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  • 100 YEARS at SILVER LAKE, AMADOR COUNTY, CALIFORNIA 1848-1948 by Stella B. Swenson 100 YEARS at SILVER LAKE, AMADOR COUNTY, CALIFORNIA 1848-1948
    Stella B. Swenson

    ONE HUNDRED YEARS AT SILVER LAKE, AMADOR COUNTY, CALIFORNIA 1848-1948, Stella B. Swenson.

    Published by the City of Stockton Department of Parks and Recreation, second edition, 1974. Originally self published in 1948.

    Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, pages printed on one side only.

    GOOD condition, creasing to the bottom corner area of the front cover and first six pages, "Tragedy Springs" is written at the top of the front cover, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits. by Lawson B. Patterson 1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits.
    Lawson B. Patterson

    1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits. By Lawson B. Patterson.

    Printed by Miles and Dillingham, Cambridge, MA, 1862. First Edition. Hardbound in Publisher's original blindstamped brown cloth with embossed gilt title on front cover, 108 pages, appendix. GOOD Condition: covers corners and edges are worn through, spine covering perished, but the gilt remains bright, internally, front hinge starting and rear hinge tender but holding, period penned "No. 25 - " at the top of the front pastedown and half title, small Los Angeles bookseller label on…

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    1862 Original Gold Rush Account First Edition ~ TWELVE YEARS IN THE MINES OF CALIFORNIA Embracing A General View Of The Gold Region, With Practical Observations On Hill, Placer, and Quartz Diggings; And Notes On The Origin Of Gold Deposits. By Lawson B. Patterson.

    Printed by Miles and Dillingham, Cambridge, MA, 1862. First Edition. Hardbound in Publisher's original blindstamped brown cloth with embossed gilt title on front cover, 108 pages, appendix. GOOD Condition: covers corners and edges are worn through, spine covering perished, but the gilt remains bright, internally, front hinge starting and rear hinge tender but holding, period penned "No. 25 - " at the top of the front pastedown and half title, small Los Angeles bookseller label on rear pastedown, and a touch of of age toning, otherwise the inner pages are excellent, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    This uncommon first hand account provides a wonderful narrative of gold mining in El Dorado County by an original Forty-Niner who prospected in the gold country for twelve years. In addition to Patterson's own experiences, much of this book is devoted to the discovery of gold, the gold region, its geology, advice to new miners, and the weather in 1853. Wheat declares the account "observations of permanent import, the value of which is belatedly becoming recognized." Wheat Books 154.

    Patterson left Boston for California via New York on February 5, 1849. He took the schooner Col. Fanning to Brazos Santiago, Mexico. From there, the Argonaut crossed Mexico to Mazatlán arriving on April 17, and then shipped to San Francisco via San Diego. In his introduction, Patterson furnished the following from the San Francisco Alta California: "He arrived in this city on the 20th of July, 1849; started for the mines six days later; went to Mormon Island, and after a short stay, to the vicinity of Georgetown, El Dorado County, where he remained twelve years, never abandoning mining in all that time. He is one of the few Forty-niners who have remained faithful to the business of mining."

    (Howes P121; Kurutz 484; Rocq 15995; Sabin 59140; Streeter 2876. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 481)

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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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  • 1907 PROGRAM OF THE PROMENADE CONCERT AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE HOTEL FAIRMONT APRIL 16TH Scarce San Francisco Ephemera POST EARTHQUAKE Opening Celebration 1907 PROGRAM OF THE PROMENADE CONCERT AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE HOTEL FAIRMONT APRIL 16TH Scarce San Francisco Ephemera POST EARTHQUAKE Opening Celebration

    Scarce San Francisco Fairmont Hotel Ephemera. I can't find another example.

