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THE RANCHO SAN PEDRO: THE STORY OF A FAMOUS RANCHO IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY & ITS OWNERS THE DOMINGUEZ FAMILY

By: Gillingham, Robert Cameron; Compiled & Edited by Judson Grenier

Price: $45.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], Dominguez Properties: 1983

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: H12401

Condition: Very Good


[xviii], 473p. Gift message on front endpaper, jacket has a few tears to edges. Includes bibliography. B&w plates. (10"x6-1/2") Amazon View more info

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"HI NAYBOR!": THE STORY OF THE DUKE OF CATALINA

By: Greison, Elizabeth

Price: $29.00

Publisher: [Avalon, California], Self-published: [198?]

Seller ID: P6838

Condition: Very good +


Unpaginated (approx. 16p.) Biography of Leo Fishman, known as the Duke of Catalina, the island off the coast of Los Angeles. Booklet. B&w photographs. (8-1/2"x5-1/2") View more info

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CALIFORNIA LEGACY: THE JAMES ALEXANDER WATSON - MARIA DOLORES DOMINGUEZ DE WATSON FAMILY, 1820-1980

By: Grenier, Judson A. with Robert C. Gillingham

Price: $45.00

Publisher: [Carson, California], Watson Land Company: 1987

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H10375

Condition: Very Good +


[xiv], 520p. Signed by Grenier on half title page. Story of one of the Dominguez family of Rancho San Pedro. (10"x6-1/2") View more info

CALIFORNIA LEGACY: THE JAMES ALEXANDER WATSON - MARIA DOLORES DOMINGUEZ DE WATSON FAMILY, 1820-1980

By: Grenier, Judson A.; with Robert C. Gillingham

Price: $45.00

Publisher: [Carson, California], Watson Land Company: 1987

Seller ID: H12659

Condition: Very Good +


[xiv], 520p. Story of one of the Dominguez family of Rancho San Pedro, California. Includes bibliographical notes and genealogy. B&w maps and photographs. (10"x6-1/2") View more info

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CRESCENT CITY, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 27-28, 1964, TSUNAMI AND 20 YEARS LATER (COVER TITLE: CRESCENT CITY'S DARK DISASTER)

By: Griffin, Wallace

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Crescent City, California, Crescent City Printing: 1984

Seller ID: P6859

Condition: Good


188p. Page fore edges stained. Personal accounts of the tidal wave that hit Crescent City, California after the 1964 Alaska earthquake updated with photographs of the town and surrounding areas immediately after the tsunami and the same areas 20 years later. Plastic comb binding. B&w photographs with contemporary advertisements for local businesses. (11"x8-3/4") View more info

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BEDTIME STORIES OF THE LEGENDARY INGLESIDE INN IN PALM SPRINGS

By: Haber, Mel; With a Special Dedication by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Palm Springs, California, Ingleside Press: 1975

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H12441

ISBN: 0965134504

Condition: Good


[vi], 227p. Signed by author on verso of front endpaper. Brown spots on page edges, jacket has large creased tears and corners worn with front smudged. Haber, owner of the Ingleside Inn and Melvyn's in Palm Springs, California, relates anecdotes and "misadventures" of celebrities who visited his inn during the later part of the 20th century. 4 leaves of b&w photo plates. (9-1/4"x6-1/4") View more info

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SAN PEDRO HARBOR HIGHLIGHTS

By: Hager, Anna Marie & Everett Gordon Hager; Foreword by W.W. Robinson

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Glendale, California, La Siesta Press: 1968

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: P6391

Condition: Very good


36p. Signed by Anna Marie Hager on title page. Historical highlights from 1542 to 1968 about the Port of Los Angeles. Includes bibliographical references. Booklet. B&w illustrations, map, and photographs. (9-3/8"x5-1/2") View more info

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THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION MOVEMENT IN CALIFORNIA, 1940-1976

By: Hata, Nadine Ishitani

Price: $29.00

Publisher: [Sacramento, California], California Department of Parks & Recreation, Office of Historic Preservation: 1992

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H11708

ISBN: 0941925021

Condition: Very good


x, 374p. Signed by author on presentation certificate pasted on front endpaper. Cover corners bumped, jacket edges slightly worn. Includes bibliography. (9-1/4"x6-1/2") View more info

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VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE MAST

By: Hedley, Bungy

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, Author House: 2006

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: P6560

ISBN: 1425944108

Condition: Very good


[viii], [326p.] Signed by author on title page. Author's memoir of life growing up in a beach combing family at Royal Palms, San Pedro, California. B&w photographs. (9"x5-7/8") View more info

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VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE MAST

By: Hedley, Bungy

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, Author House: 2006

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: P6622

ISBN: 1425944108

Condition: Very good


[viii], [326p.] Signed by author on title page. Cover corners lightly worn. Author's memoir of life growing up in a beach combing family at Royal Palms, San Pedro, California. B&w photographs. (9"x5-7/8") View more info

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HOW DADDY BECAME A BEACHCOMBER

By: Hedley, Marilyn

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, Bruce Humphries, Inc.: 1957

