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The Discovery of Gold in California., Donald Colgett Cutter (1922-2014).
1 Donald Colgett Cutter (1922-2014). The Discovery of Gold in California.
Sacramento: Sacramento Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1949 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Not Quite a Miniature Book. 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 inches. (49) pp. 8 color and black-and-white plates; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, spine titled in black; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Mel Kavin's copy. Very Good. Reprint of a text on the Mother Lode of California originally published in Bulletin 141 of the Division of Mines, Department of Natural Resources, State of California. This volume was printed by members of the Sacramento Club of Printing House Craftsmen as a token of Craftsmanship for the Thirtieth Annual Convention of the international Association of Printing House Craftsmen, Inc., held in the City of San Francisco, California, on September 4, 5, and 6, and 7, 1949. Donald Cutter was a distinguished historian of the Spanish borderlands, and past president of the Western History Association, who taught at the University of New Mexico from 1962 to 1982. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Early Printing in California., Herbert Fahey (1894-1959).
2 Herbert Fahey (1894-1959). Early Printing in California.
San Francisco: The San Francisco Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1949 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Not Quite a Miniature Book. 3 7/8 x 2 5/8 inches. (64) pp. Frontispiece, printing press vignette on title page; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, spine titled in black; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Mel Kavin's copy with the Bookplate of Jackson Burke on front paste-down. Very Good. Dedicated to the Thirtieth Annual Convention of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, Inc., San Francisco, 1949. Set in Linotype Janson by Ralph Scott and Herbert Fahey of Patterson & Hall; Haywood Hunt designed the title page; zinc etchings by Edmund Russ of Commercial Art & Engraving Company; presswork by John C. Larsen of L'Esperance, Sivertson & Beran; printed on Nautilus Book (eggshell) paper. A short history of the first printers in California, especially the first newspapers. This title was re-issued by the Book Club of California, printed by the Grabhorn Press, in 1956. PROVENANCE: Jackson Burke (1908-1975) was an American type and book designer who succeeded C. H. Griffith (1879-1956) as Director of Typographic Development at Mergenthaler Linotype from 1949 to 1963, where he designed several type faces. He developed fonts for Native American Languages, the development of the TeleTypesetting System for magazine use, and the implementation of the first phase of Linotype Group?s photocomposition library. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Story of Printing in Los Angeles., Lee Farmer, Ward Ritchie (1905-1996), et al, editors.
3 Lee Farmer, Ward Ritchie (1905-1996), et al, editors. The Story of Printing in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1949 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Not Quite a Miniature Book. 4 x 2 5/8 inches. [iv], (57) pp. Printer's device on title page, 5 black-and-white illustrations, tailpieces; text clean, unmarked. Black-stamped orange cloth; binding square and tight. Mel Kavin's copy. SCARCE. Very Good. Produced by The Los Angeles Club of Printing House Craftsmen in 1949. A history of printing in Los Angeles, containing "a few of the high-spots of local printing history." Foreword. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Spanish Press of California, 1833 to 1845., Robert Ernest Cowan (1862-1942).
4 Robert Ernest Cowan (1862-1942). The Spanish Press of California, 1833 to 1845.
Orange County: The Orange County Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1949 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Not Quite a Miniature Book. 3 7/8 x 2 5/8 inches. 62 pp. Half-title, printer's device on title page, colophon with interesting facts about the Orange County Club of Printing House Craftsmen, printed on Suede Laid Book paper; text clean, unmarked. Black-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in brown; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Mel Kavin's copy. Very Good. A short history of the beginning of printing in California, by the important California book seller, Robert Ernest Cowan. California long-remained a remote outpost of the Spanish empire, and was not seriously settled by the Spanish until the late seventeenth-century, and that primarily by Franciscan missionaries, who did not make printing a high priority for their efforts. This made California one of the last Spanish empires to establish printing presses. This paper originally appeared in a California Historic-Genealogical Society Publication, No. III. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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