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About this Item: 2017. Softcover. Condition: New. 21 Lang: - eng, Pages 21, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2017 with the help of original edition published long back [1862]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # PB1111000407763

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1862 edition. Language: eng. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: San Francisco : Edward Vischer, 21 pages. Seller Inventory # 452120123

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Seemann, Berthold, 1825-1871.

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 152985064

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About this Item: 2017. Hardcover. Condition: New. 21 Lang: - eng, Pages 21, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2017 with the help of original edition published long back [1862]. This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 1111000407763

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 153173264

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 153095537

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Hutchings, J. M. , William R. Jones, editor

Published by OUTBOOKS, Olympic Valley CA (1978)

ISBN 10: 0896460509 ISBN 13: 9780896460508

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About this Item: OUTBOOKS, Olympic Valley CA, 1978. Stapled wraps. Condition: Very Good+. First Edition Thus. Very Good + green stapled wraps with a sticker mark at the upper right hand corner of the front cover. OUTBOOKS (Olympic Valley) , 1978. 24 pages, unmarked. ; J8j UO15; 24 pages. Seller Inventory # 42151

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Published by Nelson: NY (1870) (1870)

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About this Item: Nelson: NY (1870), 1870. 12/12 chromolithographs, oblong 4 x 6.5", blindstamped brown cloth with gilt and black dec., glossy decorative label on front cover (includes title), 36/40 pages. Covers worn, wrinkling to rear cover, offsetting to endpapers, pencil name, hinges loose, lacks pages 5-8, scattered spotting to text, light soiling else good. Views include Vernal Fall, The Three Brothers, Hotel, Calaveras Grove, The Grisled Giant. Being sold for the lovely plates. FIRST EDITION. Seller Inventory # 99-5187

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Michael L. Sorey . et al.].

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About this Item: 2018. Full Leather Bound. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1996]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD00001791411

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Michael L. Sorey . et al.].

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About this Item: 2018. Full Leather Bound. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1996]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD00001791412

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compiled by J. Otis Williams ; with a hand-book in brief for a trip to the Calaveras Groves, and Yo-Semite Valley.

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About this Item: 2018. Full Leather Bound. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1871]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD00001989075

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a comparison with other noted trees, ancient and modern, with a handbook in brief, for a trip to the Calaveras Groves, and Yo-Semite Valley.

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About this Item: 2018. Full Leather Bound. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1871]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD00002612844

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a comparison with other noted trees, ancient and modern, with a handbook in brief, for a trip to the Calaveras Groves, and Yo-Semite Valley.

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About this Item: 2018. Full Leather Bound. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1871]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD00003716738

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Nelsons' Pictorial Guide-Books: The Yosemite Valley and

Published by Published by T. Nelson and Sons no date given c1870, New York (1870)

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About this Item: Published by T. Nelson and Sons no date given c1870, New York, 1870. , 40 pages, 12 chromolithographic plates and one map First Edition , minor wear to top and tail of spine and corners, fading to boards, news agency stamp to front free endpaper pages clean, good condition , red cloth decorated with black printing with gilt detail, coloured paper title label, blindstamped decoration to rear board , 10 cm x 16.5 cm Hardback ISBN: Seller Inventory # 69616

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Yosemite

Published by T. Nelson and Sons, New York (1870)

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About this Item: T. Nelson and Sons, New York, 1870. Decorative Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 40p. text plus 12 chromolithograph plates, professionally restored by hand, new matching spine, new endpapers o/w sound. Seller Inventory # 023311

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CALIFORNIA. Yosemite. T. Nelson & Sons

Published by T. Nelson & Sons, New York (1875)

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About this Item: T. Nelson & Sons, New York, 1875. Condition: Fair. Binding: Rose embossed cloth. Bookplate: M.G. Stiger. Condition: Lacks 1 plate. oblong 12mo. 40,12 p. 11 (of 12) col. plates Rose cloth decorated in black with coated paper label. Lacks one plate. Intended for English tourists in the American West, these are very informative and unbiased guides. book. Seller Inventory # B-000010308

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About this Item: 2018. Full Leather Bound. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1859]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD00002424865

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CALIFORNIA. NELSON'S PICTORIAL GUIDE BOOKS

Published by T. NELSON & SONS, NEW YORK (1875)

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About this Item: T. NELSON & SONS, NEW YORK, 1875. Oblong 12mo, 40 p. 10 fine col. plates. Green embossed decorator cloth. Very early California view book. book. Seller Inventory # B-000003897

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About this Item: Hutchings & Rosenfield. Condition: Good. San Francisco: Hutchings & Rosenfield, 1860. 1st edition. Sm 4to. 236pp. B/W engravings. Good book. Rebound with original cover and spine cloth laid-on. Moderate edgewear. Original spine heavily chipped and erose at the crown and foot. Boards soiled. Page edges age toned. Hinges starting to crack. Several penciled notes covering most of the front pastedown and second rear free endpaper. Penciled owner's name and date to the front free endpaper. Gifter's inscription inked to the front free endpaper. Owner's stamp to the front pastedown. Marginal penciled underlining and notes to a few pages. Light soiling and foxing to several pages throughout. Inquire if you need further information. Seller Inventory # CA02A-00104

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Nelson, T.

