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Image for BR: A Panel Discussion at the Bruce Rogers Centenary held at Purdue University by Harry Duncan, K. K. Merker and Ward Ritchie

BR: A Panel Discussion at the Bruce Rogers Centenary held at Purdue University by Harry Duncan, K. K. Merker and Ward Ritchie

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-166

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 166. LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies (50 reserved for collaborators at Purdue University), designed by Ward Ritchie, set in Centaur type at Mackenzie-Harris, printed by Richard Hoffman, engravings made by Pall Bohne. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. (66) pp. Title-page vignette in brick-red ink, 5 Rogers designs in the text, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-Stamped brown cloth, plain paper dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Prospectus in original mailing envelope. KJ319-166. Fine. This is the second boo... View more info

Image for BR: A Panel Discussion at the Bruce Rogers Centenary held at Purdue University by Harry Duncan, K. K. Merker and Ward Ritchie

BR: A Panel Discussion at the Bruce Rogers Centenary held at Purdue University by Harry Duncan, K. K. Merker and Ward Ritchie

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-227

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 166. LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies (50 reserved for collaborators at Purdue University), designed by Ward Ritchie and set in Centaur type at Mackenzie-Harris, printed by Richard Hoffman, and with engravings made by Pall Bohne. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. (66) pp. Title-page vignette in brick-red ink, 5 Rogers designs in the text, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, plain paper dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. KSF713-227. Very Good. This is the second book published with suppor... View more info

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Raymond Duncan: Printer, Expatriate, Eccentric Artist

By: Adela Spindler Roatcap

Price: $50.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-196

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 196. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, designed and printed at the Hillside Press, San Francisco. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches. [vi], (x), (46) pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait, line drawing of Raymond Duncan in brick-red ink on title page, 7 plates, 1 figure, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, printed paper spine and front cover labels (the latter is illustrated), decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Original prospectus included. KJ319-196. Fine. Raymond Duncan was Isadora Duncan's brother, and a talented ... View more info

Image for From Kapuvar to California, 1893. Travel Letters of Baron Gustav von Berg. Translated & Edited by Henry Miller Madden

From Kapuvar to California, 1893. Travel Letters of Baron Gustav von Berg. Translated & Edited by Henry Miller Madden

By: Baron Gustav von Berg (1828-1903)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-162

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 162. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, printed by Don Graeme Kelley and Susan Acker at the Feathered Serpent Press, text set in Monotype Scotch and bound by Cardozo-James Binding Company. 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. [viii], (74) pp. Half-title, wood engraved frontispiece by Leon Gilmour, title page printed in 2 color inks, 7 illustrations, chapter heads within decorative borders, index, printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth spine, paper over boards with Berg coat-of-arms on front cover, spine titled in gilt, maps in end-papers, dust... View more info

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Knights of the Lash: The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman.

By: Benjamin C. Truman (1835-1916) and Gary F. Kurutz (b. 1948), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-241

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 219. Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. (xxxii), (119) pp. Text printed in black and dark blue, frontispiece, illustration of a whip in dark blue on title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout, headpiece on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, blind-stamped paper, printed paper label on front cover, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight. Comes with original prospectus and postcard-sized announcement. Fine. Designed and printed by The Ca... View more info

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Collected Letters. Compiled and Annotated by Jesse S. Crisler

By: Benjamin Franklin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-182

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 182. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed by Will Henry Powers and Wesley B. Tanner from Monotype Scotch Roman composed by Mackenzie-Harris, and bound by Cardozo-James Binding Co. 4to. 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. 238, [2] pp. Half-title, woodcut portrait of Norris in 2 colors on title page, title page printed in black and red, list of recipients, black-and-white reproduction of a painted portrait of Frank Norris, photographic illustrations throughout the text, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth spine, spine blocked in black and titled in ... View more info

Image for California Printing, a Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing, Part III of a Three-Part Series 1925-1975

California Printing, a Selected List of Books Which Are Significant Or Representative of a California Style of Printing, Part III of a Three-Part Series 1925-1975

