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Madera, CA: The Madera Method Foundation Press, 1997. 188 p., preface, hardback with the dj in very good condition. Mostly English-language texts with some Spanish. Previously unpublished correspondence of Benjamin S. Lippincott, entrusted by a Lippincott descendant to this enthusiastic high school class to review and research. Subject served with...
Claremont: Saunders Studio Press, 1938. xii, 282p., inserted monochrome facsimile of original leaves, first edition thus in blond buckram titled green, titlepage bears green device, nice production qualities; slight small offset from absent label on the ffep, very nice copy, no. 155 of 450cc.
Berkeley: La Loma Press, 1995. Hardcover. xii, 228p., illustrated with period-image facsimiles and several line maps, first edition hardbound in dust jacket. A completely sound, clean, unmarked copy with no signs of handling. Englishman who jumped ship in coastal California, became a naturalized Mexican citizen, wound up owning Rancho Sausalito...
San Francisco: designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy for The Book Club of California, 1970. Hardcover. 92p., 5.25x7 inches, red ornamental rules, reproductions of six illustrations from the original edition, unopened pages, fine first edition thus limited to 450 copies bound in tan cloth and gilt titles on...
Spokane WA: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 2004. Hardcover. 396p., illustrated with period photography in vignette and a contemporary line map; blue cloth boards with silver-on-teal printed labels. Within find a few inked marginal brackets, else free of markings; no soil, sound and square, a good-looking clothbound. Kingdom in the...
New York: Arno, 1976. Hardcover. Reprint of the 1935 issue, photo-reproduced fullsize with sepia repros of the b&w originals, and a substantial color section. Hardbound, 227p., plates as called for, cased into cream buckram boards, 12x9 inches. Cloth binding has picked up a little offset soil; an entirely sound copy...
Quincy CA: for the author by Forest Printing, 1996. Unpaginated preliminaries, 90p., illustrated with period snapshots, first edition trade-size wraps, a very good copy. Chapters on the populations of Oroville, Chico, Marysville, Clipper Mills, Susanville, La Porte, Northern and Eastern Plumas County, American Valley-Quincy, Meadow Valley-Silver Creek.
Mesa: self-published, 1996. Pamphlet. 27p., 5.5x8.5 inches, notes and illustrations, very good first edition pamphlet stapled tan pictorial wraps. Booklet prepared for the sesquicentennial commemoration of the arrival of the ship Brooklyn at Yerba Buena. Story of the newspaper that told the world about the discovery of gold in California.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1961. Pamphlet. Twelve folio leaves printed and folded once to make 10x8 inch rubricated quarto brochures, each featuring a period photo, image or exhibit. The face of first item in series "Columbia" is noticibly (but evenly) toned and the rest of the covers...
San Francisco: printed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn for the Colt Press & The Book Club of California, September 1953. Hardcover. xii, 34p., 9.25x12.5 inches, foldout map of the Sacramento, gilt initial drop-caps, letter-sheet, introduction, five letters, very good first edition limited to 400 copies bound in marbled boards and...
San Francisco: designed and printed by Taylor & Taylor for The Book Club of California, 1960. Hardcover. xxxv, 51p., introduction, notes, frontispiece and title page illustration, very good first edition limited to 400 copies bound in marble boards with green cloth/leatherette backing and gilt, light wear to corners of the boards.