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1 Book Club of California. A Leaf from the 1611 King James Bible with "The Noblest Monument of English Prose" by John Livingston Lowes & "The Printing of the King James Bible" by Louis I. Newman.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1937 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 51. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is one of 265 regular copies, handset in Franciscan type on machine made paper. Folio. 15 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches. [ii], xxii, [2] pp. Title-page and text printed in red and black, double-column, 4 hand-colored initials (3 in blue, red, and gilt, 1 in blue, red, and yellow), tipped-in King James Bible leaf with the text of Zechariah, Chapter 11, verse 8 through Chapter 14, verse 8, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked except for a pencil notation on page (XV) that records the passage on the leaf. Quarter tan cloth, cloth sides, printed paper spine label titled in red; binding square and tight, mild shelf wear and foxing to the cloth sides, corners lightly bumped, end-papers with modest toning, offsetting associated with the bookplate. Black-leather bookplate of H. L. Doolittle (1882-1974), Pasadena collector, on the front paste-down. Very Good. Printed by the Grabhorn Press, the original leaf contains text from Zechariah. This leaf comes from the "She" Bible of 1611 that contains the incorrect text of Ruth Chapter 3, verse 15, "And she went into the citie." "An extremely handsome book which drew praise from both contributing essayists and many [Book] Club [of California] members, some of whom found in this volume a relief from the Western Americana theme which had predominated in the Club's publications of the [previous] five years." Magee. REFERENCES: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound & Dispersed, No. 72; Heller & Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 275; Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 51. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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2 Book Club of California California Printing, a Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing, Part III of a Three-Part Series 1925-1975
San Francisco, CA Book Club of California 1987 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New None Paperback 
4to. 254 x 210 mm. ix, 55, [3] pp. Title-page vignette in blue ink, illustrated throughout, index; text clean, un-marked. Printed wrappers of laid paper; binding square and tight. Printer's copy from the private collection of Vance Gerry. Fine. Your order receives my personal attention. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Book Club of California. The Allen Press Bibliography.
San Francisco, The Book Club of California, 1985. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, the facsimile printed by Mastercraft Press, the second part was designed by Lewis Allen and printed at the Tamal Land Press by Arlen Philpott. Originally issued at $ 150.00. Folio. 14 x 9 1/2 inches. (124) pp. Half-title, copyright page, title page in various colors, sectional heads in red, marginal notes in red and black, many of the reproductions and inserts are in various colors, "Epiloque" by Lewis and Dorothy Allen, "The Allen Press, An Appreciation" by Carey S. Bliss, index; text clean, unmarked. Full brown cloth with Columbian Press design in blind on front cover, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, very mild shelf wear. Prospectus included. Very Good. This is a new and expanded edition of the leaf book published by the Allen Press in 1981; the original edition was issued in only 140 copies and immediately sold out. The Book Club of California issued this facsimile edition with additions, the updates begin on page 93. The first part of the updates adds the Allens' description of publications number 47-51. Part II is a listing of ephemera; the errata and index were also revised and expanded. Reference: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 182; Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 180. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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