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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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  • LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume IV. by Cenotto, Larry.
    Cenotto, Larry.
    LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume IV.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a large trade paperback.

    Jackson, CA: Cenotto Publications, (2010, c 2003). Includes both stories of the history of this California county, located in the central Mother Lode, where gold was first discovered in California, and attempts to tie them into current physical locations and buildings. Four sections focusing on prodigal sons; churches, schools and newspapers; upcountry annals and mining in Amador County (including copper mining as well as gold), Large format, illustrated throughout with vintage photographs, Index. x, 347 pp. Each book stands alone, with different stories in each volume. ISBN: 978-0938121152.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new).

    Book ID: 68461
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  • LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume V. by Cenotto, Larry.
    Cenotto, Larry.
    LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume V.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Jackson, CA: Cenotto Publications, (2006). SIGNED first edition - The final volume in this series of books which Include both stories of the history of this California county, located in the central Mother Lode, where gold was first discovered in California, and attempts to tie them into current physical locations and buildings. Includes sections on the Mokelumne River to Jackson, Ione and environs, Martell and Sutter Creek, and Amador City. #209 out of 750 copies. SIGNED on the title page. Large format, illustrated throughout with vintage photographs, Index. x, 338 pp. Each book stands alone, with different stories in each volume. ISBN: 978-0938121169.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77169
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  • LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume I. by Cenotto, Larry.
    Cenotto, Larry.
    LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume I.

    Edition: First edition.

    Jackson, CA: Cenotto Publications, 1988. SIGNED first edition - The first volume in this series of books which include both stories of the history of this California county, located in the central Mother Lode, where gold was first discovered in California, and attempts to tie them into current physical locations and buildings. Includes sections early Calaveras and Amador, the gold mines, newspapers, hanging trees and gallows, Carson Pass and the westerly valleys. SIGNED and dated on the title page. Large format, illustrated throughout with vintage photographs and maps Notes, index. 288 pp. Each book stands alone, with different stories in each volume. ISBN: 0-938121030.

    Condition: Very near fine in orange illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77170
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  • LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume II. by Cenotto, Larry.
    Cenotto, Larry.
    LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume II.

    Edition: First edition.

    Jackson, CA: Cenotto Publications, 1988. SIGNED first edition - The second volume in this series of books which include both stories of the history of this California county, located in the central Mother Lode, where gold was first discovered in California, and attempts to tie them into current physical locations and buildings. Includes sections on Volcano and upcountry, historic hamlets along the Gold Highway, Pine Woods and Sutter Creek, and Jackson. SIGNED and dated on the title page. Large format, illustrated throughout with vintage photographs and maps Notes, index. 316 pp. Each book stands alone, with different stories in each volume. ISBN: 0-938121146.

    Condition: Near fine in orange illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 77171
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  • LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume III. by Cenotto, Larry.
    Cenotto, Larry.
    LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Volume III.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Jackson, CA: Cenotto Publications, (2006). SIGNED first edition - The third (and hardest to find) volume in this series of books which Include both stories of the history of this California county, located in the central Mother Lode, where gold was first discovered in California, and attempts to tie them into current physical locations and buildings. Includes sections on Old Abe the Cannon, early county days, some Amador people and Amador hamlets. #180 out of 500 copies. SIGNED on the title page. Large format, illustrated throughout with vintage photographs, Index. xii, 260 pp. Each book stands alone, with different stories in each volume. ISBN: 978-0938121169.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77172
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  • Cenotto, Larry.
    LOGAN'S ALLEY: Amador County Yesterdays in Picture and Prose, Complete Set, Volumes I to V (5 book set).

    Edition: First editions.

