Johnson, C. D. (President) 4to. 34,  pp. 2 maps (1 fold-out). Photo-illustrations. With 2 full-page maps and folded color map tipped in at back. Date of publication based on text, page 33. A near fine copy of an uncommon title on the lumber trade in the Pacific Northwest; only one copy located in online institutions. Presents a history of the development of the Pacific Coast lumber industry, the ".last great coniferous timber reserve." Includes many photographic images of giant fallen trees, various aspects of logging, sawmills, ships and motor boats, a monorail system of Pacific Spruce Corporation and more. Also includes a chart detailing the lumber cut of Oregon and Washington fom 1915 to 1920.
Crumb, R.; Spain Rodriguez; Gilbert Shelton; S. Clay Wilson; Victor Moscoso; Robert Williams SIGNED by all 6 artists (with Letter of Authenticity from PSA Authentication Services). Comic book format, unpaginated. Illustrations. Wraparound color cover illustratrated by Victor Moscoso. A fine copy with a unique collection of signatures.
Muir, John Octavo; [xiv]; 382pp. 32 captioned photographic plates, including frontispiece portrait of John Muir in Muir Woods in 1909 after photographs by Herbert W. Gleason. Map and Tables by Allen Chamberlain. Index to Map; General Index. Gilt decorated blue cloth with pictorial color image of Yosemite Falls on front cover. Upper corner tip (1/4" x 1 1/4") of page 13/14 lacking; decorative owner bookplate; small stain on ffep; else a fine copy in a bright and stricking binding. "In this book, made up of sketches first published in the Atlantic Monthly, I have done the best I could to show forth the beauty, grandeur, and all-embracing usefulness of our wild mountian forest reservations and parks, with a view to inciting the poeple to come and enjoy them, and get them into their hearts, that so at length their preservation and right use might be made sure." -- Author's description. "Our National Parks" is composed of ten articles previously published in The Atlantic Monthy celebrating the parklands of the American West. Muir captures the vital essence of Yosemite, Yellowstone, Sequoia, and other areas, detailing their natural attractions -- the breathtaking forests, lush alpine meadows, massive granite domes, towering sequoias, bursting geysers, thundering waterfalls, and crystalline glacial lakes. (Kimes 237). New and Enlarged Edition, Fully Illustrated.
Wight, Jermy Benton SIGNED by the author. 4to. 102,  pp. 3 fold-out maps; illustrations, appendices. Stiff illustrated softcover in fine condition, as new. The road west -- Frederick William Lander -- 1857 the year of resolution -- The turning point -- On the road -- Tales of the trail -- 1859-1860 -- The war years -- Appendix one : newspaper clipping from the Western Dispatch, Independence Missouri, Wednesday, December 2, 1857 -- Appendix two : preliminary report, F.W. Lander, Chief Engineer Ft Kearney-South Pass-Honey Lakes Wagon Road -- Appendix three : sketch map of the 1857-8 explorations of the Pacific Wagon Road survey, F.W. Lander, Chief Engineer -- Appendix four : "Practicability of railroads through south pass" F.W. Lander, Superintendent -- Appendix five : maps prepared by the Wyoming State Archives & Historical Dept. 1959 ; Lander cut off -- east section ; Lander cut off -- west section -- Appendix six : report and map of the Central Division of the Fort Kearney, South Pass, and Honey Lake Wagon Road, F.W. Lander, January 20, 1859 -- Appendix seven : estimates for the Fort Kearney, South Pass, and Honey Lake Wagon Road, F.W. Lander, February 1, 1861 -- Appendix eight : reports of the Fort Kearney, South Pass, and Honey Lake Wagon Road, F.W. Lander, February 11, 1861.
Puccini, Giacomo (Gamut Club) A charming fan-shaped and ribbon-tied promotional piece for the Savage Opera Company's February 4th 1908 performance of 'Madam Butterfly' at Los Angeles' Gamut Club. The first of the five ~7" x ~2" leaves on card stock is titled 'Mme. Butterfly Gamut Club Feb'y 4th 1908;' an image of a leading character in the musical appears on each of the four leaves following. Cast members who have signed the piece include Rena Vivienne, Elisabeth Wolff, Dora de Fillippe, William St. Willis, Vernon Stiles, Harriet Behnee and Lola Rauchfuss.
