CALIFORNIANA

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CALIFORNIANA

* Early California Travel Series
* California Under Spain and Mexico
* Mexican War
* Russian California


  • 1860s


  • Dana, Richard Henry. Two Years Before the Mast Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co., 1869. 470 pages, green cloth. Second or “author’s” edition of this famous title. (First revised edition.) Zamorano 80 #26.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Dana, Richard Henry. Two Years Before the Mast New York: Random House, 1936. Random House commissioned Grabhorn Press to print 1,000 copies for them. One of the 50 books of the year.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Dana, Richard Henry. Two Years Before the Mast Edited by John Haskell Kemble. 2 volumes, illustrated pictorial cloth, slipcase. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1964.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]



  • 1870s


  • 1876. [Los Angeles] Warner, J. J., Benjamin Hayes and J. P. Widney. An Historical Sketch of Los Angeles County, California from the Spanish Occupancy, by the Founding of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel, September 8, 1771 to July 4, 1876 Los Angeles: Louis Lewin & Co., 1876. (Mirror Printing, Ruling and Binding House). Chapter 3 by Dr. J.P. Widney. Wrappers. 88 pages. Appendix July 4, 1876 First Centennial Celebration. Pd. $50.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1880s


  • ca. 1880s. [LOS ANGELES] Views of Los Angeles & Vicinity, Cal. [N.P., n.d.] c. 1880s. Blue gilt-decorated cloth. 13 fold-out panel including Bird's Eye View of Los Angeles.


  • 1888. Johnstone, E. M. Pacific Coast Souvenir [Oakland: Denison, 1888]. 30 pages of plates, 12 pages of text, green pictorial gilt cloth, 7-1/2 x 6 inches. First edition. 46 Albertype plates of Pacific Coast scenery, including: Interior and exterior Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House and Seal Rocks; Carmel Mission; Mt. Shasta; Lake Tahoe; Wawona; Driving the Last Spike; Virginia City Nevada; Wells Fargo Stage; San Francisco. H.D. Watkins is identified as photographer of 11 of the plates, and Taber of 3. 12 pages of descriptive text identifying the photographs follows. Catalogued in 1980s at $150.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1889. CALIFORNIA ROAD LAWS 1889 San Francisco: Bancroft-Whitney, 1889. 91 pages, black cloth. 6 x 3-3/4 inches. Contains information on highways, bridges, toll roads, wharves, chutes, piers, trespass, eminent domain, malicious injuries.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1889. [SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA] Souvenir of Santa Cruz, California San Francisco: C.P. Heninger, 1889. 14 panel pictorial fold-out. 6 x 5-1/4 inches. Views include: Pope’s Hotel; Glenwood Magnetic Springs; California Powder Works; Santa Cruz mountains; Wilders darey [sic]. Paid $20
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


1890s


  • 1893 [1978]. Bennett, Wm. P. The First Baby in Camp. A full account of the scenes and adventures during the pioneer days of '49 [Oakland: Wuerth Letter Shop, 1978]. Reprint of the original 1893 pamphlet published in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wrappers. 68 pages.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1893. Drake, C. M. California Names and their literal meanings Los Angeles: Jones Book and Printing, 1893. 80 pages, black cloth. 6-3/4 x 4 -/4 inches. Original price 40 cents. “A book for teachers and other curious people.” Bookplate of Jennie A. Crocker laid-in. Paid $20
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1894. California at the World's Columbian Exposition 1893. Including a Description of All Exhibits from the State of California. Sacramento: State Office, 1894. 240 pages, cloth. Page 47 includes a photograph of Ellwood Cooper’s tower of Santa Barbara olive oil bottles. Bookplate: Compliments of California World’s Fair Commission.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1894. James, George Wharton. Tourists' Guide Book to Southern California Los Angeles: Baumgart & Co., 1895. Fragile wrappers. 457 pages + map, advertisements.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1896. Hostetter’s Illustrated California Almanac 1896 Pittsburgh: Hostetter, 1896. 36 pages, wrappers. Includes: eclipses; moon phases; signs of the zodiac; guide to health. Paid $1.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1896. [PACIFIC GROVE] Pacific Grove near Monterey, California (n.p., 1896). 4 pages each folded into 4 panels. Wrappers. 7 x 3 -1/2 inches folded. This edition not in ROCQ. Canceled U.S. one cent stamp on cover. “The leading family resort of the Pacific Coast Announcement Summer 1896.” Verso of second page is bird’s eye view of California coast. Includes: points of interest, hotels, tents, stores, schools, libraries, map. Paid $12.50
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1897. Higgins, C.A. To California and Back Chicago: Santa Fe Route, 1897. 176 pages, wrappers. Produced by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway Includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Northern California, Nevada and Utah, Colorado. Paid $10.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD] [see also 1909 edition; lacks cover; Catherine MacLean Loud archives]


