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141 Ritter, Mary Bennett. MORE THAN GOLD IN CALIFORNIA.
Berkeley, California: The Professional Press, 1933. First edition Very Good in Good DJ 
8vo. 451 pp. plus addenda tipped in at end. Green paper over boards. Paper covering boards is torn at the top inch of the joint covering the back cover. Joint and hinge are strong. Dustjacket, green paper stamped with gilt, has several large chips and creases. The story of a female doctor.

 
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142 Ropes, Hannah Anderson. SIX MONTHS IN KANSAS. BY A LADY.
Boston: John P. Jewett and Co., 1856. First edition, fourth thousand Cloth Very Good 
Sm. 8vo. 231pp. Blind-stamped brown cloth. Ex-library, with call number on spine and library stamp on two pages. Moderate wear to cover. Small amount of dampstain throughout. Wagner-Camp-Becker (279c) reports, "This glowing account of conditions for settlement in Kansas consists of a series of letters written in 1855-56 from Lawrence. It contains a full account of the immigration of 1854. "

 
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143 Rossetti, William Michael, Ed. HUMOROUS POEMS.
London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh: William Collins, Sons, & Co., Limited, ca. 1884. 
5" x 7 1/4". 488 pp. Bright blue cloth boards with elaborate silver and gilt decorative devices and black borders. All edges gilt. No date, but previous owner name is dated 1884. Very good. A collection of humorous poetry featuring all of the English greats -- Chaucer, Spenser, Donne, Jonson, Herrick, Marvell, Swift, Goldsmith -- and American writers as diverse as John Quincy Adams, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Walt Whitman, and Bret Harte. Also includes a section called "Poems by Unknown Writers".

 
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144 Sangster, Margaret E. WITH MY NEIGHBORS.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896. First edition 
12mo. 4 3/4" x 7". [i-vii] vii-ix, 256 pp. + 4 pp. ads at the end of the book. Top edge gilt. Green cloth with a floral decorative device stamped on the front board and the spine in pink, green, beige, and gold. Gold-gilt floral device on rear board. Better than very good, with just a slight amount of shelfwear.

 
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145 Sargent, G. F. OLD MOTHER HUBBARD.
c. 1845. 
5" x 6 1/2" mounted on 6 3/4" x 8 3/4" paper. Watercolor by G.F. Sargent.

 
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146 Seymour Co. BESSEMER COVERS.
New York: n.d. circa 1910. 
7" x 10" . Portfolio. This trade catalogue is unfolded into three sections, one exhibiting the colors of paper available (of nine colors listed, only three are shown), one exhibiting the textures which could be imprinted on each of the colors of paper (pig skin, lizard skin, seal skin) , and one holding 16 loose scraps of paper of varying sizes and textures. Water stain in the shape of a ring on front cover. Some fading and wear to covers. Still, a very good and very uncommon example of materials used for bookbinding.

 
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147 Shakespeare, William. COMPLETE SET OF 40 ALLIED NEWSPAPER MINIATURE SHAKESPEARE BOOKS IN ORIGINAL WOOD BOOKCASE.
London: Allied Newspapers, 1932. 
Each volume measures 1 1/4" x 2". Black leatherette cloth with titles and decoratives devices lightly printed on spines. Books presented as issued in original wood bookcase. Bookcase has three shelves and measures 7 1/2" x 9". Forty volumes, each with an illustrated frontispiece of a play scene, which is printed in easily readable 6-point type. Marbled endpapers. Each book contains a page or two of explanation as a preface to each play and a list of characters. A charming and compact edition of the Bard's works.

