1067. [ZAMORANO EIGHTY]. Lot of over 65 imprints, encompassing both Z80 editions, reprints and related materials. Included are:

Academy of Pacific Coast History Publications, Volume I & II. Berkeley: University of California, 1910-1911. [10] 358 + [12] 358 pp., 9 plates. Very good.
     Contains The Official Account of the Portolá Expedition of 1769-1770, ed. Frederick J. Teggart, as well as other narratives and diaries of the Portolá expedition. Zamorano 80 #22n.

ATHERTON, Gertrude. Before the Gringo Came. New York, 1915. Signed by author on title page. Solid copy.

ATHERTON, Gertrude [Franklin Horn]. The Splendid Idle Forties. Stories of Old California.... New York & London: Macmillan & Co., 1902. vii [3] 389 [1, blank] pp., 8 halftone plates by Harrison Fisher. 8vo, original red pictorial cloth in gilt and colors. Slight shelf wear, spine a bit light, hinges and text block cracked (but holding), overall very good, the lovely pictorial upper cover with mission and poppy motifs fine and bright.
     First edition thus (revised and enlarged edition of Before the Gringo Came, 1894). Cowan I, p. 8. Cowan II, p. 23. Howell 50, California 969. Johnson, p. 23. LC, California Centennial 274. Norris 130. Notable American Women I, pp. 64-65. Powell, California Classics, pp. 103-14: “Atherton’s stories of love and death, bull and bear fights, moonlight meriendas, horse races and fancy dress balls, are increasingly meaningful and precious. They are truly classics of Californiana” Zamorano 80 #1.

AUSTIN, Mary. The Land of Little Rain. Boston and New York:  Houghton, Mifflin, [1903]. x [6] 280 [1] pp., pictorial title-page, frontispiece, 3 full-page plates, numerous marginal illustrations. 8vo, original tan pictorial cloth, t.e.g. Very good with light shelf wear and a small tear to the dedication page.
     Later printing. Cowan II, p. 24. Edwards, The Enduring Desert, p. 14: "Ranks among the all-time great books on California, and an acknowledged classic of the desert." Graff 114. Howes A400. Zamorano 80 #2n.

AUSTIN, Mary [Hunter]. The Land of Little Rain. Boston & Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin and Company & Riverside Press, 1950. xviii [2] 133 [2] pp., 48 photoplates by Ansel Adams, endpaper maps. 4to, original yellow and orange cloth. Mild shelfwear, else near fine, sans d.j.
     First printing of this handsome edition of Austin’s 1903 classic, enhanced by the addition of Ansel Adams’s superb photographs. Introduction by Carl Van Doren. Zamorano 80 #2n.

BEECHEY, F[rederick] W[illiam]. An Account of a Visit to California 1826-’27: Reprinted from a Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering’s Strait Performed in His Majesty’s Ship Blossom.... [San Francisco: Printed at the Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California, [1941]. [12] 74 [9] pp., decorated title, text ornamentation, 4 colored plates (from Smyth’s original watercolor drawings), map. Small folio, original vellum over red cloth. Binding lightly scuffed and stained, else very good.
     Limited edition (350 copies), with introduction by Edith M Coulter and additional previously unpublished text, plus the reproductions of Smyth’s wonderful watercolors (only one of which was used in the original edition) and Beechey’s previously unpublished map of San Francisco Bay. Grabhorn (1940-1956) #354. Zamorano 80 #4n.

BELL, Horace. Reminiscences of a Ranger or Early Times in Southern California. [Los Angeles: Anderson, Ritchie & Simon, 1965]. [12] 120 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original half tan cloth over pale boards. Fine in slip case. Volume 1 of 3 (see below).
     Limited edition (#771 of 1,200 letterpress copies). Zamorano 80 #5n.

BELL, Horace. Reminiscences of a Ranger or Early Times in Southern California...Volume 2. [Los Angeles: Advertisers Composition Company, 1966]. [10] 121-269 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original tan cloth over brown boards. Fine in slip case. Volume 2 of 3 (see above and below).
     Limited edition (#65 of 1,500 offset copies). Zamorano 80 #5n.

BELL, Horace. Reminiscences of a Ranger or Early Times in Southern California...Volume 3. [Los Angeles: Advertisers Composition Company, 1967]. [8] 273-439 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original tan cloth over brown boards. Fine in slip case. Volume 3 of 3 (see above).
     Limited edition (#372 of 1,500 offset copies). Zamorano 80 #5n.

BELLE, Frances P. Life and Adventures of the Celebrated Bandit Joaquin Murrieta: His Exploits in the State of California. Chicago: The Charles T. Powner Co., 1937.
     First edition. Guns 193.

BOSQUI, Edward. Memoirs of Edward Bosqui. Foreword By Harold C. Holmes & Introduction By Henry R. Wagner. Oakland: [printed at the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco for] Holmes Book Company, 1952. xxvii [1, blank] 180 [4] pp., frontispiece, 5 plates. Signed by Harold C. Holmes at end of foreword. 4to, original black cloth over rose boards patterned in black silver, and gold, printed paper spine label. Spine a bit light, spine label browned and with slight insect damage, light shelf wear, with boards exposed at tips, a few stains to lower boards, printed bookplate on front pastedown, overall very good.
     Limited edition (350 copies). Howes B623.

