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  • The Buccaneers: A Grove Play Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island by Magee, David. Music by Leon C. Radsliff. Directed by Robert England
    Magee, David. Music by Leon C. Radsliff. Directed by Robert England
    The Buccaneers: A Grove Play Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island

    First Edition

    (San Francisco): Bohemian Club, 1964. 64 pages followed by a fold-out retrospective of past grove plays. The fifty-ninth grove play. Printed by Grabhorn Press. ISBN: B000H7LDMU.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in decorated red paper over boards and black cloth covers with paper label on spine. Slight edge wear. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 264660
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  • The Buccaneers: A Grove Play Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island by Magee, David. Music by Leon C. Radsliff. Directed by Robert England
    Magee, David. Music by Leon C. Radsliff. Directed by Robert England
    The Buccaneers: A Grove Play Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island

    First Edition

    (San Francisco): Bohemian Club, 1964. 64 pages followed by a fold-out retrospective of past grove plays. The fifty-ninth grove play. Printed by Grabhorn Press. ISBN: B000H7LDMU.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a the plain paper dust jacket. Red illustrated boards with paper spine label. Spotting to top of page block. Jacket toned at the spine with a short closted tear to one edge, thus very good.

    Book ID: 188450
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  • The Uncertain Journey by Lewis, Oscar
    Lewis, Oscar
    The Uncertain Journey

    First Edition

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. 253 pages. A California love story, from an author better known for his non-fiction. ISBN: B0007E6ABW.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author.

    Book ID: 96447
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  • How Members of Congress are Bribed. An Open Letter. A Protest and a Petition by Moore, Joseph H. Adolph Sutro
    Moore, Joseph H. Adolph Sutro
    How Members of Congress are Bribed. An Open Letter. A Protest and a Petition

    First Edition Thus

    San Francisco: Supplement, pages 13-20, of The Star, Vol XXI, No. 3, Saturday, July 12, 1894. "Compliments of Adolph Sutro" in bold red letters above masthead. Originally published in the late 1870s. Sutro was well-known for his hatred of the Southern Pacific's notorious 'Big Four,' especially for Collis P. Huntington, who is singled out in the pamphlet as "the spirit incarnate of Monoply in its most aggressive form." Huntington was still alive when this was published. ISBN: 281AIB1050193.

    First edition thus. Very good copy with edge tears and chips. The last page is more damaged with larger chips, not affecting text, and longer closed tears.

    Book ID: 266555
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  • California Caravan: The 1846 Overland Trail Memoir of Margaret M. Hecox by Hecox, Margaret M. Edited and introduced by Richard Dillon
    Hecox, Margaret M. Edited and introduced by Richard Dillon
    California Caravan: The 1846 Overland Trail Memoir of Margaret M. Hecox

    First Edition

    San Jose, California: Harlan-Young Press, 1966. 70 pages. One of 625 copies. Margaret, her ague-ridden husband Adna, three daughters, and an infant son were members of an early overland party guided by mountain man Caleb Greenwood. Mattes 184; Mintz 221. ISBN: B002DFD58O.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 262073
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  • [Bohemian Club] Case, Alexander T. and Charles F. Bulotti
    A Soldier and Mr. Lincoln

    First Edition

    (San Francisco): The Bohemian Club, 1961. 70 pages. The fifty-sixth grove play as performed by its members in the Bohemian Grove in July 1961. Music by Ulderico Marcelli. Printed by Grabhorn Press. ISBN: B000O1XA66.

    First edition (first printing). Light wear and fading to edges, and spotting to top of page block, thus near fine in the scarce, plain paper dustwrapper, which toned at the spine; edges unevenly faded on the covers with a few chips and closed tears.

