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Jessup, Edgar B., M. C. Nathan, and Henry H. Clifford, editors

Early California Mail Bag "This series of keepsakes, distributed to its members by The Book Club of California, 1960, consists of twelve folders and a table of contents. Each folder deals with some phase of California mail during the Gold Rush Period."

The Book Club of California, San Francisco. 1960, Complete boxed set of 12, each a folio sheet of textured paperstock folded once to make a 10x8 inch letterpress brochure, rubricated presswork by the Grabhorns; about 350 words of text each and, laid in, one and sometimes two leaves of blue stock with b&w reproductions of covers and stamps. The set is enclosed in its original quarter-morocco slipcase with raised bands and leather title labels gilt; case is very slightly edgeworn and the upper panel of the spine bears a little white haze of unknown stuff; item remains presentable. All twelve folders have mild marginal toning, except for no.7 which is more toned and has an ownership rubber-stamp, probably a "marriage." Good to very good set, which to judge from other holdings, was issued piecemeal, not every Book Club member collecting or retaining the run.

Cat.No: 177884

Price: $95.00

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