Santa Rosa, Cal. RPPC (Real Photo Postcard)
Busy street scene in downtown Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. Ca. 1940. ISBN: 281AIB1023228.
Near fine card. Postally unused. DOPS back.Book ID: 103332
Sacramento Air Materiel Area (McClellan Air Force Base) 1967 Yearbook
Sacramento, CA: McClellan Air Force Base, 1967. 388 pages. Illustrated with thousands of pictures of military and civilian personnel stationed at the base. ISBN: 281AIB1043399.
A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Back cover with some scratches.Book ID: 219113
Royal Velvet Book
New York: J. E. Linde Paper Co, (ca. 1910).  leaves of various weights. A number with printed illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1021305.
A fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 94611
Riverside County, California [cover title]
(Riverside): (Cloister Print Shop), (ca. 1914-1915).  pages. Printed in russet red ink throughout. Text within decorative borders; illustrated from photographs. Includes overviews of Riverside industry, with separate entries for each town. Dated from population reference on first text page. Highway map on back cover. ISBN: 281AIB1028891.
One page with a 3-inch closed tear, else very good in wrappers (as issued). An early owner has annotated a few pages in the margins.Book ID: 132461
Redwood Empire: Routings to All-Year Playgrounds and Diversified Attractions
San Francisco: Redwood Empire Association, 1934. 4 by 9 inches (folded). Ten-panel brochure with maps on both sides, showing the roads (and planned roads and hoped-for roads) along the coast between San Francisco and the Oregon border. With photographs and nice Art Deco graphics. ISBN: 281AIB1043699.
Very good. Some folds beginning to split.Book ID: 221049
Queen Mother Visits Norwich Cathedral (Press Photo)
London: Wide World Photo, 1938. Roughly 9-1/2 by 7 inches. Original black-and-white photograph. ISBN: 281AIB1031899.
Photo trimmed along the top. Minor wear to the edges, but a nice print. With the expected press markings on the back (verso) and a mimeographed caption tipped on. Note: Flatrate online shipping charges taken into account in the price.Book ID: 144198
Pocket Guide to Burma (Revised edition)
Washington D. C: War and Navy Departments, 1944. 70 pages. A history and phrase guide, issued to US Army soldiers serving in Burma. ISBN: B000YBFJKQ.
Light soiling to covers, thus very good in stapled wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 173250
National Anti-Napalm Day. . .Rally . . . to Be Followed by a March
[Berkeley?]: Bay Area Coordinating Committee, . 8-1/4 by 11-1/2 inches, printed on one side. Flyer for a protest against Dow Chemical and United Aircraft. A note at the bottom: "civil disobedience is not being planned by the sponsoring organization". ISBN: 281AIB1032405.
Folded twice, else very good.Book ID: 145523
My Travel Paint Book [shape book]
Springfield, MA: McLoughlin Bros, (n.d. but 1930s?). A worldless coloring book, with designs printed in color faced with the same design, uncolored, for a child to finish. The cover is in the design of a trunk drawn with perspective, with the upper left and lower right corners of the book cut away parallel to the trunk edges. ISBN: 281AIB0052208.
A very good copy in printed boards missing a bit of paper along one edge and beginning to split at the spine.Book ID: 28505
Mount Lowe Railway. "The Scenic Route of the World."
Echo Mountain (Los Angeles County), CA: Mount Lowe Railway, (n.d., ca. 1900). 9 by 10-1/2 inches. Two column promotional broadside for the scenic railway-funicular combination leading from Altadena, California, to the top of Mount Lowe. While many Mount Lowe Railway items are listed on OCLC, this one is not. ISBN: 281AIB1024437.
Some staining, but generally very good.Book ID: 108092
Mostra storica della laguna veneta
Venice: (Stamperia di Venezia), 1970. 303 pages, plus ca. 150 plates, many in color. 8-1/4 by 9-1/2 inches. A collection of papers on Venetian history--a number of which are widely cited--published in conjunction with an exhibition. ISBN: B007XRUCMY.
First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback) in a very good dust jacket. A large, heavy book.Book ID: 76963More details Price: $30.00
Moratorium... A Special Supplement to the Northcoast Ripsaw
Eureka, CA: Northcoast Ripsaw, 1969. 8 pages. Tabloid newspaper "for door-to-door distribution during the November mobilization." An anti-war paper, with a centerfold calling on President Nixon to bring the troops home alongside a listing of the Humboldt County residents killed in Vietnam. ISBN: 281AIB1023713.