    Book ID: 188449
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  • Yosemite and Its High Sierra by Williams, John H.
    Williams, John H.
    Yosemite and Its High Sierra

    First Edition

    Tacoma: John H. Williams, 1914. 147 pages. Maps tipped-in at rear. "More than 200 illustrations including 8 color plates from paintings by Chris Jurgensen." - from the title page. ISBN: 281AIB1049347.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in illustrated brown cloth covers with color photographic image (small chip missing from lower edge) on front. Edge and corner wear. Spine edges beginning to fray. Prior owners inscriptions and signatures on front free endpaper. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 265004
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  • Signed note by Dwinelle, John W.
    Dwinelle, John W.
    Signed note

    1877. Dwinelle is the author of "The Colonial History of the City of San Francisco.". ISBN: 281AIB1049142.

    one page holograph note with stamp in blue 'John W. Dwinelle, San Francisco, California, Feb. 13, 1877': "Rec'd of A. E. Whittaker, Esq., Librarian of the Mercantile Library, one copy of the Atlas of Laperouse's Expedition." John W. Dwinelle.

    Book ID: 264640
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  • John Knox McLean by Buckman, John Wright
    Buckman, John Wright
    John Knox McLean

    First Edition

    Oakland, Calif: Smith Brothers, 1914. 122 pages. "McLean came to California in 1871, and after that time he accomplished a great deal in church work, particularly in Oakland"—Cowan & Cowan, Bibliography of the History of California, p. 82. He also founded Pomona College and was a president of the Pacific Theological Seminary. Inscribed "Compliments of Mrs. John Knox McLean," the subject's widow. ISBN: B001JL1CAG.

    Spine ends chipped, with loss above paper label, private library stamp inside. Generally very good.

    Book ID: 51196
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  • Stevenson and California by Bradley, Cornelius Beach
    Bradley, Cornelius Beach
    Stevenson and California

    First Edition Thus

    Berkeley: 1909. 8 pages. Reprinted from the University of California Chronicle, Vol. IX, No. 2. Bradley, 1843-1936, was a Professor of Rhetoric at University of California, Berkeley, from 1882-1911. Helen Throop Purdy was a Berkeley historian and writer. ISBN: 281AIB1051105.

    Inscribed by the author on cover page: "Rev. W. A. Brewer(?), with kind remembrances, from C.B. Bradley." First edition thus. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). With 3-page typed letter to the New York Times, dated January 8, 1916, from Helen Throop Purdy, discussing the activities of the 'Stevenson Fellowship of San Francisco' and the participants in prior years.

    Book ID: 268105
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  • The Political Career of Stephen Mallory White: A Study of Party Activities Under the Convention System by Dobie, Edith
    Dobie, Edith
    The Political Career of Stephen Mallory White: A Study of Party Activities Under the Convention System

    First Edition

    Stanford University, California: Stanford University Press, 1927. 266 pages. Stanford University Publications. University series. History, economics, and political science, vol. II, no. 1. A political biography of one of the most prominent California Democrats at the end of the 19th century. White served as a senator from 1893-1899. ISBN: 281AIB0100474.

    First edition (first printing). A very good, spine-faded, copy. Bookplate on inside front cover. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50496
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  • Tripp, C.E.
    Ace High: The 'Frisco Detective or, The Girl Sport's Double Game

    San Francisco: The Bookclub of California, 1948. ISBN: 281AIB0056998.

    Very good hardcover with slight damage to the paper label on the spine. Lacking plain dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30709
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  • Ina Coolbrith: Librarian and Laureate of California by [Coolbrith, Ina] Rhodehamel, Josephine DeWitt and Raymund Francis Wood
    [Coolbrith, Ina] Rhodehamel, Josephine DeWitt and Raymund Francis Wood
    Ina Coolbrith: Librarian and Laureate of California

    First Edition

    Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1973. 531 pages. Biography of the first California Poet Laureate -- and the first poet laureate in any American state. Text and illustrations printed in purple. One of 2500 copies. ISBN: 9780842514453.

    First edition (first printing). Some edge wear thus a near fine copy in a dust jacket with chips and short snags at the edges and light fading to the spine. Inscribed to the previous owner by Rhodehamel on the half-title page.

