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Knights of the Lash: The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman., Benjamin C. Truman (1835-1916) and Gary F. Kurutz (b. 1948), editor.
1 Benjamin C. Truman (1835-1916) and Gary F. Kurutz (b. 1948), editor. Knights of the Lash: The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2005 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 219. Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. (xxxii), (119) pp. Text printed in black and dark blue, frontispiece, illustration of a whip in dark blue on title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout, headpiece on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, blind-stamped paper, printed paper label on front cover, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight. Comes with original prospectus and postcard-sized announcement. Fine. Designed and printed by The Castle Press, bound by Mariana Blau; typefaces are Perpetua Titling and Centaur, paper is Natural Finch Vanilla Vellum. "A Civil War correspondent and noted California booster, Truman first took the overland stage to the Golden State in 1866 and became fascinated by that daring breed of men he dubbed 'Knights of the Lash.'" Prospectus. Truman wrote several stories about the popular stagecoach drivers of the West, collected here in this anthology edited by Gary Kurutz. Kurutz was the Curator of Special Collections at the California State Library, and authored a biography of Truman. He provides an introduction and notes to each of the stories included here. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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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, Book Club of California
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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A Leaf from the 1583 Rembert Dodoens Herbal Printed by Christopher Plantin., Carey S. Bliss (1914-1994).
3 Carey S. Bliss (1914-1994). A Leaf from the 1583 Rembert Dodoens Herbal Printed by Christopher Plantin.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1977 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 156. LIMITED EDITION of 385 copies, printed by Grant Dahlstrom with Janson linotype on machine made paper. Folio. 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. [viii], 28, [4] pp. Half-title with wood-cut of a date palm, title page printed in two colors with large herbal vignette in red, vignette on copyright page, original leaf (pp. 5553-554) from the Stirpium Historiae, Antwerp, 1583 tipped-in with 4 large woodcut illustrations of Gramen Polyanthemum minus and maius, Gramen Parnasium, and Gramen Leucanthemum, woodcut portrait of Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566) and numerous other herbal woodcut illustrations from the Dodoens Herbal throughout, bibliography; text clean, un-marked. Full cream colored cloth titled and illustrated in green on the front cover, gilt titled spine, plain brown dust-wrapper; binding square and tight, faint toning to the jacket. Original receipt from the Book Club for this copy dated December 21, 1977 laid in. Near Fine. This leaf came from the last publication of Rembert Dodoens (1517-1585), the Stirpium historiae pemptades sex (1583), the Latin translation of his Cruydeboeck. It summarized Dodoen's botany, the most comprehensive botanical work of its time. It divides plants into 26 families, introduces many new species, and also marks a stage in the development of plant anatomy. This leaf book affords an outstanding opportunity to study the press work of the Plantin Press of Antwerp, a center of fine printed books in the sixteenth century. "Carey Bliss's text discusses not only the Herbal but also the history of early published herbals, the life of Dodoens, and the work of the printer Christopher Plantin." Harlan. REFERENCES: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 166; Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 156. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Prayer.  With a Fore-Word by David Starr Jordan., Charles Kellogg Field (1873-1948).
4 Charles Kellogg Field (1873-1948). Prayer. With a Fore-Word by David Starr Jordan.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1921 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover Signed
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 14. LIMITED EDITION of 330 numbered copies, this is copy 13, printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn at the Grabhorn Press with handset Garamond Italic on Italian handmade paper. 8vo. 7 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches. [vii] pp., I-IV ff., [2] pp. Title-page printed within an elaborate border, the entire text ruled with green ink, 5 headpieces; text clean, unmarked. Green paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, paper torn at head of spine. SIGNED and dated by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn on the colophon. Very Good. The text is "a poem written at Stanford University, October 13, 1906, for the Phi Beta Kappa Society. The author was known to a later generation as 'Cherrio,' whose radio program was directed towards shut-ins." Magee. Charles Kellogg Field was a native of Vermont, who graduated from Stanford University in 1895. Field pursued an insurance career before becoming associate editor (1908) and manager (1911) of Sunset Magazine in its heyday. Magee. REFERENCES: Heller and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, No. 28; Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 14. 
