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  • RECOLLECTIONS OF A CALIFORNIA PIONEER. by Abbott, Carlisle S.
    Abbott, Carlisle S.
    RECOLLECTIONS OF A CALIFORNIA PIONEER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Neale Publishing 1917. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a pioneer who traveled to California at the start of the Gold Rush, written at age 88 during his retirement. Along with his brother, he left Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1850 and traveled along the Platte River through South Pass to Salt Lake City, where the company disbanded, although he continued across the desert to the Carson River and Mormon Station. He spent several months of mining at Volcano above Yankee Slide on the American River. After returning to Wisconsin, and back again to California, he leased a ranch at Point Reyes, and eventually wound up in Tombstone Arizona in an "attempt to recoup his fortunes."…

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    New York: Neale Publishing 1917. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a pioneer who traveled to California at the start of the Gold Rush, written at age 88 during his retirement. Along with his brother, he left Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1850 and traveled along the Platte River through South Pass to Salt Lake City, where the company disbanded, although he continued across the desert to the Carson River and Mormon Station. He spent several months of mining at Volcano above Yankee Slide on the American River. After returning to Wisconsin, and back again to California, he leased a ranch at Point Reyes, and eventually wound up in Tombstone Arizona in an "attempt to recoup his fortunes." He failed at mining, gave up on ranching, and was impoverished by a risky railroad venture, but he wrote an valuable and entertaining account of the overland journey and of life in Gold Rush California and afterwards. Frontispiece portrait. 235 pp.

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    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy dark green library binding, with the usual markings, but overall good condition. Uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 56955
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  • CONTRABAND. by Adams, Cleve F. (aka Franklin Charles and John Spain), 1895-1949, and Robert Leslie Bellem
    Adams, Cleve F. (aka Franklin Charles and John Spain), 1895-1949, and Robert Leslie Bellem
    CONTRABAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - Hard-boiled novel featuring federal narcotics agent Reed Smith, published posthumously (although the dust jacket does not give a hint of that), incorporating Adams' pulp novellettes (including one with the same title) and completed by Bellem. Adams was a friend of Raymond Chandler, and wrote in the same noir tradition. 241 pp. Dust jacket art by Bill English.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58973
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  • DARK SYMPHONY. by Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982)
    Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982)
    DARK SYMPHONY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Sheed and Ward, 1942. dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice even within the Church itself.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap, significant rubbing and edgewear to the black dust jacket. Original price of $2.50 still present).

    Book ID: 71780
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  • DARK SYMPHONY and Other Works. by Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982); introduction by Celia Kaplan.
    Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982); introduction by Celia Kaplan.
    DARK SYMPHONY and Other Works.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: G. K. Hall, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the African-American Women Writers 1910-1940 series, under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jennifer Burton. Originally published in 1942, this is the autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice…

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    New York: G. K. Hall, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the African-American Women Writers 1910-1940 series, under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jennifer Burton. Originally published in 1942, this is the autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice even within the Church itself. Edited and with a long introduction by Celia Kaplan, in which she discusses both Adams' financial straits and the underlying rebellion and discontent in what is basically a conservative work. Also includes some of Adams' other writings - both on the Catholic religion and on racial issues like the long prose-poem "The Last Supper" which is about a Black man being wrongly executed. lviii, 282 pp. ISBN: 0-783814291.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81344
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  • MINERAL & WATER SOURCES OF CALIFORNIA:PART I.MINERAL RESOURCES: Report of the United States Geological Survey in Collaboration with the California Division of Mines and Geology, prepared at the request of Senator Thomas H. Kuchel of California of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affaris, United States Senate. by Albers, J.P., editor,
    Albers, J.P., editor,
    MINERAL & WATER SOURCES OF CALIFORNIA:PART I.MINERAL RESOURCES: Report of the United States Geological Survey in Collaboration with the California Division of Mines and Geology, prepared at the request of Senator Thomas H. Kuchel of California of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affaris, United States Senate.

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1966. First edition - A "comprehensive summary report" on the mineral resources of California, llustrated with many charts and maps, including a fold out chart showing stratographic correlations and a foldout map of the Southern and central California oil and gas fields. 450 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed light green wrappers (some sunning to the spine.)

