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Image for Thirty-five Sonnets by George Sterling.

Thirty-five Sonnets by George Sterling.

By: George Sterling (1869-1926).

Price: $95.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 1917

Seller ID: GG217-048a

Condition: Used: Very Good


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 T... View more info

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Baptism in Oil: Stephen F. Peckham in Southern California, 1865-66

By: Gerald T. White (1913-1989)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-177

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 177. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed by the Castle Press from a design by Ward Ritchie, bound by Kater-Crafts Bookbinders, title page and cover illustration by Rex Brandt, calligraphy by Judy Detrick. Tall 8vo. 11 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches. (140) pp. Half-title, title page illustration of an oil derrick, 4 illustrations, Brandt oil derrick illustration on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, green paper over b... View more info

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By: Ina Coolbrith (1841-1928)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, The Book Club of Californiab: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MM219-008

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 7. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed by John Henry Nash in handset Cloister Old Style Italic on handmade paper. Small 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. [iv], ii, 9, [1 blank] pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author by Dan Sweeney, the poem is presented within green rules with orange floral decorative corners by Lawrence B. Haste; text clean, unmarked. Quarter beige cloth, green paper over boards, printed paper spine label; b... View more info

Image for A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii, 1850-1852. Watercolors, Paintings, & Drawings by... With an Account of His Life & Travels by David W. Forbes. Foreword by Richard H. Dillon

A Pictorial Tour of Hawaii, 1850-1852. Watercolors, Paintings, & Drawings by... With an Account of His Life & Travels by David W. Forbes. Foreword by Richard H. Dillon

By: James Gay Sawkins (1806-1878)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-197

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, Number 197. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, designed by Jack W. Stauffacher of the 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 in archival ... View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: James Howard Fraser (1934-2013) and Eleanor Friedel.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Book Club of California,: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-A058

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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,... View more info

Image for Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1861-1878. With a Biography of the Artist by Jeanne van Nostrand. Introduction by Thomas Albright

Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1861-1878. With a Biography of the Artist by Jeanne van Nostrand. Introduction by Thomas Albright

By: Jeanne Skinner van Nostrand (b. 1902)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-172

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, 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... View more info

Image for Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1861-1878.  With a Biography of the Artist by Jeanne van Nostrand.  Introduction by Thomas Albright.

Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions, 1861-1878. With a Biography of the Artist by Jeanne van Nostrand. Introduction by Thomas Albright.

By: Jeanne Van Nostrand.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Book Club of California,: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-132

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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-s... View more info

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A Year of American Travel: Narrative of Personal Experience by Jessie Benton Fremont.

By: Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Club of California,: 1960

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GG217-016

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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, mino... View more info

Image for A Memoir of Book Design, 1969-2000.

A Memoir of Book Design, 1969-2000.

By: Joe D'Ambrosio (1934-2009).

Price: $200.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 2003

Seller ID: GG217-010

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 216. 4to. 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. [viii], (215) pp. Color photographs throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine and rear cover, patterned paper front cover over boards, silver-titled spine, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. Joseph D'Ambrosio (1934-2009) worked as a book artist since 1969. He wrote, set type, printed des... View more info

Image for Geographical Memoir upon Upper California in Illustration of his Map of Oregon and California by John Charles Fremont, Newly Reprinted from the Edition of 1848 with Introductions by Allan Nevins and Dale L. Morgan and a Reproduction of the Map.

Geographical Memoir upon Upper California in Illustration of his Map of Oregon and California by John Charles Fremont, Newly Reprinted from the Edition of 1848 with Introductions by Allan Nevins and Dale L. Morgan and a Reproduction of the Map.

By: John Charles Fremont (1813-1890).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 1964

Seller ID: GY815-238

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 425 copies, designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher, composed by Mackenzie & Harris, Inc. in Van Dijck types, the display face is Hunt Roman by Hermann Zapf. John C. Fremont was an American explorer, soldier, and politician. He was a key figure in America's myth of Manifest Destiny; he led five expeditions to the American West, and his maps and reports influenced many Americans to travel west. The text here is Fremont's memoir and map of his fourth expe... View more info

Image for A Typographical Masterpiece. An Account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's Collaboration with Robert Gibbings in Producing the Golden Cockerel Press Edition of 'The Four Gospels' in 1931

A Typographical Masterpiece. An Account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's Collaboration with Robert Gibbings in Producing the Golden Cockerel Press Edition of 'The Four Gospels' in 1931

By: John Dreyfus (1918-2002)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-194

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 194. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies designed by John Dreyfus, text composed in Galliard linotronic type with main title and chapter headings set in Golden Cockerell type at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, England, printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, and printed at the Meriden-Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont. Bound in Vermont by Judi Conant. Folio. 13 1/4 x 9 1/42 inches. xii, 105, [1] pp. Half-title, frontispiece, ti... View more info

Image for Frank Morrison Pixley of The Argonaut

Frank Morrison Pixley of The Argonaut

By: John L. Levinsohn

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-190

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Publications of the Book Club of California, No. 190, Literary Profile Series, No. 2. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies, designed and printed by Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press, typeset at Mackenzie-Harris Corporation in Bembo monotype on machine made paper, bound by Cardoza-James Binding Company, with photographs printed by Marin Stat Graphic Arts. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. 81, [3] pp. Black-and-white photographic portrait frontispiece of Pixley, title-page and ... View more info

