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  • RIVER OF RED GOLD: A History Novel. by West, Naida.
    West, Naida.
    RIVER OF RED GOLD: A History Novel.

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

    Rancho Murieta, CA: Bridge House Books (1996.). SIGNED first edition - An historical novel of California from 1844 through the early gold rush years, set on what used to be known as Rancho Sacayak on the edge of the Cosumnes River - this was land where the Miwoks had had a village for centuries; the first non-indigenous woman to live on this land was Elitha Donner, a 14 year old survivor of the Donner Party. SIGNED and dated by the author on the title page. Winner of the Best Fiction and Gold Award: Best Book - 1997, Sacramento Publishers Association. Maps. Endnotes about the historical characters who appear in the book. 626 pp. ISBN: 0-9653487-25.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 40441
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  • RIVER OF RED GOLD: A History Novel. by West, Naida.
    West, Naida.
    RIVER OF RED GOLD: A History Novel.

    Edition: Later printing. Large trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Rancho Murieta, CA: Bridge House Books (1996.). SIGNED - SIGNED by author on the title page. A historical novel of California from 1844 through the early gold rush years, set on what used to be known as Rancho Sacayak on the edge of the Cosumnes River - this was land where the Miwoks had had a village for centuries; the first non-indigenous woman to live on this land was Elitha Donner, a 14 year old survivor of the Donner Party. Winner of the Best Fiction and Gold Award: Best Book - 1997, Sacramento Publishers Association. Maps. Endnotes about the historical characters who appear in the book. 626 pp. ISBN: 0-9653487-25.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 51245
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  • RIVER OF RED GOLD: A History Novel. by West, Naida.
    West, Naida.
    RIVER OF RED GOLD: A History Novel.

    Edition: 4th printing. Large trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Rancho Murieta, CA: Bridge House Books (1996.). SIGNED - SIGNED and dated by author on the title page. A historical novel of California from 1844 through the early gold rush years, set on what used to be known as Rancho Sacayak on the edge of the Cosumnes River - this was land where the Miwoks had had a village for centuries; the first non-indigenous woman to live on this land was Elitha Donner, a 14 year old survivor of the Donner Party. Winner of the Best Fiction and Gold Award: Best Book - 1997, Sacramento Publishers Association. Maps. Endnotes about the historical characters who appear in the book. 626 pp. ISBN: 0-9653487-25.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated covers (as new) .

    Book ID: 63848
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  • HEROES ON HORSEBACK: The Story of the Pony Express. by West, Tom.
    West, Tom.
    HEROES ON HORSEBACK: The Story of the Pony Express.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Four Winds Press (Scholastic Press), (1969). Hardcover first edition - An account of the Pony Express written for older children. Illustrated with vintage photographs and drawings. Index. Slightly larger size. 160 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82279
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  • Williams, Edward Huntington
    RED PLUME RETURNS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Brothers, 1927. Hardcover first edition - An uncommon adventure story of 2 young boys with the calvary in the West, of Indians hunting buffalo and more. Illustrated by Morgan Steinmetz.

    Condition: Near fine in orange clothe with black illustration and lettering on the cover and spine. small & near prev owner's name.

    Book ID: 11128
    Keywords: Western Americana
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  • CRAFTSMEN AND CRAFTSWOMEN OF THE CALIFORNIA MISSION FRONTIER. by Williams, Jack S. and Thomas L. Davis.
    Williams, Jack S. and Thomas L. Davis.
    CRAFTSMEN AND CRAFTSWOMEN OF THE CALIFORNIA MISSION FRONTIER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Powerkids Press / Rosen Publishing Group, (2004). Hardcover first edition - The story of the skilled workers, such as stonecutters, leather workers, weavers, and cobblers, who were so vital to the mission communities. A title in the People of the California Missions series. Illustrated with photographs throughout, most in full color. Map, resources, glossary, index. Square format. 64 pp. ISBN: 0-823962806.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 74851
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  • DOWN THE TRAIL WITH THE BUFFALO HERDS: Western Miscellanea. by Witherup, Mary E. and others.
    Witherup, Mary E. and others.
    DOWN THE TRAIL WITH THE BUFFALO HERDS: Western Miscellanea.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co. (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Poems by the author (who was born in Wyoming, the daughter of parents who came West by wagon train, and lived in Montana when this was published) and by others in her family - most on Western themes - 228 pp. ISBN: :0-8059-1708X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54370
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  • Woods, Nancy.
    THE GRASS ROOTS PEOPLE: An American Requiem.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - A tribute to the people of the Rocky Mountain West, in the plains, the valleys, mesas and mountains, written and photographed by Woods - and also a tribute to a dying way of life, that of rural America. Slightly oversized volume, printed on glossy stock, illustrated with many black and white photographs, illustrated endpapers. 174 pages.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (one closed tear on front cover and back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 13329
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  • RIVERS OF GOLD, by Woodworth, James K and William G. Wilson
    Woodworth, James K and William G. Wilson
    RIVERS OF GOLD,

    Edition: First thus.

