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  • 1876 SAN FRANCISCO - CENTENNIAL SPIRIT OF THE TIMES - 100s of ENGRAVINGS 1876 SAN FRANCISCO - CENTENNIAL SPIRIT OF THE TIMES - 100s of ENGRAVINGS

    THE CENTENNIAL SPIRIT OF THE TIMES - SAN FRANCISCO JULY 4, 1876. FOLIO NEWSPAPER, 21x28", 40 pages. Housed in a Beautiful, Professionally Made, Gilt Titled, Folding Portfolio Case. The Newspaper is in POOR condition, numerous closed tears including a horizontal tear across the front page; numerous clear tape repairs of various sizes; edge wear and edge chipping; the last two pages (39 and 40) are encapsulated; the front page feels as if it has been somehow stiffened (I think this helped it tear more easily than the other pages); a few pages have torn / split at the gutter margin and are now loose; there is clear tape repair / reinforcement to all the folds and edges of some pages;…

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    THE CENTENNIAL SPIRIT OF THE TIMES - SAN FRANCISCO JULY 4, 1876. FOLIO NEWSPAPER, 21x28", 40 pages. Housed in a Beautiful, Professionally Made, Gilt Titled, Folding Portfolio Case. The Newspaper is in POOR condition, numerous closed tears including a horizontal tear across the front page; numerous clear tape repairs of various sizes; edge wear and edge chipping; the last two pages (39 and 40) are encapsulated; the front page feels as if it has been somehow stiffened (I think this helped it tear more easily than the other pages); a few pages have torn / split at the gutter margin and are now loose; there is clear tape repair / reinforcement to all the folds and edges of some pages; the sheet comprising pages 23/24 has a large section clipped out (perhaps it was an engraved illustration - there are 3 other engravings on page 23); the front page has "property of Peter Guerin" written at the top; lots of general wear; OTHERWISE this is a complete issue, with 100s of

    incredible, historic ENGRAVINGS of the PEOPLE and BUILDINGS of SAN FRANCISCO and the PACIFIC COAST in 1876. The portfolio case is worn with some fraying at its corners, has some scratches and rubs, but is still sturdy and beautiful. Not in great shape, but still a RARE HISTORIC SAN FRANCISCO ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER FROM JULY 4, 1876.

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  • 1883 Original FIRE INSURANCE POLICY for a SALOON in SAN FRANCISCO at 600 PINE STREET 1883 Original FIRE INSURANCE POLICY for a SALOON in SAN FRANCISCO at 600 PINE STREET

    Original FIRE INSURANCE POLICY for a SALOON in SAN FRANCISCO. The SALOON and DWELLING was located at "No. 600 Pine Street, Corner of Dupont Street, San Francisco, California." This was a $2,000 fire insurance policy for the year beginning November 28, 1883 through November 28, 1884.

    Single sheet, printed on both sides, with detailed handwritten information on the front side.

    SINGED by the PRESIDENT of Hartford Fire Insurance Company, George L. Chase, and others.

    Lying flat and fully opened the document measures 11x17 inches. The document was meant to be folded into a small size and has one horizontal fold across the middle and two vertical folds.

    GOOD condition: No tears or pieces missing, there is browning along the edges,…

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    Original FIRE INSURANCE POLICY for a SALOON in SAN FRANCISCO. The SALOON and DWELLING was located at "No. 600 Pine Street, Corner of Dupont Street, San Francisco, California." This was a $2,000 fire insurance policy for the year beginning November 28, 1883 through November 28, 1884.

    Single sheet, printed on both sides, with detailed handwritten information on the front side.

    SINGED by the PRESIDENT of Hartford Fire Insurance Company, George L. Chase, and others.

    Lying flat and fully opened the document measures 11x17 inches. The document was meant to be folded into a small size and has one horizontal fold across the middle and two vertical folds.

    GOOD condition: No tears or pieces missing, there is browning along the edges, areas of light age toning here and there, and the small amount of ink handwriting on the backside has mostly faded away.

    An interesting piece of SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY. Wonder what became of the SALOON on 600 Pine Street? Wonder if the dwelling part of the saloon was dwelling by the hour?

    Would look great mounted and/or framed.

    This document will be sent folded in half horizontally, as it was stored. It will be well protected.

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  • 1895 FEMALE INSURANCE AGENT'S FARM POLICY KITS w/ Issued Policies NORTHERN CALIFORNIA by Abby C. Sturgeon 1895 FEMALE INSURANCE AGENT'S FARM POLICY KITS w/ Issued Policies NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Abby C. Sturgeon

    Two Large Format Sales Agent's Policy Kits / Books, with receipts for policies sold and with information for the agent regarding pricing and issuing policies. Hartford Fire Insurance, 1895 and 1896. The sales agent that owned these policy portfolios was a woman, Abby C. Sturgeon of Newman, Stanislaus County, California. Her territory, deduced from the bound in written policies, was apparently Stanislaus and Merced Counties, California, including Modesto and surrounding areas. The two portfolio type kits / books measure 12.5 x 18 inches. They open to show Hartford Company Rules for Agents pasted on the inside front and rear covers. Also bound inside the portfolios are the stubs for policies that have been issued and full policy issuing sheets. One…