    Book ID: 57176
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  • MY HUSBAND'S WIFE AND OUR HOUSE. by Allen, Helena G.
    Allen, Helena G.
    MY HUSBAND'S WIFE AND OUR HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Eagle Rock, California: Prosperity Press, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A personal and humorous book, the story of a young couple's search for the perfect home (a search which ended in Redlands, California) by an author best known for her books on the history and notable figures of Hawaii. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. 281 pp. ISBN: 0-870621718.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (discoloration from sticker on front cover of dj).

    Book ID: 73082
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  • ZORRO: A Novel. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    ZORRO: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A lively retelling of the legend of the masked hero, born the son of two cultures, the child of an aristrocratic Spanish military officer and landowner in Southern California and of a mother who was a Shoshone warrior. Set in the early 19th century. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Double page map. 390 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0778970.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45298
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  • ZORRO: A Novel. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    ZORRO: A Novel.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2006.). A lively retelling of the legend of the masked hero, born the son of two cultures, the child of an aristrocratic Spanish military officer and landowner in Southern California and of a mother who was a Shoshone warrior. Set in the early 19th century. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Double page map. 390 pp. plus an interview with Allende, reading guide, etc. ISBN: 0-06-0779004.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 48403
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  • DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1999. dj. Hardcover - Historical novel of a young woman who leaves Chile for the California gold fields in 1848. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. ISBN: 0-06-019491x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 27085
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  • DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel of a young woman who leaves Chile for the California gold fields in 1848. SIGNED on the half title page. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-06-019491x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62204
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  • NOWHERE ELSE IN TOWN: The Davis Poetry Anthology. by Alongi, John; Laura G. Johnson, Mark Kuroczko and Mark C. Lennon, editors
    Alongi, John; Laura G. Johnson, Mark Kuroczko and Mark C. Lennon, editors
    NOWHERE ELSE IN TOWN: The Davis Poetry Anthology.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Davis, CA.: (1979). SIGNED first edition - Collects poems by many writers from many parts of the United States who were all living and working in Davis at the time this was published. INSCRIBED on the title page by Laura (Laura Johnson, one of the editors.) Notes on contributors, 77 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrapper, with sunning to the spine and edges of the cover.

    Book ID: 78738
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  • THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems. by Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Bruce Humphries, (1964.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a long dramatic monologue, 'Black Boat,' on the death of 200 African American seamen in the Port Chicago disaster during World War II. 150 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (tear to upper edge of back cover of dj,.)

    Book ID: 51788
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  • THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems. by Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Bruce Humphries, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes a long dramatic monologue, 'Black Boat,' on the death of 200 African American seamen in the Port Chicago disaster during World War II. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper - "For a long-standing much admired friend, Fred Carpenter, in the hope that he may be interested in the chiaroscura of the last poem in this book." 150 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (tanning to spine of dj and to back cover,.)

    Book ID: 76084
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  • Alvarez , Robert R. Jr.
    FAMILIA: Migration and Adaptation In Baja and Alta California, 1800-1975

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1986). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs. "Alvarez investigates the life histories of pioneer migrants and their offspring, finding a human dimension to migration which centers on the family. Spanish, American, and English exploits paved the way for exchange between Baja and Alta California. Alvarez shows how cultural stability actually increased as migrants settled in new locations, bringing their common values and memories with them." Includes an appendix with the original Spanish field notes, notes, bibliography, index. xv. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-520053470.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76853
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  • MEMORIES: A Memoir. by Ament, Wes (Capt Weston H. Ament, Sr.)
    Ament, Wes (Capt Weston H. Ament, Sr.)
    MEMORIES: A Memoir.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    Mokelumne Hill, CA: By the author, (2012). SIGNED first edition - Autobiography of a small town California pilot - through the Roaring 20's, the Great Depression and World War II, including flying the infamous Himalaya "Hump" and many other adventures. In the late 1960s he settled in Mokelumne Hill, "Mark Twain country" but still had many adventures in the air, whether flying for a movie, or a trip to Arctic in 1976, and he remained active in aviation and airport activities into his 90s. INSCRIBED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. 201 pp. ISBN: 978-0615523934.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award sticker on the front cover)

    Book ID: 79374
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  • HEYDAY. by Andersen, Kurt.
    Andersen, Kurt.
    HEYDAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of America's boisterous coming of age in the middle of the 19th century - in 1848 it won its war of manifest destiny against Mexico, gold is discovered in California and revolutions sweep across Europe leads to a new wave of immigration. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 617 pp. ISBN: 978-03755047300.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80774
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  • (Angel, Myron.)
    HISTORY OF PLACER COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

    Edition: Facsimile edition.

