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CALIFORNIA THE GOLDEN STATE, May not be noted.
1 CALIFORNIA THE GOLDEN STATE May not be noted.
May not be noted. Fair with no dust jacket 
Western; Travel; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Anon, CALIFORNIA THE GOLDEN STATE, 1907, passenger dept rock island line. 6666, color illustrated wraps, tinted photos, a badly battered example of an interesting publication. Cover loose. ; 0 8790 
Price: 14.05 USD
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JUNIPERO SERRA: PIONEER COLONIST OF CALIFORNIA, Repplier, Agnes
2 JUNIPERO SERRA: PIONEER COLONIST OF CALIFORNIA Repplier, Agnes
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Doran 1933 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 0 12335 
Price: 14.05 USD
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LA VUELTA AL MUNDO. COLECCIÓN DE LOS VIAJES HECHAS EN LOS CINCO PARTES DEL UNIVERSO DURANTE EL SIGLO XIX. PUBLICADA BAJO LA DIRECCIÓN DE EDUARDO CHARTON. TRADUCIDA POR MARIANO URRABIETA. EDICION DE TODO LUJO 1866, Ed by Eduardo Charton; Trna by Mariano Urrabieta
3 LA VUELTA AL MUNDO. COLECCIÓN DE LOS VIAJES HECHAS EN LOS CINCO PARTES DEL UNIVERSO DURANTE EL SIGLO XIX. PUBLICADA BAJO LA DIRECCIÓN DE EDUARDO CHARTON. TRADUCIDA POR MARIANO URRABIETA. EDICION DE TODO LUJO 1866 Ed by Eduardo Charton; Trna by Mariano Urrabieta
Paris Administración Del Correo De Ultramar 1866 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Kipling; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 411 pages; Page 3 has a map of California and tp has a scene of San Francisco. LA VUELTA AL MUNDO. COLECCIÓN DE LOS VIAJES HECHAS EN LOS CINCO PARTES DEL UNIVERSO DURANTE EL SIGLO XIX. PUBLICADA BAJO LA DIRECCIÓN DE EDUARDO CHARTON. TRADUCIDA POR MARIANO URRABIETA. EDICION DE TODO LUJO. Title freely translates to THE RETURN TO THE WORLD. COLLECTION OF THE TRIPS DONE IN THE FIVE PARTS OF THE UNIVERSE DURING CENTURY XIX. PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION DE EDUARDO CHARTON. TRANSLATED BY MARIANO URRABIETA. EDITION OF ALL LUXURY. There are some pencil markings on first blank and the plates of Chinese in San Francisco on pages 4 and 5. Other plates of SF, Yosemite, et al are clean. The first 47pp are California including Sacramento City and gold mining with a large number of plates. There are occasional very tiny and lightly penciled elucidations of the text probably from about the time of publication. A scarce, unusual and interesting example of early Western Americana. Includes California, Dinamarca, Amerco, A Yucatan, Mexico, Isla De Rodas, La Estados Escinavua and Al Peru among others. Spanish Language text. Original ornate green cloth binding dated 1865 while title page is dated 1866. Bright gilt, solid binding. All edges gilt; 6 23970 
Price: 328.95 USD
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4 MOUNTAIN TRAIL AND ITS MESSAGES Palmer, Albert W
Pilgrim Press, Boston 1911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Sierra Club; Sierra Nevada; CALIFORNIA; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Palmer, Albert W. , The Mountain Trail and Its Message, Pilgrim Press, Boston, 1911 1ST ED "7 x 4 1/2 inches, 31 pages, boards, illustrated with many photographs with foxing to the plates, No Dust Jacket, Early Sierra Club related title as the author spent three summers on Sierra Club outings in the Sierra Nevada. CALIFORNIA WEST NATURE; 0 539 
Price: 37.37 USD
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THE SILVA OF CALIFORNIA, VOL. 2 [Lbc], Willis Linn Jepson
5 THE SILVA OF CALIFORNIA, VOL. 2 [Lbc] Willis Linn Jepson
Berkeley University Press 1910 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Education; Maps, plates, photos; tall 4to; 480 pages; With 85 b/w plates & 3 folding maps, 13x10. Green cloth. History of the woods of California described and illustrated.. ; 11 32807 
Price: 164.45 USD
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