title page and last page View more info

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I Wanted Out!

By: ROBINSON, Elsie

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar & Rinehart, 1934

Edition: 1st ed.


1st ed. 8vo. Brown cloth, 299 pp; brown top-edge; Photographic frontispiece of the author. The autobiography of Elsinore Justina "Aunt Elsie" Robinson (1883-1956) who worked as a miner in California before finding her calling writing children’s stories for the Hearst papers. Near fine: small, light stain on bottom edge; signature of prior owner on fep. [Ruth Ann Newport; County Historian for the County of Tuolumne, Ca. View more info

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Jack's Book - An Oral Biograph of Jack Kerouac

By: Gifford, Barry & Lee, Lawrence

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY., St. Martins Press., 1978.


A unique copy, signed by poets Gary Snyder and Lawrence Ferlinghetti and fellow "road" traveler Al Hinkle (Big Ed Dunkel). The book is fairly common; it's the autographs your buying here. Pencil mark on top edge, light bottom edge. D/w lightly soiled but no tears or chips. View more info

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James Branch Cabell

By: Mencken, H.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Robert T. McBride & Company, 1927


First edition. 12mo stapled slate blue wrappers. Simultaneously published in hardcover. 32 pp. biographical and bibliographic study by the noted critic. Published for free distribution to promote the Kalki Edition of Cabell's works. View more info

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John Joseph Montgomery 1858-1911; Father of Basic Flying

By: John Joseph Montgomery 1858-1911; Father of Basic Flying

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santa Clara, University of Santa Clara, 1967

Edition: 1st ed.


1st ed., 8vo, brown cloth; xx, 241 pp. photo illustrated w/ appendices on aircraft design, etc., bibliograph. Montgomery performed the first controlled, heavier-than-air flights in the United States in 1883 - nearly 20 years before the Wright Brothers. A fine copy in good+ dustjacket. Inscribed on FEP by the author to Ruth Ann Newport, County Historian, Tuolumne County CA. The d/w is somewhat yellowed with several nicks along edges and corners, some minor spotting View more info

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Letters to His Daughter

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribners Sons, 1965


1st edition in dustjacket. The book itself is pristine; no defects. The dust jacket is fine -- clean and bright with no tears but some light shelf-wear along edges View more info