Image for A Trumpet of Our Own: Yellow Bird?s Essays on the North American Indian. Selections from the Writings of the Noted Cherokee Author, John Rollin Ridge. Compiled and Edited by David Farmer & Rennard Strickland

A Trumpet of Our Own: Yellow Bird?s Essays on the North American Indian. Selections from the Writings of the Noted Cherokee Author, John Rollin Ridge. Compiled and Edited by David Farmer & Rennard Strickland

By: John Rollin Ridge (1827-1867)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1981

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: KJ319-167

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, No. 167. LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies, designed and printed by Peter Koch at Black Stone Press. Van Dijck Monotype composition by Mackenzie-Harris printed on machine made paper; photolithography by Tea Lautrec, binding design by Shelley Hoyt-Koch, executed at the Schuberth Bookbindery. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. 114, [2] pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Ridge, title page printed in red and black... View more info

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Mallette Dean: A Printmaker and His Art

By: John T. Hawk

Price: $350.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GDD918-001

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 237. LIMITED EDITION of 350 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies hors de commerce, this is copy number 64, SIGNED and numbered on the colophon by the author. Designed and produced by Peter Rutledge Koch. 4to. 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. 170, [2, last a blank] pp. Half-title printed in red and black inks, display types printed in red, tailpieces, illustrated throughout with photographs of Dean and examples of his work, catalog... View more info

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Mallette Dean: A Printmaker and His Art

By: John T. Hawk

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GDD918-002

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 237. DELUXE LIMITED EDITION of 350 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies hors de commerce, this is copy number 9, SIGNED and numbered on the colophon by the author. Copies numbered 1-25 were hand bound by Claudia Cohen, Bookbinder, and include a Mallette Dean wood engraving printed from Mallette Dean's original block. Designed and produced by Peter Rutledge Koch. 4to. 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. 170, [2, last a blank] pp. Hal... View more info

Image for By Horse, Stage & Packet: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn

By Horse, Stage & Packet: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn

By: Joseph Pratt Allyn (1833-1869)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-187

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: The Book Club of California Publication, No. 187. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press, binding by Bela Blau. 8vo. 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. xxiii, 192, [4] pp. Edited by John Nicolson and David K. Strate, black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Allyn, 10 black-and-white illustrations, title-page and text printed in black and red inks, bibliography, index; text clean, un-marked. Illustrated paper over... View more info

Image for By Horse, Stage & Packet: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn.

By Horse, Stage & Packet: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn.

By: Joseph Pratt Allyn (1833-1869). John Nicolson (b. 1927) and David K. Strate, editors.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-240

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 450 copies. Tall 8vo. 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. (xxiv), (195) pp. Frontispiece, 10 black-and-white photographs, biographical note, seventeen letters of Allyn, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial paper over boards, white paper dust jacket; binding square and tight. Includes original prospectus. Fine. Designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, printed and set in Monotype Kis-Janson types by Patrick Reagh Prin... View more info

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Gregory's Guide for California Travellers Via the Isthmus of Panama

By: Joseph W. Gregory

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Book Club of California: 1949

Seller ID: MC2-8

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies printed by Harold Seeger and Albert Sperisen at the Black Vine Press. Introduction by Edith M. Coulter. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 16, [2] pp. Frontispiece map of the Isthmus of Panama, title page and text printed in red and black with a ship vignette, reproduction of the original title page, illustration of Gregory's Express at Ophir, facsimile sheets of the Sacramento Union-Extra and an advertisement for Gregory's California Express b... View more info

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The Allen Press Bibliography, a Facsimile with Original Leaves and Additions To Date Including a Checklist of Ephemera

By: Lewis Allen (d. 1998) and Dorothy Allen (1908-2006)

Price: $225.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Book Club of California: 1985

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: JR1018-003

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 180. LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, the first part being a facsimile of the original edition printed by offset lithography at Mastercraft Press, and the second part is set in Monotype Van Dijck types and printed letterpress by Arlen Philpott at his Tamal Land Press on Pastelle Antique paper with deckled edges; bound by Schuberth Bindery, San Francisco with their rubber stamp on the turn-in of the rear cover. Folio. 14 x 9... View more info

Image for The Allen Press Bibliography. A Facsimile of the Hand-Printed 1981 Edition, and Important Additions to Date, Original Leaves, and a Complete Checklist of Ephemera, With "An Appreciation" by Carey S. Bliss and An Epilogue by Lewis Allen [Prospectus Title]

The Allen Press Bibliography. A Facsimile of the Hand-Printed 1981 Edition, and Important Additions to Date, Original Leaves, and a Complete Checklist of Ephemera, With "An Appreciation" by Carey S. Bliss and An Epilogue by Lewis Allen [Prospectus Title]

By: Lewis Mayhew Allen (1908-1998)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1985

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-180

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 180. 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. 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, "Epilogue" by Lewis and Dor... View more info