BREWER, William H[enry]. Up and Down California in 1860-1864.... Edited by Francis P. Farquhar.... Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1974. iii-xxiii [1, blank] 583 pp., frontispiece, 16 plates. 8vo, original yellow wrappers with photographic illustrations.
     Third edition. First paperback edition. Zamorano 80 #9n.

BROWN, John Henry. Reminiscences and Incidents of Early Days of San Francisco (1845-50)....With an Introduction and Reader’s Guide by Douglas Sloane Watson. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, [1933]. [12] 138 [5] pp., folding map. 8vo, original natural linen over marbled boards, printed paper labels on spine and upper board. Shelf wear to spine and boards, internally solid.
Grabhorn (1915-1940) #190. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 88a. Rocq 8430. Zamorano 80 #10n.

CALIFORNIA (Province). LAWS. Regulations for Governing the Province of the Californias.... [With]: Reglamento para el gobierno de la Provincia de Californias. Aprobado por S. M. en real órden de 24. de octubre de 1781.... San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1929. [2] 55 [1, blank] [1, colophon] + [2] 55 [1, blank] [4] [1] pp., decorated or ornamental titles, 16 initials printed in sepia. 2 vols., 8vo, marbled boards, printed paper spine labels. Spine detached (but present) from Spanish volume, boards rubbed, else good in a chipped slipcase, with spine detached (but present).
     Limited edition (#122 of 300 copies). Grabhorn (1915-1940) #119, 120: “Edwin Grabhorn has been heard to remark that he printed this book in lieu of another edition of Gray’s Elegy.” Bibliographical note by Oscar Lewis. Zamorano 80 #62n. (2 vols.)

CARSON, James H. Recollections of the California Mines: An Account of the Early Discoveries of Gold, with Anecdotes and Sketches of California and Miners’ Life, and a Description of the Great Tulare Valley. Oakland: [Printed by Saul & Lillian Marks at The Plantin Press, Los Angeles, for] Biobooks, 1950. ix [3] 113 [1] pp., wood engravings by Henry Shire, folding maps, illustrated endpapers. 8vo, original maroon cloth over beige buckram. Fine.
     Limited edition (750 copies); second book edition (first published as a supplement to the San Joaquin Republican in 1852; the rare first book edition published at Stockton later in 1852 was the first book printed in Stockton). Cowan, p. 107n. Graff 604n. Greenwood 321n. Howell 50, California 351n. Howes C183. Jones 1273n. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 119c. Libros Californianos, p. 26n. Mintz, The Trail 527n. Rocq 15746. Streeter Sale 2703n: “Gives a fresh, first-hand account of the beginnings of the California gold rush.... One of the very few early sketches on the San Joaquin Valley.” Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 36n. Zamorano 80 #16n.

CARRILLO, Carlos Antonio. Exposition Addressed to the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union...Concerning the Regulation and Administration of the Pious Fund. Translated and Edited by Herbert Ingram Priestly.... San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1938. xx, 15 [1] pp. 4to, original half green cloth over green boards, printed paper spine label. Very good, sans d.j.
     First edition in English, limited edition (650 copies), handsomely printed by John Henry Nash and with translator Priestley’s introduction and editorial notes. Zamorano 80 #15n.

[CLAPPE, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith]. The Shirley Letters....Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City: Peregrine Publishers, 1970. xxi [3] 199 [1, blank] pp., illustrations. 8vo, original beige pictorial wrappers. Lightly worn, else very good.
     Later reprint, with introduction by Richard Oglesby. Zamorano 80 #69n.

[CLEMENS, Samuel L.]. The Jumping Frog....New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1903. [4] 65 [1] pp., frontispiece., 11 plates. 8vo, original red pictorial cloth, stamped in white and green. Cloth lightly rubbed, light foxing to title page, text browned, else very good.
     First separate edition. Zamorano 80 #17n.

CLEMENS, Samuel L[anghorne]. Roughing It by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens.).... Hartford: American Publishing Company, etc., 1872. xviii [19]-591 [1, blank] pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, 5 engraved plates (plate facing p. 238 absent), numerous text illustrations by True W. Williams and other artists. 8vo, original dark brown gilt-pictorial cloth. Head of spine chipped, 2 cm crack in spine, joints cracked, moderate shelf wear (corners bumped, boards exposed at tips), upper hinge cracked (but holding), contemporary ink ownership inscriptions on front endpapers and title page, endpapers browned, otherwise internally fine.
     First American edition. Issue points: no ad page at rear; p. 242 (lines 20-21) "he" is present while "his" is missing; p19 the Y in the first word ("my") is capitalized; p156 has capital T in Trees; p330 has capital E in Eastern. Adams, Guns 443. BAL 3337. Bennett, American Book Collecting, pp. 142-43. Cowan I, p. 49. Cowan II, p. 130. Graff 762. Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers 1289. Hill, pp. 377-78. Howell 50, California 378. Howes C481: “Valuable as an autobiographical chapter in the author’s life and as a vivid portrayal of Nevada mining life in the ’60s.” Johnson, Twain, pp. 13-16. Libros Californianos, pp. 43-45 (Powell commentary): “Twain’s genius consisted in his ability to capitalize minor misfortunes common to the genus Homo which psychologists aver rather convincingly, are a sure stimulus to human risibilities...certainly this book belongs in any California library”; p. 66 (Hanna list). Norris 3978. Paher, Nevada 350: “This is one of Nevada’s all time books.” Powell, California Classics, pp. 92-102. Walker, San Francisco’s Literary Frontier, p. 324. Wright II:554. Zamorano 80 #18.