    Auburn, CA: Placer County Historical Society, [1978.]. Hardcover - A very well done and high quality facsimile reprint of the original edition published by Thompson & West in Oakland in 1882. Includes several chapters on mining and the early mining history of the area, on the railroad, wagon roads, towns, on the criminal record (which includes a long account of the notorious outlaw Richard Barter, alias 'Rattlesnake Dick'), on agriculture, and on destruction by fire, on journalism, churches and societies, and one chapter devoted to reminiscences of Illinoistown, Also includes many biographical sketches and photographs of early pioneers. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of engravings, including two large fold-out sketches (of the Baker Divide Mining Co and of G. Griffith's…

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    Auburn, CA: Placer County Historical Society, [1978.]. Hardcover - A very well done and high quality facsimile reprint of the original edition published by Thompson & West in Oakland in 1882. Includes several chapters on mining and the early mining history of the area, on the railroad, wagon roads, towns, on the criminal record (which includes a long account of the notorious outlaw Richard Barter, alias 'Rattlesnake Dick'), on agriculture, and on destruction by fire, on journalism, churches and societies, and one chapter devoted to reminiscences of Illinoistown, Also includes many biographical sketches and photographs of early pioneers. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of engravings, including two large fold-out sketches (of the Baker Divide Mining Co and of G. Griffith's Granite Quarry in Penryn.) Patron's directory. Large format, measuring 11 inches tall by 9 inches wide, 416 pp; issued without dust jacket.

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    Condition: Fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine, issued without a dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38885
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  • CALIFORNIA SHORTS. by [Anthology] Gilbar, Steven, editor.
    [Anthology] Gilbar, Steven, editor.
    CALIFORNIA SHORTS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1999.). First edition - Collection of 22 short stories about California as it is now. Contributors include Alice Adams, Michelle Cliff, Dagoberto Gilb, Laura Kalpakian, Roy Parvin, Greg Sarris, T. C. Boyle, Howard Norman, Chitra Divakaruni and others. Author biographies. 339 pp. ISBN: 189077118X.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77783
    Keywords: anthology, California
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  • MANY CALIFORNIAS: Literature from the Golden State by [Anthology] Haslam, Gerald W., editor. Floyd Salas, signed.
    [Anthology] Haslam, Gerald W., editor. Floyd Salas, signed.
    MANY CALIFORNIAS: Literature from the Golden State

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (1992). SIGNED first edition - A wonderful anthology, covering a very broad range of writers - included are sections on the rise of regions in California, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Fresno poets and many more. Contributors range from Mary Austin to John Muir to Chandler, from Sherley Anne Williams, Wanda Coleman and Amy Tan to Ella Leffland, from Jack Kerouac to Charles Bukowski, Bob Kaufamn, Kate Braverman. and Maxine Hong Kingston. SIGNED by Floyd Salas at his poem "To Sergei, My Sweet Old Dog." Introductory essays to each section, and brief biographies of the writers included. 388 pgs. ISBN: 0-87417-1830.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64488
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  • CALIFORNIA SHORTS. by [Anthology, signed] Gilbar, Steven, editor. T. C. Boyle and Greg Sarris, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Gilbar, Steven, editor. T. C. Boyle and Greg Sarris, signed.
    CALIFORNIA SHORTS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - Collection of 22 short stories about California as it is now. SIGNED by TWO authors: T. C. Boyle at his story "Sitting on Top of the World" and by Greg Sarris at "The Magic Pony." Other contributors include Alice Adams, Michelle Cliff, Dagoberto Gilb, Laura Kalpakian, Roy Parvin, and more. Author biographies. 339 pp. ISBN: 189077118X.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54553
    Keywords: anthology, California
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  • CALIFORNIA HEARTLAND: Writing from the Great Central Valley. by [Anthology, signed] Haslam, Gerald W. and James D. Houston. William Rintoul, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Haslam, Gerald W. and James D. Houston. William Rintoul, signed.
    CALIFORNIA HEARTLAND: Writing from the Great Central Valley.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (1978). SIGNED first edition - A collection of writings about the Great Central Valley of California from Yokut, Maidu and Miwok tales and poems, accounts from the era of European discovery, and classic writers like Mark Twain, John Muir, Mary Austin, Steinbeck (selection from 'Grapes of Wrath' when the Joabs first see the valley from Tehachapi Pass) to present day authors, including Joan Didion, DeWayne Rail, Richard Dokey. Larry Levi, William Everson, Lawson Inada, and more. INSCRIBED and signed by author William Rintoul (signed as Bill Rintoul) on the first page and dated in the year of publication. Woodcut illustrations by Clayton Turner preceding each section. Notes on contributors. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-88496-0846.

