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Image for COMMEMORATIVE BOOKLET ON THE OCCASION OF CALIFORNIA'S CENTENNIAL, SIXTY YEARS IN OUR PARISH (1889-1949), MARY STAR OF THE SEA PARISH, SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA

COMMEMORATIVE BOOKLET ON THE OCCASION OF CALIFORNIA'S CENTENNIAL, SIXTY YEARS IN OUR PARISH (1889-1949), MARY STAR OF THE SEA PARISH, SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA

By: Scott, George M., Monsignor; Foreword by

Price: $175.00

Publisher: San Pedro, California, Mary Star of the Sea Parish: 1949

Seller ID: P6869

Condition: Very good


55p. Wrap edges creased and top and bottom of spine bumped and torn. Presents a history of San Pedro, biographies of past and present church pastors, a history of Holy Trinity Church (the other Catholic parish in San Pedro), the ethnic communities served, parish organizations and the contemporary community. Includes pamphlet of the Anniversary Fiesta with a list of patrons of the commemorative booklet. Includes bibliography. Scarce. B&w photographs. (11"x7-3/4") View more info

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THE LOS ANGELES BOOK

By: Shippey, Lee; Text by & Photographs by Max Yavno

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston; Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin; Riverside Press: 1950

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H12658

Condition: Good


[x], 117p. Signed by photographer on half title page. Leaf with pp. 43 & 44 has a 3-1/2" tear that has been tape repaired that has yellowed and has left a bit of residue on each facing page, scrape mark on front cover. Los Angeles Times columnist Shippey and social documentary photographer Yavno team up to document postwar Los Angeles. B&w photographs. (9-3/4"x6-3/4") View more info

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POINSETTIA 1939, VOL. 34 (HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK)

By: Silver, Jonas; Editor-in-Chief

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Hollywood High School: 1939

Seller ID: H11012

Condition: Very good


142p. Some pages dog eared, inscriptions throughout, cover corners lightly worn. Actress Susan Peters (Class of W'40) and actor Jason Robards (Class of W'40) pictured. B&w photographs. (10-7/8"x8") View more info

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THE SPLENDID CALIFORNIANS

By: Small, Sidney Herschel

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Co.: 1928

Seller ID: H1436

Condition: Very Good


323p. Former owner's address label on front pastedown, corners slightly worn, red check mark on page opposite title page. Romantic novel set in San Francisco and San Rafael about "two Spanish-California families and their struggle over land rights during the transition in California between Spanish and Mexican rule." [Baird & Greenwood; 2275] (7-3/4"x5-3/8") View more info

Image for HOLLYWOOD BOWL MAGAZINE, "SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS," THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION, FIRST WEEK, JULY 13, 15, 16, 1937

HOLLYWOOD BOWL MAGAZINE, "SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS," THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION, FIRST WEEK, JULY 13, 15, 16, 1937

By: Southern California Symphony Association

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Southern California Symphony Association: 1937

Seller ID: MG1479

Condition: Very good


84p. Wrap rubbed with corners lightly worn and creased, staples oxidized. Includes brief bios on: conductors Vladimir Golschmann and Pietro Cimini, concertmaster Bronislaw Gimpel, and cellist Alexander Borisoff. B&w illustrations and photographs and color illustrations. (9-7/8"x6-1/2") View more info

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CALIFORNIA FOR THE SETTLER

By: Southern Pacific Company

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Southern Pacific Co.: [1922]

Seller ID: P6772

Condition: Very good


[64p.] Cover fold scraped and light edge wear to wraps. B&w photographs. (9-1/2"x6-1/2") View more info

Image for The California 2000 Campaign: The Populist Movement with a Meaning for All America

The California 2000 Campaign: The Populist Movement with a Meaning for All America

By: Stanbery, James

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Jericho, New York, Exposition Press: 1974

Edition: First

Seller ID: H7872

ISBN: 068247987X

Condition: Very Good


160p. Pastedowns have glue discoloration, p. 109 wrinkled when bound, jacket has a 1" tear on top edge near corner with smaller tears and chips to edges. Includes selected readings. (8-1/4"x5-1/2") View more info

Image for MATERIAL DREAMS: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH THE 1920s (AMERICANS & THE CALIFORNIA DREAM)

MATERIAL DREAMS: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH THE 1920s (AMERICANS & THE CALIFORNIA DREAM)

By: Starr, Kevin

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1990

Edition: First

Seller ID: H9416

ISBN: 0195044878

Condition: Very Good +


xiv, 453p. 1st printing. Jacket corners slightly worn. Includes bibliographical essay. Jacket design and illustration by Daniel Pelavin. 24 b&w photo plates. (9-1/2"x6-1/4") View more info

Image for THE ROAD OF A THOUSAND WONDERS: THE COAST LINE-SHASTA ROUTE OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY FROM LOS ANGELES THROUGH SAN FRANCISCO, TO PORTLAND, A JOURNEY OF OVER ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED MILES

THE ROAD OF A THOUSAND WONDERS: THE COAST LINE-SHASTA ROUTE OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY FROM LOS ANGELES THROUGH SAN FRANCISCO, TO PORTLAND, A JOURNEY OF OVER ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED MILES

By: Sunset Magazine

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Passenger Department, Southern Pacific Co.: 1908