[CLEMENS, SAMUEL]. Roughing It. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1913. Very good in good d.j.
JDT 2140

CLYMAN, James. 1792-1881: James Clyman, Frontiersman; The Adventures of a Trapper and Covered-Wagon Emigrant as Told in His Own Reminiscences and Diaries. Edited by Charles L. Camp. Portland: The Champoeg Press, [1960]. [6] 352 pp., frontispiece, 4 maps [2 folding], 5 plates, text illustrations. 8vo, original rose cloth gilt. Slight shelf wear, small spot on upper cover, dampstaining to top edge and front endpapers (not affecting text), overall very good.
     Limited edition (1450 copies), “Definitive Edition.” Reprint of Zamorano 80 19 with additional material.

COLTON, Walter. Three Years in California.... New York: A. S. Barnes & Co.; Cincinnati: H. W. Derby & Co., 1850. 456 pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of Sutter by Burt, 11 engraved plates (5 portraits by Burt, 6 views and comical mining scenes by J. W. Orr), large folding facsimile (“Declaration of Rights in the Constitution of California...”), engraved map (Valley of the Sacramento and San Joaquin, J. W. Orr, N.Y., 14.5 x 8.5 cm; 5-3/4 x 3-3/8 inches), text illustrations, ads on front endpapers. 8vo, original red blindstamped cloth with gilt vignette of the Great Seal of California on upper cover, spine gilt-lettered. Head of spine chipped, binding rubbed and a bit soiled, upper joint cracked, endpapers with tape stains, owner’s ink stamp on front flyleaf, owner’s ink inscription on title page, interior foxed, folding facsimile with 12 cm tape-repaired tear.
     First edition. Cowan I, pp. 52-53: “The facsimile...‘Declaration of Rights’ often missing.” Cowan II, p. 137. Graff 839. Gudde, California Gold Camps, p. 391. Hill, p. 58. Howell 50, California 45. Howes C625. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 151a. LC, California Centennial 239. Norris 827. Rocq 5644. Walker, San Francisco’s Literary Frontier, p. 21. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 46: “Colton’s entries graphically depict the news and results of the gold discovery in the coastal towns. Excellent engraved portraits of Sutter and other pioneers”; Maps of the California Gold Region 146. Zamorano 80 #20.

COOLBRITH, Ina. Songs from the Golden Gate.... With Illustrations by William Keith. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company; Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1895. vii [5] 159 pp., 4 halftone plates (photographs of William Keith’s paintings). 12mo, original gilt-lettered red cloth, gilt lyre on upper cover, t.e.g. Insribed by the author on front free endpaper. Other than light browing to endpapers and text, a fine copy.
     First edition. LC, California Centennial 282. Norris 853. Notable American Women I, pp. 379-80: “Coolbrith...was made an honorary member of [the Bohemian Club], an honor accorded to no other woman.” Walker, A Literary History of Southern California, pp. 79-82; San Francisco’s Literary Frontier, p. 63: “She refused to write her autobiography, [stating] ‘Were I to write what I know, the book would be too sensational to print; but were I to write what I think proper, it would be too dull to read.’” Zamorano 80 #21n.

COSTANSÓ, Miguel. The Costansó Narrative of the Portolá Expedition. First Chronicle of the Spanish Conquest of Alta California... Newhall: Hogarth Press, 1970. 112 pp., maps, portrait, illustrations, complete facsimile of the Diario.  4to, original beige cloth. Fine.
     First edition. Scholarly edition of the Costansó Diaro and map published in 1770, documenting the beginning of Spanish settlement of California. Howes C795, Zamorano 80 #22n.

COSTANSÓ, Miguel, et al. The Spanish Occupation of California: Plan for the Establishment of a Government. Junta or Council Held at San Blas, May 16, 1768. Diario of the Expeditions Made to California.... Translated from the Spanish Documents by Douglas S. Watson and Thomas Workman Temple II and the “Diario” of Miguel Costansó Follows.... San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1934. xii [2] 62 [2] pp., title printed in red and black, woodcut portraits of Jose de Gálvez and Fray Junípero Serra, facsimile signatures, folding map (facsimile of manuscript map by Costansó from 1770: Carta reducida del Oceano Asiatico nombrado por los navegantes Mar del Sur, que comprehende la Costa Oriental y Occidental de la Peninsula de la California con el Golfo...). 4to, original tan cloth over orange patterned boards, printed paper spine label. Binding lightly rubbed and soiled, slam stain on lower boards, tiny chip in spine label (not affecting text), endpapers browned, otherwise very good.
     Limited edition (550 copies). Grabhorn (1915-1940) #203. Two documents on California by Gálvez accompany Costansó’s Diario histórico. The account by Costansó is the same as that found in Teggart’s translation, but the map presented in this edition is a photoreproduction of Costansó’s 1770 manuscript map in the Archives of the Ministry of War at Madrid, Spain. The manuscript map was the basis for the map printed by Tomás López in 1771. See California 49: Forty-Nine Maps of California from the Sixteenth Century to the Present 14n. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 625. Frederic W. Goudy designed the Franciscan type used in this fine press edition.