    Condition: Very good overall in glossy illustrated wrappers - some wear to the covers, but a straight, clean and tight copy.

    Book ID: 74747
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  • MANY CALIFORNIAS: Literature from the Golden State by [Anthology, signed] Haslam, Gerald W., editor; Maxine Hong Kingston and Floyd Salas, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Haslam, Gerald W., editor; Maxine Hong Kingston and Floyd Salas, signed.
    MANY CALIFORNIAS: Literature from the Golden State

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press, (1992). SIGNED first edition - A wonderful anthology, covering a very broad range of writers - included are sections on the rise of regions in California, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Fresno poets and many more. Contributors range from Mary Austin to John Muir to Chandler, from Sherley Anne Williams, Wanda Coleman and Amy Tan to Ella Leffland, from Jack Kerouac to Charles Bukowski, Bob Kaufamn, Kate Braverman. SIGNED at TWO authors at their contributions : Maxine Hong Kingston and Floyd Salas (signed and dated) . Introductory essays to each section, and brief biographies of the writers included. 388 pgs. ISBN: 0-87417-1830.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63943
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  • BERKELEY! A LITERARY TRIBUTE. by [Anthology, signed] La France, Danielle, editor. Susan Griffin and Ishmael Reed, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] La France, Danielle, editor. Susan Griffin and Ishmael Reed, signed.
    BERKELEY! A LITERARY TRIBUTE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1997). SIGNED first edition - Introduction by Malcolm Margolin. Includes stories, poems and essays, arranged roughly chronologically from authors like Jack London and Lincoln Steffens to Simone De Beauvoir, Dorothy Bryant, Philip K. Dick, Robert Duncan, John Kennethy Galbraith, Allen Ginsberg, Susan Griffin, Robert Hass, Jack Kerouac, Maxine Hong Kingston, Josephine Miles, Frank Norris, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, Bobby Seale, Jack Spicer, George R. Stewart, Yoshiko Uchida and Al Young. The final selection is a poem by Julia Vinograd "For Moe Who Died", an epitaph for the longtime Berkeley bookseller. SIGNED by TWO authors at their contributions - Susan Griffin and Ishmael Reed. Biographical notes. xv, 240 pp. ISBN: 0-930588-940.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71110
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  • CALIFORNIA UNCOVERED: Stories for the 21st Century. by [Anthology, signed] Luis J. Rodriguez, signed; Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee; Justice, William E. and Quay, James, editors.
    [Anthology, signed] Luis J. Rodriguez, signed; Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee; Justice, William E. and Quay, James, editors.
    CALIFORNIA UNCOVERED: Stories for the 21st Century.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (2005.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of stories and excerpts by those who lived and wrote in California, ranging from John Steinbeck to Khaled Hosseini - SIGNED by Luis Rodriguez at "My Ride, My Revolution": Among the other contributors are Yxta Maya Murray Maxine Hong Kingston, Chitra Divakaruni, Paul Beatty, Joan Didion, Gary Soto, Richard Rodriguez, James D. Houston, , Robert Haas, David Mas Masamoto, Robinson Jeffers and more. Each story is preceded by a photograph of the author and brief notes. Reading guide and thematic table of contents. Published by the California Council of Humanities. xv, 379 pp. ISBN: 1-89077197X.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy black wrappers (usual light toning to the pages). Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 57496
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  • SAN FRANCISCO NOIR. by [Anthology, signed] Maravelis, Peter, editor. David Corbett, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Maravelis, Peter, editor. David Corbett, signed.
    SAN FRANCISCO NOIR.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Akashic Books. (2005). SIGNED first edition - Includes an introduction by the editor and new stories by Domenic Stansberry, Barry Gifford, Eddie Muller, Robert Mailer Anderson, Michelle Tea, Peter Plate, Kate Braverman, David Corbett, Alejandro Murgu’a, Sin Soracco, Alvin Lu, Jon Longhi, Will Christopher Baer, Jim Nesbit, and David Henry Sterry - "hard-biting, all-original tales exploring the shadowy nether regions" of this city by the Bay. SIGNED by David Corbett at his story "It Can Happen." Map. 291 pp plus notes on contributors and publishers ads. ISBN: 1888451912.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, light reading crease on spine).

