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"LAKE SACRAMENTO" - CAN IT HAPPEN AGAIN
"LAKE SACRAMENTO" - CAN IT HAPPEN AGAIN
Hunsaker, Leon, with Claude Curran
Grants Pass, OR: Self Published/Printed by Copy Quik & Academy Printing, 2005.

The foods of 1861-62 in the Sacramento Valley. 105 pages plus appendix of numerous maps, graphs and charts. CD disk present in the rear pocket. Pictorial card cover with clear mylar covers. A fine and bright copy.


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"OREGON'S YESTERDAYS"
"OREGON'S YESTERDAYS"
Lockley, Fred
New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1928.

Oregon Journal Edition. Smith: Pacific Northwest, 5996. 350 pages. Bound in original green cloth with letteing stamped in gilt. Contemporary style bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. Near fine in very good dust jacket with small tape mend to reverse, moderate edge wear, and mild fade to spine panel.


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"SIMON BENSON: NORTHWEST LUMBER KING"
"SIMON BENSON: NORTHWEST LUMBER KING"
Allen, Alice Benson
Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, Publishers, 1971.

Benson's achievements proved to be huge ocian-going rafts carrying up to six million board feet of logs, and a timber empire that earned him the tile of uncrowned lumber king of the Pacific Northwest. 144 pages with photographs and maps. Fine in very good plus dust jacket with small chip to the rear panel.


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"THE BATTLE OF THE BIG HOLE;" AN EPISODE IN THE NEZ PERCE WAR. HISTORICAL REPRINTS; SOURCES OF NORTHWEST HISTORY NO. 8
"THE BATTLE OF THE BIG HOLE;" AN EPISODE IN THE NEZ PERCE WAR. HISTORICAL REPRINTS; SOURCES OF NORTHWEST HISTORY NO. 8
Phillips, Paul C., editor
Missoula, MT: State University of Montana [no date, 1930s],

Reprinted from the Historical Section of The Frontier, a Magazine of the Northwest, Vol. X, No. 1, November, 1929. Letters and other documents describing the Battle of the Big Hole. These papers throw light on the battle quite different from that shown in the military reports. 20 pages. A fine copy.


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30,000 ON THE HOOF
30,000 ON THE HOOF
Grey, Zane
New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1940.

The saga of a man and woman of heroic mold who undertake the tremendous task of carving a home for themselves and their future family from the wilderness of Central Arizona. Dust jacket art by George Giguere. Some foxing to upper edge of the text block, 1" tear and small abrasion to the front endpaper. Very good in very good dust jacket with several small tears, a little edge wear and one tiny chip.


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A CATALOGUE OF THE EVERETT D. GRAFF COLLECTION OF WESTERN AMERICANA
A CATALOGUE OF THE EVERETT D. GRAFF COLLECTION OF WESTERN AMERICANA
Storm, Colton, compiled by
Chicago: Newberry Library/University of Chicago Press, 1968.

Inscribed by Storm on the front endpaper, "For John Gould, Colton Storm, iii-17-69." John Gould was a bookseller. Laid in is a letter to John from Jack Rittenhouse regarding the importance of this reference book. The letter is signed, "Jack." 854 pages with index. Fine in fine dust jacket with just a hint of wear.


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A CATALOGUE OF THE EVERETT D. GRAFF COLLECTION OF WESTERN AMERICANA
A CATALOGUE OF THE EVERETT D. GRAFF COLLECTION OF WESTERN AMERICANA
Storm, Colton, compiled by
Chicago: Newberry Library/University of Chicago Press, 1968.

854 pages with index. A necessary reference for the western historian, collector and bookseller. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with tiny tear and just a hint of wear.


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A CATALOGUE OF THE MESOZOIC AND CENOZOIC PLANTS OF NORTH AMERICA; UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 696
A CATALOGUE OF THE MESOZOIC AND CENOZOIC PLANTS OF NORTH AMERICA; UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 696
Knowlton, F.H.
Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey/USGS/Government Printing Office/GPO, 1916.

815 pages. Bound in original gray paper covers with lettering printed in black. Several small chips, else a very good copy.


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A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON THE REGIONAL PLAN OF HIGHWAYS; SECTION 4, LONG BEACH - REDONDO AREA
Los Angeles, CA: Regional Planning Commission, County of Los Angeles, 1931.

Chapters include; Los Angeles County - Its Origin and History; The Long Beach - Redondo Highway Plan; Official Approval and Adoption of the Plan; Problems Involved in the Design of the Highway Plan; Schedule of Major and Secondary Hig hways. 206 pages of text, photographs and an abundance of maps, plus thirteen foldout tissue maps, all in superb condition as if never opened. Bound in olive green cloth lettered in black with shape of county filled in gilt. Bookplate of W.C. Pollard on front paste-down endpaper. A fine handsome copy.


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A CONTRIBUTION TOWARD A CHECK LIST OF BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REFERENCE MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF THE STATES AND TERRITORIES OF THE AMERICAN WEST INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII
A CONTRIBUTION TOWARD A CHECK LIST OF BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REFERENCE MATERIAL RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF THE STATES AND TERRITORIES OF THE AMERICAN WEST INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII
Evans, Henry Herman
San Francisco, CA: Henry Herman Evans/Peregrine Press, 1950.

Limited to 75 copies, this copy presented to James Jackman. Unpaginated. Lists 152 bibliographies and references plus index.Several penciled checks near some entries. Bound in original plain white wrappers with original green paper cover folded on. A near fine copy of an early Peregrine Press production.