CUMMINS, Ella Sterling [Mighels]. The Story of the Files: A Review of Californian Writers and Literature...Issued under the Auspices of the World’s Fair Commission of California, Columbian Exposition, 1893. [San Francisco: Co-Operative Printing Co.], 1893. [6, ads] 460 [3, ads] pp., frontispiece, plates, numerous text illustrations (including halftone portraits), 2 errata sheets tipped in. 8vo, original mustard pictorial boards, beveled edges, decorated endsheets. Boards rubbed, head of spine with small tear, corners bumped, inscription on front free endpaper, titled page lightly soiled, edges browned, internally solid.
     First edition. Cowan I, p. 61: “The material in this work is an exceedingly valuable collection, which, with the numerous portraits, could never again be regathered.” Cowan II, p. 152. Holliday 253. Howell 50, California 403. Huntington Library, Zamorano 80...Exhibition of Famous and Notorious California Classics 24. Norris 907. Rocq 17027. Streeter Sale 3014. Walker, A Literary History of Southern California, p. 167; San Francisco’s Literary Frontier, pp. 360-61. Zamorano 80 #24. See Hart, Companion to California, p. 271.

CUNNINGHAM, J.C. The Truth About Murietta. Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing, 1938. 286 pp., 8 plates. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Good.
     Adams, Guns 531.

DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years before the Mast: A Personal Narrative. Boston & Cambridge: Houghton, Osgood and Company & Riverside Press, 1880. Fair only.

DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. Chicago and New York: A.L. Burt Company, n.d. 432 pp., frontispiece, illustrations, illustrated endpapers, top edge dyed grey. 8vo, original navy blue pictorial cloth. Very good aside from mild shelf wear.
     Twentieth-century reprint of Zamorano 80 26.

DANA, Richard Henry. Two Years Before The Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life At Sea. New York: [Edwin and Robert Grabhorn for] Random House, 1936. [2] xiii [1] 464 [1, colophon] pp., portrait of Dana, 14 plates (portraits, views, facsimiles). Large 8vo, original cream leather over tan linen, spine lettered in brown. Spine abraded, corners bumped, internally solid, sans d.j.
     Limited edition. (1 of 1,000 copies). Zamorano 26n.

DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. Edited from the Original Manuscript and from the First Edition, With Journals and Letters of 1834-1836 and 1859-1860.... Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1964. xxii, 270 + vi [271]-552 pp., two-page illustrated title, 8 color plates, maps, facsimiles, illustrations, endpaper maps. 2 vols., 8vo, original goldenrod and cream pictorial cloth. Fine in lightly worn publisher’s pictorial slipcase.
     Reprint of Zamorano 80 #26. Notes by John Haskell Kemble.

DAVIS, Carlyle Channing & William A. Alderson. The True Story of “Ramona”: Its Facts and Fictions, Inspiration and Purpose. New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1914. Moderate shelf wear, else good.

DAVIS, William Heath. Seventy-five Years in California.... San Francisco: [Lawton & Alfred Kennedy for] John Howell–Books, 1967. xi [9] 345 pp., color frontispiece portrait, 19 plates (4 folding, some in color). Large 8vo, original gold cloth. Fine in slightly faded and chipped d.j.
     Third and best edition, edited and corrected from Davis’ own copy of the 1889 original printing. Howell 50:1261: “The definitive edition of the most readable book on nineteenth-century California. Zamorano 80 #27n

DELANO, Alonzo. Old Block’s Sketch Book. Santa Ana: The Fine Arts Press, 1947. [14] 89 [7] pp., text illustrations. 8vo original blue cloth with pictorial label attached to upper board.
     Second edition, with foreword by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. Zamorano 80 #29n: “Few volumes have a truer flavor of the Mother Lode.”

DWINELLE, John W[hipple]. The Colonial History of the City of San Francisco.... San Diego, 1924. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers.
     Reprint edition. Zamorano 80 #32n.

DWINELLE, John W. The Colonial History City of San Francisco. N.p.: Ross Valley Book Co., 1978. [4] xlv [1, blank] 391 [1, blank] pp., map, endpaper maps. 8vo, original black cloth. Fine.
     Facsimile of expanded fourth edition (1867) of Zamorano 80 #32.

FARNHAM, Thomas Jefferson. Pictorial Edition!!! Life, Adventures, and Travels in California. By T. J. Farnham. To Which are Added the Conquest of California, Travels in Oregon, and History of the Gold Regions. New York: Published by Nafis & Cornish; St. Louis: Van Dien & MacDonald, 1849. 468 pp. (text within line borders), 53 full-page woodcut text illustrations within line borders (including frontispiece and pictorial title within ornamental border of military and patriotic symbols). Large folding colored map absent. 8vo, publisher’s original black extra gilt cloth with elaborate gilt-stamped design of pictorial vignettes within ornate floral surrounds and rule borders, spine with scrolling ornaments (skillfully rebacked, original spine preserved). This book, when found, is usually in deplorable condition, making this internally solid copy desirable.
     First “Pictorial Edition” of Farnham’s Travels in California, originally published at New York in 1844 with one plate and 416 pages. Bradford 1630. Braislin 712. Cowan II, p. 203. Garrett, Mexican-American War 147. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1737 (noting 5 Hawaiian plates; see also Forbes 1464 with an excellent discussion of Farnham’s 1839-1840 visit to Hawaii). Howes F49. Norris 1110. Plains & Rockies IV:107:6 (binding illustrated on p. 225; Becker notes the map was not seen in the copy he examined). Sabin 23868. Zamorano 80 #36n.