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The Rhemes New Testament: Being a Full and Particular Account of the Origins, Printing, and Subsequent Influences of the First Roman Catholic New Testament in English, with the Divers Controversies Occasioned by its Publication Diligently Expounded for the Edification of the Reader by Decherd Turner, Accompanied by a Leaf from the Original Edition, and Other Profitable Illustrations., Decherd Turner (1922-2002).
5 Decherd Turner (1922-2002). The Rhemes New Testament: Being a Full and Particular Account of the Origins, Printing, and Subsequent Influences of the First Roman Catholic New Testament in English, with the Divers Controversies Occasioned by its Publication Diligently Expounded for the Edification of the Reader by Decherd Turner, Accompanied by a Leaf from the Original Edition, and Other Profitable Illustrations.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1990 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 193. LIMITED EDITION of 325 copies printed by W. Thomas Taylor in Monotype Bembo with Romulus Open display type on French mold-made paper. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. [vi], (42) pp. Display type printed in red, 2 facsimiles from the original book, and 1 original leaf from the Rhemes New Testament (1582, pp. 253-254 from the Gospel of Saint John), bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red goatskin, gray paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. "Also known as the Douai Bible, the Rhemes New Testament is one of the influential Biblical texts in the vernacular languages published in the sixteenth century. This book traces the conception, publication and reception of the Rhemes New Testament, focusing primarily upon contemporary accounts. The original leaves for this publication had been at the Club for several years, as a leaf book had been planned by David Magee. When the leaves were rediscovered the book finally appeared." Harlan. Decherd Turner was an American bibliophile, ordained Presbyterian minister, director of Southern Methodist University's Bridwell Library, and director of the University of Texas's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, known for acquiring rare books, manuscripts, and other archival materials. REFERENCES: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 39; Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 193. 
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The Man With The Hoe, Written After Seeing Millet's World-Famous Painting., Edwin Markham (1852-1940).
6 Edwin Markham (1852-1940). The Man With The Hoe, Written After Seeing Millet's World-Famous Painting.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1916 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION, thus, LIMITED to 300 copies, this is number 250. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 2. Folio. 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Frontispiece illustrated portrait of Markham, all pages in pictorial borders and within blue rules, decorative initials and textual ornament in orange, LACKS original photograph of Millet's painting and letter from Markham giving the Club permission to print his poem; text clean, unmarked. Quarter gray linen, paper spine label, blue paper; binding square and tight, shelf wear, covers lightly soiled. Includes a letter from Edwin Markham to Albert M. Bender, August 14, 1915: "After all these years I am having the hardihood to change a word in my poem, 'The Man with the Hoe.' In the last line of the second stanza, I am changing menage to danger. This will clarify and energize the line. Please make this correction in the reprint of the Hoe-poem now under way." Very Good. Printed by John Henry Nash for the Book Club of California, frontispiece and border decorations by Ray F. Coyle. American Oldstyle Italic and Caslon Roman types, printed on San Marco paper. Edwin Markham was an American poet and the Poet Laureate of Oregon. This is his most famous poem, which was a commentary on the plight of American laborers. Markham provides an Introduction before the text of the poem. "This is one of the very early publications of the Book Cub of California. It is now a rare item." O'Day, pg. 4. REFERENCES: O'Day, A Catalogue of Books Printed by John Henry Nash, pg. 3; Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 2. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Garden of Health: An Account of Two Herbals, the Gart des Gesundheit and the Hortus Sanitatis., Ellen Shaffer (1904-1993).
