Book Club of California.
Title 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.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1937
Seller ID UK615-002
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,  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.
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, Leaf Book, Fine Printing, Limited Edition