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    Two Large Format Sales Agent's Policy Kits / Books, with receipts for policies sold and with information for the agent regarding pricing and issuing policies. Hartford Fire Insurance, 1895 and 1896. The sales agent that owned these policy portfolios was a woman, Abby C. Sturgeon of Newman, Stanislaus County, California. Her territory, deduced from the bound in written policies, was apparently Stanislaus and Merced Counties, California, including Modesto and surrounding areas. The two portfolio type kits / books measure 12.5 x 18 inches. They open to show Hartford Company Rules for Agents pasted on the inside front and rear covers. Also bound inside the portfolios are the stubs for policies that have been issued and full policy issuing sheets. One of the portfolios has 12 stubs that are filled in with names and other relevant issuing information. This portfolio has no blank policy forms remaining to be used. The other portfolio has 5 stubs with filled in info and has 14 policy sheets that remain unused, unissued. The two portfolio policy books are only in FAIR condition, the covers are soiled, have stains and sunning, and are shaky; internally some of the items tipped onto the inside covers are creased and wrinkled. Nonetheless these vintage insurance items are original and all the printing and handwriting is clear and legible. Some interesting genealogy from 19th Century Stanislaus County and Merced County, California. Interesting also is that this 1895 insurance sales agent of farm policies was a woman. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These Two Portfolios are HEAVY and LARGE and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us in advance to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1901 Original SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK over 700 MAPS of LOTS, BLOCKS, PARCELS Real Estate of Mission District, Western Addition, Richmond, Sunset District, etc. w/ Names of Owners 1901 Original SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK over 700 MAPS of LOTS, BLOCKS, PARCELS Real Estate of Mission District, Western Addition, Richmond, Sunset District, etc. w/ Names of Owners

    THE SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK: Comprising Fifty Vara Survey, One Hundred Vara Survey, Mission, Western Addition, Richmond District, Sunset District, Flint Tract and Horner's Addition.

    Showing SIZE OF LOTS AND BLOCKS and NAMES OF OWNERS, compiled from Latest Official Records. OCTOBER, 1901.

    Published by The Hicks-Judd Company, Publishers, San Francisco, California, October, 1901.

    From the introductory "To Subscribers" page: "It is with pardonable price that the publishers issue this, the second edition of the San Francisco Block Book. The first edition is long since exhausted...The present publication contains nearly twice the amount of data as appeared in the first edition, and all the maps, over 700, have been enlarged to double the size...The former edition comprised the Fifty Vara…

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    THE SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK: Comprising Fifty Vara Survey, One Hundred Vara Survey, Mission, Western Addition, Richmond District, Sunset District, Flint Tract and Horner's Addition.

    Showing SIZE OF LOTS AND BLOCKS and NAMES OF OWNERS, compiled from Latest Official Records. OCTOBER, 1901.

    Published by The Hicks-Judd Company, Publishers, San Francisco, California, October, 1901.

    From the introductory "To Subscribers" page: "It is with pardonable price that the publishers issue this, the second edition of the San Francisco Block Book. The first edition is long since exhausted...The present publication contains nearly twice the amount of data as appeared in the first edition, and all the maps, over 700, have been enlarged to double the size...The former edition comprised the Fifty Vara and One Hundred Vara Surveys, Western Addition and Mission. The present work in addition to the foregoing contains in full the Richmond District, Sunset District, Flint Tract, Horner's Addition, and a few other tracts. The paper is of the finest quality made especially for this work with a view to strength. The work was produced in the establishment of The Hicks-Judd Company...a volume unequaled in value as a reference book to San Francisco real estate. / San Francisco, October, 1901."

    LARGE FORMAT HARDCOVER BOOK, leather spine and corners with pebbled cloth covered boards, gilt titling to spine, marbled endpapers, 10x13.5 inches. Pagination: [i-iii] title page and "To Subscribers" page, [iv]-xvii Index MAPS, xviii-xx blank pages for notes, 34-730 MAPS, 731-736 blank pages for notes. Complete, as issued. The book is thick and heavy.

    GOOD condition: The covers are worn at the spine folds including 2 inches of splitting at the top of the spine folds and 1.5 inches of splitting at the bottom of the spine folds, the spine leather is rubbed, the covers are worn at the corners and edges, still the covers are sturdy, doing their job well, and attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library fashion. Internally, there are a couple edge chips here and there, the upper hinge is splitting for an inch or so at a few places, overall the inner pages are very nice, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large, thick and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1906 Original, Vintage SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK over 700 MAPS of LOTS, BLOCKS, PARCELS - Real Estate of Mission District, Western Addition, Richmond District, Sunset District, etc. w/ Names of Owners 1906 Original, Vintage SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK over 700 MAPS of LOTS, BLOCKS, PARCELS - Real Estate of Mission District, Western Addition, Richmond District, Sunset District, etc. w/ Names of Owners

    THE SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK: Comprising Fifty Vara Survey, One Hundred Vara Survey, South Beach, Mission, Horner's Addition, Potrero, Western Addition, Richmond District, Sunset District, Flint Tract, Etc. .

    Showing SIZE OF LOTS AND BLOCKS and NAMES OF OWNERS, compiled from Latest Official Records. OCTOBER, 1906.

    Published by The Hicks-Judd Company, Publishers, San Francisco, California, October, 1906. PUBLISHED JUST SIX MONTHS AFTER THE GREAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF APRIL 18, 1906.

    This is an ORIGINAL, VINTAGE, S.F. BLOCK BOOK published in 1906 (i.e. not one of the cheap print on demand / print right off the computer copies sometimes represented as the actual book.)

    From the introductory "To Subscribers" page: "On account of the recent fire that visited…

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    THE SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK: Comprising Fifty Vara Survey, One Hundred Vara Survey, South Beach, Mission, Horner's Addition, Potrero, Western Addition, Richmond District, Sunset District, Flint Tract, Etc. .

    Showing SIZE OF LOTS AND BLOCKS and NAMES OF OWNERS, compiled from Latest Official Records. OCTOBER, 1906.

    Published by The Hicks-Judd Company, Publishers, San Francisco, California, October, 1906. PUBLISHED JUST SIX MONTHS AFTER THE GREAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF APRIL 18, 1906.

    This is an ORIGINAL, VINTAGE, S.F. BLOCK BOOK published in 1906 (i.e. not one of the cheap print on demand / print right off the computer copies sometimes represented as the actual book.)

    From the introductory "To Subscribers" page: "On account of the recent fire that visited our City, we were called on...to issue a second volume of our Block Book. After unusual difficulties in both compiling and manufacture we now present this volume, and hope our efforts will merit your appreciation."

