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

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

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The Estiennes: A Biographical Essay by Mark Pattison, Illustrated with Original Leaves from Books Printed by the Three Greatest Members of that Distinguished Family.

By: Mark Pattison (1813-1884).

Price: $250.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Club of California,: 1949

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GG217-039

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 73. LIMITED EDITION of 390 copies, printed at the Grabhorn Press, printed with Centaur Monotype on French mold made paper. Folio. 13 5/16 x 9 inches. [xiv], 42, [2] pp. Printed in red and black, including a large family tree on the title-page, Estienne printer's devices throughout the text, Grabhorn's printer's device on the colophon, 3 original leaves mounted on their own pages and with explanatory pages; text clean, u... View more info

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Architects and Artists: The Work of Ernest and Esther Born.

By: Nicolas Olsberg.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Book Club of California,: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 160428002

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 234. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is copy number 122, SIGNED by the author and Ernest and Ester Born’s daughter, Bea Born Roberts, and grand-daughter, Karen Angell-Mendez, on November 3, 2015 at the Los Angeles release party for the book. Designed by Michiko Toki, Toki Design. 4to. 12 1/4 x 9 5/16 inches. 264 pp. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white including photographs and drawings, chron... View more info

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The First 75 Years: The Story of the Book Club of California 1912-1987.

By: Oscar Lewis (1893-1992).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-224

Condition: Used: Like New


8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (55) pp. Title page decorated in turquoise ink, color photographs and illustrations throughout, appendices; text clean, unmarked. Turquoise cloth spine titled in gilt, brick red paper over boards, gilt ornamentation over boards, brick red end papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Oscar Lewis was the Secretary of The Book Club of California from 1921 to 1946 and was a large contributor to the club's success. This is his history of the B... View more info

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Valenti Angelo: Author, Illustrator, Printer.

By: Oscar Lewis (1897-1982).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Club of California,: 1976

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: GG217-A061

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 154. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies printed by Andrew Hoyem Printer, this is 1 of the "non-special copies", using Centaur monotype on machine made paper, the designs of the title page and the decorations throughout the book are by Valenti Angelo who has also added colors and gold by hand. Folio. 14 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches. (100) pp. Half-title, illustrated title page highlighted in blue, red, and gold, 43 specimens o... View more info

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Second Reading, Selections from the Quarterly News-Letter 1933-1963. Compiled, with a Forward by Oscar Lewis

By: Oscar Lewis (1914-1970), compiler

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1965

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: JR1018-029

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 425 copies printed by Saul & Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, Los Angeles, printed with Bembo types on Curtis all-rag paper. Book Club of California Publication No. 119. Tall 8vo. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. [xvii], 170 pp. 20 articles, 13 reproductions, some in color, bound- or tipped-in; text clean, unmarked. Green linen spine, blue-gray paper with a printed floral design on the front cover, printed paper spine label, clear plastic dust-jacket; binding s... View more info

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A Widely Cast Net: Selections From the Work of a Veteran California Writer Chosen with Comments by Their Author: Oscar Lewis.

By: Oscar Lewis.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Book Club of California,: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-134

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 205. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies designed and printed by Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press and Anchor & Acorn Press, bound by Cardoza-James. Tall 8vo. 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. 133, [3] pp. Wayne Bonnett, editor, black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Lewis tipped-in, title-page printed with black and blue inks, the blue is used for the chapter numbers, illustrations; text clean, un-marked. Quart... View more info

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Catnachery.

By: Percy Horace Muir (1894-1979).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Club of California,: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-A066

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 89. LIMITED EDITION of 325 copies printed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, text type is Van Dijck, display type is Thorne Shaded, a type used by Catnach for many of his broadsides, printed on machine made paper. 4to. 11 1/4 x 8 inches. [iv], 27, [3] pp. Half-title, more than 40 illustrations throughout in black or brick red ink taken from "A Collection of the Books & Woodcuts of James Catnach" and "The... View more info

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Porter Garnett: Philosophical Writings on the Ideal Book.

By: Porter Garnett (1871-1951) and Jack Werner Stauffacher, compiler.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Club of California,: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-017

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 203. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, typesetting by Francesca Stauffacer in Cycles types designed by Sumner Stone, and printed on Mohawk Superfine paper. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (v), 251, (3) pp. Frontispiece portrait, 42 illustrations, contains selected writings by Porter Garnett, Paul Valery and Henri Vacillon with tributes from friends, students and admirer... View more info

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Artful Deeds: In the Life of the Felon, Grovenor Layton...A Tale of the California Gold Rush

By: Richard H. Dillon (Introduction)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Book Club of California: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JC2P-9bc

Condition: Used: Very Good


The Book Club of California Publication Number 208. LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies designed, composed and printed letterpress by Peter Koch, with the assistance of Richard Seibert. Typefaces are Minion for the text and Scala & Quadraat italic for display. Photolithography by Phelps/Schaefer, bound by Cardoza-James bookbinding Company, slipcase constructed by Arnold Martinez. Tall 8vo. 274 x 155 mm. [iv], 71, [1] pp. Title-page and chapter initials printed in brick... View more info

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Artful Deeds in the Life of the Felon, Grovenor Layton: A Tale of the California Gold Rush.