Published by T. Nelson, New York (1871)

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About this Item: T. Nelson, New York, 1871. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Various(paintings) (illustrator). First. Boards in red cloth, gold filigree embossment, slight handling, fading to boards, no dj. 4X7" nifty little collectible in nice nick for the vintage. Color reproductions of grand paintings of Yosemite sights. 80p., the scenery of California. Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Seller Inventory # 002405

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Stereoview] Anthony, E. and H. T.

Published by E. and H. T. Anthony & Co, New York

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About this Item: E. and H. T. Anthony & Co, New York. Stereoview [10 cm x 18 cm] Tall yellow mount. No backstamp. Brief notation in red pen on the reverse. Seller Inventory # 42510

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About this Item: Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Plates (illustrator). [San Francisco: Originally published by the author; 1862]. ARCHIVAL REPRINT. Limited Edition. Limited to 125 numbered copies, this being NO. 31. Archival Quality: Vellum acabado. Oblong Folio. Seller Inventory # 1619810794

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The Mammoth Trees of California (Calaveras County.: BIG TREES). STILLMAN,

BIG TREES). STILLMAN, G. K.

Published by Printed by the Times Steam Job-Color Press for the Cincinnati Weekly Times [ca. 1880], Cincinnati (1880)

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About this Item: Printed by the Times Steam Job-Color Press for the Cincinnati Weekly Times [ca. 1880], Cincinnati, 1880. First edition. Color wood-engraving by G.K. Stillman presented to the subscribers of the Cincinnati Weekly Times. 21 x 26 inches. Framed. Some very light soiling, a few small repaired tears at edges and a small piece from the blank corner excised (indiscernible as the frame covers it). Overall, a beautiful and fresh image. This attractive print depicts eight of the more famous sequoias (or groups of sequoias), including: "The Father of the Forest" (circumference 110 feet.), "The Mother of the Forest" (circumference, 93 feet.), "The Three Graces," "The Big Tree," "The Miner's Cabin," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "The Horseback Ride" (distance through, over 100 feet) & "The Two Guardsmen or Sentinels" (height, 300 feet). Currey & Kruska call it "a fanciful engraving of the Calaveras Grove, showing the principal trees, living and dead, grouped around the hotel." Currey & Kruska 246. Seller Inventory # 71268

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After Thomas Ayres

Published by From the Cincinnati Weekly (1855)

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About this Item: From the Cincinnati Weekly, 1855. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. After Thomas Ayres, 1855 “The Mammoth Trees of California” From Cincinnati Weekly Chromolithograph 30.5" x 36" framed. Seller Inventory # J00308c

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Vischer, Edward:

Published by San Francisco: Drawn and published by Edward Vischer [lithographed by Kuchel, printed by Nagel], 1862. (1862)

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About this Item: San Francisco: Drawn and published by Edward Vischer [lithographed by Kuchel, printed by Nagel], 1862., 1862. 4pp. text, plus additional leaf listing information for plates X, XI, and XII, letterpress index mounted on rear pastedown as issued. Lithographed title on card (repeated and mounted on front pastedown as issued), twelve lithographed plates on card containing twenty-five mounted lithographed illustrations. Small folio. Contents loose as issued. Original blue cloth portfolio with a small metal binder's label attached to the rear board, reading "Buswell & Co. SF." Binding straps perished, minor wear and light soiling to boards. Pastedowns and one text leaf toned, other text leaves edge-worn, scattered foxing, early 20th-century bookplate on rear endpaper. Overall, very good. The first edition, second issue of Edward Vischer's great work on the Mammoth Grove trees of California. Vischer migrated from Germany to Mexico at the age of nineteen and worked with the commercial house of Heinrich Virmond. Dispatched to California in 1842, he became enamored of the area and returned to San Francisco in 1847, working as a merchant and agent for foreign companies during the Gold Rush. A talented amateur artist, Vischer began to sketch the California scenery he encountered. "In 1861 he visited the Calaveras Big Trees.In 1862 he published a portfolio of a dozen lithographed plates of sketches made on his trip" - Peters. This would be his first published work. Apparently unsatisfied with the way lithography captured his original drawings, Vischer republished the work with albumen photographs of his original drawings. Both versions are very rare. Currey & Kruska cite three issues of the lithographed version; the present example is their second issue, with the lithographed title plate reading ".9 Plates With 22 Engravings" but consisting of twelve plates with twenty- five engravings. This is, effectively, a transitional state between Currey & Kruska's first and third issues, with the full complement of plates and engravings of the third issue and with the extra leaf of text containing the description of the additional plates, but with the first issue of the lithographed title plate (repeated and mounted on front pastedown as issued). The cloth portfolio on this copy is intriguing, as well. Usually issued in a brown cloth portfolio with gilt titles on the upper cover, this copy of Vischer is housed in a simple blue cloth binding produced by Buswell & Co., an early San Francisco bookbinder. Alexander Buswell was active in San Francisco from about 1856 until 1905, when his bindery was likely destroyed by the 1906 San Francisco fire. Obviously produced specifically for this work, with the correct lithographed plates mounted to the endpapers, the reason for the different binding on this copy from others we've seen escapes us at present. The bookplate on the rear endpaper belongs to George Cary; the most prominent George Cary was a major architect from Buffalo, N.Y. most widely known for his designs for the Pan American Exposition of 1901. An excellent example of Vischer's great lithographed work on Mammoth Grove. COWAN, p.662. CURREY & KRUSKA 376 (second issue). FARQUHAR 5. HOWES V132, "b." STREETER SALE 2877. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, pp.198-202. Seller Inventory # WRCAM 53458

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