    LARGE FORMAT HARDCOVER BOOK, leather spine and corners with green cloth covered boards, gilt titling to spine, floral endpapers, 10x13.5 inches. Pagination: xxi, 897 pages. Complete, as issued. The book is thick and heavy.

    Condition:

    This book was beautifully, professionally, (and expensively) rebacked and restored by the noted San Francisco Bay Area fine book binder Len Muir. (Search "Len Muir Book Restoration" to read about him.) The book is now solid and the restored original binding is beautiful.

    Internally, some pages were roughly cut open and are chipped at the edges, not affecting text; there are some finger smudges, light spots, corner creases and corner tears here and there; the rear free endpaper has been repaired and shows its long, now repaired tear and the repairs to its torn areas; otherwise the inner pages are now tightly and well bound and are bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice copy, now with its beautifully restored original covers that look great on and off the shelf.

    An ORIGINAL SOURCE BOOK / BLOCK BOOK of San Francisco real estate as it was in 1906.

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  • 1909 The SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER - Large Bound Collection of 130 ORIGINAL ISSUES 1909 The SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER - Large Bound Collection of 130 ORIGINAL ISSUES

    Bound Collection of approximately 130 issues of THE SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN Newspaper, July 1, 1909 through December 31, 1909. Complete Six Month Run of approximately 130 Issues, eight pages per issue. Published five days a week, Monday through Saturday, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. The issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There is a Bookplate of the California State Library on the front pastedown and California State Library ink stamps on many of the issues throughout. VERY LARGE and HEAVY, 15 x 22 inches, 20 pounds packed for shipping. Condition, the front cover has water staining and the rear cover has some water staining, the inner pages have light shorelining at their margins, have toned…

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    Bound Collection of approximately 130 issues of THE SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN Newspaper, July 1, 1909 through December 31, 1909. Complete Six Month Run of approximately 130 Issues, eight pages per issue. Published five days a week, Monday through Saturday, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. The issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There is a Bookplate of the California State Library on the front pastedown and California State Library ink stamps on many of the issues throughout. VERY LARGE and HEAVY, 15 x 22 inches, 20 pounds packed for shipping. Condition, the front cover has water staining and the rear cover has some water staining, the inner pages have light shorelining at their margins, have toned with age, have some creases here and there, a few issues that were printed in a larger size have been neatly folded to fit in the volume, and the very last leaf (pages 7 and 8 of the December 31, 1909 issue) has holes and tears, otherwise the pages are solid with just general light signs of use and wear, the printing is bright and clear, and the issues are tightly bound. A well preserved set of these historic newspapers. An interesting, day by day look at SANTA ROSA, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, as it was in 1909, at the beginning of the 20th century. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This collection of newspapers is very large and very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping costs.

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  • 1910 FRANZ JUNGHUHN Botanist Geographer in Java GEDENKBOEK FESTSCHRIFT w/ PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES by FRANZ JUNGHUHN 1910 FRANZ JUNGHUHN Botanist Geographer in Java GEDENKBOEK FESTSCHRIFT w/ PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES
    FRANZ JUNGHUHN

    FRANZ JUNGHUHN : GEDENKBOEK (Festschrift) 1809-1909. A Book of Tributes and Remembrances by Junghuhn's Colleagues and Friends, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Junghuhn's birth. Includes a chronological biography of Junghuhn's life. F. JUNGHUHN, 1809-1864, was a noted Dutch / German Botanist and Geographer, known especially for his works on the botany and geography of Java. Published by Martinus Nijhoff, S-GRAVENHAGE (THE HAGUE), The Netherlands, 1910. First Edition. TEXT in DUTCH. Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, embossed gilt decorations on the front cover show scenes of Java including one of its volcanos, gilt titling to the front cover and spine, top page edges stained green, front and bottom deckled page edges, dark green endpapers, 6.5x9.5", x + 361 pages,…

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    FRANZ JUNGHUHN : GEDENKBOEK (Festschrift) 1809-1909. A Book of Tributes and Remembrances by Junghuhn's Colleagues and Friends, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Junghuhn's birth. Includes a chronological biography of Junghuhn's life. F. JUNGHUHN, 1809-1864, was a noted Dutch / German Botanist and Geographer, known especially for his works on the botany and geography of Java. Published by Martinus Nijhoff, S-GRAVENHAGE (THE HAGUE), The Netherlands, 1910. First Edition. TEXT in DUTCH. Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, embossed gilt decorations on the front cover show scenes of Java including one of its volcanos, gilt titling to the front cover and spine, top page edges stained green, front and bottom deckled page edges, dark green endpapers, 6.5x9.5", x + 361 pages, plus unnumbered pages of plates. Illustrated with 17 plates, 2 portraits including frontispiece, 2 facsimiles (1 folded). Contents (by various Dutch scholars, in Dutch as taken from the book): Franz Junghuhn's Leben. Junghuhn's levensbeschouwing. Junghuhn en het Veluwe-landschap bij Harderwijk. Die Battalander auf Sumatra. Junghuhn als topograaf der Bataklanden. Junghuhn's Ansichten uber die versteinerungsfuhrenden Sedimente von Java. Junghuhn als geoloog. Over zandonderzoek. Junghuhn als klimatoloog. Junghuhn als ethnograaf. Plantae Junghuhnianae ineditae, IV. Junghuhn's verdiensten voor de kina-cultuur op Java (1856-1864). Round embossed blind stamp of OAKES AMES LIBRARY OF SCIENCE on the title page, but NO other library markings. VERY GOOD condition: The covers are rubbed at their edges and folds, the front bottom corner is bumped, and the spine gilt is slightly faded, but overall the covers are and the front cover gilt designs are brilliant; internally the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy. About FRANZ WILHELM JUNGHUHN (from Wikipedia): ******Friedrich Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864), was a German-Dutch Botanist and Geologist. Junghuhn settled on Java, where he made an extensive study of the land and its people. He discovered the Kawah Putih crater lake south of Bandung in 1837. He published extensively on his many adventurous expeditions and his scientific analyses. Among his works is an important description and natural history in many volumes of the volcanoes of Java, BIJDRAGEN TOT DE GESCHIEDENIS DER VULKANEN IN DEN INDISCHEN ARCHIPEL (1843). He completed DIE TOPOGRAPHISCHEN UND NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN REISEN DURCH JAVA (TOPOGRAPHIC AND SCIENTIFIC JOURNEYS IN JAVA) in 1845 and a first anthropological and topographical study of Sumatra, DIE B√ĄTTALANDER AUF SUMATRA (BATAK LANDS OF SUMATRA). in 1847. In 1849, ill health forced his return to the Netherlands, where he married Johanna Louisa Frederika Koch on January 23, 1850, and had a son. While in the Netherlands, Junghuhn began work on a four volume treatise published in Dutch and translated into German between 1850 and 1854: JAVA, DESZELFS GEDAANTE, BEKLEEDING EN INWENDIGE STRUKTUUR (in German: JAVA, SEINE GESTALT, PFLANZENDECKE, UND SEIN INNERER BAU). Junghuhn was an avid humanist and socialist. In the Netherlands he published anonymously his free thinking manifesto LICHT EN SCHADUWBEELDEN UIT DE BINNENLANDEN VAN JAVA (IMAGES OF LIGHT AND SHADOW FROM JAVA'S INTERIOR) between 1853 and 1855. The work was controversial, advocating socialism in the colonies and fiercely criticizing Christian and Islamic proselytization of the Javanese people. Junghuhn instead wrote of his preference for a form of Pandeism (pantheistic deism), contending that God was in everything, but could only be determined through reason. The work was banned in Austria and parts of Germany for its denigrations and vilifications of Christianity, but was a strong seller in the Netherlands where it was first published pseudonymously. Junghuhn returned to Java in 1855 and remained there until his death from liver disease in 1864.******

