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Marjorie and her Papa, by R. H. Fletcher, ill by Reginald Birch, SIGNED.

Marjorie and Her Papa. (Frank P. Deering, San Francisco interest)

"How they wrote a story and made pictures for it,".. illustrations by Birch after Fletcher's design. The story is interspersed with dialogue between the two, a little affected but amusing. Presentation copy to Frank  P, Deering c/o the SF Bohemian club, with warm inscription in rhyme SIGNED by the author and additional tipped-in letter in envelope from the author.  "to Endearing Miss Frank Deering in the "first" year of her age/ This the "Author" now appearing/ Hopes she'll laugh at every page;/ Hopes, too, that whate'er her age is,/When Life's story she has heard/ She'll find joy in all its pages/And be happy as a bird. Robert Howe Fletcher, San Francisco, August 20th, 1905. The book must have been in the Russian Hill house seven months later. Ask us for contents of the letter. NOTE: This Book Has Been SOLD.



12557 Christmas Eve at Rancho Los Alamitos by Hotchkis.

Christmas Eve at Rancho Los Alamitos.

Family history and recollections of warm and happy Christmases on an old Spanish land grant rancho, originally of 28,000 acres, by a family which lived in it from 1878 until the core 7.5 acres was given to the city of Long Beach. The Rancho's long history:



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