First edition (first printing). Paper tanned; old center fold, else near fine.Book ID: 105067
Modern French Illustrated Books, Including Important Surrealist Work and Other Illustrated Art Books...From the Collection of Harriman Douglas (Parts I and II)
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, (1951-1953). Catalogues 1285 and 1398. 404 and 731 lots. A major collection of works illustrated by Chagall, Dail, Picasso and others. ISBN: 281AIB1021405.
Very good in wrappers (paperback). With prices noted in the margins; the original owner (Bernard Karpel, the former chief librarian of the Museum of Modern Art?) was a heavy buyer at the first sale, identifying 28 lots purchased.Book ID: 95166
Memories of Elk Post Office: Established, August 26, 1887, in the Village of Greenwood
(Elk, CA): (Greenwood Civics Club), 1987. 32 pages. 8.5 by 11 inches. A collection of anecdotes about the post office in Elk (once Greenwood), on the coast of Mendocino, California. ISBN: 281AIB0137564.
First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 62806
Little Folks' Chatter
Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1899. Illustrated with full-page black-and-white illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB0072667.
Original pictorial paper boards. Paper on boards rubbed and chipped. Pages browned. Pencil names of previous owners. Generally very good.Book ID: 39932
In the Redwood's Realm: By-ways of Wild Nature and Highways of Industry As Found Under Forest Shades and Amidst Clover Blossoms in Humboldt County, California
San Francisco: D.S. Stanley & Co, 1893. 112 pages, including more than 200 half-tone reproductions of photographs. The most elaborate of the 19th century booster publications on Humboldt County, California, extolling the region's extensive natural resources with an eye toward attracting investment. As with most such publications of the era, it proudly proclaims that no Chinese lived or worked in the county--they had been forcibly expelled in 1885. The book was produced through the newly established Chamber of Commerce and was filled with many pages of economic data, at least some of which was more inspirational than actual. According to reports published at the time in local newspapers, 15,000 copies of the book were printed, most in decorated wrappers;…(more)
San Francisco: D.S. Stanley & Co, 1893. 112 pages, including more than 200 half-tone reproductions of photographs. The most elaborate of the 19th century booster publications on Humboldt County, California, extolling the region's extensive natural resources with an eye toward attracting investment. As with most such publications of the era, it proudly proclaims that no Chinese lived or worked in the county--they had been forcibly expelled in 1885. The book was produced through the newly established Chamber of Commerce and was filled with many pages of economic data, at least some of which was more inspirational than actual. According to reports published at the time in local newspapers, 15,000 copies of the book were printed, most in decorated wrappers; 'a hundred or more copies bound in leather', and an unspecified number (presumably in the hundreds) in thin cloth-covered boards. Despite the large print run, it is remarkably uncommon, perhaps due to the cheap binding, which tends to fall apart (the expense breakdown for the publication provided by the Chamber after the book was finished allocated only a penny per book for binding, compared to 20 cents for paper and printing). 11.5 x 9.25 inches. First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). The rear cover and last page of text have closed tears which have been repaired with clear tape. Mild edge wear. Still very good overall. ISBN: B0008746NC.(less)
First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). The rear cover and last page of text have closed tears which have been repaired with clear tape. Mild edge wear. Still very good overall.Book ID: 139872More details Price: $468.75
Huntington's Handy Helpers [cover title]
San Francisco?: (n.p.), 1896?. Single sheet folded to make four pages. Criticizes Collis Huntington railroad operations and supoorts a proposal before the Kentucky legislature to overturn the Southern Pacific charter in the state. Reprinted from the San Francisco Call, Tuesday Morning, January 29th, 1896. One copy in OCLC, at UC Berkeley. ISBN: 281AIB1024789.
A fine copy.Book ID: 109049
Golden Holidays in the Caribbean Featuring... Pan Am's and National's New Excursion fares January 1, 1967 - December 14, 1967
(N.-pl): Association of Caribbean Tour Operators, 1967. Travel brochure with prices for flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Full sheet unfolded measures 18 by 12 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1026359.