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A DESCRIPTIVE & PRICED CATALOGUE OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND MAPS RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO THE HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND PRINTING OF CALIFORNIA & THE FAR WEST; FORMERLY THE COLLECTION OF THOMAS WAYNE NORRIS, LIVERMORE, CALIF.
A DESCRIPTIVE & PRICED CATALOGUE OF BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND MAPS RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO THE HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND PRINTING OF CALIFORNIA & THE FAR WEST; FORMERLY THE COLLECTION OF THOMAS WAYNE NORRIS, LIVERMORE, CALIF.
Oakland, CA: Holmes Book Company, 1948.

Limited to 500 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. 217 pages. Prospectus, Conditions of Sale sheet, and newspaper review laid in. Bound in original red buckram spine over red and white paper covered boards. A very good plus copy.


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A FISHERMAN'S SUMMER IN CANADA
Aflalo, F.G.
London: Witherby & Co., 1911.

Fishing experiences in eastern Canada. 147 pages with photographs and index. Bound in original maroon cloth with lettering and rule on spine in gilt. Endpapers toned. A very good copy.


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A FRENCH JOURNALIST IN THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH: THE LETTERS OF ETIENNE DERBEC
A FRENCH JOURNALIST IN THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH: THE LETTERS OF ETIENNE DERBEC
Nasatir, A.P., editor
Georgetown, CA: The Talisman Press, 1964.

One of 750 copies. "Derbec's thirteen letters form the best account of French activities in the Gold Rus." Kurutz; California Gold Rush, 190. 258 pages with index. Map endpapers. Bound in original gray coarse cloth with lettering stamped in gilt on spine. Mild toning to endpaper edges, else fine in very good dust jacket with several small chips and mild toning.


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A FRONTIER ARMY SURGEON: LIFE IN COLORADO IN THE EIGHTIES
A FRONTIER ARMY SURGEON: LIFE IN COLORADO IN THE EIGHTIES
Byrne, Bernard James, M.D.
New York: Exposition Press, 1962.

In addition to a true account of army life, intimate glimpses are given into the lives of ranchmen and their courageous wives, cowboys, desperadoes, saloonkeepers, sheriffs, Mormons and Indians. Howes B1078. 179 pages. Fine in fine price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear and tiny closed tear.


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A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE DENNISON FORK DISTRICT, ALASKA; GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 827
A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF THE DENNISON FORK DISTRICT, ALASKA; GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 827
Mertie, J.B., Jr.
Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey/USGS/Government Printing Office/GPO, 1931.

Bound in original red cloth. 44 pages with several photographic foldouts plus two large folded maps in rear pocket. Bound in original maroon cloth. Blank book plate affixed to verso of title page, else an about fine copy.


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A GLIMPSE OF IOWA IN 1846; OR THE EMIGRANT'S GUIDE, AND STATE DIRECTORY; WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW PURCHASE:... ALSO, THE NEW STATE CONSTITUTION
A GLIMPSE OF IOWA IN 1846; OR THE EMIGRANT'S GUIDE, AND STATE DIRECTORY; WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW PURCHASE:... ALSO, THE NEW STATE CONSTITUTION
Newhall, John B.
Iowa City, IA: The State Historical Society of Iowa, 1957.

Reprint of the 1846 second edition with the state constitution. Howes N118. Graff 3012. Serves as a key to the territorial period of Iowa and as a springboard for the study of its statehood. Fine in about fine dust jacket with toning along upper edge and spine panel. A very nice copy.


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A GLIMPSE OF IOWA IN 1846; OR THE EMIGRANT'S GUIDE, AND STATE DIRECTORY; WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW PURCHASE:... ALSO, THE NEW STATE CONSTITUTION.
Newhall, John B.
Iowa City, IA;: The State Historical Society of Iowa,, 1957.

Reprint of the 1846 second edition with the state constitution. Howes N118. Graff 3012. Serves as a key to the territorial period of Iowa and as a springboard for the study of its statehood. Fine in about fine dust jacket with tanning along upper edge and spine panel. A very nice copy.


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A GUIDE TO CHICAGO'S TRAIN STATIONS, PRESENT AND PAST
A GUIDE TO CHICAGO'S TRAIN STATIONS, PRESENT AND PAST
Bach, Ira J., and Susan Wolfson
Athens, OH: Ohio University Press/Swallow Press, 1986.

Records the panorama of architectural tastes and styles preserved in almost 140 years of stations, and traces the history and architecture, owners, designers, and technological innovations of over 150 of Chicago's train stations. [Includes a photograph of CB&Q's Riverside station where I used to watch trains when I was much, much younger.] 425 pages with station photographs and index. Publisher's review slip laid in. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with light fade to the dust jacket.


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A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPERS 1846-1858
A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPERS 1846-1858
Kemble, Edward C.. Edited and annotated by Helen Harding Bretnor
Los Gatos, CA: Talisman Press, 1962.

Limited to 750 copies. Reprinted from the Supplement to the Sacramento Union of December 25, 1858. An important reference for early California newspapers. Fine in near fine dust jacket with one tiny tear.


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A HISTORY OF OREGON METHODISM
A HISTORY OF OREGON METHODISM
Yarnes, Thomas D., Harvey E. Tobie, editor
No place, no date, about 1960,: Oregon Methodist Conference Historical Society/Parthenon Press,

352 pages with index and notes. Bound in original red cloth with lettering in gilt. A near fine copy, without a dust jacket.


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