Seller ID: P6775

Condition: Good +


72p. Top front cover of wrap spine fold has a 2" tear and wrap is beginning to separate from text block, wrap edges and front edges creased. Visits scenic and tourist spots somewhat overlooked in modern guides. Cover illustration by W.H. Bull. Back wrap has French fold. Color tinted photographs. (11"x8-1/4") View more info

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Translating L. A. : A Tour of the Rainbow City

By: Theroux, Peter

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1994

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: G082

ISBN: 0393036472

Condition: Very Good+


271p. Signed by author on title page. A realistic look at the everyday lifes of people in the Los Angeles area. (8-1/2"x5-3/4") View more info

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THE DEVIL IN THE BOOK

By: Trumbo, Dalton

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California Emergency Defense Committee: 1956

Edition: First

Seller ID: P5943

Condition: Very Good


42p. 1st printing. Cover and page edge lightly brown. "An analysis of the Smith Act trial in California by one of" the Hollywood Ten. [Seidman, T118] (8-1/4"x5-1/4") View more info

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PIONEER, MAY-JUNE 1972, VOL. 13, NO. 3 - 100 YEARS OF U.S. BORAX, CHAPTER III. OUT OF DEATH VALLEY-AND BACK

By: U.S. Borax

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, U.S. Borax: 1972

Seller ID: MG1308

Condition: Good +


34p. Subscription label on back cover, spine and cover creased with edges lightly worn. B&w photographs. Published for employees of United States Borax & Chemical Corporation and U.S. Borax Research Corporation. 4to – over 9¾" – 12" tall. View more info

Image for PIONEER, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1972, VOL. 13, NO. 5 - 100 YEARS OF U.S. BORAX, CHAPTER V. WITHIN OUR MEMORY

PIONEER, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 1972, VOL. 13, NO. 5 - 100 YEARS OF U.S. BORAX, CHAPTER V. WITHIN OUR MEMORY

By: U.S. Borax

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, U.S. Borax: 1972

Seller ID: MG1309

Condition: Good +


70p. Subscription label on back cover, spine and cover creased with edges lightly worn and scrapes on front cover. This issue contains four chapters of the centennial history of U.S. Borax that had been published in previous issues and the fifth chapter that only appears in this issue. B&w photographs. Published for employees of United States Borax & Chemical Corporation and U.S. Borax Research Corporation. 4to – over 9¾" – 12" tall. View more info

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BROWN HILLS

By: Van der Veer, Judy

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1938

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H9662

Condition: Very Good


273p. Signed by author on title page. Cover corners bumped and brown spot on spine, former owner's name on front endpaper. Semi-autobiographical novel about realities of life on a southern California ranch located in the back country near San Diego. B&w illustrations. (7-3/4"x4-3/4") View more info

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAN PEDRO

By: Van Doren, Mark; Edited by

Price: $19.00

Publisher: San Pedro, California, Self-published: 1988

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: G2124

Condition: Very good


61p. Signed by editor inside front wrap. Self written on front wrap, wraps creased and corners lightly worn. A short history and guidebook for visitors and residents to San Pedro, California in the 1980s. Includes suggested reading list. Booklet. B&w illustrations. (8-1/2"x5-1/2") View more info

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, SUMMER/FALL 1989, VOL. LXXI, NO. 2-3 (A HISTORY OF PHILANTHROPY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

By: Various

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Spokane, Washington, Arthur C. Clark Co.: 1989

Seller ID: P4304

Condition: Very Good


Approx. 160p. Cover rubbed with edges lightly worn. Reprinted by the California Community Foundation in commemoration of its 75th anniversary. B&w photographs. (9"x6") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, WINTER 2009-2010, VOL. 91, NO. 4

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Historical Society of Southern California: 2009

Seller ID: MG1466

Condition: Very good


447p.-475p. Includes articles on: bungalow courts in early 20th century Los Angeles, Pasadena's civic center, architecture of houses in early 20th century California, and annual contents and index to volume 90. B&w photographs. (10"x7") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, WINTER 2010-2011, VOL. 92, NO. 4

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Historical Society of Southern California: 2010

Seller ID: MG1468

Condition: Very good


441p.-479p. Includes articles on: Chief Palma of the Quechan, low-cost bungalow tracts in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Investment Company during the turn of the 20th century, Round Valley Indian families and the Sherman Indian Institute in the first half of the 20th century, and annual contents and index to volume 92. B&w photographs. (10"x7") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, WINTER 2011-2012, VOL. 93, NO. 4

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Historical Society of Southern California: 2011

Seller ID: MG1472

Condition: Very good


517p.-563p. Top back cover corner creased. Includes articles on: Roman Catholic religious order Daughters of Charity Orphans' Fairs in Los Angeles during the last half of the 19th century, the Redlands Plan to suppress anti-Chinese agitation in the 19th century, first African American Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy Julius Boyd Loving, and annual contents and index to volume 93. B&w photographs. (10"x7") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, SPRING 2011, VOL. 93, NO. 1

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Historical Society of Southern California: 2011

Seller ID: MG1469

Condition: Very good


1p.-134p. Cover corners worn and lightly creased. Includes articles on: 1833 malaria contracted by Native Americans in the California Central Valley, the history of the creation of The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, and the diary of Nora Kreps, teacher of adult Americanization in the Imperial Valley during the 1920s. B&w photographs. (10"x7") View more info