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  • JACKASS BRANDY. by Buti, Bruno.
    Buti, Bruno.
    JACKASS BRANDY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cloverdale, CA: Buti Publications, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel which continues the tale of his father's rise to become Capo of the local bootleggers, battling the hijackers from the other side as a producer of the high-proof alcohol known as jackass brandy. Now the Italians are battling not only the lawmen and rival mobs of Rumbling Wine Barrels, but also lawyers: their own turncoat counsel ("a crook in his own right") and the politically-ambitious District Attorney of Amador County, the Honorable Earl Warren. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 2002. Illustrated with drawings by Dug Waggoner, Map. . 369 pp. ISBN: 0-96489601X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79721
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  • THE LAST CALIFORNIAN: An Historical Novel of the Rancheria Massacre. by Guthrie, Feliz.
    Guthrie, Feliz.
    THE LAST CALIFORNIAN: An Historical Novel of the Rancheria Massacre.

    Edition: First printing.

    Amador City: Quintessence Publications, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A vivid story of the conflicts between the original Spanish settlers and those who came to California in the 1849 gold rush, set in Amador County in the Sierra foothills. Illustrated by the author. SIGNED opposite the title page. ISBN: 0-918466-13x.

    Condition: Also INSCRIBED on the dedication page and dated in 1989. Very near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27197
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  • THE LAST CALIFORNIAN: An Historical Novel of the Rancheria Massacre. by Guthrie, Feliz.
    Guthrie, Feliz.
    THE LAST CALIFORNIAN: An Historical Novel of the Rancheria Massacre.

    Edition: First printing.

    Amador City: Quintessence Publications, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A vivid story of the conflicts between the original Spanish settlers and those who came to California in the 1849 gold rush, set in Amador County in the Sierra foothills. Illustrated by the author. SIGNED opposite the title page and dated in the year of publication. 504 pp. Wraparound dust jacket painting by the author. ISBN: 0-918466-13x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61031
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  • COOKING IN WINE COUNTRY. by Members of The Foothill Garden Club.
    Members of The Foothill Garden Club.
    COOKING IN WINE COUNTRY.

    Edition: Spiral bound.

    Shawnee Mission, KS: The Foothill Garden Club of North Amador County nd (ca 1980.). First edition - Includes basic information on food preparation and recipes from members of the Foothill Garden Club of North Amador County (each with the name of the contributor.) Despite the title, these recipes are notable for the lack of wine in their preparation. Color photographs as section dividers. 92 pp plus an index and 4 pages of advertisements for local wineries.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff white card covers with a black comb binding. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 56848
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  • A QUEST FOR EDUCATION AND THE EXPERIENCES THAT FOLLOWED (title on cover "It Was Slow Going but I Finally Made It" by Westlake, A Byron.
    Westlake, A Byron.
    A QUEST FOR EDUCATION AND THE EXPERIENCES THAT FOLLOWED (title on cover "It Was Slow Going but I Finally Made It"

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Cassville, Missouri: By the author, (1994). First edition - Memoirs of a retired educator, from his own college days to his years of teaching in Oregon and California, as District Superintendent of Amador County and in the Mojave. Photographs. 209 pp plus an 8 pp epilogue. Laid in is a preface to the preface.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated tan wrappers.

    Book ID: 66556
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