Dane Coolidge 8vo. 162 pp. With 31 photographs taken "from the saddle", by the author. Review copy, with publisher's review slip tipped in. Orange cloth in illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (darkening to spine; minor wear to extremities). The author, posing as a professional photographer, spent many exciting months following round-ups, and he has accompanied the Texas Rangers on many a hair-raising ride. The 'Lone Star' boys enjoyed having their picture taken and in return, they initiated him into nearly every phase of the exciting routine on the San Carlos Indian Reservations: the horse-changing, the round-ups and branding, the lonely night guards, the stories, songs, and jokes. And here, he shares his stories with the Texas cowboys.
Wolo Small 4to. 38 pp. Color and black & white illustrations by the author. Turquoise cloth with black illustration & lettering to front board; illustrated endpapers; in publisher's color illustrated dustjacket. A very good copy (some loss of color along upper front board and lower spine; small previous owner name) in good dustjacket (chips, wear and tears to dustjacket extremities, with loss to spine ends). A charming tale of Ilgamoot the groundhog and of his fellow animal friends - the busy woodpeckers and squirrels, the orioles and the family of fishing raccoons, and the wild honey-bees - who live in an ancient oak tree. Tarrux, a savage and wicked black beaver, has destroyed all the trees on his side of the pond, and proceeds to gnaw on the old oak tree. The animals pay little attention to the beaver until it is almost too late to save the tree. They enlist the help of the deaf, old owl and the story concludes with a happy ending. Wolo (1902 - 1989) immigrated the United States fleeing Nazi Germany and ultimately lived in the San Francisco Bay Area where he wrote and illustrated his five childen's books.
Jeffers, Robinson From the estate of Eric Temple Bell with "E. T. Bell / 21 June 1934 / Pasadena, California" in his hand at upper right corner of the front free endpaper. Bell (1883 - 1960), was a Scottish-born mathematician and science fiction writer who lived in the United States for most of his life. He published non-fiction using his given name and fiction as John Taine. Octavo; A Fine copy, apparently unopened in publisher's blue cloth, protected in mylar; spine titled in gold; lacking the uncommon slipcase About this book, Jeffers wrote, "It is about as long as Cawdor and seems to me to be the best thing I have yet written." Alberts, #71. #173 of an edition limited to 200 copies.
James, Bill C. SIGNED 'Bill James 1995' on preliminary page. Octavo; x, 79pp; bibliography, epilogue, photographs. A Fine copy in black cloth; front cover and spine lettered in silver. Jim Miller had been town marshal in Pecos, Texas (of Billie Sol Estes fame!) as well as being married to a daughter of a cousin of John Wesley Hardin. He also had been a Texas Ranger in Memphis, Texas. He was lynched in Ada, Oklahoma, in 1909 along with three other men, by a mob of residents angry that he had assassinated a former deputy U.S. marshal.
Gould, Stephen 8vo. 28,  pp, text single-sided. Bibliography. Red leatherette with gold lettering. Fine condition, as new. The Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads brought the first Chinese into Southern California to lay track as the companies crisscrossed the area with rail lines. After the tracks were completed many of the men stayed on. In 1880 Los Angeles had a Chinese population of 1,117. In "Chinese in Tustin", Gould noted that ranchers in Tustin and the outlying areas often took an all-day trip into Los Angeles with a wagon, stayed over night, and returned the next day with 20 to 25 laborers. Although it is estimated that as many as 200 to 300 Chinese lived in Tustin during the late 1880s,they were the first in the area to specialize in truck farming and they worked on local ranches. Rather than a Chinatown, "there were numerous little shacks hidden among the tall forests of mustard around Tustin." Stephen Louis "Steven" Gould (1947 - 2020) was a member of a pioneer Tustin family who arrived in Orange County in 1888, a prolific self-published author of local history, and the founder of One-by-One Ministries. His father, Jack, had farmed on the Irvine Ranch and the Goulds attended the little Irvine Community Church on Sand Canyon Ave. His family stories and personal anecdotes provided snapshots of life in Orange County not recorded elsewhere. 'Centennial Edition limited to 40 copies (this copy out of series).
Oblong 12mo (4" x 6"). 221,  pp. Foreword by Bobby Jones. Illlustrated throughout with consecutive motion photographs taken by John Holloway from different angles all in the same flicker sequence. Publisher's stiff maroon covers with gilt lettering. Previous owner name; slight crease to front and rear covers (from flipping); a near fine copy. Ralph J. Guldahl (November 22, 1911 - June 11, 1987) was an American professional golfer, one of the top five players in the sport from 1936 to 1940. He won sixteen PGA Tour-sanctioned tournaments, including three majors (two U.S. Opens and one Masters). He took time off from playing in 1939 to write this title then returned to the PGA Tour to acheive his last two wins in 1940. (Donovan & Murdoch 19710; Murdoch 311).