    Book ID: 66485
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  • HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley. by [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. David St. John, and Richard Dokey, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. David St. John, and Richard Dokey, signed
    HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of works on California's Central Valley by more than seventy writers, from William Saroyan to Luis Valdez, from John Muir to Jediadiah Smith, from Mary Austin to David Mas Masumoto, Gerald Haslam, Lillian Vallee John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Gary Snyder, David St, John, Sherley Anne Williams, Gary Soto, Joan Didion and many others. SIGNED by TWO authors: David St John at his poem "The Olive Grove" and by Richard Dokey at his story "Birthright." Double page map. Notes on contributors, index, and bibliography of their publications. xvii, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-930588-82-7.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44479
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  • HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley. by [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. Richard Dokey, DeWayne Rail, James D. Houston, Jose Montoyo, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, David St. John and Gary Snyder, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Yogi, Stan, editor. Richard Dokey, DeWayne Rail, James D. Houston, Jose Montoyo, Susan Kelly-DeWitt, David St. John and Gary Snyder, signed
    HIGHWAY 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Central Valley.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of works on California's Central Valley by more than seventy writers, from William Saroyan to Luis Valdez, from John Muir to Jediadiah Smith, from Mary Austin to David Mas Masumoto, Gerald Haslam, Lillian Vallee John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Gary Snyder, David St, John, Sherley Anne Williams, Gary Soto, Joan Didion and many others. SIGNED by SEVEN authors: by Richard Dokey, DeWayne Rail, James D. Houston (signed twice), Jose Montoyo and Susan Kelly-DeWitt on the half title page, and by David St John at his poem "The Olive Grove" and Gary Snyder at his poem "Covers the Ground." Double page map. Notes on contributors, index, and bibliography of their publications. xvii, 428 pp. ISBN: 0-930588-82-7.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63021
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  • WEST OF THE WEST: Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State. by Arax , Mark.
    Arax , Mark.
    WEST OF THE WEST: Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Public Affairs, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very much to-the-point essays by journalist Mark Araxl; the title comes from a Teddy Roosevelt quote. Among the essays are "The Summer of the Death of Hilario Guzman", a portrait of a young immigrant family; "Home Front", an exploration of right-wing religious groups in the state, and "The Last Okie in Lamont", set in the small town that inspired "The Grapes of Wrath; " "Highlands of Humboldt" about the marijuana growing capital of the country, a moving epilogue on his search to find answers to his father's murder in Fresno 40 years ago, and much more. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 347 pp. ISBN: 1586483900.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61060
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  • ORANGE COUNTY: A Personal Memoir. by Arellano, Gustavo.
    Arellano, Gustavo.
    ORANGE COUNTY: A Personal Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second book by the author of "Ask a Mexican." This weaves Gustavo's family story with the history of Orange County and the current immigrant experience. SIGNED on the title page with the word "Gracias" 269 pp. ISBN: 1416540040.

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

    Book ID: 51380
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  • HONEYCOMB: Ballad of a North Beach Cabaret. by Asher, Don.
    Asher, Don.
    HONEYCOMB: Ballad of a North Beach Cabaret.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: San Francisco Examiner, (1979). Hardcover first edition - A California Living Book - a fond remembrance of a little North Beach theater club where entertainers like Woody Allen, Dick Gregory, Phyllis Diller and Barbara Streisand appeared during its heyday. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Tom Cervenak. Small format - just 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches. 90 pp. plus final illustration. ISBN: 0-893950211.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 83586
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