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  • 1919-1920 Original REPORT on the STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO with PHOTOGRAPHS by DEPARTMENT OF STREET REPAIR 1919-1920 Original REPORT on the STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO with PHOTOGRAPHS
    DEPARTMENT OF STREET REPAIR

    ANNUAL REPORT, DEPARTMENT OF STREET REPAIR, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS, SAN FRANCISCO, 1919-1920.

    Report Produced and Published by the Department of Public Works, City and County of San Francisco, 1920.

    Details work and repair done on many San Francisco Streets during the years 1919 and 1920, including Acorn Alley, Broadway, Bay Street, Battery Street, Clay Street, Drumm Street, Haight Street, Hyde Street, Jackson Street, Seventeenth Street, Van Ness Avenue, and many others.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards with leather spine and corners, gilt titles to the spine, 8.5x11 inches, 65 pages, plus 10 unnumbered pages of photographs, plus a fold open table at the rear. The pages are either carbon copies or mimeographed pages.

    ILLUSTRATED with 20 PHOTOGRAPHS showing various streets…

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    ANNUAL REPORT, DEPARTMENT OF STREET REPAIR, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS, SAN FRANCISCO, 1919-1920.

    Report Produced and Published by the Department of Public Works, City and County of San Francisco, 1920.

    Details work and repair done on many San Francisco Streets during the years 1919 and 1920, including Acorn Alley, Broadway, Bay Street, Battery Street, Clay Street, Drumm Street, Haight Street, Hyde Street, Jackson Street, Seventeenth Street, Van Ness Avenue, and many others.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards with leather spine and corners, gilt titles to the spine, 8.5x11 inches, 65 pages, plus 10 unnumbered pages of photographs, plus a fold open table at the rear. The pages are either carbon copies or mimeographed pages.

    ILLUSTRATED with 20 PHOTOGRAPHS showing various streets where work was being done. The photographs are historic and wonderful, showing old buildings, old style streets, and lots of old cars, all on various San Francisco streets of the day. Two of the pages have photos that are glued on to them, the other eight pages have printed photographs. All photographs are unique to this report.

    VERY GOOD condition. The covers have wear to the corner tips and to the top of the spine; internally there is light toning; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    An original, historic look at what it was like on various streets in San Francisco in 1919 and 1920. Hmmmm. Despite the bricks, stones, tracks and rubble, the streets look so much easier to get around on than they do today!

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  • 1922-1926 CERES, CALIFORNIA AUTOGRAPH BOOK of SCHOOLGIRL MARIE BEIDLEMAN 1922-1926 CERES, CALIFORNIA AUTOGRAPH BOOK of SCHOOLGIRL MARIE BEIDLEMAN

    Autograph Book of MARIE BEIDLEMAN of CERES, STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Autograph Book, lacks covers, staple bound, 3.5x5.5 inches, 60 pages (30 leaves), 46 of the pages have inscriptions with signatures. The first inscription and signature is by the mother of Marie Beidleman and is dated June 7th, 1922. Most of the signatures / inscriptions seem to be from classmates from Ceres, California. Most have dates, beginning in 1923 with the last one being in 1926. Most have signed their full names, and a few put a place as CERES, CALIFORNIA. Marie Beidleman comes up as having been a student in CERES, CALIFORNIA. A quick Internet search found that some of the other names were also from kids in schools in…

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    Autograph Book of MARIE BEIDLEMAN of CERES, STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Autograph Book, lacks covers, staple bound, 3.5x5.5 inches, 60 pages (30 leaves), 46 of the pages have inscriptions with signatures. The first inscription and signature is by the mother of Marie Beidleman and is dated June 7th, 1922. Most of the signatures / inscriptions seem to be from classmates from Ceres, California. Most have dates, beginning in 1923 with the last one being in 1926. Most have signed their full names, and a few put a place as CERES, CALIFORNIA. Marie Beidleman comes up as having been a student in CERES, CALIFORNIA. A quick Internet search found that some of the other names were also from kids in schools in CERES, CALIFORNIA. Names in this autograph / inscription book include: Helen Lander, Dolores Nelson, Bernice Madden, Adele Bisher, Margaret Nyquist, Ethel Baldridge, Dorothy Keith, Lois Ertle, Alice Ertle, Nancy Tupman, Hazel Buerer, Evelyn McQueen, and many more. Condition: Lacking covers as noted above, a few pages are toned from offsetting, light corner creases and other signs of handling, overall still bound well with writing that is clean, clear and fully legible.