  • 1897. [LOS ANGELES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE] The Olive in Los Angeles County and Southern California Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1897. 12 pages, wrappers. 5 l/2 x 3 1/8 inches.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1897. [LOS ANGELES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE] Nuts in Los Angeles County and Southern California Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1897. 8 pages, wrappers. 5-l/2 x 3-l/8 inches.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1897. [LOS ANGELES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE] Petroleum Fuel and Manufactures in Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1897. 12 pages, wrappers. 5-1/2 x 3-l/8 inches.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • [THROOP INSTITUTE, PASADENA, CAL.] Throop Institute, Pasadena, Cal. June 18, 1897 The Polytecnhic Commencement Number. June, 1897. Vol. 1 No. 8. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1898. Hicks, Ratcliffe. Southern California or the Land of... The Afternoon Springfield, Mass.: Press of Springfield Printing and Binding Co., 1898. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped. 88 pages + illustrations. Signed by publisher (?).
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1899. Higgins, C.A. To California and Back Chicago: Santa Fe Route, 1899. 176 pages, colored pictorial wrappers. One hundred and twenty-fourth thousand. Includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Northern California, Nevada and Utah, Colorado. Paid 75 cents.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • 1899. Keeler, Charles. Southern California With Illustrations. Los Angeles: (n.p.), 1899. 141 pages, pictorial wrappers. Photographs by Louise M. Keeler. Passenger Department Santa Fe Route. (Tenth thousand.) Includes: Santa Catalina Island; Santa Barbara; From San Diego to Los Angeles. Paid $6.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • n.d. [SANTA MONICA] Vistas de Santa Monica and Ocean Park Los Angeles: M. Reider, n.d. Pictorial fold-out of 9 panels in wrappers. 6-1/4 x 4-1/2 folded. Includes a 6-panel panoramic view of Santa Monica beach. Early.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]



ALPHABETICAL BY AUTHOR


  • Atherton, Gertrude. The Splendid Idle Forties. Stories of Old California. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1915). Red cloth. 389 pages. The Isle of Skulls is a short story about San Miguel Island, pp. 255-280. Originally published as Before the Gringo Came, 1894. First appeared as Splendid Idle Forties in 1902. Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948) was born in San Francisco. She began her literary career late in life, in the 1880s, and produced books until she was almost 90. [=Franklin Horn.]
[original in SCIF archives] [Baird & Greenwood #113]


  • Atherton, Gertrude. California: An Intimate History. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1914. 330 pages + numerous full-page illustrations. Red cloth, gilt-stamped. First edition. Catalogued at $35 in 1992.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Atlas of California Culver City"Pacific Book Center, (1979). Oversized in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Baaker, Elna. An Island Called California An ecological introduction to its natural communities. Berkeley: University of California Press: (1971). Wraps.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Bailey, Gilbert Ellis. California. A Geologic Wonderland Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1924. Maroon cloth. 119 pages. A chapter entitled California Islands pages 76-81.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • [BASQUES]. Paquette, Mary Grace. Basques to Bakersfield Bakersfield: Kern County Historical Society, 1982. First edition in red boards.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Bell, Horace. Reminiscences of a Ranger, or, Early Times in Southern California Santa Barbara: Wallace Hebberd, 1927. Foreword by Arthur M. Ellis. Illustrations by James S. Bodrero. 500 pages. Gilt-stamped green cloth. Second edition. The first edition was published in 1881. Primavera Press published a later edition in 1933.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Cronise, Titus Fey. The Natural Wealth of California San Francisco: H. H. Bancroft, 1868. Green cloth. 696 pages + 2 pages of ads. Contains a detailed description of each county. Santa Barbara County page 110-114. Islands on the coast of California pages 89-90.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Dawson, Glen. Dawson's Book Shop. Catalogue 330. California Authors. 1962. Wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Ellison, William Henry. A Self-governing Dominion California, 1849-1860 Berkeley: University of California Press, 1950. First edition in d.j. 335 pages, cloth in illustrated dust jacket. Land claim to Santa Cruz Island on p. 112-115.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Ettinger, Catherine R. Architecture as Order in the California Missions Santa Barbara: Mission Archive Library, 2003. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • [GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CALIFORNIA]. Whitney, J. D., State Geologist. Botany Volume I. Polypetalae by Brewer, W. H. and Sereno Watson. Gamopetale by Asa Gray. Cambridge, Mass.: John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1880. Second (revised) edition.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • [GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CALIFORNIA]. Whitney, J. D., State Geologist. Botany Volume II. By Sereno Watson. Cambridge, Mass.: John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1880. Second (revised) edition.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Harlow, Neal. California Conquered War and Peace on the Pacific 1846-1850. Berkeley: University of California Press, (1982). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Hart, James D. A Companion to California. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978. Black cloth in pictorial dust jacket. 504 pages. Inscribed: For Marla, regards, James D. Hart 11/11/78.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib M. D. Daily]


