Murmann, Eugene O.
Eugene O. Murmann, Los Angeles
10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, 116, [2, ads] pages, green pictorial cloth, some spotting.
Early California Travels Series
Glen Dawson, Los Angeles
7 1/2 x 5 inches, cloth or boards, usually pictorial or decorative, Complete in 50 volumes. The titles are: Notes on Upper California (Coulter); Recollections of a Pioneer (Dye); Voyage of the Heros (Duhaut-Cilly); Baja California 1533-1950 (Meadows); Observations on the Inhabitants of California (Botta); Land of Fiction (Powell); Father Kino at La Paz (Rudkin); The Indians of Los Angeles (Robinson); Vancouver in California (volumes IX, X and XXII); An Ascent of Mount Shasta (Isaacs); The Books of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon (Farquhar); Sketches in California (Ruschenberger); Antoine Robidoux (Wallace); Ferdinand Deppe's Travels in California; Statement of my Captivity Among the Californians (Tarakanoff); A Pioneer of Pioneers (Walker); A Voyage on the Colorado, 1876 (Berton); The Mormons in California (Glover); The First American Vessel in California (Wagner); Snow-Shoe Thompson (DeQuille); Camille de Roquefeuil in San Francisco (Rudkin); Franciscan Missions of Upper California (Waters); Visit to Monterey in 1842 (Maxwell); Job Printing in California (Ritchie); The Russians on the Pacific Ocean (Markoff); Letter from San Jose (White); Glances into California (Colton); Hyoryu-Ki, Floating on the Pacific Ocean (Hikozo); The American Occupation of La Paz (Meadows); California All the Way Back to 1828 (White); Memoirs of Jose Francisco Palomares; Adventures in California of Zakahar Tchitchinoff; Voyage of the Venus (Petit-Thouars); Diary of Titian Ramsay Peale; Observations on California (Sales); Crusoes of Pitcairn Island (Knowles); The 'Nonpareil' Press of T.S. Harris (Lingenfelter and Dwyer); Remarkable Adventures, California, 1845 (Heustis); The Diary of Ensign Gabriel Moraga's Expedition; El Puerto de los Balleneros (Huff); The Strange Eventful History of Parker H. French (McGowan); Log of the Courier (Cunningham); First through the Grand Canyon (Lingenfelter); the First French Expedition to California, Laperouse in 1786 (Rudkin); Letters of Lewis Granger; Northwest Coast of America and California; The Sea Diary of Fr. Juan Vizcaino to Alta California; Index. Volume XXIII has a printed dust jacket. Six volumes have plain paper or glassine dust jackets. Included with this set are several related pamphlets and prospectuses including " Prospectus and Sample Pages, Early California Travels Series" listing the first four volumes of the series, a "Check List of the Early California Travels Series, 1951-1956", a prospectus for "Vancouver In California" as well as Nos. 4, 9, and 24 of the Dawson's Book Shop Newsletter each discussing the book series.
Palmer, Edwin O.
History of Hollywood
Edwin O. Palmer, Hollywood
9 x 6 inches, 294 pages, gold-stamped fabricoid, Dust Jacket (chipped at top edge, tape repairs to interior side), Signed by the author on preliminary blank, Palmer traces the history of Hollywood from prehistoric times to his day, and while his account of the geologic formation of the city is likely conjectural, and Palmer admits that much of his information comes from his own memory and that of Hollywood's "Old Settlers," and that "many errors must have crept in," his book is yet a valuable resource for study of "the world's most famous hamlet". With additions and corrections from the first edition of 1937.
Oriental Field Sports
H.R. Young, London
13 1/2 x 9 inches, 2 volumes. 40 hand-colored plates; occasional foxing, light browning throughout. Contemporary full calf gilt, spines gilt, edges gilt, spines, joints, and extremities scuffed. The exquisitely colored, delightful plates are after drawings by Samuel Howitt, a self-taught artists renowned for his depictions of sporting scenes. Abbey Travel 427 (ref.).
Roth (Editor), Andrew
The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photograhic Books of the Twentieth Century
PPP Editions/Roth Horowitz, New York
11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, 305 pages, cloth, Dust Jacket, Trade edtion of the first book to seriously look at 20th century photography books as masterworks of content and design. Features essays by Vince Aletti, Richard Benson, May Castleberry, Jeffrey Frankel, Daido Moriyama, Shelley Rice, David Levi Strauss, and Nigel Wakefield.
The Natural History of Barbados
14 x 9 inches, vii, 214 pages, beautiful modern rebinding half-leather with raised bands and gilt fillets over marbled boards, modern endpapers, Includes title-page with engraved vignette, engraved head- and tail-pieces (partially historiated), engraved initials (partially historiated), double-page map of the Island of Barbados, dedication page, list of subscribers, errata, addenda, index, 30 full-page engravings, two bookplates, light browning and spotting throughout.