7 Ellen Shaffer (1904-1993). The Garden of Health: An Account of Two Herbals, the Gart des Gesundheit and the Hortus Sanitatis.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1957 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Missing Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 96. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies printed by Lawton Kennedy for the Book Club of California with Estienne linotype on machine made paper. Folio. 13 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. [viii], 41, [1 blank] pp. Frontispiece, title page printed in red and black inks with a green vignette of the sun, Original leaf from the Hortus Sanitatis, 1499 with 3 woodcut illustrations of plants, section headings printed in red, illustrations and decorations throughout from the books; text clean, unmarked, the original leaf with some water-staining to the upper corner at the margin where there are 3 worm holes outside of the printed text. Beige linen spine, printed paper over boards, spine titled in black; binding square and tight, LACKS dust-jacket. Original prospectus laid in. Very Good. Ellen Shaffer was a long-time employee of Dawson's Book Shop who was an authority on early printed books. "One of the most interesting books the Club has published. The two herbals about which Ellen Shaffer wrote her essay were the picture books of our medieval ancestors, filled with quaint, spirited woodcuts, representing the sciences of botany and medicine in their infancy. The original leaf inserted in each copy bears one or more woodcuts from the editor of Hortus Sanitatis printed by Johann Press in Strassburg in the year 1499. As the woodcuts on the inserted leaf varies in size and character and desirability, no member was given his choice of copy. All copies were wrapped and sealed at the printer's and members took pot-luck. Included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce & Coffin Club)." REFERENCE: Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 96. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster & Bon Vivant., Gary F. Kurutz.
8 Gary F. Kurutz. Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster & Bon Vivant.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1984 First Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, No. 176. LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies printed at The Grace Hoper Press. 8vo. 9 x 6 3/16 inches. vi, (90) pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Truman and his family, title page printed in red and black inks, red initials for each chapter, Benjamin Cummings Truman Checklist; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with small closed tear at foot of front panel, but now nicely preserved in archival mylar jacket cover. Glen Dawson's copy. Fine. "A prolific and talented writer of numerous articles and several books on California themes, Truman seems an excellent choice to inaugurate 'Literary Profiles,' a new series devoted to authors whose contributions to the literary scene of the American West were significant but not fully appreciated." Harlan. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 176. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Book Club of California at One Hundred. A Companion to 'The First 75 Years' by Oscar Lewis, Gary F. Kurutz.
9 Gary F. Kurutz. The Book Club of California at One Hundred. A Companion to 'The First 75 Years' by Oscar Lewis
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2012 First Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Annual Keepsake. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies designed and printed at the Arion Press under the direction of Andrew Hoyem, printed letterpress. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 60 pp. 28 color illustrations, list of Officers and Staff, list of Publications 1987-2012; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth spine, red paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Glen Dawson's copy. Fine. This volume "chronicles the many accomplishments of the Book Club since 1987." From Kurutz's essay. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Thirty-five Sonnets by George Sterling., George Sterling (1869-1926).
10 George Sterling (1869-1926). Thirty-five Sonnets by George Sterling.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1917 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 284. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 4. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. (56) pp. Decoration on title page and page 3 in gold by Frederic W. Goudy, with red decorative initial, divisional titles in red and blue; text clean, unmarked, light toning to edges. Tan linen spine, blue paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, faint toning and shelf wear. Very Good. Printed by Taylor and Taylor. "Of these thirty-five sonnets all but four had appeared in previous volumes of Sterling's poetry. Romance, To Life, and the two sonnets on The Skull of Shakespeare were printed here for the first time in book form." Albert Bender brought together the author and the Book Club of California so this book could be published. George Sterling was the beloved (albeit, unofficial) poet-laureate of San Francisco. REFERENCE: Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 4. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Continent's End: An Anthology of Contemporary California Poets., George Sterling (1873-1948), editor.
