Title An Essay by Gary F. Kurutz on A Bibliography of California and the Pacific West, 1510-1906 by Robert E. Cowan. With an Original Leaf from the Club's 1914 First Edition.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Jacket Condition Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1993
Seller ID IL516-001
Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, Number 207. LIMITED EDITION of 390 copies set in Janson type, designed by Lewis Allen of the Allen Press and printed by Anchor & Acorn Press. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. [vi], (66) pp. Two lines of the title page and the first line of the text printed in red, original leaf (pp. 231-232 of Cowan's Bibliography bound in between pages [ii] and [iii]), 3 duotone illustrations including portraits of Cowan and John Henry Nash, list of sources; text clean, unmarked. Plain paper over boards, natural linen spine, printed paper front cover label, spine titled in black, original acetate dust-jacket, brick red end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. "This book celebrates Cowan's pioneering California bibliography published in 1914. As the inaugural book in The Book Club of California's publication program, this landmark bibliography established many of the procedures and traditions that have guided the Club's publication program over the last seven decades. This history of Cowan's 1914 edition printed by Taylor, Nash, and Taylor and his enlarged 1933 edition printed by John Henry Nash is traced in an essay by Gary F. Kurutz. Each copy is accompanied by a leaf from the original 1914 edition and features portraits of Cowan and Nash." A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California, 1993-2009, No. 201.
Gary F. Kurutz, Robert Ernest Cowan, The Book Club of California, An Essay by Gary F Kurutz on A Bibliography of California and the Pacific West 1510-1906 by Robert E Cowan, California History, Bibliography, Reference, Limited Edition, Fine Press