    On April 16th 1907, less than one year after the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire, the Fairmont Hotel (after an extensive renovation by California's first female licensed architect and engineering expert Julia Morgan) opened with a society benefit concert for several local charities. The Fairmont Hotel was named after mining magnate and U.S. Senator James Graham Fair by his daughters, Theresa Fair Oelrichs and Virginia Fair Vanderbilt, who built the hotel, atop Nob Hill, in his honor. Initially scheduled to open on April 18, 1906, mother nature had other plans .

    PROGRAM OF THE PROMENADE CONCERT AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE HOTEL FAIRMONT APRIL 16TH 1907.

    Published by…

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    Scarce San Francisco Fairmont Hotel Ephemera. I can't find another example.

    On April 16th 1907, less than one year after the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire, the Fairmont Hotel (after an extensive renovation by California's first female licensed architect and engineering expert Julia Morgan) opened with a society benefit concert for several local charities. The Fairmont Hotel was named after mining magnate and U.S. Senator James Graham Fair by his daughters, Theresa Fair Oelrichs and Virginia Fair Vanderbilt, who built the hotel, atop Nob Hill, in his honor. Initially scheduled to open on April 18, 1906, mother nature had other plans .

    PROGRAM OF THE PROMENADE CONCERT AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE HOTEL FAIRMONT APRIL 16TH 1907.

    Published by the Press of Levison Printing Co., San Francisco, 1907. First and only printing, illustrated wraps, side staple bound, 10.25" x 6.75", 70 un-numbered pages including covers, filled throughout with advertisements, some illustrated, some in red and blue ink, and commentary from hundreds of local businesses that survived the 1906 earthquake. ACCEPTABLE Condition: covers are disbound, 2" edge tear and quarter size area of rubbing to front cover, chipped at the edges, old clear tape repair to spine, rear cover torn through and old clear tape repaired, overall the covers remain quite bright and legible, internally, some small stains, foxing, and waviness here and there throughout, staples oxidized but holding well, overall the pages are clear, bright and unmarked. Scarce, I have not found another copy in collection anywhere.

    ****About the Fairmont Hotel Inauguration Promenade Concert from the April 13 and 20, 1907 editions of THE WASP, a weekly journal published in San Francisco:

    "All the arrangements for the Promenade Concert at the Fairmont Hotel next Tuesday evening, under the direction of Dr. H. J. Stewart, are complete, and the event will beyond question be the greatest charitable affair given up to this date in San Francisco. It is no exaggeration to say that all the ladies of influence in San Francisco are working for it and many of them have had a wide experience in arranging such affairs so as to insure success. Society en masse will attend this great concert, which is for the benefit of the San Francisco Nursery for Homeless Children, The Doctors' Daughters, and the San Francisco Polyclinic. Among those taking part in the musical program will be the Stanford and Berkeley Glee Clubs, the De Koven Glee Club, the Swedish Singing Society, the Fairmont Hotel Orchestra, Mrs. Birmingham, Miss Helen Heath, Miss Camille Frank, Mrs. Charles Camm, Mr. Marc, Miss Virginia Pierce, and Mr. Romeo Frick. The arrangements for the concert have been made by a joint committee of ladies from the three charities interested, of which Mrs. H. de Young is the head."

    "No hotel could have had a more auspicious opening and the Hotel Fairmont management cannot complain that the inaugural night was not in every respect one that should give Messrs. Law and their able staff the utmost satisfaction. The board of managers, of which Mrs. M. H. de Young was chairman, announces that the financial returns from the promenade charity concert at the Fairmont Hotel ."

    "The great promenade concert with which the Fairmont Hotel was opened not only came up to the highest expectations of the enthusiastic promoters but exceeded them. The ladies who got up the affair for the benefit of several most deserving charities are entitled to the highest praise. The affair netted nearly $25,000 for charity. The donations alone amounted to $10,000, and $8,000 were taken in for the sale of admission tickets. The raffle for the splendid Winton automobile, which was won by David Rich, the well-known real estate man, contributed $4500 to the grand total."