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  • 1929 BURLINGAME, California, PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL Kindergarten Class FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH Cute Kindergartners 1929 BURLINGAME, California, PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL Kindergarten Class FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH Cute Kindergartners

    1929 8x10 framed photograph of a Kindergarten class at PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL,

    BURLINGAME CALIFORNIA. There is a sign in the photograph that reads PERSHING / GRAMMAR SCHOOL / BURLINGAME, CALIF. / SEPTEMBER 1929 / KINDERGARTEN. There is a 2x5 inch photograph of the school building inset on the larger photograph of the kindergarten class. September 1929. One month before the great stock market crash and the beginning of the great depression. Oh my. Very cute photo in a simple frame with glass front and cardboard backing. All the little girls have haircuts like Scout in the film To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo is fading in some areas, overall still bright and clear.

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  • 1929 POMONA COLLEGE HAND BOOK for Freshman ACTIVITIES, FRATERNITIES, CAMPUS MAP etc. 1929 POMONA COLLEGE HAND BOOK for Freshman ACTIVITIES, FRATERNITIES, CAMPUS MAP etc.

    1929 POMONA COLLEGE HAND BOOK.

    A hand book for freshmen newly enrolled at Pomona College. The handbook is for the school year 1929-1930. Includes schedule for "Freshman Week", information about the college, various college organizations, fraternities, activities, etc.

    Small format, flexible vinyl covers with embossed design on front cover, 3x5 inches, 90 pages. Illustrated with some portrait photographs and a school map.

    Copy of John Wix Thomas, with his signature on the front free endpaper. John Wix Thomas, b.1911 d.2006, graduated from Pomona College with a pre-med degree then went on to get his doctorate in medicine from USC. He was a longtime Navy doctor. He was an avid boatsman who belonged to the Berkeley, California, Yacht Club for…

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    1929 POMONA COLLEGE HAND BOOK.

    A hand book for freshmen newly enrolled at Pomona College. The handbook is for the school year 1929-1930. Includes schedule for "Freshman Week", information about the college, various college organizations, fraternities, activities, etc.

    Small format, flexible vinyl covers with embossed design on front cover, 3x5 inches, 90 pages. Illustrated with some portrait photographs and a school map.

    Copy of John Wix Thomas, with his signature on the front free endpaper. John Wix Thomas, b.1911 d.2006, graduated from Pomona College with a pre-med degree then went on to get his doctorate in medicine from USC. He was a longtime Navy doctor. He was an avid boatsman who belonged to the Berkeley, California, Yacht Club for many years.

    GOOD condition, there are some notes written on the front and rear endpapers, likely in the hand of John Wix Thomas; the inner hinge is split at several places but holding with the sewn binding.

    An interesting collectible from Pomona College from 1929, the year the Great Depression began.

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  • 1929 ROYAL ARCH MASONS 75th Annual Convocation Masonic Temple, SAN FRANCISCO 1929 ROYAL ARCH MASONS 75th Annual Convocation Masonic Temple, SAN FRANCISCO

    GRAND CHAPTER of ROYAL ARCH MASONS of CALIFORNIA:

    Proceedings of the Seventy-Fifth Annual Convocation Held in MASONIC TEMPLE, SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 1929.

    Bound together with:

    Report on the Committee of Correspondence, 1929.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, 6x9 inches, 174 + 69 pages.

    GOOD MINUS condition, the covers have some small stains, a few marks, and wear at the spine ends; the pages have a crease to their upper corner tip, otherwise the pages are just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1934-1937 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 200 ISSUES 4 YEARS PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, California 1934-1937 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 200 ISSUES 4 YEARS PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, California

    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published Weekly, Every Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner). A nice run of issues for the years 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937, bound together. Approximately 200 weekly issues. The January 1934 issues and the February 2, 1934 issue (6 issues) are lacking, the first issue is February 9, 1934 and then the issues run consecutively through the December 31, 1937 issue. Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing that I have not noticed, that would mean there are at least 200 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring…

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    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published Weekly, Every Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner). A nice run of issues for the years 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937, bound together. Approximately 200 weekly issues. The January 1934 issues and the February 2, 1934 issue (6 issues) are lacking, the first issue is February 9, 1934 and then the issues run consecutively through the December 31, 1937 issue. Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing that I have not noticed, that would mean there are at least 200 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 18x24 inches (46x61 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this bound set has approximately 800 large format pages. In the early 20th century, the FRESNO ARMENIAN community was the largest such community in California, and perhaps the entire U.S. These papers report on numerous issues of importance to Armenians, including International and California matters. CONDITION: The issues were bound in plain paper covers, but the covers are now completely missing with only a small remnant hanging on the rear, i.e. no covers. The spine covering has been mostly chipped off, but the titling remains. The newspapers are printed on fragile paper, and tear and shed easily. The last few pages are ragged with lots of tears, pieces missing, and creases, especially at their bottom halves; the first three issues are loose but present (Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb.23). Some issues have long tears across their center folds, but the issues are still complete. Most issues have some edge wear, including edge tears, chips, and general wear, but the text is almost always complete. The issues are age toned as normal. Nonetheless, most of the issues remain solid and are in generally good condition, especially given the fragile nature of the paper. The pages need to be opened and handled with care, even so expect some shedding. These newspaper issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There are California State Library stamps here and there throughout. About the ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER (from Wikipedia): ******The ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER BEGAN PUBLICATION IN 1908 IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. In its early years the paper was published weekly. It eventually, decades later (1960s?), moved to Southern California when a large Armenian American community emerged there. ORIGINALLY AN ALL ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER, a regular English section was added in 1970.****** About ARMENIANS IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (from Wikipedia): ******The first Armenians to move to Fresno were the brothers Hagop and Garabed Seropian, who arrived in 1881. By 1894 the Armenian population in Fresno was 360, a number which grew rapidly with the onset of the Hamidian Massacres in 1895-96. During and after the genocide even more Armenians came until the restrictions on immigration in 1921 and 1924 brought this to a virtual end. Los Angeles also became a focus of Armenian immigration, and some Armenians from Fresno moved there as well. The number of Armenians in LA surpassed those in Fresno in 1930, partly because of the agricultural depression in the valley during the 1920s. The early immigrants were primarily involved with farming and agriculture. By 1930 Armenians owned 40% of the raisin acreage in Fresno County. Bigotry against Armenians was common. Fear of Armenian land ownership caused the passage of laws restricting their rights to freely buy land. This attitude towards the tight knit Armenian community led some to try to assimilate, while having the opposite effect on others. Today, the number of Armenians in the greater Fresno region is thought to number approximately 25,000.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This collection of Armenian Language Newspapers is very large and very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges.