    Book ID: 234026
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  • Cross, Ralph Herbert
    The Early Inns of California, 1844-1869

    San Francisco: (Cross & Brandt), 1954. 302 pages. Folding map tipped in at back. A history of roadside inns in California; illustrated with photographic plates. One of 500 copies designed by Lawton Kennedy. ISBN: B0006ATXYI.

    Very Good

    Book ID: 215357
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  • Hall, Carroll Douglas
    The Terry-Broderick Duel

    First Edition

    San Francisco: Colt Press, 1939. 89 pages. Typography by Jane Grabhorn; presswork by Lawton Kennedy; woodcuts by Mallette Dean. An account of a duel between two California politicians. ISBN: B0008626P8.

    First edition (first printing). A very good hardcover copy, beginning to tan at the edges.

    Book ID: 70815
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  • Coy, Owen C. (editor)
    California History Nugget, volume 5

    Sacramento: California State Historical Society, 1937-38). Six issues, comprising volume five: October 1937-March 1938. ISBN: 281AIB1028712.

    Issues very good or better.

    Book ID: 131897
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  • A Crocodile Snarls, Squawks and Chuckles! Cartoons about the United States from the Russian Soviet Magazine Krokodil.... by Schmulowitz, Nat
    Schmulowitz, Nat
    A Crocodile Snarls, Squawks and Chuckles! Cartoons about the United States from the Russian Soviet Magazine Krokodil....

    First Edition

    (San Francisco): (Aucune Press), (1955). [20 pages, including covers]. Printed for the Roxburghe Club. With a one-page insert reprinting a letter from the post office letting Schmulowitz know that he would be permitted to receive copies of Krokodil (which as a Soviet publication, had to be approved). ISBN: 281AIB1041181.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Post office insert also fine.

    Book ID: 207420
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  • A Gest of Robin Hood by [Bohemian Club] Norris, Chalres G.
    [Bohemian Club] Norris, Chalres G.
    A Gest of Robin Hood

    First Edition Thus

    San Francisco: Bohemian Club, 1954. 95 pages. Originally performed in the grove in 1929. "Revived as the Forty-ninth Grove Play of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco and Performed by its Members in the Bohemian Grove, Sonoma County, California, on the Thirty-first Night of July, Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-four Under the Direction of Fred Orin Harris" -- from the title page. Printed at Grabhorn Press. ISBN: B00CLUA5DY.

    First edition thus, with a new foreword for the revival rendition of this play. Illustrated boards with yellow lettering on a green cloth spine. Some spotting to top edge and spine, and light offsetting to endpapers, thus a very good copy; in a plain paper dust wrapper with minor chipping to spine ends.

    Book ID: 189300
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  • The California Government Seals: 1963 Keepsakes of the Book Club of California by Johnson, Kenneth M.
    Johnson, Kenneth M.
    The California Government Seals: 1963 Keepsakes of the Book Club of California

    San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1963. Twelve keepsakes, each 4 pages (single sheets, folded in half). ISBN: B000IU7XCA.

    Fine, complete set. With the original mailing envelopes and transmittal notes.

    Book ID: 132499
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  • Picturesque California. California Series No. 3, February 1, 1894 by Muir, John (editor)
    Muir, John (editor)
    Picturesque California. California Series No. 3, February 1, 1894

    First Edition

    San Francisco: J. Dewing Company, 1894. pp. 33-48. Full-page illustrations of 'Fall in North Wall of Bloody Canon' by George Spiel; 'Tourists Among the Passes - Mount Lyell Glacier in the Distance' by A. J. Keller; 'Illilouette Basin Above Yosemite' by Thomas Hill; 'The Lyell Glacier' by C. D. Robinson; 'Cliffs of Castle Peak'; 'Mount Humphrey - View from the South Fork of San joaquin River' by William Keith; 'Cypress Grove - from an early sketch' by Julian Rix; plus other smaller illustrations. 15 x 11 inches. ISBN: 281AIB1049130.

    First edition (first printing). Very good plus in illustrated wrappers (paperback), stapled. Slight toning at edges.

    Book ID: 264628
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