FIGUEROA, Don Jose. The Manifesto to the Mexican Republic. Oakland: Biobooks, 1952. [6] 103 [1, colophon] pp. 8vo, original black cloth gilt. Slight shelf wear, gilt lettering a bit dull, endpapers lightly browned, faint offsetting from large red initial on p. [1], otherwise near fine.
     Limited edition (750 copies). Reprint in English of Zamorano 80 #37.

FIGUEROA, José. Manifesto to the Mexican Republic....Translated, with an Introduction and Notes by C. Alan Hutchinson. Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press, [1978]. [10] 156 pp., including facsimile of the original.4to, original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fine in a lightly chipped and scuffed d.j.
     Scholarly edition, with introduction, notes, bibliography, and index. Zamorano 80 #37n.

FORBES, Alexander. California. A History of Upper & Lower California....with an Introduction by Herbert Ingram Priestley. San Francisco:  John Henry Nash, 1937. xxxi [1] 229 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait, plates, illustrations, folding map. Small 4to, original brown cloth over marbled boards, printed spine label. Fine in chipped and worn plain rust d.j.
     Limited edition (650 copies).  Cowan, p. 217. Howell 50:1337:  “Priestley’s scholarly introduction provides a valuable biographical and bibliographical essay on Forbes and his book.”  Howes F242:  “First book in the English language devoted exclusively to California and of permanent value on its Indians and early missions.” Zamorano 80 #38n.

HARTE, Bret. The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories....Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1882. vii [1, blank] 395 [1, blank] 1-16 [ads]. 8vo, original brown cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. Corners bumbed, front and rear hinges cracked, else good.
     Hart, Companion to California, p. 178: “The first of his local-color stories of life in the mines.” Zamorano 80 #40n.

HASTINGS, Lansford W. The Emigrants’ Guide to Oregon and California. New York: Da Capo Press, 1969. xi [1, blank] 152 pp. 8vo, original navy blue cloth, gilt-lettered. Fine, in chipped and sunned pictorial d.j.
     Howes H22. Plains & Rockies IV:116:1n. Zamorano 80 #41n.

HITTELL, Theodore H. History of California [self wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. 15 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustration. 8vo, original printed wrappers, stapled. Foxed, else good.
     Prospectus for Hittell’s four-volume work.

HITTELL, Theodore H[enry]. History of California. San Francisco: [vols. 1 & 2] Pacific Press Publishing House & Occidental Publishing, 1885; [vols. 3 & 4]: N. J. Stone & Company, 1898. 799 + 823 + 891 + 858 pp. 4 vols., large 8vo, volumes 1, 2, & 4: original full sheep, red and black morocco spine labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Bindings heavily worn, with chips and tears, text clean. Volumes 1 & 2 ex-library, with purple ink stamps and old manuscript ink call numbers of the Pine Ridge District Library in Sonoma; volume 4 ex-library with illegible stamp on title page. Volume 3: Three quarter black leather over brown cloth. Spine heavily chipped, text clean. A reading set.
     Mixed set and editions. Barrett, Baja California 1213. Cowan I, pp. 112-13. Cowan II, p. 285n (citing the 1898 edition). Holliday 520. Howell 50, California 1550. Howes H544. Norris 1648, 1649. Rocq 16925 (citing the 1898 edition). Zamorano 80 #43.

HITTELL, Theodore H[enry]. The Adventures of James Capen Adams, Mountaineer and Grizzly Bear Hunter, of California. Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861. 378 pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of author, 11 engraved plates. 8vo, original green blind stamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered. Spine rubbed and slightly slanted, text edges chipped and browned, text lightly foxed, light and short pencil notations throughout.
     Later edition. Zamorano 80 #42n.

HOFFMAN, Ogden. Reports of Land Cases Determined in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. June Term, 1853, to June Term, 1858, Inclusive...Volume I [all published]. 1975 reprint of the first edition [San Francisco: Numa Hubert, Publisher, 1862. vii [1] [9]-458, 146 pp.] Large 8vo, original tan cloth.  Fine.
     Reprint edition (limited edition, #14 of 50 signed by editor). cf.: Cowan II, p. 287. Graff 1919. Greenwood 1654. Howell 50, California 588 (citing the 1975 reprint): “The extremely rare first edition contains the decisions of Judge Ogden Hoffman on appeals from the Board of Land Commissioners.... His work has since become a classic of California history.” Howes H569. Norris 1652: “Very rare.” Streeter Sale 2874: “Though one would not suspect that this rather thick volume of reports of law cases was at all rare, it is in fact a very rare book, as well as quite an important one. For many years before the publication of The Zamorano Eighty in 1945, I had been assembling a collection of Californiana, but it was only in January, 1957, that I was able to complete my holdings of The Zamorano Eighty by the purchase of this volume.—TWS.” Zamorano 80 #44n.

HUGGINS, Dorothy H. (comp.). Continuation of the Annals of San Francisco. San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1939. [6] 124 pp., frontispiece, plates. Small 4to, original tan cloth with printed paper label on upper board. Light wear overall, else very good.

