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The City of the Golden Gate: A Description of San Francisco in 1875., Samuel Williams.
41 Samuel Williams. The City of the Golden Gate: A Description of San Francisco in 1875.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1921 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 16. LIMITED EDITION of 350 numbered copies, this is copy 102, printed by Edwin E. Grabhorn at the Grabhorn Press with Oxford type handset by Ralph Thatcher on handmade Ingres paper, bound by Florence Grabhorn. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [ii], 44, [2] pp. Title-page vignette is an early seal of California, 6 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Marbled paper over boards, paper spine label titled in gilt; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. "The text and illustrations are reproduced from Scribner's Monthly for July, 1875, where this article first appeared." Magee. Covers a wide range of materials about 1875 San Francisco, including population, commerce, real estate values, stock exchange, education, Chinatown and opium dens, restaurants, weather and so forth. REFERENCES: Heller and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 31; Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 16. 
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The Kasidah (couplets) of Haji Abdu el-Yezdi: A Lay of the Higher Law.  Translated and Annotated by his Friend and Pupil F. B.  (Sir Richard F. Burton)., Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890).
42 Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890). The Kasidah (couplets) of Haji Abdu el-Yezdi: A Lay of the Higher Law. Translated and Annotated by his Friend and Pupil F. B. (Sir Richard F. Burton).
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1919 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover Dan Sweeney. 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 9. LIMITED EDITION of 500 numbered copies, this is number 471, printed by John Henry Nash in handset Kinnerley type on handmade paper. Folio. 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches. [x], 52, [2] pp. Title page printed in red and black with an elaborate design by Dan Sweeney who also designed the 11 headpieces, un-opened; text clean, un-marked. Quarter vellum, marbled paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Fine. Introduction by Aurelia Henry Reinhardt (1877-1948). Reinhardt was an educator, social and peace activist, and President of Mills College for more than a quarter century. These poems were the work of Sir Richard Burton, not a translation; it is in essence a distillation of Sufi thought. Upon receiving a copy of this edition, T. J. Cobden-Sanderson wrote: "The Book itself is beautifully printed and built up. The title page is beautiful, beautifully balanced and enriched with color and design, and I have nothing but thanks to offer you for your kindness in permitting me to see and possess it." "The ample pages, with wide margins, and the head-bands in Persian style of decoration, form one of the loveliest books issued for The Book Club." O'Day. REFERENCES: Magee: The Hundredth Book, No. 9; O'Day, A Catalogue of Books Printed by John Henry Nash, pp. 11-12. 
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The Book Called Holinshed's Chronicles: An Account of its Inception, Purpose, Contributors, Contents, Publication, Revision and Influence on William Shakespeare by Stephen Booth, With a Leaf from the 1587 Edition., Stephen Booth (b. 1933).
43 Stephen Booth (b. 1933). The Book Called Holinshed's Chronicles: An Account of its Inception, Purpose, Contributors, Contents, Publication, Revision and Influence on William Shakespeare by Stephen Booth, With a Leaf from the 1587 Edition.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1968 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Missing Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 130. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies designed and printed by Adrian Wilson at his Press in Tuscany Alley, using Centaur and Arrighi monotypes on machine made paper, presswork assistance by Clifford Burke. Folio. 14 1/2 x 9 inches. [x], 83, [1] pp. Text printed in red and black inks, decorations throughout with facsimile woodcuts from the 1587 edition of the Chronicles, original leaf - pages 171-172, "The Description of England" - tipped-in; text clean, unmarked. Quarter natural linen, illustrated paper over boards, paper spine label printed in white, illustrated end-papers, LACKS dust-jacket; binding square and tight, cloth lightly foxed. Very Good. "It was this second edition of the Chronicles that William Shakespeare consulted. Stephen Booth's extended essay provides a comprehensive treatment of this important book from its inception to its influence." Harlan. Stephen Booth is a professor emeritus of English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He first attracted attention with his controversial 1969 essays "On the Value of Hamlet" and "An Essay on Shakespeare's Sonnets," in which he re-read the works in a manner considerably different from contemporary Anglo-American readings. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 130. 