11 George Sterling (1873-1948), editor. Continent's End: An Anthology of Contemporary California Poets.
Collectible: Very Good 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 24. LIMITED EDITION of 600 numbered copies (100 reserved for the contributors), this copy is out of sequence, printed by John Henry Nash with Garamont monotype on machine made paper. 8vo. 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches. [xxxviii], (240) pp. Frontispiece and title page printed in red and black inks, section heads and running heads within decorative boarders; text clean, unmarked. Quarter Spanish goatskin vellum, brown paper over boards, spine decorated and titled in gilt, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Near Fine. Edited by George Sterling and with Prefatory Notes by Genevieve Taggard (1894-1948) and James Rorty (1890-1973). Prefatory Note by Albert M. Bender. Over 100 poets contributed to this volume, and a considerable portion of the work had never been previously published. Continent's End "is a real contribution to California literature. It represents the best of the younger poets of the day, such as Robinson Jeffers, who might not otherwise have found a hearing for their poems." Magee. REFERENCES: O'Day, A Catalogue of Books Printed by John Henry Nash, pp. 43-44; Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 24. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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An Artist Records the California Missions.  Edited with an Introduction by Norman Neuerburg., Henry Chapman Ford.
12 Henry Chapman Ford. An Artist Records the California Missions. Edited with an Introduction by Norman Neuerburg.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1989 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, No. 192. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies, designed and printed by Patrick Reagh, Printers. Oblong 4to. 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. xl, 100, [2] pp. Half-title, color frontispiece tipped-in, title page with two-toned decorative rule, 66 figures, 6 color plates, each mission introduced with their name within a colored rule, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter beige linen, patterned cloth over boards, printed paper spine label, plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with very minor shelf wear and toning. Original prospectus laid in. Bob Cates' copy. Near Fine. "Ford's etching of the California missions, perhaps the most frequently reproduced depictions of these structures, were influential in drawing the attention of the public to them. His ambitious text which was to have been illustrated with his art remained incomplete upon his death. Portions of that work are here published for the first time." REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 192. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Account of a Tour of the California Missions 1856.  The Journal & Drawings of Henry Miller., Henry Miller.
13 Henry Miller. Account of a Tour of the California Missions 1856. The Journal & Drawings of Henry Miller.
San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California, 1952 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover Henry Miller. 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 83. LIMITED EDITION of 375 copies, printed by the Grabhorn Press in Centaur monotype on machine made paper. 4to. 11 3/4 x 9 inches. [x], 59, [3] pp. Title-page and initials printed in red, including title-page vignette, decorations and plate captions in red, 19 reproductions of pencil drawings; text clean, un-marked. Quarter vellum, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in red; binding square and tight. Slip case. Original prospectus and receipt from the Book Club of California dated December 1, 1952 laid in. Fine. "These drawings of the Missions are among the earliest known. The one of Soledad is probably the only authentic picture ever made, since it was allowed to go to ruin shortly after the secularization of the Missions in 1835. Henry Miller was the artist who made the drawings for '13 California Towns.' The book was a great success and was sold out immediately on publication." Magee. Included in the Rounce & Coffin Club Exhibition of Western Books. REFERENCE: Magee and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-1956, No. 528; Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 83. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Young Miner; Or, Tom Nelson in California.  Introduction and Bibliographical Note by John Seelye, Horatio Alger, Jr.
14 Horatio Alger, Jr. The Young Miner; Or, Tom Nelson in California. Introduction and Bibliographical Note by John Seelye
San Francisco, CA The Book Club of California 1965 First Edition, thus Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 120. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies printed by Adrian Wilson at his Press in Tuscany Alley, printed in Bulmer and Tuscan Ombree types, composed by Mackenzie & Harris. Large 8vo. 10 x 6 7/8 inches. xxi, 187, [5] pp. Frontispiece portrait of "Our Hero," illustrated throughout with reproductions of woodcuts and engravings; text clean, un-marked. Quarter beige linen, illustrated paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, top edge lightly soiled. Two prospectuses for this title are included. Very Good. Reprint of Horatio Alger's rags-to-riches story set in the gold mines of California. "The Young Miner" tells of Tom Nelson's adventures in the gold fields dodging thieves, gamblers, and saloon keepers, encountering characters that include Harte's heathen Chinee, Ah Sin, a Boston dude named Lawrence Peabody, a Yankee bumpkin named Ebenezer Onthank, and a grizzly bear named Bruin. Eventually Tom strikes it rich, returning home in the nick of time to save the family homestead from the clutches of the man to whom it had been mortgaged so that Tom could go to California. 
