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BCC annual keepsakes 1933-2011  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$540
$700 - $1,000

Near complete run of Book Club of California annual keepsake sets, from 1933-2011


San Francisco

Book Club of California



A near complete run (of the years 1933-2011) of the annual keepsake slipcase volumes with chemises, each containing several individual keepsake booklet issues. Years include: 1934-1942, 1946-2011. (8vo) mix of slipcase bindings: quarter leather & cloth, quarter faux leather & cloth, and regular full cloth (many of the earlier years with the quarter leather), with gilt-lettered spine labels. A small collection of assorted individual keepsakes from various years are included as well. 

A significant collection representing some of the most important writings, publications, art work and other areas of fine printing in California and the West, including 1946's A Camera in the Gold Rush, complete with 13  photo-gravure prints. 1933-34's California Mining Town is present and complete with all 12 views. All included sets have not been examined outside of chemises, but are thought to be complete. 1933-34, 1976-77, 1980-82 and 2006-2007 are combined sets. Included are duplicate sets of the years 1948, 1949, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1967 (3 copies), 1968, 1969, 1989, and 2006-2007. Also included are individual keepsake volumes fro the years 201302015, as well as a few others. Also included is  the limited (1/50) hardcover edition of David Magee's Catalogue of the Publications, Keepsakes & Ephemera..., and a very good copy of  the William Morris Broadside Illustrating Two Stages in the Design of the Kelmscott Chaucer, printed by Grabhorn Press for Book Club members in 1934. Lot Sold as is.

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Lot Amendments

General light wear to chemises and slipcases, occasional small closed tears or chips to spine labels; contents clean; a near fine set overall.

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