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: G1965

Condition: Good +


143p. Signed by author and illustrator on front endpaper with an illustration. Top back corner of cover moisture stained, page edges spotted, price clipped jacket also has brown spots with chips and tears to edges. Tells the story of Eli Hedley and his family as beachcombers on Trade Winds Cove (now Royal Palms State Park, San Pedro, California) during the mid-20th century. Hedley's creations made from his beachcombings graced the homes of celebrities and were featured i... View more info

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HOW DADDY BECAME A BEACHCOMBER

By: Hedley, Marilyn

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, Bruce Humphries: 1957

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11112

Condition: Very Good


143p. Jacket tattered along edges with holes on flap folds, a 1" creased tear on bottom front edge and spine sunned. Tells the story of Eli Hedley and his family as beachcombers on Trade Winds Cove (now Royal Palms State Park, San Pedro, California) during the mid-20th century. Hedley's creations made from his beachcombings graced the homes of celebrities and were featured in the national press. According to the jacket flap, Raymond Burr bought the motion picture rig... View more info

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THIS FANTASTIC CITY, SAN DIEGO

By: Higgins, Shelley J.; As Told to Richard Mansfield with Foreword by J.F. DuPaul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [San Diego, California], [Publisher not identified]: 1956

Seller ID: H12641

Condition: Very good


[xx], [353p.] Gift message on front endpaper indicates that this book was presented to Higgins' daughter by his widow, a few stains on cover, jacket has large chips to edges with spine sunned and stained and tear on bottom front flap fold. Judge and lawyer, who arrived in San Diego during the early 20th century, provides his firsthand account of the city's history and prospects for its future. 28 b&w photo plates. (8-3/4"x5-3/4") View more info

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MAGNETIC LOS ANGELES: PLANNING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY METROPOLIS (CREATING THE NORTH AMERICAN LANDSCAPE)

By: Hise, Greg

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University: 1997

Edition: First

Seller ID: H9807

ISBN: 0801855438

Condition: Very Good


[xvi], 294p. 1st printing. Jacket corners lightly worn. Includes bibliography. Jacket design by Martha Farlow. B&w illustrations and photographs. (9-1/2"x6-3/8") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, SUMMER 1991, VOL. LXXIII, NO. 2

By: Historical Society of Southern California

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Spokane, Arthur H. Clark Co.: 1991

Seller ID: MG1356

Condition: Very Good


[89p.] Cover lightly soiled and edges scraped. Includes articles on: biographical sketch of José Gonzáles Rubio, Linda Vista area of Pasadena, and Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink. Includes bibliographical notes. B&w illustrations and photographs. (9"x6") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, FALL 1991, VOL. LXXIII, NO. 3

By: Historical Society of Southern California

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Spokane, Arthur H. Clark Co.: 1991

Seller ID: MG1357

Condition: Very Good


[111p.] Cover lightly soiled with bottom of spine torn and edges scraped. Includes articles on: Francisco Xavier Sepulveda, Francisco Sepulveda, José Antonio Andrés Sepulveda, Linda Vista area of Pasadena, and painter Carl Hoerman. Includes bibliographical notes. B&w illustrations and photographs. (9"x6") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, FALL 1992, VOL. LXXIV, NO. 3

By: Historical Society of Southern California

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Spokane, Arthur H. Clark Co.: 1992

Seller ID: MG1361

Condition: Very Good


[89p.] Cover edges scraped. Includes articles on: California superior court treatment of minorities, 1880-1910; creating a Los Angeles art museum (Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art); and Southern California conservatism during the 1964 Republican presidential primary. Includes bibliographical notes. B&w illustrations and photographs. (9"x6") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, WINTER 1992, VOL. LXXIV, NO. 4

By: Historical Society of Southern California

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Spokane, Arthur H. Clark Co.: 1992

Seller ID: MG1362

Condition: Very Good


[105p.] Cover edges scraped. Includes articles on: the Mormon Battalion; El Cajon, California raisin industry; and March Field in Riverside County. Includes bibliographical notes and index to issues in vol. LXXIV. B&w illustrations and photographs. (9"x6") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, SPRING 1993, VOL. LXXV, NO. 1

By: Historical Society of Southern California

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Spokane, Arthur H. Clark Co.: 1993

Seller ID: MG1363

Condition: Very Good


100p. Cover edges scraped. Includes articles on: Russian warship Apollo's visit to California, 1822-1823; Ithaca and California Mining Company's 1849 settlement at Agua Fria Valley, California; Santa Catalina Island's Civil War military post; the photo archive of the Historical Society of Southern California; and Junipero Serra and Thomas Starr King statuary monuments in Washington, DC. Includes bibliographical notes. B&w illustrations and photographs. (9"x6") View more info

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA QUARTERLY, SUMMER 1993, VOL. LXXV, NO. 2

By: Historical Society of Southern California

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Spokane, Arthur H. Clark Co.: 1993

Seller ID: MG1364

Condition: Good +


[98p.] Cover lightly soiled and edges scraped. Includes articles on: Abel Stearns, Hotel del Coronado, and Gilmor Brown and the Pasadena Playhouse. Includes bibliographical notes. B&w photographs. (9"x6") View more info