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A Typographic Journey: The History of The Greenwood Press and Bibliography, 1934-2000.  Bibliography by Glenn Humphreys., Jack Werner Stauffacher (b. 1920).
15 Jack Werner Stauffacher (b. 1920). A Typographic Journey: The History of The Greenwood Press and Bibliography, 1934-2000. Bibliography by Glenn Humphreys.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1999 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 210. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies printed on Mohawk Superfine paper with Cycles and Trajan types, designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher. 4to. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. (324) pp. Half-title, black-and-white photographic frontispiece, title page printed in two colors, black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, un-marked. Dark green cloth, printed paper spine label, plain white dust-jacket printed in black and red in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. Jack Werner Stauffacher is an American printer, typographer, and fine book publisher who taught at Carnegie Mellon University and the San Francisco Art Institute. Stauffacher was added to the distinguished list of American Institute of Graphic Arts medalists in 2004. Several of his experimental compositions using wood and metal type are in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Stanford University Library and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. REFERENCE: Kurutz, The Book Club of California at One Hundred, p. 58. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Journal of a Journey Across the Plains in 1859.  Edited with an Introduction by George R. Stewart, James Berry Brown
16 James Berry Brown Journal of a Journey Across the Plains in 1859. Edited with an Introduction by George R. Stewart
San Francisco, CA Book Club of California 1970 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Good Hardcover 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 135. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, set in Bembo and Janson-Antiqua types, letterpress by Arlen Philpott, lithography by Reliable Lithograph Co., binding by Schuberth Bookbindery. Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 5/16 inches. Half title, frontispiece illustration, title page and headings printed in red, 15 illustrations including a map and images of indigenous plains peoples; text un-marked, pages lightly toned. Pictorial paper over boards, printed paper spine label, original plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight, edges and end-papers foxed, jacket soiled and the spine is titled in pencil and faded. Prospectus included. Good. James Berry Brown was born on July 12, 1837 in Camden, Preble County, Ohio. He was educated in schools in Ohio and Iowa and was responsible for helping to support his family when his father joined the California gold rush in 1849. In 1859 James and his brother Jesse left Iowa to participate in the Pike's Peak gold rush, but en route they changed plans and headed for California. This is James Brown's journal of that trip. 
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A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii, 1850-1852.  Watercolors, Paintings, & Drawings by James Gay Sawkins.  With an Account of His Life & Travels by David W. Forbes.  Foreword by Richard H. Dillon., James Gay Sawkins.
17 James Gay Sawkins. A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii, 1850-1852. Watercolors, Paintings, & Drawings by James Gay Sawkins. With an Account of His Life & Travels by David W. Forbes. Foreword by Richard H. Dillon.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1991 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover James Gay Sawkins. 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, Number 197. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, designed by Jack W. Stauffacher of The Greenwood Press, binding by Cardoza-James Binding Company. Oblong 4to. 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches. (126) pp. Half-title, two-toned frontispiece map of the Hawaiian Islands, title page printed in 2 colors, 3 black-and-white portraits, 42 color plates; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth, printed paper spine label, plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, very minor shelf wear. Original prospectus in original mailing envelope laid in. Bob Cates' copy. Near Fine. "Sawkins' depictions offer a nostalgic glimpse of long since vanished landscapes and inhabitants of mid-nineteenth-century Hawaii. None of the selections in this collection have been reproduced previously. The reproductions are accompanied by descriptive notes and accounts of the present-day location of each." Harlan. Included in the Rounce and Coffin Club Exhibition of Western Books. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 197. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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John DePol: A Catalogue Raisonnee of his Graphic Work, 1935-1998.  Foreword by Donald R. Fleming, Preface by John Dreyfus, and a Biographical Essay by Catherine Tyler Brody., James Howard Fraser (1934-2013) and Eleanor Friedel.