Near fine. Printed in two colors on yellow stock.Book ID: 120323
GI Press Service, Vol. III, no. 3
Washington, DC: Student Mobilization Committee to End the War, 1971. 12-page anti-war newspaper aimed at military personnel. ISBN: 281AIB1031602.
Folded, as issued, but generally very good.Book ID: 142676
Frijoles: A Hidden Valley in the New World
Santa Fe: Rydal Press, 1946. 89 pages with 2 index pages. 5 maps in pocket at rear. Drawings by Jocelyn Taylor. Photographic illustrations. ISBN: B001XVZP32.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in blue cloth with gold lettering. Front hinge cracked, binding tight. No dust jacket. Edge wear.Book ID: 142639
Flossy: A Venus of Fifteen
(N.-pl. but the United States): Obelisk, 1968. 160 pages. Claims to be the first American printing of this erotic novel first published in 1897 (there was an early dual London and New York edition but it seems to have been printed abroad). Sometimes attributed to Charles Algernon Swinburne, but that is roundly rejected in The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: 1800-1900 and other scholarly sources. ISBN: 281AIB1021400.
Very good in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 95171
Early Type Forms: An Exhibition Arranged Especially for the Zamorano Club at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Monday Afternoon, January Twenty-Eighth, MCMXXIX [cover title]
Los Angeles: Printed by Bruce McCallister, 1929. 9.5 by 14 inches. Folding wrappers; half-size page from Gutenberg Bible mounted inside; list of early type forms on facing page; double-page sheet comparing ten typefaces (nine from before 1500). Not in OCLC. ISBN: 281AIB1020908.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 93111
Documents [Vol. 1] [Armenian Genocide]
Ankara?: Prime Ministry, Directorate General of Press and Information, 1982. 296 pages. Facsimiles of Ottoman documents in the Turkish Military History Archives, with English translations. The documents were first published with Turkish translations in the December 1982 issue of Turkish Military History Documents Periodical.
The documents presented here date from 1914 to 1918 and are intended to prove that Armenian gangs were killing innocent Turks; in the West, the general consensus is that the reverse happened. The final pages of the book reproduce black-and-white photographs of victimes of contemporary Turkish-Armenian violence.
A second volume was issued later, making this volume one in retrospect. ISBN: 281AIB1043596.
First edition (first printing). Ex-library copy, rebound in hardcover.Book ID: 220504
Civil Defense Citizen's Band (CB) Radio Decal
1950s. 3-3/4 inches square. A nice Cold War-era decal for Citizen's Band Radio. ISBN: 281AIB1023708.
Fine, unused.Book ID: 105072
Catalogue of an Extensive Collection of Playing Cards from the 17th to the 20th Century
London: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co, 1981. ISBN: 281AIB0016384.
Very good in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 10240
California Western's "Super Skunk" Steam Train
San Mateo: The Western Railroader. Issue 307 (vol. 28, no. 8; August 1965). 12 pages (including 4-page news supplement). ISBN: 281AIB1042988.
First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (pamphlet). Cover tanned, probably from a newspaper lying on top of it.Book ID: 216504
Books Illustrated by Modern French Painters ... From the Collection of Carlton Lake [Auction Catalog]
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1948. 91 pages. 303 items. Lake wrote an engaging memoir of his collecting life called Confessions of a Literary Archaeologist. ISBN: 281AIB1044197.
Very good in wrappers; somewhat tanned, some tears to the yapped edges.Book ID: 224349
Berkeley High School. Fall 1964 Olla Podrida Yearbook. Berkeley, California
Berkeley, California: Berkeley High School, 1964. Orange covers with embossed title and year on front cover. ISBN: 281AIB0063803.
Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining. A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.Book ID: 34226
Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog Madeira label
Bergez-Frank's Old Poodle Dog, (ca. 1915). 4-3/4 by 3-3/4 inches. A label for this popular San Francisco restaurant's house madeira wine. Printed in gold and black. ISBN: 281AIB1023807.
Fine, unused label.Book ID: 105433
Avviso!...Perche morire per Hitler [propaganda leaflet]
. 5-3/8 by 8-1/4 inches. In Italian, printed both sides. A leaflet dropped in Italy following the successful campaign in Africa. The leaflet mentions the Nazi defeat in Tunisia and announces bombing raids to come in Italy. ISBN: 281AIB1019026.
Missing a piece of the border (not affecting text); else very good. Full English translation supplied.Book ID: 84578