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California Printing: A Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing, Part 1, 1838-1890, The Book Club Of California
44 The Book Club Of California California Printing: A Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing, Part 1, 1838-1890
San Francisco, CA The Book Club of California 1980 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New None Paperback 
4to. 280 x 216 mm. [vi], 33, [5] pp. Title-page vignette in brown ink, vignettes and illustrations, bibliography; text clean, un-marked. Printed wrappers of laid paper; binding square and tight. Printer's copy from the private collection of Vance Gerry. Fine. 
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California Printing: A Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing.  Part I of a Three-Part Series, 1838-1890, The Book Club Of California
45 The Book Club Of California California Printing: A Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing. Part I of a Three-Part Series, 1838-1890
San Francisco The Book Club of California 1980 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New None Paperback 
4to. 280 x 216 mm. [vi], 33, [5] pp. Title-page vignette in brown ink, vignettes and illustrations, bibliography; text clean, un-marked. Printed wrappers of laid paper; binding square and tight. Printer's copy from the private collection of Vance Gerry. Fine. 
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The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California.  An Essay on Early California Winemaking by Thomas Hardy.  First Published in Adelaide, Australia, in 1885.  Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi., Thomas Hardy (1830-1912).
46 Thomas Hardy (1830-1912). The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California. An Essay on Early California Winemaking by Thomas Hardy. First Published in Adelaide, Australia, in 1885. Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1994 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 204. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies at the Yolla Bolly Press, Covelo, California. Typefaces are Linotype Weiss and foundry Albertus, set at Anchor & Acorn Press, Petaluma, and the Yolla Bolly Press. Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, duotone photographs and color reproductions printed at Phelps/Schaefer Litho-Graphics, San Francisco. Bound by Cardoza-James Bindings Co., San Francisco. Folio. 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. (xxvi), 64, [4] pp. Illustrated throughout with historical duotone photographs of the California wine industry during the last half of the nineteenth century and chromolithographic illustrations of wine industry trade cards and labels mounted in the text which illustrate the sophisticated state of advertising art during the second half of the nineteenth century; text clean, un-marked. Decorated paper over boards, quarter purple cloth, printed paper spine label, housed in paper slip case; binding square and tight, gentle bump to the head of the spine, else Fine. Thomas Hardy was an English-born Australian vigneron who began with a 3/4-acre planting of Shiraz and Grenache vines in 1853, and over the next 4 or 5 decades expanded his operations to become an important international wine merchant under the name Thomas Hardy & Sons Ltd. Hardy's "Notes on Vineyards in America and Europe" appeared in 1885; this volume contains excerpts about the California vineyards Hardy visited. This volume also contains "useful notes and a new introduction by Professor Thomas Pinney." "This publication is a vade mecum for anyone interested in the history and development of one of California's most important industries." From the Foreword by Robert Mondavi. 
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The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California.  An Essay on Early California Winemaking by Thomas Hardy.  First Published in Adelaide, Australia, in 1885.  Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi., Thomas Hardy (1830-1912).
47 Thomas Hardy (1830-1912). The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California. An Essay on Early California Winemaking by Thomas Hardy. First Published in Adelaide, Australia, in 1885. Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1994 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 204. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies at the Yolla Bolly Press, Covelo, California. Typefaces are Linotype Weiss and foundry Albertus, set at Anchor & Acorn Press, Petaluma, and the Yolla Bolly Press. Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, duotone photographs and color reproductions printed at Phelps/Schaefer Litho-Graphics, San Francisco. Bound by Cardoza-James Bindings Co., San Francisco. Folio. 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. (xxvi), 64, [4] pp. Illustrated throughout with historical duotone photographs of the California wine industry during the last half of the nineteenth century and chromolithographic illustrations of wine industry trade cards and labels mounted in the text which illustrate the sophisticated state of advertising art during the second half of the nineteenth century; text clean, un-marked. Decorated paper over boards, quarter purple cloth, printed paper spine label, housed in original paper slip case; binding square and tight. Fine. Thomas Hardy was an English-born Australian vigneron who began with a 3/4-acre planting of Shiraz and Grenache vines in 1853, and over the next 4 or 5 decades expanded his operations to become an important international wine merchant under the name Thomas Hardy & Sons Ltd. Hardy's "Notes on Vineyards in America and Europe" appeared in 1885; this volume contains excerpts about the California vineyards Hardy visited. This volume also contains "useful notes and a new introduction by Professor Thomas Pinney." "This publication is a vade mecum for anyone interested in the history and development of one of California's most important industries." From the Foreword by Robert Mondavi. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Let's Play by the Gearharts., Victoria Dailey and Susan Futterman, editors.