By: Book Club of California

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VGPRGreen-8

Condition: Collectible: Like New


4to. 254 x 210 mm. ix, 55, [3] pp. Title-page vignette in blue ink, illustrated throughout, index; text clean, un-marked. Printed wrappers of laid paper; binding square and tight. Printer's copy from the private collection of Vance Gerry. Fine. Your order receives my personal attention. View more info

Prayer: With a Foreword by David Starr Jordan

By: Charles Kellogg Field (1873-1948)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1921

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: NA1214-001

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 14. LIMITED EDITION of 330 copies, this is copy number 224, printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn in handset Garamond Italic on handmade paper. 8vo. 7 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches. [16] pp. Printed within green rules throughout, title page printed within a typographic border, 5 ornamental headpieces, Grabhorn printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Originally issued in green boards, this copy has been rebound in parchment with gilt-titled spine and watered-silk end-papers and housed in a custom-made two-part slip-case with leather spine, ra... View more info

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The Engraved Bookplates of Eric Gill, 1908 - 1940

By: Christopher Skelton (1925-1992), compiler

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-181

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 181. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, this is 1 of 600 copies for the Book Club of California; there were 400 copies printed for the Private Libraries Association, England. Set in Linotype Joanna and printed at the September Press, Wellingborough, England. Introduction by Michael Renton; Afterword by Albert Sperisen. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. (84) pp. 54 plates of Gill's work, 2 in red and black, 1 in red, index of names; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket; binding square and tight. KJ319-181. Fine. Eric Gill's bookp... View more info

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Themes in Aquatint

By: Colin Ellis Franklin (b. 1923)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-160

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 160. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed at the Cambridge University Press with color plates printed at the Curwen Press, London, typographical design by John Dreyfus. Folio. 14 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. (viii), (104) pp. 16 color plates including the frontispiece, chapter heads within decorative borders, index; text clean, un-marked. Quarter red cloth, specially commissioned Cockerell marbled paper over boards, gilt-titled spine, plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, dust-jacket toned, jacket soiled, and freckled, now nicely preserved ... View more info

Image for Fond of Printing: Gordon Craig as Typographer & Illustrator

Fond of Printing: Gordon Craig as Typographer & Illustrator

By: Colin Ellis Franklin (b. 1923)

Price: $45.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-164

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Publications of the Book Club of California, No. 164. LIMITED EDITION of 1,475 copies, designed by Abe Lerner, this is one of 450 printed for the Book Club of California. Small 8vo. 182 x 118 mm. 89, [3] pp. Woodcut on title-page from The Mask, Volume Three, 1910-1911, numerous plates including several printed on colored papers; text clean, un-marked. Quarter red cloth, orange paper over boards with a rose design on the front cover, gilt spine, original glassine jacket; binding square and tight. Prospectus in original mailing envelope. KJ319-164. Fine. Included with Franklin's importan... View more info

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Isadora Duncan & Gordon Craig: The Prose & Poetry of Action

By: Cynthia Splatt

Price: $40.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-189

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: The Book Club of California Publications, Number 189. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies produced by W. Thomas Taylor in Austin, Texas and bound by Austin BookLab; printed in Perpetua Monotype on machine made paper. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. xvii, 138, [2] pp. Double-page title page printed with blue and black inks, with a two-color vignette, 8 plates printed offset by David Holman, bibliography, index; text clean, un-marked. Spine covered in white cloth, blue-green cloth over boards, plain white paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with minor toning and shelf wear. Include... View more info

Image for Dan De Quille of the Big Bonanza. Foreword by Oscar Lewis

Dan De Quille of the Big Bonanza. Foreword by Oscar Lewis

By: Dan De Quille [pseudonym for William Wright (1829-19898)

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-165

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 165. LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies printed by Arlen and Clara Louise Philpott in Fairfax, CA. Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches. xii, (130) pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait of De Quille, title page printed in black and brick-red inks with 2 vignettes, headings in brick red, illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth spine, patterned paper over boards, spine title in gilt, plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light toning to jacket. KJ319-165. Fine. This volume reprints 6 articles by William Wright, known a... View more info