    Auburn, California: Placer Savings & Loan Association, nd (ca 1970). A collection of anecdotes and short stories about the early days in California's Mother Lode and Upper Sacramento Valley Country. Includes a story of a miner who was working at two mines in Amador City - Keystone and Bunker Hill - at the same time, the story behind the name "Murderer's Bar". photographs of the flood which washed out the bridge across the American River on Highway 49 in December 1964 and much more. Issued by Placer Savings & Loan Association, with a notation on the front cover "Compliments of Placer Savings." Illustrated with vintage photographs and drawings. While undated, this appears to be a slightly expanded version of the 1966 first edition, Ad for Placer Savings inside back cover. Large format, 44 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in stapled full color illustrated wrappers (previous owner's name) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 85675
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  • Wyant, William K.
    WESTWARD IN EDEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - The history of the public lands in America - one of blue sky promoters, land grabbers, speculators, and unscrupulous political windbags. Includes index, bibliography, notes, and black-and-white photographs. 536 pgs.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (a nice tight copy, but some highlighting to text)

    Book ID: 15303
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  • JOHN XANTUS: The Fort Tejon Letters 1857 -1 by [Xantus, Janos / John.] Zwinger, Ann.
    [Xantus, Janos / John.] Zwinger, Ann.
    JOHN XANTUS: The Fort Tejon Letters 1857 -1

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Previously unpublished letters of this Hungarian immigrant who joined the US Army under an assumed name, a charlatan who managed to alienate most of the people he met, and yet one of the Smithsonian's most successful collectors of natural history specimens in the mid-19th century. From his station at Ft Tejon in California's Tehachapi Mountains, Xantus carried on a lengthy correspondence with Spencer Baird at the Smithsonian. Illustrated with drawings and photographs, notes, index. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-09417.

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

    Book ID: 28095
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  • SILENT TRAVELER IN SAN FRANCISCO by Yee, Chiang
    Yee, Chiang
    SILENT TRAVELER IN SAN FRANCISCO

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1964. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with 16 full-color paintings and over 50 drawings. 366 pp

    Condition: Ex-library but only a few markings - call letters on the spine and the remains of a pocket or bookplate on the front endpapers - overall a tight clean copy. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 14312
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  • CHARLES M. RUSSELL, THE COWBOY ARTIST: A Bibliography. by Yost, Karl with a note by Homer E. Britzman and Frederic G. Renner.
    Yost, Karl with a note by Homer E. Britzman and Frederic G. Renner.
    CHARLES M. RUSSELL, THE COWBOY ARTIST: A Bibliography.

    Edition: Limited first edition.

    Pasadena CA: Trail's End Publishing, (1948). Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive look at the works Russell illustrated, appearances in periodicals and exhibition galleries and more. Profusely illustrated in black and white. Limited edition of 500 copies. 218 pp plus colophon and publisher's ad,

    Condition: Fine in maroon cloth with gilt lettering and cow's head on spine.

    Book ID: 84154
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  • Zauner, Phyllis.
    CARSON CITY: Capital of Nevada.

    Edition: Paperback original , not issued in hardcover.

    Sonoma, CA: Zanel Publications, 1984. Large format (approx 11 x 8 1/2 inches) in stapled wrappers and illustrated with many vintage photographs. A title in the mini-history series. 56 pages. ISBN: 0-936914-203.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 20585
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  • THOSE LEGENDARY MEN OF THE WILD WEST. by Zauner, Phyllis.
    Zauner, Phyllis.
    THOSE LEGENDARY MEN OF THE WILD WEST.

    Edition: Paperback original , not issued in hardcover.

    Sonoma, CA: Zanel Publications, 1991. First edition - Large format (approx 11 x 8 1/2 inches), illustrated with many vintage photographs. A title in the mini-history series. Includes brief biographies of early settlers, lawmen and outlaws including Tom Bell, Rattlesnake Dick, Jesse James, Bat Masterson, Snowshoe Thompson and more. 63 pp. ISBN: 0-936914-246.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated wrappers .

    Book ID: 79498
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  • CALIFORNIA GOLD: Story of the Rush to Riches. by Zauner, Phyllis and Lou.
    Zauner, Phyllis and Lou.
    CALIFORNIA GOLD: Story of the Rush to Riches.

    Edition: Paperback original , not issued in hardcover.

    Sonoma, CA: Zanel Publications, 1980. Large format (approx 11 x 8 1/2 inches) in stapled wrappers and illustrated with many vintage photographs. A title in the mini-history series. The story of the Gold Rush towns of the Motherlode in the Sierra foothills - contrasts the towns then and now. Included are Coloma, Auburn, Sutter Creek, Murphys, Volcano, Jamestown, Grass Valley and more. Map. Several pages of advertisements. 64 pages. ISBN: 0-936914-009.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 24298
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  • "California's Capital" in GOLDEN NOTES Vol 14 No. 3 , April 1968.

    Edition: First printing, a slim pamphlet.

    Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Historical Society, 1968. First edition - An account of the Constitutional Convention in 1878 which established Sacramento as the permanent location of the state's capitol. 12 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled illustrated yellow wrappers (slight toning).

    Book ID: 84520
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