48 Victoria Dailey and Susan Futterman, editors. Let's Play by the Gearharts.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 2009 0981959709 / 9780981959702 First Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, No. 226. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, with a separate print, The Lost Balloon, laid-in, designed by Janine Vigus. Afterword by Victoria Dailey; Note on the Gearhart printing technique by Susan Futterman. 4to. 11 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches. [48] pp. 3-color half-title, color frontispiece, decorated title-page, 31 color plates (1 double-page) including a series that illustrates the Gearharts printing technique with a series of linoleum blocks; text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown cloth, brown paper over boards with blocked title on front cover, gilt titled spine, dust-jacket, front and rear end-papers each with a Gearhart illustration; binding square and tight. A variety of ephemera is laid in, including a print of The Lost Balloon issued with this volume, the original prospectus in the envelope addressed to Glen Dawson, a Clinker Press broadside Let's Play printed on the occasion of a lecture given by Susan Futterman to the Zambrano Club in June 2009, Let's Play by the Gearharts Zambrano Club Keepsake printed on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper folded to form an 8-page booklet commemorating the June 2009 Zambrano Club lecture by Susan Futterman printed by Kitty Maryatt at the Two Hands Press, post card announcement of the Frances Gearhart, California Printmaker 1910-1940 - A Retrospective exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, a Christmas card with an annual family letter addressed to Glen Dawson. Fine. In 1929, Pasadena artists and sisters Frances, May, and Edna Gearhart created a children's book illustrated with their original linoleum cuts and descriptive verses. It was not published. Eighty years later The Book Club of California has now brought the first edition of this charming work into publication. 
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Frederic Goudy, Joseph Foster, and the Press at Scripps College., Ward Ritchie (1905-1996).
49 Ward Ritchie (1905-1996). Frederic Goudy, Joseph Foster, and the Press at Scripps College.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1978 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 550 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 158. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. (39) pp. Samples of work from the Scripps College Press, textual ornaments in red and green; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled black cloth spine, marbled Cockerell paper over boards, plain gray paper dust jacket; binding square and tight. Comes with an invoice for the book for Mr. Ernest D. Marshall. Fine. Designed by Ward Ritchie and printed by Richard Hoffman. The Scripps College Press was founded in 1941 for students to learn fine press printing. It was initially taught by Ward Ritchie, and students worked with a type face designed by Frederic Goudy for the Press's exclusive use. The Press was later run and taught by Joseph Foster. This book tells the story of the design of the Scripps type face. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 158. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Paul Landacre., Ward Ritchie (1905-1996).
50 Ward Ritchie (1905-1996). Paul Landacre.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1982 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 169. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. (59) pp. Illustrated title page, black-and-white engravings by Paul Landacre; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled black cloth spine, decorative paper over boards, decorative end-papers, plain white paper dust jacket; binding square and tight, some black spots on rear of dust jacket. Very Good. Designed by Ward Ritchie and printed by George Kinney at the Castle Press, printed with Goudy Thirty type on machine made paper. Includes 16 Landacre engravings, many printed directly from the original blocks. A very personal recollection of Paul Landacre by his close friend Ward Ritchie. Paul Landacre (1893-1963) is now recognized as one of the United States' finest wood engravers, although he struggled throughout his career due to disabilities. Included in the Rounce and Coffin Club Exhibition of Western Books, and is the third book supported by the Special Fund at the Book Club of California established by Dorothy and David Magee. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 169. 
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