IDE, Simeon. The Conquest of California: A Biography of William B. Ide...with Map and Illustrations.... Oakland: [Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, for] Biobooks, 1944. [10] 188 [2] pp., frontispiece, facsimile. 8vo, original red cloth over white, red, and black patterned boards, printed paper spine label. Scattered insect damage to boards and spine label, lower hinge starting, otherwise good. Incomplete copy: folding map and plates absent.
     Limited edition (500 copies), with foreword by Joseph A. Sullivan and added material. Grabhorn (1940-1956) #396. Reprint of Zamorano 80 #45.

ISSLER, Anne Roller. Stevenson at Silverado. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers Ltd., 1939. Fine.

JACKSON, Helen Hunt. Ramona: A Story. Boston, 1915. 8vo, original tan pictorial cloth. Very good.
     Zamorano 80 #46n.

KLETTE, Ernest. The Crimson Trail of Joaquin Murieta. Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Company, 1928. 215 [1, blank] pp., illustrations. 8vo, original rust cloth, gilt-lettered. Shelf wear, front hinge cracked, else good.
     Adams, Guns 1245: “Scarce.”

MAHR, August. The Visit of the “Rurik” to San Francisco in 1816. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1932. 194 pp., 7 plates. 8vo, original pale blue printed wrappers. Wrappers scuffed and sunned, text block dented at upper corner, else very good.
     Stanford University Publications, University Series, History, Economics, and Political Science vol. 2, number 2. Zamorano 80 #48n.

MARRYAT, Frank. Mountains and Molehills, or Recollections of A Burnt Journal. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1855. x [3] 14-393 pp., frontispiece, illustrated title, plates, text illustrations. 12mo, original blind-stamped blue cloth. Binding heavily worn, head and tail of spine with slight tears, corners abraded, text stained and foxed, rear free endpaper torn with loss. A solid, fair copy.
     First American edition (the London edition appeared the same year).  Adams, Herd 1445: "Rare." Cowan, p. 416.  Howes M299.  Wheat, Gold Rush 137. Zamorano 80 #52. Classic account of San Francisco, the California ranchos, and mining life in the 1850s (with lively illustrations by the author). Hart, Companion to California, p. 261.

McGLASHAN, C[harles] F[ayette]. History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierras. Fifteenth Edition. San Francisco: A. Carlisle & Co., Printers, [1929]. 261 [1, blank] pp. 12mo, original dark green cloth. Cloth scuffed and stained, endpapers browned, text mildly foxed, else very good. Signed by author on front free endpaper: C.F. McGlashan. Truckee Cal. August 12, 1929. (My 82nd Birthday.).
     Cf: Bennett, American Book Collecting, pp. 149-50. Blumann & Thomas 2208. Cowan I, p. 148. Cowan II, p. 406. Graff 2610. Holliday 728. Howell 50, California 627: “Still regarded as the definitive book on the subject.” Howes M102: “Best account of the most harrowing of all overland disasters.” LC, California Centennial 94. Libros Californianos, pp. 40, 43 (Powell commentary); p. 66 (Hanna list): “An essential item for the student of the California story.” Mintz, The Trail 318. Norris 2275. Paher, Nevada 1195. Rocq 6004. Streeter Sale 2964. Zamorano 80 #53n.

MCGOWAN, Edward. Narrative of Edward McGowan.... San Francisco: Thomas C. Russell, 1917. [1, limitation leaf] 6 [2, facsimile of wraps] 240 pp., facsimile of original wrappers printed in orange, text illustrations on maize grounds, decorated chapter headings and vignettes. 12mo, original slate green boards, printed paper spine label. Light shelf wear, else fine.
     Second edition, limited edition (#1 of 200 copies). Howell 50, California 901: “An exact reprint of the first edition.” Howes M103.Zamorano 80 #54n.

NADEAU, Remi. The Real Joaquin Murieta: California’s Gold Rush Bandit: Truth v. Myth. Santa Barbara, 1974. Very good.

NEWMARK, Harris. Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913.... Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company; Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1930. xxxv [1] 744 pp., frontispiece portrait, numerous plates. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. Light shelf wear, head of spine with small tear, else very good.
     Third and best edition, greatly enlarged. Howes N123. Norris 2845. Rocq 3223. Zamorano 80 #57n.

PALOÚ, Francisco. Historical Memoirs of New California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1926. xcvi, 331 + xii, 390 + xi [1, blank] 399 + xiv [1, blank] 446 pp., frontispieces, 25 plates, 3 folding maps. 4 vols., 8vo, original dark blue cloth, gilt-lettered spines. A very good set.
     First edition in English. Edited by Herbert Eugene Bolton.Barrett 1944. Cowan, p. 471. Howes P55. Palau 210794. Wagner, Spanish Southwest 168n: “Translation based on the Fray Francisco García Figueroa copy of the lost original, with a number of Paloú letters in Vol. 4.” Considered the first general history of Alta California. (4 vols.)

PALÓU, Francisco. Palóu’s Life of Fray Junípero Serra....Translated and Annotated by Maynard J. Geiger. Washington: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1955. xxx, 547 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, plates. Large 8vo, original navy blue cloth.
     Scholarly translation of Palóu’s 1787 work. Zamorano 80 #59n.

PATTIE, James O. The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky during an Expedition from St. Louis. . . . Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1905. [2] 379 [4] pp., plates. 8vo, original maroon cloth, t.e.g. Spine sunned, minor wear to boards, internally fine.
     Reprint edition. Clark & Brunet, Clark 253. Howes P123. Plains & Rockies IV:45:2n. Zamorano 80 #60n (citing the first edition, 1831): “First printed narrative of an overland journey to California.”

