Lot 50 of 455:
BCC keepsakes and newsletters starting from 1939  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$360
$600 - $900

Large collection of Book Club keepsakes (broken run from 1939-2011), and assorted with a large run of the Book Club of California's Quarterly Newsletters, unbroken from 1968-2004, with some later issues).

Various authors

San Francisco

Book Club of California



19 keepsakes, or sets of keepsakes, with 19 collected sets of the Book Club of California's Quarterly Newsletters, being a full run of vols. 34-69, for the years 1968-2004, with some later issues mismatched with the Volume 74-5 slipcase.  Housed in original blue leatherette and cloth slipcases, with black spine labels lettered in gilt.

Newsletter sets have not all been examined individually, but are assumed to be complete. Lot sold as is. Some keepsakes are included in the run of Quarterly Newsletter. Individual titles of keepsakes, featuring some dating to the 1930's, may be viewed in the online listing.

Separately collected keepsakes with related ephemera include:

  • Six California Tales. 1939.
  • Guardians of the Pacific, 1944.
  • California Poetry Folios, 1947.
  • Letters of the Gold Rush, 1948.
  • California Clipper Cards, 1949.
  • Bonanza Banquets, 1950.
  • Attention, Pioneers!, 1952.
  • Pictorial Humor of the Gold Rush, 1953.
  • Early Transportation in Southern California, 1954.
  • The Vine in Early California, 1955.
  • Treasures of California Collections, 1956.
  • Early California Resorts, 1957.
  • Gold Rush Steamers, 1958. 
  • Early California Lighthouses, 1964.
  • Vignettes in California Medicine, 1977.
  • California Travel Posters, 2006-07.
  • Early California Children's Books, 2009.
  • Jo Mora: California Cowboy & Artist, 2010.
  • Pacific Mail Steamships, 2011.


Lot Amendments

Light wear to slipcases with occasional minor chip or closed tear to spine labels, some labels darkened; overall near fine.

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