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  • 1938-1940 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 156 ISSUES 3 YEARS Bound Together PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, California 1938-1940 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 156 ISSUES 3 YEARS Bound Together PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, California

    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published Weekly, Every Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner), FULL RUN FOR THE YEARS 1938, 1939, 1940, bound together. Approximately 156 weekly issues, beginning with the January 7, 1938 issue and ending with the December 27, 1940 issue. Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing (which I haven't noticed but certainly is possible) that would mean there are 156 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 18x24 inches (46x61 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this bound set has over 600 large format pages. In the…

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    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published Weekly, Every Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner), FULL RUN FOR THE YEARS 1938, 1939, 1940, bound together. Approximately 156 weekly issues, beginning with the January 7, 1938 issue and ending with the December 27, 1940 issue. Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing (which I haven't noticed but certainly is possible) that would mean there are 156 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 18x24 inches (46x61 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this bound set has over 600 large format pages. In the early 20th century, the FRESNO ARMENIAN community was the largest such community in California, and perhaps the entire U.S. It was often referred to as Little Armenia. These papers report on numerous issues of importance to Armenians, including International and California matters. CONDITION: The issues are bound in plain paper covers. The plain paper covers are made of very cheap paper and are in poor condition, with lots of tears, holes, pieces missing, shedding and general wear. The newspapers are printed on fragile paper. The first page of the first issue has a large piece missing, a number of issues have large tears across their center folds but are still complete, there are edge tears, chips, and wear here and there throughout, and the issues have the expected age toning; nonetheless the bound in NEWSPAPERS are in generally good and complete condition, especially given the fragile nature of the paper. The pages need to be opened and handled with care, even so expect some shedding. These newspaper issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There is a Bookplate of the California State Library on the inside front cover, and there are California State Library stamps here and there throughout. About the ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER (from Wikipedia): ******The ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER BEGAN PUBLICATION IN 1908 IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. In its early years the paper was published weekly. It eventually, decades later (1960s?), moved to Southern California when a large Armenian American community emerged there. ORIGINALLY AN ALL ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER, a regular English section was added in 1970.****** About ARMENIANS IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (from Wikipedia): ******The first Armenians to move to Fresno were the brothers Hagop and Garabed Seropian, who arrived in 1881. By 1894 the Armenian population in Fresno was 360, a number which grew rapidly with the onset of the Hamidian Massacres in 1895 and 1896. During and after the genocide even more Armenians came until the restrictions on immigration in 1921 and 1924 brought this to a virtual end. Los Angeles also became a focus of Armenian immigration, and some Armenians from Fresno moved there as well. The early immigrants were primarily involved with farming and agriculture, with the ultimate goal almost always that of land ownership. By 1930 Armenians owned 40% of the raisin acreage in Fresno County. They were pioneers in the melon and fig production as well. Bigotry against Armenians was common, and led many to Anglicize their names. In the 1890s Armenian Protestants were stripped of membership in local churches. Fear of Armenian land ownership caused the passage of laws restricting their rights to freely buy land. This attitude towards the tight knit Armenian community led some to try to assimilate, while having the opposite effect on others. Today, the number of Armenians in the greater Fresno region is thought to number approximately 25,000.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This collection of Armenian Language Newspapers is very large and very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges.

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  • 1939 GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION SOUVENIR BOOKLET : TREASURE ISLAND and the WORLD'S GREATEST SPANS OF STEEL with Original Mailing Envelope 1939 GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION SOUVENIR BOOKLET : TREASURE ISLAND and the WORLD'S GREATEST SPANS OF STEEL with Original Mailing Envelope

    TREASURE ISLAND and the WORLD'S GREATEST SPANS OF STEEL - OFFICIAL SOUVENIR 1939 GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION.

    Published by The Crocker Company, San Francisco, in conjunction with the San Francisco Bay Exposition, 1939.

    Illustrated paper covers, side stapled, 7.5x10.5 inches, 32 unnumbered pages. Filled with b&w photographs of the exhibition and the City. Comes with its original, illustrated mailing envelope.

    The souvenir booklet is in VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The original illustrated mailing envelope is in FAIR condition, with some creases and tears.

    Lovely Copy, hard to find with its Illustrated Mailing Envelope.

