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  • MOTOR TALES AND TRAVELS IN AND OUT OF CALIFORNIA. by Carolan, Herbert.
    Carolan, Herbert.
    MOTOR TALES AND TRAVELS IN AND OUT OF CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1936. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes accounts of trips to Alaska, Chicago, the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest, Mexico, and especially many trips of excursions around California, including the Mother Lode country of the Sierra Foothills, the high Sierras, the desert and more. Illustrated with many photographs. Presentation copy INSCRIBED by the author to Howard L. Rowe, Madera County Superintendent of Schools and dated in 1941. 241 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth with orange lettering, but lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56004
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  • THE MOJAVE: A Portrait of the Definitive American Desert. by Darlington, David.
    Darlington, David.
    THE MOJAVE: A Portrait of the Definitive American Desert.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book about the "quintessential American desert . .. Stretching from the outskirts of Los Angeles to the psychic fringes of Las Vegas, it contains such archetypal American spots as Death Valley, Edwards Air Force Base, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Panamint Mountains (where the forty-niners found silver and the Manson family prepared for Helter Skelter)" and one uniquely defined by the automobile. INSCRIBED on a preliminary page to Oklahoma collector Larry Owens "A midwestern desert afficionado like many of the people described in this book" and dated in the year of publication. Selected bibliography, index. 337 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-8050-16317.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 68108
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  • DONA ANITA OF EL ROSARIO. by Ellsberg, Helen. Introduction By Walt Wheelock.
    Ellsberg, Helen. Introduction By Walt Wheelock.
    DONA ANITA OF EL ROSARIO.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, a slim paperback.

    Glendale CA: La Siesta Press, 1974. SIGNED first edition - The story of a woman who, along with her husband, in addition to being ranchers, maintained for many years "Espinoza's Place" in Rosario, at the end of the maintained road to Baja California - a place to get gasoline, advice and lobster omelets. INSCRIBED by Dona Anita Espinoza Grosso in Spanish on the title page and dated in 1985 at El Rosario. Illustrated with many photographs. 48 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 71643
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  • RANDOM JOURNEYS. by Vyvyan, C. C. (Clara Coltman Rogers, Lady Vyvyan.)
    Vyvyan, C. C. (Clara Coltman Rogers, Lady Vyvyan.)
    RANDOM JOURNEYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Peter Owen Limited, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon late book by his popular and thoughtful travel writer - An account of "high speed" automobile traveling across northern Europe to Sweden, Finland and Norway (8000 miles, eight countries,in nine weeks). She sums up the different perspectives she and her traveling companion Ella brought to this whirlwind and unexpected journey as follows - she was middle-aged and I was old, in my prime I had the energy of two, but she still had the energy of ten, but most importantly, I was English and she was Americanized Canadian, rooted in the new civilization. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED and signed on the front…

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    London: Peter Owen Limited, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon late book by his popular and thoughtful travel writer - An account of "high speed" automobile traveling across northern Europe to Sweden, Finland and Norway (8000 miles, eight countries,in nine weeks). She sums up the different perspectives she and her traveling companion Ella brought to this whirlwind and unexpected journey as follows - she was middle-aged and I was old, in my prime I had the energy of two, but she still had the energy of ten, but most importantly, I was English and she was Americanized Canadian, rooted in the new civilization. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED and signed on the front endpaper "to --- with love from the author" and dated in 1973. Photographs. 192 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, chipping to top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 51943
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