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  • CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of a journey down the San Andreas fault, "searching for the places and the people who could perhaps answer the provocative question: What is it like living in a place that no matter how beautiful, might suddenly, while you opened the cereal, combed your hair, or bathed the baby, strike you dead?" Recounts the histories of Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends, investigates the conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, visits Palm Springs and the Salton Sea and more. A mixture of sociology, history, personality, and seismology. Map, bibliography. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-345385667.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 76529
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  • CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas. by Clarke, Thurston.
    Clarke, Thurston.
    CALIFORNIA FAULT: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of a journey down the San Andreas fault, "searching for the places and the people who could perhaps answer the provocative question: What is it like living in a place that no matter how beautiful, might suddenly, while you opened the cereal, combed your hair, or bathed the baby, strike you dead?" Recounts the histories of Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends, investigates the conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, visits Palm Springs and the Salton Sea and more. A mixture of sociology, history, personality, and seismology. Map, bibliography. 417 pp. ISBN: 0-345385667.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76264
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  • DRY RAIN: Stories. by Fromm, Pete.
    Fromm, Pete.
    DRY RAIN: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lyons and Burford, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - HIs fourth book, a collection of sixteen stories by this Montana author, stories set in the American West about ordinary people in extraordinary situations. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. The title story was the basis for a short film starring James LeGros and Nathan Gamble215 pp. ISBN: 1558215549.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64895
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  • CALIFORNIANS: Searching for the Golden State. by Houston, James D.
    Houston, James D.
    CALIFORNIANS: Searching for the Golden State.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Houston takes us through his native state, traversing its length and breadth, by car and on foot, through river valleys, forests, film studios, big cities, and border towns. Includes notes. map endpapers. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-394-505581.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket (chips and short tears to the upper edge.).

    Book ID: 57591
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  • CALIFORNIANS: Searching for the Golden State. by Houston, James D.
    Houston, James D.
    CALIFORNIANS: Searching for the Golden State.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Houston takes us through his native state, traversing its length and breadth, by car and on foot, through river valleys, forests, film studios, big cities, and border towns. Includes notes. map endpapers. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-394-505581.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 63881
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  • CALIFORNIA GOLD: QUARTERS - HALVES - DOLLARS. by Lee, Ed M.
    Lee, Ed M.
    CALIFORNIA GOLD: QUARTERS - HALVES - DOLLARS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Los Angeles: Tower-Lee Company, Inc. (1932.). Hardcover first edition - "A descriptive list of privately issued, interesting and historical coins of small denominations." Lee is Member American Numismatic Association No 2612 and Charter Member of the California Coin Club, No. 12. Includes both round and octagon coins, gives detailed descriptions of each coin (many from the author's own collection) The first such book on this topic. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 93 pp.

    Condition: Very good minus in flexible dark green leatherette with gold titling (upper corner of front cover bumped, front free endpaper missing, and approx 1/2 inch has been trimmed from upper edge of frontispiece portrait.) Despite the flaws, this is a clean and sturdy copy of a very uncommon book.

    Book ID: 57297
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  • Matthews, Jack.
    SASSAFRAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the 1840's, on the Western frontier featuring a young phrenologist who travels from town to town giving readings. Cover praise from James Dickey (who calls this 'rowdy, boisterous, bold and it flows over with comic energy, Our hero is that great American figure, the philosopher-rogue.'), A. B. Guthrie, Tom O'Brien and others. 288 pp. Great dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-395346401).

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38624
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  • Shepard, Jesse.
    JUBILEE KING: Stories.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2003.). First edition - The author's first book, a collectionof stories set in California and the West - spare stories of 'subdued desperation.'

    Condition: Fine in printed cream wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 31499
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