18 James Howard Fraser (1934-2013) and Eleanor Friedel. John DePol: A Catalogue Raisonnee of his Graphic Work, 1935-1998. Foreword by Donald R. Fleming, Preface by John Dreyfus, and a Biographical Essay by Catherine Tyler Brody.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 2001 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover John DePol. 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 213. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, designed and printed by James Whale at the Tuscan Press in Novato, California. Text composed in Adobe Caslon and printed on Mohawk Superfine. 4to. 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. 162, [4] pp. Half-title, woodcut frontispiece, title page printed in black and brick-red inks with woodcut vignette, headings printed in brick-red ink, illustrations (many in colors), indexes. Quarter black cloth, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in white, slip case with printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. Fine. This volume contains a survey of the work of the renowned printmaker and book illustrator, John DePol (1913-2004). DePol made memorable contributions to publications of the Allen Press, Hammer Creek Press, Pickering Press, Red Ozier Press, Stone House Press and the Yellow Barn Press. His handsome wood engravings are represented here by 60 single-color and 34 two-color illustrations. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1861-1878.  With a Biography of the Artist by Jeanne van Nostrand.  Introduction by Thomas Albright., Jeanne Van Nostrand.
19 Jeanne Van Nostrand. Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1861-1878. With a Biography of the Artist by Jeanne van Nostrand. Introduction by Thomas Albright.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1982 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Publications of the Book Club of California, No. 172. LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies, produced by the Arion Press under the direction of Andrew Hoyem, bound by Cardoza-James. Oblong 4to. 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches. 44, 44 plates, [2] pp. Half-title with black and white portrait of Vischer, color frontispiece, title-page and text printed within brown rules, 1 color illustration, 4 black-and-white portraits, bibliography, 44 color plates; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, upper corner bumped, jacket toned and lightly soiled. Original prospectus laid in. Very Good. "Vischer is credited in Albright's introduction with capturing in his drawings the look and feel of the colonial past with more freedom and vividness than his several competitors, and one might add with considerable imagination. Some of his drawings 'reconstruct' derelict mission buildings. The captions to the plates are excerpted from Vischer's own writings." Included in the Rounce & Coffin Club's Exhibition of Western Books. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 172. 
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A Year of American Travel: Narrative of Personal Experience by Jessie Benton Fremont., Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902).
20 Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902). A Year of American Travel: Narrative of Personal Experience by Jessie Benton Fremont.
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1960 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Missing Hardcover Ernest Freed. 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 104. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies printed by Saul and Lilian Marks at the Plantin Press with Perpetual and Felicity monotype on machine made paper. 8vo. 10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches. [xvi], (122) pp. Half-title, title page printed in brick-red and black inks, 13 linoleum cuts and copperplates throughout; text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown patterned cloth over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear, LACKS dust-jacket. Near Fine. "Jesse Fremont turned to writing in the 1870s primarily from financial necessity. She became a prolific and popular author with perhaps seventy publications to her credit. This memoir was originally published in 1878 in an anthology of prose and poetry in the Harper's Half-Hour Series. The abstractionist illustrations in the Club's edition proved to be controversial, some members expressing a preference for more representational depictions. The bookmaking enjoyed wide approval." Harlan. "Muir Dawson says that Saul Marks did not get the chance to work with illustration as much as he wanted to, and was particularly proud of this book." Harmsen and Tabor. The texts reprinted here include: "Voyage to California 1848: Impressions of Panama;" "San Francisco, Monterey, San Jose, &c.;" and a "Letter from Colonel John Charles Fremont, Describing his Expedition to the Rocky Mountains made during the Winter of 1848-49;" with an Introduction by Patrice Manahan. REFERENCES: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press of Saul & Lillian Marks, No. 174; Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 104. 
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