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  • BETTER GET YOUR ANGEL ON by Allen, Jennifer
    Allen, Jennifer
    BETTER GET YOUR ANGEL ON

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a collection of short stories, set mostly in Southern California. 112 pp

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 41371
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  • RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA REMEMBERED: An Oral History. by Baumgartner, Jerome W.
    Baumgartner, Jerome W.
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA REMEMBERED: An Oral History.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Santa Barbara: Fithian Press, 1989. First edition - "One weekend in 1974, Jerome Baumgartner sat with his father and listened to stories of his childhood on the Santa Margarita Ranch. . . . That weekend was the first session of what was to become a remarkable oral history of one of the biggest and most important ranchos in California history, a quarter-million acre ranch with tens of thousands of cattle and hundreds of horses, not to mention vaqueros, Chinese cooks, and a vast extended family of remarkable people. . . [this] is the recorded memory of a child's view of a unique period of history of rural America - the first twenty years of the twentieth century - and…

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    Santa Barbara: Fithian Press, 1989. First edition - "One weekend in 1974, Jerome Baumgartner sat with his father and listened to stories of his childhood on the Santa Margarita Ranch. . . . That weekend was the first session of what was to become a remarkable oral history of one of the biggest and most important ranchos in California history, a quarter-million acre ranch with tens of thousands of cattle and hundreds of horses, not to mention vaqueros, Chinese cooks, and a vast extended family of remarkable people. . . [this] is the recorded memory of a child's view of a unique period of history of rural America - the first twenty years of the twentieth century - and what it was like to grow up in those times." Illustrated with photographs. Maps, bibliography. 170 pp. ISBN: 1-564741826.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84749
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  • MY FIRST EIGHTY YEARS: The Life Story of a California Surgeon. by Chaffee, Burns, M.D.
    Chaffee, Burns, M.D.
    MY FIRST EIGHTY YEARS: The Life Story of a California Surgeon.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1960. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the early life of a doctor who came to California with his family in 1881 when he was just one year old, who grew up in Garden Grove in southern California, attended Stanford and Johns Hopkins Medical School, served in both World War I and World War II, and practised medicine for most of his life in the Long Beach area, Includes early history of the area, an account of the earthquake of 1906 which hit was he was at Stanford, his training at Johns Hopkins, and service during the first World War and more. Illustrated with many photographs .Foreword by Merton E. Hill, Ed.D. SIGNED on the half title page. 264 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 42420
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  • NEVER FEAR. by Frost, Scott.
    Frost, Scott.
    NEVER FEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel (his first was nominated for the Edgar), set in Southern California and featuring Pasadena homicide detective Alex Delillo. SIGNED by the author on a blank preliminary page. 289 pp. ISBN: 9780399153402.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64748
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  • THE BLACK STAR MURDERS. by Gilbert, Dale L.
    Gilbert, Dale L.
    THE BLACK STAR MURDERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first mystery by the author of "The Complete Guide to Starting a Used Bookstore." Set in Southern California, this introduces the team of Carter Winfield, an irrascible ex-secretary of state, and Matt Doyle, a tough private eye from Chicago. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-312-013914.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 68562
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  • DEATH CLAIMS. by Hansen, Joseph
    Hansen, Joseph
    DEATH CLAIMS.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harrap, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery, set in Southern California, the second novel in his highly acclaimed and pioneering series featuring gay claims investigator Dave Brandstetter. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-245518754.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some shallow scratches and wear to the dj, now protected by an archival cover)

    Book ID: 85489
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  • THEIR MARIPOSA LEGEND: A Romance of Santa Catalina. by Herr, Charlotte.
    Herr, Charlotte.
    THEIR MARIPOSA LEGEND: A Romance of Santa Catalina.

    Edition: Fifth edition

    Pasadena, CA: Post Printing and Binding Co, (1921). Hardcover - A story of the Channel Islands. Illustrated with a full color frontispiece by Orrin White and several sepia-toned photographs. 106 pp.

