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CALIFORNIA FOR THE SETTLER PRIMER, Anonymous
1 Anonymous CALIFORNIA FOR THE SETTLER PRIMER
Southern Pacific Railroad 1904 Pamphlet Near Fine 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Southern Pacific Primer Series, 3; 16 pages; Pamphlet published by Southern Pacific Railroad promoting the many wonderful qualities and resources of California to prospective settlers. Stapled printed wrappers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND & OTHER BAY CITIES - A Visitor's Guide, Anonymous
2 Anonymous SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND & OTHER BAY CITIES - A Visitor's Guide
Chicago & NY Rand McNally 1923 First Edition Hardcover Fine 8vo 
A fine bright copy, sharp corners, neat former owner's name on ffep. Folding map at rear. Photo illustrated. Lists hotels, restaurants, churches, theaters ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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SPEECH of Mr. J. R. CHANDLER, of PENN., ON THE ADMISSION OF CALIFORNIA, Chandler, J. R
3 Chandler, J. R SPEECH of Mr. J. R. CHANDLER, of PENN., ON THE ADMISSION OF CALIFORNIA
Washington, DC Gideon and Co. 1850 First Edition Removed Document Very Good+ 8vo 
15 pages; Removed Document. Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, March 28, 1850. OCLC: 906711; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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HILDA STRAFFORD - A Story of California, Harraden, Beatrice
4 Harraden, Beatrice HILDA STRAFFORD - A Story of California
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1897 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
Not only was Beatrice Harraden a popular novelist, she was also a well-known Suffragette. She was one of the first members of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) and a vice-president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League. Harraden was expert at using fiction to promote the cause of the Suffragists. Understanding that popular readers do not respond well to preaching, she thought it more effective to write "not a statement of principles or reasons but just a story of life that would illustrate the truth and stick in their minds". This book is the publisher's original green cloth binding with decorative stamping in a floral pattern. There is an early former owner's name on ffep, otherwise this is a Very Good+ copy of this rare Victorian novel. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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POETICAL & PROSE WRITINGS OF JAMES LINEN, Linen, James
5 Linen, James POETICAL & PROSE WRITINGS OF JAMES LINEN
New York / San Francisco W. J. Widdleton / A. Roman 1865 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
423 pages; Original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Former owner's name on ffep. Cloth worn at spine ends, chipped at head. BAL 22623 OCLC: 3903068 6, [vii]-viii, 423 pp. James Linen, poet humorist, was born in Scotland in 1808 and died in New York City in 1873. After immigrating to the United States, he operated a large book bindery in New York City. Many of his poems appeared in the "Knickerbocker Magazine," the "Scottish American Journal" and other periodicals. During the Civil War, he spent several years in California, as reflected in some of the pieces collected in this volume; e.g. the long poem titled "San Francisco" and several prose pieces including The First Masonic Funeral in San Francisco, The Missions of Upper California, Cortez and the Gulf of California and A Voice from California. There are two lengthy prose collections gathered under the headings "Desultorious Chronicles" and The Pollywog Papers. The first group includes much satirical commentary on happenings of the day (Lincoln, Virginia Negroes and slaveholders, Jefferson Davis, etc. The second group are written as the first person narrative of Mrs. Pollywog and reveal her homespun philosophizing on the nature of relations between the sexes, her observations on travels through the Holy Land and antiquities of the Near and Middle East, etc. Also included are two brief articles on travels to Jamaica and to Niagara Falls. He later published a volume titled "The Golden Gate" (1869). ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE SCATTERED SHEEP OF MISSION FLOCKS  An Account of the Present State of the Mission Indians in Southern California, Smith, Wayland H. ; Sequoya League
6 Smith, Wayland H. ; Sequoya League THE SCATTERED SHEEP OF MISSION FLOCKS An Account of the Present State of the Mission Indians in Southern California
Los Angeles Council of the Sequoya League 1907 Pamphlet Very Good 
12 pages; Fourth Bulletin of the Los Angeles Council of the Sequoya League. Clean and tight in original printed wrappers,; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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IN RE CALIFORNIA INDIANS TO DATE, Smith, Wayland W.
7 Smith, Wayland W. IN RE CALIFORNIA INDIANS TO DATE
Los Angeles Los Angeles Council of the Sequoya League 1909 Pamphlet Very Good 
Fifth Bulletin; 20 pages; An unauthorized account of the Present Status of the California Indians and what has been done up to 1909. Clean and tight in original printed wrappers, tiny closed tear at top margin of front wrapper. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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