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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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In the Supreme Court [State of California] - MOORE & OTHERS vs. CLARK & OTHERS, Edwards, P. L
4 Edwards, P. L In the Supreme Court [State of California] - MOORE & OTHERS vs. CLARK & OTHERS
Sacramento State of California 1858 Removed Document Very Good 8vo 
14 pages; Removed Document. OCLC: 20054268 Case from 1857. Statement of Facts. An appeal of an injunction issued to restrain the respondents from using a water-wheel, pipes, flumes and machinery, constructed for the purpose of conducting water to and upon certain lands claimed by the appellants and restrain them from digging up the soil for the purpose of collecting and washing the gold therein. The crux of the matter is the gold -- how do the mineral rights convey? Is the gold the property of the U.S. government which can "lease" the rights for extraction, by the laws of Spain & Mexico mineral rights do NOT convey with property unless explicitly enumerated in the contract transferring the title. An interesting case; 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
5 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
6 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
7 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.
8 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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Supreme Court of the State of California - WILLIAM S. CLARK vs. GEORGE W. BAKER, CLEMENT BOYREAU, GUSTAVE TOUCHARD, State of California
9 State of California Supreme Court of the State of California - WILLIAM S. CLARK vs. GEORGE W. BAKER, CLEMENT BOYREAU, GUSTAVE TOUCHARD
Sacramento State of California 1857 Removed Document Very Good 8vo 
58, 8 pages; Removed Document. Case from 1857. An equity suit to foreclose a mortgage executed by Baker to plaintiff Clark for $120,000 to secure purchase money for the mortgaged premises, which was purchased at the sale under the decree of foreclosure and the second part - an ejectment based on the title acquired under the foreclosure. Gustave Touchard was a San Francisco furniture dealer and real estate speculator. As an example of his convoluted dealings, Gustave Touchard loaned James Alexander Forbes $30,000 in the 1850s to purchase property. A few years later when Forbes business had failed, Touchard paid $26,613 for Forbes' "Santa Rosa Brand Mill" and 2,000-acre Santa Rosa ranch at the sheriff's bankruptcy sale. He sold off the mill in 1866 and sold off lots from the 2,000 acres for the next 30 years, making a big profit. ; 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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ORIGINAL THOUGHTS, ESSAYS AND STANZAS, Various Authors ; [ California Writers ]
10 Various Authors ; [ California Writers ] ORIGINAL THOUGHTS, ESSAYS AND STANZAS
San Francisco L. R. Hare & Co 1894 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 
216 pages; Written by the Pupils of the San Francisco Public Schools, Embracing the Names of Writers and the Schools and Grades to Which they Belong. Together with the Cuts of the Writers Who are the Winners of the Prizes Offered by the Merchants of San Francisco, and the Engravings of the Pupils Whose Essays and Stanzas Deserve Recognition Because of their Combined Merit. Prize Compositions and Stanzas on San Francisco's Industries. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering. A.E.G. Upper right half of ffep and lower right corner of rear 2 leaves missing. Illustrated with writers' portraits. ; 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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