 
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148 Shakespeare, William. HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK. A TRAGEDY BOUND WITH A LATER EDITION OF COMEDY OF ERRORS.
Printed in the Year 1709. 
Sm. 8vo. 4 3/4" x 7 3/4". Fragile, age-toned wraps. This copy of HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK was most likely excised from the Nicholas Rowe's seven-volume, 1709 edition of THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE. It is bound with coarse brown string along with a later version of COMEDY OF ERRORS. The cover of the production, most likely the title page of the play from Rowe's HAMLET is loose, and has multiple tears, and a 1/2" hole in the middle of the word "Denmark". Additionally, an early owner of the book who I presume thought he had a sense of humor, has inked the words, "Mr. Thompson" under "Hamlet" and has also written, "By N. Smith, Esq. He composed it himself." The verso of the title page lists Dramatis Personae and the play begins on page 2367. Hamlet continues in its entirety to page 2466. The play is immediately followed by what, in the 1709 Rowe edition is its illustrated frontispiece, page 2365. When the book was rebound, the frontispiece, paginated to be the frontispiece was moved to the end of the play. Additionally, the previous owner has added his own flourishes to the copper engraving that is the first known illustration of HAMLET, drawing breasts in ink on the body of Gertrude, making closed cuts around the portrait of Old Hamlet, and sketching a dog next to the ghost of Claudius. COMEDY OF ERRORS follows the appearance of HAMLET, though its pagination is entirely out of sequence from HAMLET which precedes it. COMEDY OF ERRORS begins on page 120 and ends on page 181. It is printed on a different paper and in a different font than HAMLET. Despite the many flaws in this copy, the 1709 Rowe edition of HAMLET is central to all illustrated editions of Shakespeare, as it was the first illustrated edition. The image's mode of production -- copper engraving -- added to the way that a person encountering Shakespeare on the page rather than the stage perceived the story. The ghost appears as an ethereal figure through the very sparing use of engraved lines, giving a translucent effect quite impossible in the contemporary theatre. As well as being achievable only in this medium, the approach is essential to the image's referential meaning, since without it there would be no direct indication of the ghost's identity as a spirit. The upturned chair assumes a compositional, not a dynamic meaning, when moved from stage to page, since now it points upward to the portrait of Old Hamlet hanging directly above Gertrude. The effect is to convey meaning through a device specific to a static visual design, the geometric arrangement of forms to convey a relationship central to the play. Bate does not, however, complete the point by making clear its significance when the print is considered as the frontispiece, the first element of the play encountered by the reader. For someone who knows the play, the difference between Old Hamlet and Claudius; for one approaching it afresh, it hints at some relation between the ghost and the portrait. Focus on the composition reveals another important level of implication, contained in the placing of Gertrude. Located in the centre of the design, framed between the three male figures - live, spectral, and painted - she is visually enmeshed in their relationship. A reader familiar with the text will recognize her complicity, and one encountering it afresh will be offered a suggestion as yet imprecise, and perhaps not consciously assimilated, but giving impetus to the play's larger movement. A most unusual presentation of the important first illustrated edition of this play.

 
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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE., Shakespeare, Willilam.
149 Shakespeare, Willilam. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Piazza S. Marco, Venice, Italy: S. Rosen Publisher, 1906. 
2" x 3". 256 pp. Miniature book bound in parchment with hand-painted binding. Florentine-style scrollwor, rubricated initials, and embossed gold adorn the upper board. Spine and lower board also meticulously handpainted. One of two small leather ties is present. Very good.

 
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150 Sharp, Dallas Lore. WHERE ROLLS THE OREGON, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, June, 1914. 
Sm. 8vo. 5" x 7 1/2". [i-vii]vii-ix, [1-3],4-251pp. Moss green cloth. Lettered in gilt, with two tall gilt pine trees surrounding a color vignette of two men climbing a mountain. Lacking dustjacket. Near fine. Dallas Lore Shar, a popular nature writer in his time, left his home in Boston to join writer and wildlife photographer William L. Finley in Oregon in 1912. During their travels, Finley and Sharp covered much of Oregon including climbing Three Arch Rocks off the Oregon coast in order to observe sea bird colonies, crossing the high desert to Malheur Marsh, seeking Big Horn Sheep inthe Wallowa Mountains, and scaling Mt. Hood. WHERE ROLLS THE OREGON is an exciting recount of their adventures.

 
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151 Sharp, Margery. THE RESCUERS.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1959. First American edition Hardcover Very Good + in Very Good DJ 
Sm. 8vo. 149 pages. Stated first edition. With charming illustrations by Garth Williams. In light blue boards with silver titles. Light fading to boards. Previous owner's bookplate on ffep. Else fine. In a moderately worn dustjacket with original price intact. Some small closed tears and minor chips to top and bottom, age toning to rear panel, rubbing to spine folds.

 
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152 Shay, Felix. Foreword by Henry Ford. ELBERT HUBBARD OF EAST AURORA.
New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co., 1926. First edition Cloth Very Good + in Edgeworn/Chipped DJ 
8vo. 553 pages. Tan cloth with paper label. Dampstaining to upper and lower right corners of front board. Dampstaining to lower corners of flyleaf, frontispiece and title page. No text or illustration harmed -- dampstaining to margins only. Binding tight. Dustjacket is dampstained at edges and chipped and edgeworn at top. Frontispiece is photograph of Elbert Hubbard. Numerous illustrations in red and black by W.W. Denslow, who would later achieve lasting fame as the illustrator of L.Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

 
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153 Smith, Huntington, editor. AN EMERSON CALENDAR.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, 1905. Cloth Very Good 
Sm. 8vo. 117 pages. Chocolate brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles and gilt bell decoration on front board. Edge of front board faded. Gilt titling and cover picture of bells are still intact and bright. Photogravure portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Under the picture is a facsimile of Emerson's signature reading, "With great regard, R.W. Emerson."