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Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster & Bon Vivant

By: Gary F. Kurutz

Price: $50.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JR1018-050

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies printed at The Grace Hoper Press (Sherwood Grover). Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, No. 176. 8vo. 9 x 6 3/16 inches. vi, (90) pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Truman and his family, title page printed in red and black inks, red initials for each chapter, Benjamin Cummings Truman Checklist; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, plain paper dust-jacket in mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. "A prolific and talented writer of numerous articles and several books on California themes, Truman seems an excellent c... View more info

Image for Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster & Bon Vivant

Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster & Bon Vivant

By: Gary F. Kurutz

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KJ319-176

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 176. LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies printed at The Grace Hoper Press. 8vo. 9 x 6 3/16 inches. vi, (90) pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Truman and his family, title page printed in red and black inks, red initials for each chapter, Benjamin Cummings Truman Checklist; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, plain paper dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Prospectus in original mailing envelope included. KJ319-176. Fine. "A prolific and talented writer of numerous articles and several books on ... View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Gary F. Kurutz

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1993

Seller ID: KJ319-201

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, Number 201. 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. 145-146 of Cowan's Bibliography bound in between pages [ii] and [iii], with a red pencil check mark in the margin of page 146), 3 duotone illustrations including portraits of Cowan and John Henry Nash, list of sources; text clean, unmarked. Plain paper over board... View more info

Image for Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster & Bon Vivant.

Benjamin C. Truman: California Booster & Bon Vivant.

By: Gary F. Kurutz.

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: GD316-010

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Publication of the Book Club of California, No. 176. LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies printed at The Grace Hoper Press. 8vo. 9 x 6 3/16 inches. vi, (90) pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Truman and his family, title page printed in red and black inks, red initials for each chapter, Benjamin Cummings Truman Checklist; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, plain paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with small closed tear at foot of front panel, but now nicely preserved in archival mylar jacket cover. Glen Dawson's copy. Fine. "A prolifi... View more info

Bayside Bohemia: Fin de Siecle San Francisco & its Little Magazines. Introduction by James D. Hart

By: Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-071

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 87. LIMITED EDITION of 375 copies printed by the Black Vine Press (Harold Seeger and Albert Sperisen) using Caslon Old Style linotype on machine made paper. 4to. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. (44) pp. Title page printed in red and black inks with illustrations by Gelett Burgess, 5 illustrations (4 tipped-in, 2 folding), printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth, titled on front cover and spine in 2 different colors; binding square and tight, LACKS dust-jacket. GG217-071. Very Good. "The first appearance in complete form of... View more info

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Bayside Bohemia: Fin de Siecle San Francisco & its Little Magazines. Introduction by James D. Hart

By: Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-007a

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 87. LIMITED EDITION of 375 copies printed by the Black Vine Press (Harold Seeger and Albert Sperisen) using Caslon Old Style linotype on machine made paper. 4to. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. (44) pp. Title page printed in red and black inks with illustrations by Gelett Burgess, 5 illustrations (4 tipped-in, 2 folding), printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Beige cloth, titled on front cover and spine in 2 different colors; binding square and tight, LACKS dust-jacket. GG217-071. Very Good. "The first appearance in complete form of... View more info

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Jasper O'Farrell: Surveyor, Farmer, Politician

By: Geoffrey P Mawn

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JC2P-32c

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies printed by Patrick Reagh. Oblong 4to. 9 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches. xiii, 84 pp. Introduction by Charles A. Fracchia, edited by Robert J. Chandler, color frontispiece tipped-in, title page printed with black, red and green inks, color vignette of O'Farrell brand on the title page, text printed in black and green inks, including chapter vignettes in green, 14 black-and-white photographic plates; text clean, un-marked. Quarter dark green cloth, patterned paper over boards with the O'Farrell brand design, gilt spine, plain paper dust-jacket in archival mylar; bindings ... View more info