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1 Postal view cards.
c.1910 
(1) Log Boom (Hoaquim, WA), (2) Gray's Harbor Logging (Hoaquim, WA) & (3) Felled redwood cut into sections ready for the mill (CA). For the three... (3856457697)
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2 (American Prophetic League) THE MAGIC POWER OF THE ROSICRUCIAN BROTHERHOOD - CHRISTIAN: BE WARNED AGAINST SUBTLE FORMS OF OCCULTISM!
Los Angeles, CA 1939 
4pp. Folds to 16 mo. Strongly anti-Rosicrucian Brotherhood. No copies in libraries per OCLC (8/14). (6002035296) 
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3 (Lovecraft, H. P.) Bradofsky, Hyman, ed LOVECRAFT CONTRIBUTIONS AS FOUND IN AN EXTENSIVE RUN OF BRADOFSKY'S THE CALIFORNIAN
Los Angeles 1933+ 
14 issues. Either caption title or paper covers. Vg. Vol I #1 Summer 1933; Vol I #3 Winter 1933; Vol I #4 Spring 1934; 1934, Vol II, #1-2, 4; Vol III #4; Vol IV #3-4; Vol V #1-3; Vol VI #1,4. Associated with the National Amateur Press Association and the United Amateur Press Association, one Californian offers several related articles. Articles or other writing by Lovecraft appear in three issues including one on Poe, one on Modernism, a review, 25 letters and 6 poems while a later issue features a retrospective Lovecraft obituary. The Thompsons, in Official Guide to Science Fiction say Lovecraft was "generally regarded as the most influential fantasy writer since Edgar Allen Poe." Also in the last issue is a 30 p. tribute to Edith Dowe Miniter a frequent contributor. Places of publication include Pomona (?), (all Calif), Roanoke VA (!), and Western Springs IL. This is a scarce periodical with OCLC locating issues at four lib (9/13). Fourteen issues, and this periodical not listed in Union List of Seials. (5901982035)
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4 (Taylor, Bayard) Archive of printed & typed documents pertinent to the Bayard Taylor Institute,
Kennett Square, PA c.1988 
Taylor, a noted author, was a native of Kennett Square. This material focuses on an effort to memorialize him. Included are 1) Corporate record book, (including the charter and two sets of minutes). 2) Clip art logo reproduction (4 x 9") w/Taylor's signature. 3) Exemption & other IRS papers, 12pp. 4) Bylaws, etc., 20pp. 5) Auction 1989, 8pp. 6) Anniversary Year (Fashion Show Program), 20pp. & Bill for same. 7) Blank leaf stationery. 8) TLS Resignation of a board member. 9) Fund raising letter (for scholarship). 10) Scholarship application. 11) Four p. insurance paper. 12) Correspondence from Atty, eight letters. 13) Approx. 20 misc. items, too scattered to enumerate. 14) A few cancelled checks. 15) Approx. 25 brochures for the Bayard Taylor Institute. 16) Approx. 25 seals (picture of Taylor) to affix to stationery. 17) Fashion style photo of Ms. Camille Lownde, Pres. of Bayard Taylor Institute. (4663605291)
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5 AMAN Folk Ensemble AMAN DANCE AND MUSIC RESIDENCY HANDBOOK
Los Angeles c.1997 4to 
330pp. First ed. Paper covers w/ plastic fingers. Fine. Comprehensive approach to expressive arts including international resources. Focused for younger performers. No copies listed per OCLC. (5887648221)
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6 Atherson, Gertrude THE SPLENDID IDLE FORTIES STORIES OF OLD CALIFORNIA
New York 1902 
vii,(3)389pp. First ed. Vg. All gilt bright, corners sharp. The red cl a bit faded (bkstrp only). Zomorano 80 #1, Cowen p. 83. (5938261971)
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7 Bierce, Ambrose THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCE VOLUME IV - SHAPES OF CLAY
NY 1910 
376pp. V.g. in half cream & brown mrbld bds. the bkstrp creases w/old dust. Known for his short stories & novels, Bierce here presents a collection of his poetry. A Neale Press book, this is vol. IV of Bierce's works, complete in itself. No copy of the complete set on line. The set was last listed at three thousand plus. (5291742174)
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8 Bierce, Ambrose THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCE VOLUME V - BLACK BEETLES IN AMBER
NY 1911 
410pp. V.g. in half cream & brown mrbld bds. the bkstrp creases w/old dust. Known for his short stories & novels, Bierce here presents a collection of his poetry. A Neale Press book, this is vol. VI of Bierce's works, complete in itself. The set listed at three thousand plus. (5291701683)
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9 Book Club of CA NEWS-LETTER, VOLUME 50 #1.