    Condition: Very good in gold cloth with black lettering (a bit of fraying to the ends of the spine, gift inscription dated 1925.

    Book ID: 59822
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  • THEIR MARIPOSA LEGEND: A Romance of Santa Catalina. by Herr, Charlotte.
    Herr, Charlotte.
    THEIR MARIPOSA LEGEND: A Romance of Santa Catalina.

    Edition: Sixth edition

    Pasadena, CA: Post Printing and Binding Co, (1921). Hardcover - A story of the Channel Islands. Illustrated with a full color frontispiece by Orrin White. 106 pp.

    Condition: Very good in gold cloth with black lettering (a bit of fraying to the ends of the spine, rubbing to the lettering on the spine)

    Book ID: 73107
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  • THE SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI. by Hirahara, Naomi.
    Hirahara, Naomi.
    THE SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delta / Bantam, (2004). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, issued as a trade paperback original, and introducing Mas Arai, a Japanese-American gardener as the unlikely protagonist in this mystery with its roots in Hiroshima. 287 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76338
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  • THE SUNSET BOMBER. by Kincaid, D. (pseudonym of Bert Fields).
    Kincaid, D. (pseudonym of Bert Fields).
    THE SUNSET BOMBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Harry Cain, the courtroom 'bomber' - Los Angeles' most successful trial attorney - the first novel written under this pseudonym by the powerful and high profile Hollywood attorney, Bert Fields. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-671-604449.

    Condition: Very good in a good dustjacket (remainder mark, long tear to back cover of dj, now in an archival protector.)

    Book ID: 61971
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  • THE SUNSET BOMBER. by Kincaid, D. (pseudonym of Bert Fields).
    Kincaid, D. (pseudonym of Bert Fields).
    THE SUNSET BOMBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Harry Cain, the courtroom 'bomber' - Los Angeles' most successful trial attorney - the first novel written under this pseudonym by the powerful and high profile Hollywood attorney, Bert Fields. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-671-604449.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dustjacket (remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 41292
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  • THE SUNSET BOMBER. by Kincaid, D. (pseudonym of Bert Fields).
    Kincaid, D. (pseudonym of Bert Fields).
    THE SUNSET BOMBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Harry Cain, the courtroom 'bomber' - Los Angeles' most successful trial attorney - the first novel written under this pseudonym by the powerful and high profile Hollywood attorney, Bert Fields. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-671-604449.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 20721
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  • Mazza, Cris.
    INDIGENOUS: Growing Up Californian.

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

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Essays about what it means to grow up in California - in the 1970s and 1980s - as the second or third generation vs those who come to California because of a dream - "a spirited rebuttal to stereotypes about growing up female in Southern California. INSCRIBED on the title page - "for ... A native! Don't go extinct." Promotional postcard laid in. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-872864227.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37847
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  • KINGS OF COOL: A Prequel to Savages. by Winslow, Don.
    Winslow, Don.
    KINGS OF COOL: A Prequel to Savages.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A prequel to his highly praised novel "Savages" this tells how Ben, Chon and O become the people they are, spanning the years from 1960s Southern California to recent times. SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1451665321.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74359
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  • THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z. by Winslow, Don.
    Winslow, Don.
    THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Century, (1997). SIGNED first edition - The true first edition of this novel about a 3 strike loser, who happens to kill a Hell's Angel - and is offered a deal by the DEA. Great desert survival story - and a really good read! SIGNED on the title page. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-7126-77542.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wraps with self-flaps (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 70609
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  • Winslow, Don.
    THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a 3 strike loser, who happens to kill a Hell's Angel - and is offered a deal by the DEA. Great desert survival story. SIGNED on the title page. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-679-454292.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot).

    Book ID: 37557
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  • Winslow, Don.
    THE DEATH AND LIFE OF BOBBY Z.

    Edition: First US printing and first hardcover edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a 3 strike loser, who happens to kill a Hell's Angel - and is offered a deal by the DEA. Great desert survival story. SIGNED on the title page. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-679-454292.

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

    Book ID: 17708
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