[PORTOLÁ, Gaspar de]. Noticias de California. First Report of the Occupation by the Portolá Expedition, 1770.... San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1958. 53 [3] pp., folding maps, facsimiles of the 4to and folio editions of the Estracto de Noticias, illustration of Presidio de Monterey. Small folio, original cloth-backed pictorial grey boards. Ink spot on top edge (not affecting text), otherwise fine in lightly-worn plain brown d.j.
     Limited edition (400 copies). Zamorano 80 #35n.

POWERS, Stephen. Afoot and Alone: A Walk from Sea to Sea by the Southern Route. Adventures and Observations in Southern California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, etc.... Hartford: Columbian Book Company, 1872. [vii]-xvi [17]-327 [1, blank] [1, ad] pp. (complete), engraved frontispiece and 9 plates by True Williams, text illustrations. 8vo, original red gilt-pictorial cloth with design repeated on verso in blind, gilt-lettered spine. Cloth heavily rubbed and frayed at tail, spine slanted, endpapers soiled, some signatures loose, text with occasional ink stains.
     First edition. Clark, New South I:177: “Valuable for its characterization of Southern social classes and social life.” Cowan I, p. 181. Cowan II, p. 498. Howell 50, California 723. Howes P537. Norris 3095. Rocq 16356. Saunders 3106. Walker, A Literary History of Southern California, pp. 60-61. Zamorano 80 #61n.

REVERE, Joseph Warren. Naval Duty in California....  Oakland: Biobooks, 1947. [16] 245 [1, blank] [2, colophon, verso blank], facsimiles, plates, illustrated chapter headings, endpaper map. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Very good.
     Limited edition (1,000 copies). A reprint of Revere’s A Tour of Duty in California, first published in 1849.

RIDGE, John Rollin. The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta: The Celebrated California Bandit. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1955. l, 159 [5] pp., text illustrations. 12mo, original light blue cloth with black spine label. Light shelf wear, else very fine in price-clipped pictorial d.j.
     Reprint of the rare first edition. Adams, Guns 1853n. Zamorano 80 #64n.

ROBINSON, Alfred. Life in California before the Conquest: Hispano-Californians, Léperos and Indians, Franciscan Misioneros and Misiones, American and English Comerciantes, Puertos, Presidios, Castillos, Sailors and Backwoodsmen, Revolutions and Strife.... San Francisco: The Private Press of Thomas C. Russell, 1925. xxvii [1, blank] 316 [2, colophon, verso blank] [2, ads] pp., 7 mezzotint plates (pulled directly from lithographs in the original edition), text illustrations, decorated chapter headings, vignettes. 8vo, original natural linen over drab grey boards, printed paper spine label, t.e.g. Light shelf wear to boards, former owner’s bookplate on front pastedown, else very good.
     Limited edition (#7 of 250 copies, signed by Russell). Reprinted from the first edition, edited and corrected, and with added synopses of chapters, foreword, and notes by Thomas C. Russell. Hill, p. 556. Norris 3290. Zamorano 80 #65n.

ROBINSON, Alfred. Life in California During a Residence of Several Years in that Territory....To Which is Annexed a Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions of the Indians of Alta-California by Fray Boscana. New York: Da Capo Press, 1969. xii [2] 341 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original navy blue cloth, gilt-lettered. Very fine.

ROYCE, Josiah. California from the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco: A Study of American Character. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, 1886. [1] xv [1] 513 [1] [12, ads] pp., machine-printed double-page color map. 12mo, original gilt-lettered dark olive pebbled cloth, t.e.g. Shelf worn, corners lightly abraded, endpapers stained and with pen marks, internally fine.
     First edition. American Commonwealths series, edited by Horace E. Scudder. Cowan I, p. 196. Cowan II, p. 545. Holliday 996. Howell 50, California 774. Howes R487. Libros Californianos, pp. 52-53. Norris 3323. Rocq 11196. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 171. Zamorano #66.

SHINN, Charles Howard. Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. [3] xxvi, 291 [1] vii (index) [1] [1, colophon] pp. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Very good.
     Second edition, with a new introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson. Howes S416. Zamorano 80 #68n. Preceding the works of Royce and Bancroft, Mining Camps is the first true interpretative history of the California Gold Rush. As an experienced San Francisco journalist, Shinn knew how to express himself in a lively, attention-getting, finished manner.