  • Helvarg, David. The Golden Shore. California's Love Affair with the Sea N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, (2013)
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Igler, David. Industrial Cowboys. Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920 Berkeley: University of California Press, (2001). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives] [shelved under California Biographies]


  • [INDEPENDENCE, CALIFORNIA] (n.p., n.d.) ca. 1921. 12 pages, illustrated wrappers. 6-1/4 x 3-l/2 inches. Views include: fish hatchery; Gardner Summit; Kearsarge Trail; Manzanar alfalfa fields.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Newhall, Ruth Waldo. The Newhall Ranch. The Story of the Newhall Land and Farming Company San Marino: The Huntington Library, 1958. First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [LOS ANGELES] Newman's Information, Guide and Directory of Los Angeles County. [N.P.]: T. Newman, 1912. Wrappers. 63 pages.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Newmark, Harris. Sixty years in Southern California 1853-1913. Containing the reminiscences of Harris Newmark. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1926. First Edition.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Peninou, ErnestP. and Sidney S. Greenleaf. A Directory of California Wine Growers and Wine Makers in 1860 Berkeley: Tamalpias Press, 1967. 84 pages, cloth, 5 x 8 1/8 inches. One of 450 copies. Santa Barbara County wine makers include: Pascual Botiller; Nicolas Den; Jules Goux; Jose Guerra y Noriega; James McCaffrey; Albert Packard.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Perez, Erika. Colonial Intimacies. Interethnic Kinship, Sexuality, and Marriage in Southern California, 1769-1885. Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, (2018). First edition in d.j.
Before Gold. California Under Spain and Mexico Volume 5.
[original in SCIF archives] [shelved under Spanish California]


  • Perissinotto, Giorgio. Documenting Everyday Life in Early Spanish California The Santa Barbara Presidio Memorias y Facturas 1779-1810. First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Phillips, George Harwood. Vineyards and Vaqueros. Indian Labor and the Economic Expansion of Southern California, 1771-1877. Oklahoma: Arthur H. Clark Co., (2010). First edition.
Before Gold. California Under Spain and Mexico. Volume 1.
[original in SCIF archives] [shelved under Spanish California]


  • Richman, Irving Berndine. California Under Spain and Mexico 1535-1847. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911
[original in SCIF archives] [shelved under Spanish California]


  • [SAN FRANCISCO]. Smith, Dennis. San Francisco is Burning. The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires. New York: Viking, (2005). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib M. D. Daily]


  • [SAN JOSE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE] San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. (San Jose: Wright Printing, 1912?) 36 pages, pictorial wrappers. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Profuse photographs. Includes information about prunes; facts; newspapers; sanitariums; attractions; resources; climate. Paid $9.50. ROCQ 14077 (note.)
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib M. D. Daily]


  • [SERRA]. Beebe, Rose Marie and Robert M. Senkewicz. Junipero Serra. California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary. Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, (2015).
Before Gold. California Under Spain and Mexico Volume 3.
[original in SCIF archives; Inscribed by Father Tom Elewaut, Mission Sanbuenaventura] [shelved under Baja Missions]


  • Torrey, Bradford. Field-days in California Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. 235 pages, green cloth. Bradford Torrey (1843-1912), Massachussetts born ornithologist, writer, teacher and editor, moved to Santa Barbara in his later years where he died during this book's publication. It includes photographs in Santa Barbara County and stories of the Santa Barbara back country.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • Wells, Harry L. California Names Los Angeles, Kellaway-Ide Company, 1940 edition. Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Westerners Brand Book 1 San Francisco Corral of The Westerners. Great West Books, (1996).
* Lyon, Mary Lou. We're Headin' for California in the Spring. Women prepare for the Overland Journey. (p. 1-12)
* Larson, Jennifer. Forgeries in the Antiquarian Book World. (p. 13-19)
* Dillon, Richard H. “Dutch George” Yount. (p. 20-31)
* Chinn, Thomas. Seventy Years of Chinatown Recollections. (p. 32-38)
* Shumate, Albert. The Mysterious History of E Clampus Vitus. (p. 39-49)
* Postel, Mitchell P. San Mateo County and San Francisco's Search for Water. (p. 50-56)
* Moxom, Marshall. Pulgas Water Temple: A Monument to the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System. (p. 57-61)
* Fracchia, Charles A. Gelette Burgess in San Francisco. (p. 62-69)
* Davidson, Harold G. John Edward Borein: Cowboy Artist. (p. 70-73)
* Smith, Genny. Doctor Nellie: One of California's First Women Doctors. (p. 74-86)
* Tutorow, Norman. San Francisco Over the Rocks: The City and the Sitka (Ice Company). (p. 87-105)
[original in SCIF archives]