FREMONTIA: Fremontia (Vol. 11, No. 2, July 1983). California Native Plant Society

Faber, Phyllis M. (editor). Fremontia (Vol. 11, No. 2, July 1983). California Native Plant Society, 1983. Unmarked. Previous owners mailing information printed on back page.Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26825) $10.00

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Journal of the California Native Plant Society. Topics include “The Sutter Buttes: An Inland Island” by Walt Anderson, “Penstemons in California” by Kenneth and Robin Lodewick, “Growing Natives: Penstemons in the Garden” by Nevin Smith, “Common and Rare Plantes in the Bodie Hills” by Tim Messick, and more.

Also write-ups on the new CNPS Fellows: Margedant Hayakawa by Alice Q. Howard and James P. Smith by August and Susan Fruge. 32p.

KIROV BALLET: The Kirov Ballet, Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Official Souvenir Program 1992

The Kirov Ballet, Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Official Souvenir Program 1992, book coverVinogradov, Oleg. The Kirov Ballet, Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Official Souvenir Program 1992. New York: Dewynters PLC, 1992. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26824) $22.00

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Beautifully illustrated souvenir program. 40p. Measures 8.5×11 inches.

Contents cover the history of the Maryinsky Kirov Ballet, Oleg Vinogradov (the artistic director), and several ballets.

Includes a quite creased brochure with some notations about the production in San Francisco at the War Memorial Opera House.

Also a folded handout for the July 15-19, 1992 performances of Romeo and Juliet.

TABER, T: The Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Book

The Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Book, book coverTaber, Tom. The Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Book. The Oak Valley Press, 1979. Unmarked. Wear on cover. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26820) $10.00

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Illustrations by Tom Taber. Topics include geography, geology, state parks, trails, and more. 80p. Measures 5.5×8.5 inches.

GAMAGE, VC: The Lure of Marblehead: The Only Guidebook to the Old Town: A guidebook of 8 easy walking tours to colonial houses and historic sites

Gamage, Virginia C.; Lord, Priscilla S. The Lure of Marblehead: The Only Guidebook to the Old Town: A guidebook of 8 easy walking tours to colonial houses and historic sites. Marblehead Publications, 1988. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26814) $15.00

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A guidebook of 8 easy walking tours to colonial houses and historic sites. Line drawings, photographs, maps. Marblehead is a coastal New England town in Essex County, Massachusetts with roots in commercial fishing, whaling and yachting. Music for “Marblehead Forever” by Rev. Marcia M. Selman.

BROWN, J: Transformation: The Art of Joan Brown (Member Exhibition Invitation, Berkeley Art Museum and The Oakland Museum of California)

Brown, Joan Transformation: The Art of Joan Brown (Member Exhibition Invitation, Berkeley Art Museum and The Oakland Museum of California) Berkeley Art Museum and The Oakland Museum of California, 1998. Unmarked. Very Good. Invitation. (#26811) $14.00

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Four-sided card with images on back and front. Front is “Joan and Donald,” 1982, an image of Joan with her cat. The back image is “The Cypress Trees,” 1980.

Brown (1938-1990) was a notable member of the “second generation” of the Bay Area Figurative Movement. After a successful career as a teacher and painter, she died young, in a construction accident while installing an obelisk at the Sai Baba’s Eternal Heritage Museum.

HOWARD, G: Castle Howard

George Howard Castle Howard. Castle Howard Estate Ltd, 1974. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26810) $12.00

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Beautifully illustrated. Drawings by Felix Kelly and Diane Tippell. Measures 9.5×7.25 inches.

Castle Howard, a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, is familiar to television and film audiences as the fictional “Brideshead”, both in Granada Television’s 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and a two-hour 2008 remake for cinema. Today, it is part of the Treasure Houses of England group of heritage houses.

HONG KONG GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES: The Port of Hong Kong

The Port of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Government Information Services, 1977. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26809) $15.00

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Color illustrations throughout. Maps. charts, and graphs. Measures 11.75×8.25 inches.

A look at Hong Kong in the 1970s. Includes a harbor plan, with speed limits and vessel sizes. Nicknamed “Pearl of the Orient”, Hong Kong is renowned for its deep natural harbor, which is one of the busiest ports in the work due to its ready access for cargo ships.