SOULÉ, Frank, John H. Gihon & James Nisbet. The Annals of San Francisco; Containing a Summary of the History of the First Discovery, Settlement, Progress, and Present Condition of California, and a Complete History of All the Important Events Connected with Its Great City: To Which Are Added, Biographical Memoirs of Some Prominent Citizens.... New York, San Francisco & London: D. Appleton & Company, 1855. 824 pp., 2 engraved views, including frontispiece (“Montgomery Street, San Francisco, north, from California Street. June 1854” and “San Francisco in 1854 From the Head of Sacramento Street”), 4 engraved portraits (“Robert F. Stockton”; “Alexina F. Baker”; “Matilda Heron”; and “Col. John W. Geary Last Alcalde and First Mayor of San Francisco”), 154 engraved text illustrations (by leading artists and engravers of the day, some based on daguerreotypes by J. M. Ford), and 2 engraved maps: (1) Map of San Francisco (9.5 x 12.3 cm; 3-3/4 x 4-7/8 inches); (2) General Map Showing the Countries Explored & Surveyed by the United States & Mexican Boundary Commission in the Years 1850, 51, 52, & 53. Under the Direction of John R. Bartlett U.S. Commissioner (37 x 47.5 cm, 14-1/4 x 18-3/4 inches). Thick 8vo, original full black morocco stamped in gilt and blind, spine gilt-lettered and ruled and with raised bands. Binding rubbed and scuffed, corners heavily abraded, text foxed, else good. Folding map present, but detached.
     First edition. Barrett, Baja California 2301. Braislin 1707. Cowan I, p. 219. Cowan II, p. 601. Graff 3901. Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers 710 & vol. 1, pp. 71, 149, 158, 182, 200, 213 (contains information on several artists and engravers, including Harrison Eastman). Holliday 1028. Howell 50, California 791. Howes S769. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 594. Libros Californianos, p. 39. Norris 3458. Rocq 7970. Walker, San Francisco’s Literary Frontier, pp. 22-23. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 193; Mapping the Transmississippi West 798n: “Among the most important Western maps.... One very enterprising feature for so early a map is a dotted-line (if unlabeled) showing the Gadsden Purchase boundary.” Zamorano 80 #70.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Silverado Squatters. Boston: Roberts Bothers, 1884. 287 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece. 12mo, original green cloth stamped in black, spine lettered in gilt. Slightly shelf-slanted, spine and corners a bit rubbed, frontispiece and title page browned from exposure to acidic tissue guard, text block cracked (but holding) between pp. 168-169, overall very good.
     First American edition. Zamorano 80 71.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. The Silverado Squatters. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1952. [8] 181 [2] pp., text illustration (full-page reproduction in sepia tone of the frontispiece to the original edition), decorated title and chapter headings. 8vo, original white linen over blue patterned boards, printed grey paper spine label. Very fine.
     Limited edition, the variant without Biobooks stamped on last leaf. Grabhorn (1940-1956) #521. Zamorano 80 #71n.

TYLER, Daniel. A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War. 1846-1847. Glorieta:  Rio Grande Press, 1969. [12] 386 [1, lank] [2, ads] pp., 2 folding maps. 8vo, original brown cloth, decorated in red, lettered in gilt. Very good.
     Reprint edition. Cowan I, p. 234. Cowan II, p. 648. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 239. Flake 9063. Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 181. Graff 4226. Hill, p. 296. Howell 50, California 883. Howes T447. Norris 4037. NYPL Mormon List, p. 224. Rocq 7523. Streeter Sale 2314. Tutorow 3345n. Walgren, The Scallawagiana Hundred: A Selection of the Hundred Most Important Books about the Mormons and Utah 70. Zamorano 80 #75n.

VENEGAS, Miguel. A Natural and Civil History of California: Containing an Accurate Description of That Country, Its Soil, Mountains, Harbours, Lakes, Rivers, and Seas; Its Animals, Vegetables, Minerals, and Famous Fishery for Pearls. The Customs of the Inhabitants, Their Religion, Government, and Manner of Living...Together with Accounts of the Several Voyages and Attempts Made for Settling California, and Taking Actual Surveys of That Country, Its Gulf, and Coast of the South-Sea.... Readex Microprint (1966) of the first English edition: London: Printed for James Rivington and James Fletcher, 1759. [30] 455 [1, blank] + [14] 387 [1, blank] pp., frontispieces, 1 map, 1 plate. 12mo, original navy blue cloth, gilt-lettered. Very fine.
     Reprint edition. Zamorano 80 #78n.

WIERZBICKI, F[elix] P[aul]. California As It Is and As It May Be; or, A Guide to the Gold Region. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. xxix [3] 100 [1] [3, bibliography] pp., pictorial title and text drawings by Valenti Angelo. 8vo, original black buckram over green boards with illustration by Valenti Angelo. Spine lightly scuffed, otherwise very good.
     Limited edition (500 copies). Angelo, et al., Valenti Angelo: Author, Illustrator, Printer, p. 53. Grabhorn (1915-1940) #186. Holliday 1191. Howes W405. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 678d. Rocq 16155. Reprint of Zamorano 80 79.

WOODS, Daniel B[ates]. Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings. By Daniel B. Woods. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1851. [iii]-199 [1, blank] 6 (publisher’s catalogue), 4 (publisher’s catalogue) pp. 12mo, publisher’s original brown blindstamped cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Poor: binding heavily worn, text stained.
     First edition. Blumann & Thomas 694. Braislin 1930. Byrd 46. Cowan I, pp. 252, 279: “Woods reports mining $17,123.95 of gold from October 8 to November 9, 1850 on the Tuolumne River.” Cowan II, p. 694. Etter, To California on the Southern Route 1849 #169: “A gold rush classic and a treat to read. The major portion of his book revolves around tales of success and failure in the California mining camps.” Graff 4741. Hill II:1913. Howell, California 50:940: “Vividly describes the sweat and toil of mining life.” Howes W651. Huntington Library, Zamorano 80...Exhibition of Famous and Notorious California Classics 80. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 696a. Matthews, p. 323. Norris 4265. Rocq 15417. Sabin 105123. Streeter Sale 2696. Vail, Gold Fever, p. 29. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 235. Zamorano 80 #80.


Sold. Hammer: $1,000.00; Price Realized: $1,225.00.

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