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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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  • 1919 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - E. H. EDWARDS "WIRE ROPE" CO. of SAN FRANCISCO by Alphonse Sutter, C.P.A. 1919 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - E. H. EDWARDS "WIRE ROPE" CO. of SAN FRANCISCO
    Alphonse Sutter, C.P.A.

    ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT - E. H. EDWARDS CO. - December 31, 1919.

    Financial Statement Prepared by ALPHONSE SUTTER, Certified Public Accountant, Nevada Bank Building, San Francisco.

    Paper covers, 8.5x11 inches, 10 typed pages, bound with 3 brass brads. Includes the usual financials: Assets, Liabilities, Accounts Receivable, etc.

    Signed at the bottom of page 2 by the CPA, Adolph Sutter, a descendant of John Sutter of Sutter's Mill.

    FAIR condition: pages are toned, there is creasing and wear to the corners and edges, some closed tears, a few small stains, and general signs of handling and use, nonetheless a complete copy including its covers, and all pages are clear and fully legible.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 1954 BEAULIEU VINEYARDS HEIRESS Tries to Get FIRE INSURANCE for her PERSONAL CHAMPAGNE & WINE COLLECTION in NAPA VALLEY Madame de Pins by Raymond Armsby, MARQUISE HELENE DE PINS 1954 BEAULIEU VINEYARDS HEIRESS Tries to Get FIRE INSURANCE for her PERSONAL CHAMPAGNE & WINE COLLECTION in NAPA VALLEY Madame de Pins
    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…

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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.******

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  • 1956 BODEGA BAY - TIMBER LEASE AGREEMENT Original Signed Detailed Document by Passalacqua 1956 BODEGA BAY - TIMBER LEASE AGREEMENT Original Signed Detailed Document
    Passalacqua

    An AGREEMENT between WILLIAM A. PASSALACQUA, et al., and P.O. PAYNE, "for the purpose of FALLING, BUCKING, LOGGING and HAULING of THEIR TIMBER unto the SPRINGFIELD MILL CO. at Lytton, California". SIGNED by two Passalacquas and a Payne on the last page. Document is dated April 17, 1956. It relates to timber land owned by the Passalacqua family in BODEGA BAY, California. Six page legal document, typed on 8.5" x 13" paper, folded into a blue legal paper folder dated April 1956. Document prepared by "Francis M. PASSALACQUA / Attorney At Law / Healdsburg, California" (as stated on the front of the folded folder). VERY GOOD condition, just light signs of handling.

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  • 1961 SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN ON PARADE Pictures and Story SIGNED & INSCRIBED by H. K. WONG 1961 SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN ON PARADE Pictures and Story SIGNED & INSCRIBED
    H. K. WONG

    SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN ON PARADE in PICTURES and STORY, edited by H. K. WONG.

    Published by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, 1961.

    From the estate of Albert C. Lim, b.1909 d.1993. Albert C. Lim was a San Francisco Chinatown businessman, Chinatown store owner, and a pillar of the Chinatown community. He was on the Board of Directors of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for many years, and on the Board of several Chinatown charities meant to better the lives of the people of Chinatown.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the editor H.K. WONG on the inside front cover to EVA LIM, who wrote one of the articles in the publication, and whose husband was Albert C. Lim.

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    SAN FRANCISCO CHINATOWN ON PARADE in PICTURES and STORY, edited by H. K. WONG.

    Published by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, 1961.

    From the estate of Albert C. Lim, b.1909 d.1993. Albert C. Lim was a San Francisco Chinatown businessman, Chinatown store owner, and a pillar of the Chinatown community. He was on the Board of Directors of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for many years, and on the Board of several Chinatown charities meant to better the lives of the people of Chinatown.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the editor H.K. WONG on the inside front cover to EVA LIM, who wrote one of the articles in the publication, and whose husband was Albert C. Lim.

    Softcovers / Wrappers, staple bound, 6x9.25 inches, 108 pages.