By: Richard H. Dillon, Introduction.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Book Club of California,: 1998

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GY815-133

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 208. LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies designed, composed and printed letterpress by Peter Koch, with the assistance of Richard Seibert, bound by Cardoza-James Bookbinding Company. Tall 8vo. 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. [iv], 71, [1] pp. Title-page and chapter initials printed in brick-red ink, title-page vignette, 4 woodcut illustrations and a map from the original edition of 1853 in the text; text clean, un-marked. Quarter da... View more info

Image for The Book Called Holinshed's Chronicles: An Account of its Inception, Purpose, Contributors, Contents, Publication, Revision and Influence on William Shakespeare by Stephen Booth, With a Leaf from the 1587 Edition.

The Book Called Holinshed's Chronicles: An Account of its Inception, Purpose, Contributors, Contents, Publication, Revision and Influence on William Shakespeare by Stephen Booth, With a Leaf from the 1587 Edition.

By: Stephen Booth (b. 1933).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Club of California,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-A062

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 130. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies designed and printed by Adrian Wilson at his Press in Tuscany Alley, using Centaur and Arrighi monotypes on machine made paper, presswork assistance by Clifford Burke. Folio. 14 1/2 x 9 inches. [x], 83, [1] pp. Text printed in red and black inks, decorations throughout with facsimile woodcuts from the 1587 edition of the Chronicles, original leaf - pages 171-172, "The Description of Eng... View more info

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California Printing: A Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing, Part 1, 1838-1890

By: The Book Club Of California

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Book Club of California: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VGPRGreen-7

Condition: Collectible: Like New


4to. 280 x 216 mm. [vi], 33, [5] pp. Title-page vignette in brown ink, vignettes and illustrations, bibliography; text clean, un-marked. Printed wrappers of laid paper; binding square and tight. Printer's copy from the private collection of Vance Gerry. Fine. View more info

Image for California Printing: A Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing.  Part I of a Three-Part Series, 1838-1890

California Printing: A Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing. Part I of a Three-Part Series, 1838-1890

By: The Book Club Of California

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VGPRBrown-22

Condition: Collectible: Like New


4to. 280 x 216 mm. [vi], 33, [5] pp. Title-page vignette in brown ink, vignettes and illustrations, bibliography; text clean, un-marked. Printed wrappers of laid paper; binding square and tight. Printer's copy from the private collection of Vance Gerry. Fine. View more info

Image for The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California.  An Essay on Early California Winemaking by Thomas Hardy.  First Published in Adelaide, Australia, in 1885.  Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi.

The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California. An Essay on Early California Winemaking by Thomas Hardy. First Published in Adelaide, Australia, in 1885. Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi.

By: Thomas Hardy (1830-1912).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Club of California,: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-021

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 204. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies at the Yolla Bolly Press, Covelo, California. Typefaces are Linotype Weiss and foundry Albertus, set at Anchor & Acorn Press, Petaluma, and the Yolla Bolly Press. Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, duotone photographs and color reproductions printed at Phelps/Schaefer Litho-Graphics, San Francisco. Bound by Cardoza-James Bindings Co., San Francisco. Folio. 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. (xxv... View more info

Image for The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California.  An Essay on Early California Winemaking by Thomas Hardy.  First Published in Adelaide, Australia, in 1885.  Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi.

The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California. An Essay on Early California Winemaking by Thomas Hardy. First Published in Adelaide, Australia, in 1885. Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi.

By: Thomas Hardy (1830-1912).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Club of California,: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-021a

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 204. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies at the Yolla Bolly Press, Covelo, California. Typefaces are Linotype Weiss and foundry Albertus, set at Anchor & Acorn Press, Petaluma, and the Yolla Bolly Press. Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, duotone photographs and color reproductions printed at Phelps/Schaefer Litho-Graphics, San Francisco. Bound by Cardoza-James Bindings Co., San Francisco. Folio. 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. (xxv... View more info

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Let's Play by the Gearharts.

By: Victoria Dailey and Susan Futterman, editors.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Book Club of California,: 2009

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: GD316-003

ISBN: 0981959709

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, No. 226. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, with a separate print, The Lost Balloon, laid-in, designed by Janine Vigus. Afterword by Victoria Dailey; Note on the Gearhart printing technique by Susan Futterman. 4to. 11 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches. [48] pp. 3-color half-title, color frontispiece, decorated title-page, 31 color plates (1 double-page) including a series that illustrates the Gearharts printing technique with a se... View more info

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William Everson on Printing

By: William Everson (1912-1994), Peter Rutledge Koch, editor

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Book Club of California: 1992

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: JR1018-017

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, designed and printed by Peter Rutledge Koch. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 199. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. 113 pp. Essays, interviews, letters, and 7 illustrations including a rare portrait of Brother Antoninus at the press, two-color fold-out reproduction of his Equinox Press announcement tipped onto rear pastedown, erratum slip tipped in, but lacking the printer's apology; text clean, unmarked. Brick red cloth, pape... View more info