Lot 179 of 253:
6 early volumes from the BCC  

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$400 - $600

Six volumes from the Book Club of California, 1934-1938


San Francisco

Book Club of California

Various dates


6 volumes. Mostly cloth and boards. Includes:

  • Hall, Carol D. Bierce and the Poe Hoax. No. 35 of 250 copies. 1934. BCC 46.
  • Walker, Franklin, Editor. Prentice Mulford's California Sketches. One of 350 copies. 1935. BCC 48.
  • Johnson, Cecil & James. A Printer's Garland, Being a Miscellany of Typographic Fancies. Vellum backed paper covered boards. One of 300 copies. 1935. BCC 49.
  • Coulter, Edith M. An Artist in El Dorado: The Drawings and Letters of Daniel Wadsworth Coit. With plain paper dust jacket. One of 375 copies. 1937. BCC 52.
  • Twain, Mark. Mark Twain's Letter to William Bowen, Buffalo, February Sixth, 1870. One of 400 copies. 1938. BCC 53.
  • King, Clarence. The Helmet of Mambrino. With slipcase. One of 350 copies. 1938. BCC 55. 

A collection of early titles from the BCC. 

Lot Amendments

General light wear; all volumes very good or better.

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