    GOOD condition, the cover folds are tender, one leaf consisting of pages 57/58 has a guitar pick size piece torn from its bottom edge affecting a few lines of text, there are a few small corner creases here and there, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

    Lots of interesting articles, including one by the author of Flower Drum Song telling how San Francisco Chinatown was the birthplace of the book.

    SCARCE, especially so SIGNED and INSCRIBED.

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  • 1964 CATALOGUE of the TECHNION ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Haifa, ISRAEL 1964 CATALOGUE of the TECHNION ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Haifa, ISRAEL

    TECHNION : ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. CATALOGUE 1964. Published by the Institute, Haifa, Israel, April, 1964. Hardcover Book / Catalogue, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the front cover and spine, 6.5x9 inches, 399 pages. VERY GOOD condition, some shelf rubbing to the covers, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

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  • 1966 A HORSE BREEDER'S BINDER w/150-200 Handwritten & Official Sheets w/ information on MARES BRED by Russell Smith 1966 A HORSE BREEDER'S BINDER w/150-200 Handwritten & Official Sheets w/ information on MARES BRED
    Russell Smith

    Three Ring Binder filled with Handwritten Notes and Official Record Sheets on Mares Bred (Pacific Coast Quarter Horses) during 1965 and 1966. Horse names include: BLUE CACTUS, Jesse Bar, BLUE LEDGER, Blue Miller, BOLD MINUTE, (Copay?) Coleen, CAT SOX, and many many MORE. For each horse, or perhaps for each time a mare is bred, there is a page with some handwritten notes followed by what appears to be an official page filled with small boxes with handwritten code letters in many of the boxes (I assume breeders know what the code letters stand for). Approximately 150 - 200 total sheets, meaning 75-100 pages of notes with 75-100 official sheets with handwritten letter codes. There is no definitive information on…

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    Three Ring Binder filled with Handwritten Notes and Official Record Sheets on Mares Bred (Pacific Coast Quarter Horses) during 1965 and 1966. Horse names include: BLUE CACTUS, Jesse Bar, BLUE LEDGER, Blue Miller, BOLD MINUTE, (Copay?) Coleen, CAT SOX, and many many MORE. For each horse, or perhaps for each time a mare is bred, there is a page with some handwritten notes followed by what appears to be an official page filled with small boxes with handwritten code letters in many of the boxes (I assume breeders know what the code letters stand for). Approximately 150 - 200 total sheets, meaning 75-100 pages of notes with 75-100 official sheets with handwritten letter codes. There is no definitive information on the binder's owner, perhaps RUSSELL SMITH because there is a personal letter (apparently unrelated to horse breeding) laid-in the front on his letterhead which reads: "Russell Smith / R-S / Registered Quarter Horses / Paicines, California." Russell Smith was actively involved in the PCQHA, so it would make sense that the binder was his. However, the letter is dated 1955 and the horse information is from 1965-1966, so... GOOD condition, some of the pages have pulled away from the 3 rings and are torn at the holes, but they remain in their proper order; otherwise the pages are bright, clean, clear and fully legible. An interesting look at Quarter Horse Breeding in Northern California.

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  • 1967 San Francisco to Marin UNREALIZED TRANSPORTATION PLANS Official Illustrated Report for Underwater Tubes, Golden Gate Bridge Bottom Deck and More Wild Ways To Get Cars to Marin. SAN FRANCISCO MARIN CROSSING May 1967 1967 San Francisco to Marin UNREALIZED TRANSPORTATION PLANS Official Illustrated Report for Underwater Tubes, Golden Gate Bridge Bottom Deck and More Wild Ways To Get Cars to Marin. SAN FRANCISCO MARIN CROSSING May 1967

    A scarce unrealized illustrated transportation report undertaken to identify alternate means of travel between Marin County and San Francisco. This May 1967 San Francisco Marin Crossing presents serious construction plans for increasing access to Marin county. Plans include: building a second bridge from San Francisco to Marin, building a bridge to Angel Island connecting to Tiburon, building an underwater tube linking San Francisco and Marin, and a number of lower deck options for the Golden Gate Bridge are also investigated. A graphic treasure trove of imagery, construction plans, projects, renderings, maps, and photographs illuminating what today looks like a science fictional landscape. Iconic Plans that might have been, will probably never be realized, but you never know .