 
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154 Snyder, Gary. RIPRAP.
San Francisco: Origin Press, 1959. 
Second edition (only 500 copies issued in first edition). Bound Japanese style, tan paper wraps with a purple stitched binding. White paste-on with black lettring. Some age toning to tan paper. Few small creases. Printed in Kyoto Japan by Genichido Co. and distributed by City Lights Books in San Francisco.

 
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KATE GREENAWAY., Spielman, M.H. and Layard, G.S.
155 Spielman, M.H. and Layard, G.S. KATE GREENAWAY.
London: Adam and Charles Black, [December] 1905. Second printing 
8vo. 301 pages. Half leather and cream colored buckram. Gilt titles and ornaments on spine. Stain to top of leather covering the spine and a small bit of soiling to buckram. Moderate wear to edges of leather. Tightly bound. Marbled edges and endpapers. Very Good. Includes 52 tissue-guarded, color plate illustrations, 34 black and white illustrations, and 56 thumbnail and other sketches throughout the text. List of illustrations includes the name of the (then) owner of the original work. In addition to the many illustrations and a thorough biography of the illustrator, the book also includes a "list of books illustrated wholly or in part by Kate Greenaway" with complete bibliographic information. A useful resource for the Greenaway collector.

 
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156 Stenhouse, Mrs. T.B.H. [Fanny]. "TELL IT ALL" THE STORY OF A LIFE'S EXPERIENCE IN MORMONISM.
Hartford, CT: A.D. Worthington & Co., Publishers, 1875. 
8vo. 623pp. Green cloth with decorative gilt stamping to backstrip and decorative blind stamping to boards. Frontis. Faint rubbing to corners, frontis and tissue guard foxed. Name in small ink on front free endsheet. Better than very good.

 
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157 Stewart, George R. ORDEAL BY HUNGER: THE STORY OF THE DONNER PARTY.
Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin: The Riverside Press, 1960. Revised - first published in 1936 Cloth Very Good + in Very Good DJ 
In a moderately worn and slightly chipped dustjacket with original price intact. Black cloth boards with silver lettering. Book is in better than very good condition, and has five maps and twelve illustrations. Laid in is a notecard that says, "With Compliments of the Publishers, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. Pub. date August 19, 1960. Ordeal by Hunger, revised ed." Previous owner's signature on ffep. Previous owner was Aubrey Neasham, an historian and a restorer of Old Sacramento. A nice association copy for the history buff.

 
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158 Students of the University of California. UNDER THE BERKELEY OAKS: STORIES BY THE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1901. 
12mo. 5" x 7 1/4". 227 pp. Navy blue cloth with gilt stamped pictorial design and title on front board. Corners still sharp, though gently rubbed. Head and tail of spine lightly rubbed, with head just beginning to fray. Very good. Published in order to raise money to start a fund to "erect a fountain on the campus of the University of California to be in harmony with the great Hearst architectural plan", this collection of stories was selected by the Editorial Staff of the University of California Magazine. Includes stories by Frank Norris, Ralph E. Gibbs, Richard Walton Tully, James Hopper, Gertrude Henderson, and more.

 
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159 Tasistro, L.F., late of the State Department. MORRISONS' STRANGER'S GUIDE FOR WASHINGTON CITY; WITH ETIQUETTE TO BE OBSERVED IN CALLING UPON THE PRESIDENT, OFFFICERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, FOREIGN MINISTERS &C. ILLUSTRATED WITH WOOD AND STEEL ENGRAVINGS, ENTIRELY RE-WRITTEN, AND BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME.
Washington DC: W.H. & O.H. Morrison, 1866. 
24mo. 3 3/4 "x 5 3/4". 71pp. Sixth edition. Blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering. Light foxing, corners bumped. With two fold-out maps of the floorplan of the Capitol Buidling and three fold-out engravings, including a birds-eye view of "Washington City". Very good. Rewritten not long after the Union was made whole again at the end of the Civil War, this guide contains, "the essential rules of polite society" in the metropolis of Washington, DC. According to the authors, "It is believed that no work of the kind embraces a greater amount of valuable information for stangers and citizens in so short a compass."

 
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PENDENNIS:  HIS FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES, HIS FRIENDS AND HIS GREATEST ENEMY., Thackeray, William Makepeace.
160 Thackeray, William Makepeace. PENDENNIS: HIS FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES, HIS FRIENDS AND HIS GREATEST ENEMY.
New York: International Book Company. 1/2 leather Very Good 
12mo. Two volumes bound as one in beautiful brown half leather and marbled boards. Gilt titles on maroon labels on spine. Three compartments elegantly embossed in gilt designs. Leather corners and spine edges rubbed and worn. Corners worn through. Marbling worn off of right edge of front board.

 
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