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  • LOS CERRITOS: A Romance of the Modern Time. by Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn (1857-1948)
    Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn (1857-1948)
    LOS CERRITOS: A Romance of the Modern Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John W.Lovell Company, (1890). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Scarce early novel by Gertrude Atherton, a story of the Californios, using their dialect, and featuring Carmelita, the daughter of the notorious bandit Joaquin Murietta. INSCRIBED on a blank preliminary page and dated in 1936. 304 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gilt lettering (some shelfwear to bottom edge, corners slightly bumped, but a tight and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 69522
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  • Brown, Governor Edmund (foreword), Pacific Gas & Electric.
    CALIFORNIA'S HISTORICAL MONUMENTS.

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

    Pacific Gas & Electric, (1965.). First edition - Compiled from a series of articles in P G and E, Progress, with a foreword by Governor Edmund Brown. Cover the entire 700 mile length of California, with information and photographs on 42 official State Historical Monuments which vary in size from a tiny adobe house to an incredible castle of unsurpassed grandeur - included are the missions, San Simeon's Hearst Castle, Angel Island, various forts, the old mining towns, the Weaverville Joss House, Angel Island, and more. Map, many sepia toned photographs. 48 pp

    Condition: Near fine in stiff stapled wrappers with a wraparound photograph of the ghost town of Bodie.

    Book ID: 30378
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  • Jackson, Helen Hunt.
    RAMONA: A Story.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York & Boston: Books, Inc. (1944.) j. Hardcover - Classic novel of a half-Indian girl in southern California, a story of injustice and sorrow - and a book with enduring appeal. In the 50 years after it was writen, it had gone through 141 printings and was the basis of three movies, one play, etc. A "World's Popular Classics" edition. 368 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering (prev owner's name whited over) no dust jacket

    Book ID: 55955
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  • RAMONA: A Story. by Jackson, Helen Hunt. (Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth ; Introduction. by May Lamberton Becker.)
    Jackson, Helen Hunt. (Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth ; Introduction. by May Lamberton Becker.)
    RAMONA: A Story.

    Edition: First thus.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1939. Hardcover - Classic novel of a half-Indian girl in southern California, a story of injustice and sorrow. In her introduction, Becker comments on the enduring appeal of this book - Some 50 years after it was writen, it had gone through 141 printings and was the basis of three movies, one play, etc. This edition is illustrated with a full-color frontispiece and three full color plates by N. C. Wyeth. 424 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with green and yellow bands and lettering, lacking the dust jacket (corners somewhat bumped, spine slightly faded.)

    Book ID: 52699
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  • POLLY THE GRINGO. by Raymond, Evelyn [Mrs ].
    Raymond, Evelyn [Mrs ].
    POLLY THE GRINGO.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1908. Hardcover - Charming story of a young girl from Maine, who runs away from her home with her aunt to follow her father, a ship captain, and her brother to California. A vivid, if somewhat romanticized picture of life among the Californios, who welcomed her with unquestioning generosity and love, and at the Missions in the years just before the discovery of gold changed everything, Illustrated by Alice Stewart Saylor with a glossy frontispiece. 333 pp.

    Condition: Very good in turquoise cloth with teal and white illustrations and lettering.

    Book ID: 72541
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  • CAPTAIN OF THE PHANTOM PRESIDIO: A History of the Presidio of Fronteras, Sonora, New Spain, 1686-1735, including the Inspection by Brigadier Pedro de Rivera, 1776. by Smith, Fay Jackson
    Smith, Fay Jackson
    CAPTAIN OF THE PHANTOM PRESIDIO: A History of the Presidio of Fronteras, Sonora, New Spain, 1686-1735, including the Inspection by Brigadier Pedro de Rivera, 1776.

    Edition: First printing.

    Spokane, WA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Volume XIV in the Spain in the West Series. A history of this now almost forgotten outpost (located about 40 miles south of Douglas, Arizona), based on original source documents. this presidio is largely forgotten. Photographs, bibliography, index. Appendices include lists of settlers and translations of original documents. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-87062-2161.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 45108
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  • GHOST WOMAN. by Thornton, Lawrence.
    Thornton, Lawrence.
    GHOST WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's third novel: Set in Santa Barbara, California, in the 1800's, in the days of the missions, this is a novel of the tragic results of the conflict of culture, race, sex and religion - Based on an actual historical event, this tells the story of Sage, a Chumash Indian woman, and her tragic encounter with white civilization - after the enslavement and death of her entire village, she is captured, renamed Solidad, and given to a family by a mission priest who is determined that she will become a Christian. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. 302 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-395615925.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61435
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