San Francisco 1984 
27(1)pp. Wrps. Contains Hart's "Rare-Book Stores in San Francisco Fifty Years Ago" and Hanff's "A Youthful Introduction to the Booksellers of Southern California." (254346489)
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10 Brooks, Keith L. PROPHETIC PROGRAM OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
(Los Angeles, CA 1940 16 mo 
(12)pp. OCLC locates three copies - none in California (8/14). (5706349769)
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11 Brown, Thomas A. A LIST OF CALIFORNIA NURSERIES AND THEIR CATALOGUES 1850 - 1900
(Petaluma, CA) 1993 
83pp. First ed. 4to. Fine in paper covers w/ plastic fingers. No copies on line. (5962435098)
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12 Clark, Lucy T. (comp.) THE BARRETT LIBRARY. BRET HARTE, A CHECKLIST OF PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT WORKS OF...IN LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.
Charlottesville, VA 1957 12mo 
64pp. Fine. First ed. Works listed both chronologically & alphabetically. Out of print. (3552329796)
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13 Cosby, Stanley W. and E. J. Carpenter. Soil Survey of the Dixon Area, California
DC 1931 
47 and fold mappp. VG in paper covers, removed from bound vol. Enormous map, 24 x 40".Very faded owner stamp, not ex lib. (6034792515)
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14 Deering, F. P. THE CODES AND STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA, AS AMENDED AND IN FORCE AT THE CLOSE OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE, 1885.
San Francisco 1886 large 8vo 
676pp. V.g., full law calf w/new lea. bkstrp. Rubber stamps, "Chief of Police," no town. T.p. speaks to four vols & all four present w/sequential pagination. No copy online. (4877843172)
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15 Edwards, Carolyn McVickar. SUN STORIES: TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
San Francisco, CA 1995 
205pp. First ed. Wrps. Vg (paper toning). California author. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author, with pub. promo card, laid in, SIGNED "Carolyn." No other SIGNED copy on net. Unsigned copies offered to twenty-five. (5590160844) 
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16 Fenner, Ball RAISING THE VEIL; OR, SCENES IN THE COURTS.
Boston 1856 
288pp. First & only ed. Ftspc & several full-p. illus. w/tissue guards remaining. Joe Luttrell noted that this book had a chapter on California, but it mostly tells secrets of jury, defense & prosecution antics. News reporters (Fenner calls them court reporters) get their own chapter. Some Afro-American/Black citizens appear, also. This is a near fine copy, one spot on front & three tiny petticoat peeps at one end of bkstrp. Much less foxing than one would expect. Journalism. Copy online at three hundred. (4838485920)
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17 Ferguson, Charles D. THE EXPERIENCES OF A FORTY-NINER DURING THIRTY-FOUR YEARS' RESIDENCE IN CALIFORNIA AND AUSTRALIA
Cleveland 1888 
507pp. First ed. Good, bkstrp edges rubbed, all gilt dull. Pulp paper embrowned. Tp reseated. Graff 1305 Coyle, Ohio Authors p.202-3. (5930366226)
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18 Foundation for Divine Meditation Miracle Methods of the Masters A Way of Life for True Aspirants
Santa Ysabel Ca 1954 11x8.5 
variouspp. Amongst our ten issues may be found a letter signed in type by Dr. Merle E Parker. The ten issues are dated in 1954 May, June, July, Ajg, Dec, and 1955 Apr then undated but in sequence Monographs 8, 9, 10. These vary from 29 to 3 p with versos blank. Much religious orientation. OCLC locates only the first isue in only two libraries Somtimes the text references the Holy Order Of The Sacred Hour. ten vol. (6037383939)
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19 General Committee . . . of the San Francisco Association of Members of the Amer Soc of Civil Engrs THE EFFECTS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF APRIL 18TH, 1906 ON ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTIONS as ptd p. (208)-329 in Amer Soc of Civil Engrs TRANSACTIONS
New York 1907 
(208)-399pp. Removed. W/ over 60 photo illust and two fold illust. (6012522465)
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20 Grunsky, C. E. THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER AND THE SALTON BASIN as ptd p. (1)-62 in Amer Soc of Civil Engrs TRANSACTIONS
New York 1906 
(1)-62pp. Removed. W/ six text maps and many illust. (6012643938)
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