    Jackson, CA: Cenotto Publications, (1988-2006). SIGNED first editions - All five volumes in this series of books which Include both stories of the history of this California county, located in the central Mother Lode, where gold was first discovered in California, and attempts to tie them into current physical locations and buildings. Includes information on the people of Amador County, its early history, gold miners, hanging trees, Carson's Pass, and on its towns and hamlets - Jackson, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Ione, Amador City and more. Volumes 2 and 5 are limited and numbered editions. Each book is SIGNED on the title page, except for Volume 4 (volume 4 is also the only one which is not a first edition)…

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    Jackson, CA: Cenotto Publications, (1988-2006). SIGNED first editions - All five volumes in this series of books which Include both stories of the history of this California county, located in the central Mother Lode, where gold was first discovered in California, and attempts to tie them into current physical locations and buildings. Includes information on the people of Amador County, its early history, gold miners, hanging trees, Carson's Pass, and on its towns and hamlets - Jackson, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Ione, Amador City and more. Volumes 2 and 5 are limited and numbered editions. Each book is SIGNED on the title page, except for Volume 4 (volume 4 is also the only one which is not a first edition) Large format, illustrated throughout with vintage photographs, Indexes in each. 260 to 367 pp. each. Each book stands alone, with different stories in each volume. ISBN: 978-0938121169.

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    Condition: All are just about fine in illustrated wrappers (volume 2 is slightly bumped in the upper corner) .

    Book ID: 77173
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  • "A PARTICULAR FRIEND, PENN'S COVE": A History of the Settlers, Claims, and Buildings of Central Whidbey Island. by Cook, Jimmie Jean.
    Cook, Jimmie Jean.
    "A PARTICULAR FRIEND, PENN'S COVE": A History of the Settlers, Claims, and Buildings of Central Whidbey Island.

    Edition: 3rd printing, a trade paperback.

    Coupeville, Washington: Island County Historical Society, (1988, c 1973). A regional history which focuses on the people who settled this island off the coast of Washington state. Illustrated throughout with vintage photographs. Map, bibliography, index. Large format. 148 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69315
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  • BEFORE THE MEMORY FADES: An effort to capture, record and preserve some of the events past that made Wellsville an important trade and industrial center in early Ohio, 1795 - 1950. by Davidson, Edgar Stanton.
    Davidson, Edgar Stanton.
    BEFORE THE MEMORY FADES: An effort to capture, record and preserve some of the events past that made Wellsville an important trade and industrial center in early Ohio, 1795 - 1950.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wellsville, OH: The Wellsville Historical Society, n.d, (ca 1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A history of this town on the Ohio River, gleaned in large part from old newspaper archives and illustrated with many old photographs.INSCRIBED by the author on the page with the foreword "To Mrs -- whose husband was a boyhood playmate" and dated in 1979. Illustrated endpapers. Oversized format. 72. pp.

    Condition: Fine in green leatherette with gilt lettering in a very good pictural dust jacket which simply states "Wellsville, Ohio, 1883" (some edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 62261
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  • PADRES AND PEOPLE OF SALINAS: An illustrated history of the Catholic clergy, religious, layfolk and institutions in and about Salinas, California, 1877 - 1952. by Earley, Thomas J.
    Earley, Thomas J.
    PADRES AND PEOPLE OF SALINAS: An illustrated history of the Catholic clergy, religious, layfolk and institutions in and about Salinas, California, 1877 - 1952.

    Edition: First edition.

    Fresno, CA: Academy Library Guild, 1953. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A history of the Catholic Church in the Salinas area, illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. SIGNED on the title page by the Rt Rev Thomas J. Earley with the words "with every blessing and much appreciation." His business card laid in. 98 pp. Photographic endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in tan cloth with brown titling on front.

    Book ID: 55321
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  • CALAVERAS GOLD: The Impact of Mining on a Mother Lode County. by Limbaugh, Ronald H.and Willard P. Fuller,
    Limbaugh, Ronald H.and Willard P. Fuller,
    CALAVERAS GOLD: The Impact of Mining on a Mother Lode County.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Reno and Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - A comprehensive history of the effect of the discovery of gold the southern Mother Lode from the early placer mining days to hard rock mining. A title in the Shepperson Series in History and Humanities. Maps, illustrated, extensive notes, sources, glossary, index. ix, 404 pp. ISBN: 0874175461.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55443
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  • FALLOUT FROM THE SKELETON'S CLOSET: A Light Look at San Diego History. by Lockwood, Herbert.
    Lockwood, Herbert.
    FALLOUT FROM THE SKELETON'S CLOSET: A Light Look at San Diego History.