    SAN FRANCISCO…

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    A scarce unrealized illustrated transportation report undertaken to identify alternate means of travel between Marin County and San Francisco. This May 1967 San Francisco Marin Crossing presents serious construction plans for increasing access to Marin county. Plans include: building a second bridge from San Francisco to Marin, building a bridge to Angel Island connecting to Tiburon, building an underwater tube linking San Francisco and Marin, and a number of lower deck options for the Golden Gate Bridge are also investigated. A graphic treasure trove of imagery, construction plans, projects, renderings, maps, and photographs illuminating what today looks like a science fictional landscape. Iconic Plans that might have been, will probably never be realized, but you never know .

    SAN FRANCISCO MARIN CROSSING May 1967

    Published by the State of California Transportation Agency, Department of Public Works, Division of Bay Toll Crossings, San Francisco, May 1967. First and only edition. Illustrated stiff card covers, plastic spiral comb binding, 17" x 11", viii, 110 pages, illustrated throughout with maps, renderings, and photographs. GOOD Condition: some of the plastic comb spirals are broken but still holding, relevant business card taped to front cover (Y. Tito Sasaki - Golden Gate Bridge District Transportation Planner), and light wear to the covers, internally, title page with relevant penciled note, light wear from age and use, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce, no copies in the OCLC.

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  • 1968 NORTHERN WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT PLANS for SAN FRANCISCO w/ MAPS & PHOTOS by John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority 1968 NORTHERN WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT PLANS for SAN FRANCISCO w/ MAPS & PHOTOS
    John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority

    NORTHERN WATERFRONT PLAN.

    Produced by John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority, 1968.

    From the Introduction: "The City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Port Authority have determined that it is essential at this time to ensure full use of its waterfront in a manner consistent with the waterfront's position as a unique and irreplaceable resource of not only the City but the entire Bay Area.

    The purpose of the Northern Waterfront Plan is to guide future development in all areas on and contiguous to the harbor in a manner consistent with the interests of San Francisco. The plan must provide mechanisms and guidelines whereby public…

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    NORTHERN WATERFRONT PLAN.

    Produced by John S. Bolles Associates for the City Planning Commission of the City in cooperation with the San Francisco Port Authority, 1968.

    From the Introduction: "The City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Port Authority have determined that it is essential at this time to ensure full use of its waterfront in a manner consistent with the waterfront's position as a unique and irreplaceable resource of not only the City but the entire Bay Area.

    The purpose of the Northern Waterfront Plan is to guide future development in all areas on and contiguous to the harbor in a manner consistent with the interests of San Francisco. The plan must provide mechanisms and guidelines whereby public and private interests can work together to fulfill the social, economic and physical objectives with maximum benefit for all.

    The challenges posed by this study have been to integrate an authentic maritime atmosphere into the character and fabric of the City, and to capture in a strong and positive manner the unique opportunities for imaginative and dramatic development of San Francisco's waterfront."

    Hardcovers, no dustjacket as issued, 11x14 inches oblong, 146 pages.

    Contains 85 ILLUSTRATIONS including maps, drawings, photos and architectural renderings.

    GOOD condition, the covers are rubbed and scraped but still solid and doing their job well, there is some wear and a small hole to the front free endpaper, some of the inner hinges are cracked and a bit weak but still holding (this book is known for its weak glue binding), otherwise the inner pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    This was the beginning of the transformation of San Francisco's waterfront from an ugly, elevated freeway framed, desolate area, into the techie mecca, sailboats and uber expensive lofts, and playgrounds for the rich, that it is today.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and 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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