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  • 1946 BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN NEWSPAPERS Bound Collection of 62 Complete Issues RARE 1946 BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN NEWSPAPERS Bound Collection of 62 Complete Issues RARE

    THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN Newspaper - July 1, 1946 through August 31, 1946 - Two Month Complete Run of 62 Newspapers. Bound in Hardcovers, probably by The University of California, Berkeley. There is the bookplate of The Bancroft Library, U.C. Berkeley on the front pastedown. Provenance of the Late Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley. It is well-known that the Bancroft Library consigned many of its deaccessioned books to Peter / Serendipity. VERY LARGE and HEAVY, 18x24", 17 pounds packed for shipping. GOOD condition, pages have toned, as normal; some pages, especially the first last few pages, have edge wear and closed tears; some pages have several inch closed tears, from being improperly opened; otherwise the set remains well preserved - tight,…

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    THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN Newspaper - July 1, 1946 through August 31, 1946 - Two Month Complete Run of 62 Newspapers. Bound in Hardcovers, probably by The University of California, Berkeley. There is the bookplate of The Bancroft Library, U.C. Berkeley on the front pastedown. Provenance of the Late Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley. It is well-known that the Bancroft Library consigned many of its deaccessioned books to Peter / Serendipity. VERY LARGE and HEAVY, 18x24", 17 pounds packed for shipping. GOOD condition, pages have toned, as normal; some pages, especially the first last few pages, have edge wear and closed tears; some pages have several inch closed tears, from being improperly opened; otherwise the set remains well preserved - tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An interesting, day-to-day, historical look at BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, just after World War Two.

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  • 1950 SCRAPBOOK Road Trip SANTA ANA, CA to BOZEMAN, MT w/ PHOTOS, HANDWRITTEN DIARY NOTES by LAURENCE L. BELANGER 1950 SCRAPBOOK Road Trip SANTA ANA, CA to BOZEMAN, MT w/ PHOTOS, HANDWRITTEN DIARY NOTES
    LAURENCE L. BELANGER

    SCRAPBOOK of LAURENCE L. BELANGER of Santa Ana, California, who went to BOZEMAN MONTANA for the SUMMER OF 1950 to Teach a Summer Course at MONTANA STATE COLLEGE. He brought his family along for the long road trip that included National Parks and lots of fishing.

    Includes a 1950 Montana State College Bulletin for the Summer Session 1950 mounted on the inside front cover, a telegram offering Belanger the job in Bozeman pasted on the next page, lots of photos, postcards and ephemera. There are copious handwritten descriptions, notes, and diary type entries. The trip included Bozeman, Yellowstone, fishing spots, etc.

    Stiff scrapbook covers, string bound, 9x11.5 inches, 38 pages (19 leaves). 50 photos most 3.25x4.5 inches, some 3.25x5.5…

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    SCRAPBOOK of LAURENCE L. BELANGER of Santa Ana, California, who went to BOZEMAN MONTANA for the SUMMER OF 1950 to Teach a Summer Course at MONTANA STATE COLLEGE. He brought his family along for the long road trip that included National Parks and lots of fishing.

    Includes a 1950 Montana State College Bulletin for the Summer Session 1950 mounted on the inside front cover, a telegram offering Belanger the job in Bozeman pasted on the next page, lots of photos, postcards and ephemera. There are copious handwritten descriptions, notes, and diary type entries. The trip included Bozeman, Yellowstone, fishing spots, etc.

    Stiff scrapbook covers, string bound, 9x11.5 inches, 38 pages (19 leaves). 50 photos most 3.25x4.5 inches, some 3.25x5.5 inches. Postcards, brochures, route map.

    What makes this scrapbook most interesting are the handwritten annotations to everything mounted within.

    A fun look at a road trip in the West in 1950.

    Condition: The first scrapbook leaf is loose, otherwise everything is in VERY GOOD solid condition.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This scrapbook will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1950-1951 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 208 ISSUES 2 YEARS PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, CA 1950-1951 ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER 208 ISSUES 2 YEARS PUBLISHED IN FRESNO, CA

    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published TWICE Weekly, Every Tuesday and Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner), FULL RUN FOR THE YEARS 1950 and 1951, bound together. Approximately 208 twice weekly issues, beginning with the January 3, 1950 issue and ending with the December 25, 1951 issue (Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6). Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing (which I haven't noticed but certainly is possible) that would mean there are 208 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 15x22 inches (38x55 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this…

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    ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER. Published TWICE Weekly, Every Tuesday and Friday, in FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. Entirely in ARMENIAN (with a bit of English titling on the First Page Publisher's Banner), FULL RUN FOR THE YEARS 1950 and 1951, bound together. Approximately 208 twice weekly issues, beginning with the January 3, 1950 issue and ending with the December 25, 1951 issue (Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6). Please Note:

    I have not counted every issue, but this is a weekly and unless a few are missing (which I haven't noticed but certainly is possible) that would mean there are 208 issues. The issues are LARGE BROADSHEET FORMAT, with the pages measuring approximately 15x22 inches (38x55 cm). The issues have 4 pages. Therefore this bound set has over 800 large format pages. In the early 20th century, the FRESNO ARMENIAN community was the largest such community in California, and perhaps the entire U.S. Later in the 20th Century Los Angeles hosted a larger Armenian community, with many Fresno Armenians moving south as a result of an agricultural depression. These papers report on numerous issues of importance to Armenians, including International and California matters. CONDITION: The issues are bound in plain paper covers. The plain paper covers are made of cheap paper and are in somewhat ragged condition, with tears, pieces missing, shedding and general wear. The newspapers are printed on fragile paper and there edge tears, chips, and wear here and there, some tearing along the center folds, and age toning, nonetheless all the bound in NEWSPAPERS are in generally good condition, looking as if they have been infrequently used (the fragile covers possibly being worn and torn when this heavy bound set of newspapers was moved!) These newspaper issues were presumably bound together by the CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY. There is a Bookplate of the California State Library on the inside front cover, and there are California State Library stamps here and there throughout. About the ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER (from Wikipedia): ******The ASBAREZ ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER BEGAN PUBLICATION IN 1908 IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA. In its early years the paper was published weekly. It eventually, decades later (1960s?), moved to Southern California when a large Armenian American community emerged there. ORIGINALLY AN ALL ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER, a regular English section was added in 1970.****** About ARMENIANS IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (from Wikipedia): ******The first Armenians to move to Fresno were the brothers Hagop and Garabed Seropian, who arrived in 1881. By 1894 the Armenian population in Fresno was 360, a number which grew rapidly with the onset of the Hamidian Massacres in 1895 and 1896. During and after the genocide even more Armenians came until the restrictions on immigration in 1921 and 1924 brought this to a virtual end. Los Angeles also became a focus of Armenian immigration, and some Armenians from Fresno moved there as well. The number of Armenians in LA surpassed those in Fresno in 1930, partly because of the agricultural depression in the valley during the 1920s. The early immigrants were primarily involved with farming and agriculture. By 1930 Armenians owned 40% of the raisin acreage in Fresno County. Bigotry against Armenians was common. Fear of Armenian land ownership caused the passage of laws restricting their rights to freely buy land. This attitude towards the tight knit Armenian community led some to try to assimilate, while having the opposite effect on others. Today, the number of Armenians in the greater Fresno region is thought to number approximately 25,000.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This collection of Armenian Language Newspapers is very large and very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges.