    Edition: Second edition, a large format trade paperback.

    San Diego, CA: San Diego Independent, 1968. Lockwood uses his talents as a newsman to recreate San Diego's past, including dusting off some of the skeletons in the closet - a soundly based history presented through a series of "bubbling vignettes'' illustrated throughout with vintage photographs. Large format, 144 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated red wrappers (gift inscription.)

    Book ID: 55580
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  • FORTUNE BUILT BY GUN: The Joel Parker Whitney Story. by Miller, Richard A. (Bob)
    Miller, Richard A. (Bob)
    FORTUNE BUILT BY GUN: The Joel Parker Whitney Story.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Walnut Grove, California: The Mansion Publishing Co, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based in large part on the discovery of many Whitney family letters this is an account of a pioneering Californian from his early years in New England to the mines in the Colorado Rockies, the reclamation project at Roberts Island in the San Joaquin Delta, the Bonanza Development Company in the Colorado and New Mexico Mines and later to his work developing the Placer County Citrus Colony. Includes a selection from his journal. Illustrated with many photographs and maps. Notes at the end of each chapter. SIGNED with the words "best wishes" and NUMBERED 137 on the verso of the title page (no limitation given).…

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    Walnut Grove, California: The Mansion Publishing Co, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based in large part on the discovery of many Whitney family letters this is an account of a pioneering Californian from his early years in New England to the mines in the Colorado Rockies, the reclamation project at Roberts Island in the San Joaquin Delta, the Bonanza Development Company in the Colorado and New Mexico Mines and later to his work developing the Placer County Citrus Colony. Includes a selection from his journal. Illustrated with many photographs and maps. Notes at the end of each chapter. SIGNED with the words "best wishes" and NUMBERED 137 on the verso of the title page (no limitation given). Map endpapers of Spring Valley Ranch in Roseville, Placer County. 255 pp plus 7 pp epilogue.

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    Condition: Very good in dark red leatherette with gilt lettering, no dust jacket (embossed stamp, some dampstaining to edges of textblock, not affecting the pages themselves, corner slightly bumped, but overall an attractive and sturdy copy of a very uncommon book.)

    Book ID: 66925
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  • CITY OF FREMONT: THE FIRST THIRTY YEARS, History of Growth. by Oral History Associates / Ockerman, Phil, editor.
    Oral History Associates / Ockerman, Phil, editor.
    CITY OF FREMONT: THE FIRST THIRTY YEARS, History of Growth.

    Edition: First edition.

    ]Fremont,CA:] Mission Peak Heritage Foundation, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A history of this relatively new Northern California city, located in the East Bay opposite San Francisco, founded when five small towns banded together. Illustrated throughout with photographs and maps. Large format, printed on glossy paper throughout. Includes appendices, bibliography, index, xv, 249 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69395
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  • SHANIKO: From Wool Capitol to Ghost Town. by Rees, Helen Guyten.
    Rees, Helen Guyten.
    SHANIKO: From Wool Capitol to Ghost Town.

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

    Portland, OR: Binford and Mort, (1982). First edition - The history of a small town in the high desert country of Wasco County in central Oregon, as well as an account of pioneer life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. SIGNED by the author on the first page. Illustrated with many photographs, maps. Bibliography, index. 163 pp. ISBN: 0-8353-03992.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (a few scattered names highlighted in the text).

    Book ID: 63989
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  • IT LOOKS LIKE YESTERDAY TO ME: Port Washington's Afro-American Heritage. by Shodell, Elly..
    Shodell, Elly..
    IT LOOKS LIKE YESTERDAY TO ME: Port Washington's Afro-American Heritage.

    Edition: First printing, a slim brochure.

    Port Washington, NY: Port Washington Public Library, 1984. First edition - An oral history of several families in the area - some whose roots go back two hundred years and more, others who came during the Great Migration of the 1920s. Illustrated with vintage photographs. Foreword by Farrell Jones and introduction by the compiler Elly Shodell. 36 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled, illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71561
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