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

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; bindi... 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

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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. F... 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 tea... View more info

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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

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 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

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

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

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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 Thomas Bewick & the Fables of Aesop.  With an Original Leaf from the First Edition (1818) of The Fables of Aesop and a New Impression from one of Bewick's Original Wood Engravings.

Thomas Bewick & the Fables of Aesop. With an Original Leaf from the First Edition (1818) of The Fables of Aesop and a New Impression from one of Bewick's Original Wood Engravings.

By: John W. Borden and Janet S. Krueger.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Club of California,: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-005

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 175. LIMITED EDITION of 518 copies designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press who took the new impressions of the original Bewick block, set in Monotype Bulmer by Mackenzie-Harris and lithographed by the Cloister Press, binding by the Schuberth Bookbindery. 4to. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. 58, [4] pp. Frontispiece portrait of Bewick, title page and text printed in black and red inks, Foreword by John Borden a... 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

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

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

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

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

Image for Valenti Angelo: Author, Illustrator, Printer.

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

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

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

Image for Porter Garnett: Philosophical Writings on the Ideal Book.

Porter Garnett: Philosophical Writings on the Ideal Book.

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

Price: $50.00

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

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