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    Lot of Two Books on California including: California, the Empire Beautiful. Her Great Bays, Harbors, Mines, Orchards and Vineyards, Olive, Lemon and Orange Groves. Her Men and Women, a Prophecy of the Coming Race. San Francisco: Mrs. J. J. Owens, 1899. 4to (oblong), 243 pages. Engraved portrait of Father Junipero Serra as frontispiece. Illustrated with photographs and paintings throughout. One period advertisement in the rear. Cloth over boards with gilt lettering. A collection of portraits of prominent citizens and photographs and descriptions of notable places throughout the state. Ink stamp reading "Bankitily Life" on the front free endpaper, first and second flyleaf, and the verso of the title page. Soiled boards and moderate foxing of flyleaf. Else fine. [and:] Constitution and Laws of the Grand Parlor. Native Sons of the Golden West and Constitution for Subordinate Parlors. San Francisco: Phillips & Smyth, 1897. 32mo, 124 pages. Index. Printed wraps. Former owner, George G. Morrison, has signed his name and dated the front wrap and the title page. Lightly toned. Front and rear cover is chipped at the lower corner. Light dampstain at lower corner on front wrap. The Native Sons of the Golden West was founded in 1875 to maintain the memory of the men and women from California's Gold Rush.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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