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  • 1953-54 Original MEDFORD, OREGON, CITY DIRECTORY Including ASHLAND and JACKSON COUNTY with Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS 1953-54 Original MEDFORD, OREGON, CITY DIRECTORY Including ASHLAND and JACKSON COUNTY with Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS

    1953-54 MEDFORD, OREGON, CITY DIRECTORY, Including ASHLAND and JACKSON COUNTY Residents. Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens... and a Complete Classified Business Directory.

    Published by R. L. Polk & Co., Seattle, Washington, 1954. This is an Original, Vintage, Medford, Oregon, City Directory.

    Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, 6x9 inches, 665 pages.

    Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and page edges.

    GOOD Condition:The covers have some rubs and light wear but remain bright and solid. There is a stain to the back area of the top page edges (page edges of the closed book), the stain has left…

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    1953-54 MEDFORD, OREGON, CITY DIRECTORY, Including ASHLAND and JACKSON COUNTY Residents. Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens... and a Complete Classified Business Directory.

    Published by R. L. Polk & Co., Seattle, Washington, 1954. This is an Original, Vintage, Medford, Oregon, City Directory.

    Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, 6x9 inches, 665 pages.

    Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and page edges.

    GOOD Condition:The covers have some rubs and light wear but remain bright and solid. There is a stain to the back area of the top page edges (page edges of the closed book), the stain has left a stain / shorelining to the top margin of the inner pages, mostly very light, darker on a few pages; otherwise the directory is just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    A Complete MEDFORD, OREGON, City Directory from 1954. Rich in Oregon genealogy.

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  • 1954 Letter MADAME DE PINS owner BEAULIEU VINEYARDS re: FIRE INSURANCE for her NAPA VALLEY WINES by Raymond Armsby, MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS 1954 Letter MADAME DE PINS owner BEAULIEU VINEYARDS re: FIRE INSURANCE for her NAPA VALLEY WINES
    Raymond Armsby, MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS

    1945 LETTER to MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS, PARIS, FRANCE, from RAYMOND ARMSBY, Mutual Life Insurance Company, San Francisco. The Marquise Helene de Pins was a French Aristocrat who inherited the BEAULIEU VINEYARDS of Rutherford, NAPA VALLEY. Raymond Armsby was a San Francisco socialite, Member of the BOHEMIAN CLUB, and, at the time, an Insurance agent for the rich and famous. Single Page Typed Letter, Signed by Armsby, on Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York stationery. The letter is dated May 20, 1954. The letter comes with its original mailing envelope. In the letter Armsby suggests to Marquise de Pins that her property (i.e. wines) stored in an expensive to insure Champagne Cellar be moved to one of the buildings…

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    1945 LETTER to MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS, PARIS, FRANCE, from RAYMOND ARMSBY, Mutual Life Insurance Company, San Francisco. The Marquise Helene de Pins was a French Aristocrat who inherited the BEAULIEU VINEYARDS of Rutherford, NAPA VALLEY. Raymond Armsby was a San Francisco socialite, Member of the BOHEMIAN CLUB, and, at the time, an Insurance agent for the rich and famous. Single Page Typed Letter, Signed by Armsby, on Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York stationery. The letter is dated May 20, 1954. The letter comes with its original mailing envelope. In the letter Armsby suggests to Marquise de Pins that her property (i.e. wines) stored in an expensive to insure Champagne Cellar be moved to one of the buildings on her Vineyards where FIRE INSURANCE rates would be less expensive, implying that the$30,000 in insurance she currently held should be returned to a $50,000 level. From the letter: ".you desired only to insure the personal property stored in the Champagne Cellar for.$30,000.It is unfortunate. that the property was moved from San Francisco for storage in a building on which the Fire Rating Bureau had placed such a high premium rate.I suggest you look over your buildings at the Vineyards, indicate to me the one in which you wish to place the property. a building with a low fire rate." Condition:

    The letter has several folds from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope, and some corner tip creases. Overall the letter is tight, bright, clean. The envelope is well used, lots of postal stamps, a forwarding label, and wear from being opened, but still clearly shows the return address and the name of Marquise Helene de Pins. About the Marquise Helene de Pins, aka Madame de Pins, and the Beaulieu Vineyards (from Wikipedia): ******Marquise Helene de Pins, the widow of the Marquis de Pins and daughter of the late Georges de Latour, who founded Beaulieu Vineyard in 1900 after immigrating to the United States from the Perigord region of southern France, inherited the Beaulieu Vineyards after the death of her husband. In the 1950s and 1960s Beaulieu was considered one of the Big Four Napa Valley producers, along with Inglenook, Charles Krug, and Louis Martini. The winery was purchased by international conglomerate Heublein in 1969. Heublein was later acquired by RJR Nabisco, then sold to Grand Metropolitan in 1987. Grand Metropolitan became Diageo plc in 1997 through a merger with Guinness. In 2016 Diageo sold Beaulieu Vineyard to Treasury Wine Estates.****** (I miss the good old days when an Heiress rather than a Conglomerate owned wineries!)

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