Lot 57 of 515:
Seven fine press works on Early California  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Seven fine press volumes on California History and the Gold Rush
Author:
Various authors
Place:
Various places
Publisher:
Date:
Various dates
Description:

Seven volumes on early California and gold rush history, six of which are from the Book Club of California.

Comprises:

  • Journey to the Gold Diggins by Jeremiah Saddlebags. William P. Wredden, Burlingame, 1950. Illustrated in collotype facsimile after J.A. & D.F. Read.  One of 390 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. 
  • Rezanov Reconnoiters California, 1806 edited by Richard A. Pierce. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1972. One of 450 copies designed by Jack Stauffacher and printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem. 
  • Vignettes of Early California: Childhood Reminiscences of Juan Bautista Alvarado. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1982. One of 650 copies.
  • Edward Vischer's Drawings of the California Missions with a biography of the artist by Jeanne van Nostrand. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1982. One of 600 copies. Text printed by letterpress at Arion Press.
  • Romualdo Pacheco: A Californio in Two Eras by Ronald Genini and Richard Hitchman. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1985. One of 500 copies.
  • James Weld Towne: Pioneer, San Francisco Printer, Publisher, & Paper Purveyor by Bruce L. Johnson. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2008. One of 275 copies.
  • A Western Journey with Mr. Emerson by James Bradley Thayer. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1980. One of 600 copies.
Lot Amendments
Condition:
Near fine to fine; mild wear to plain paper jackets.
 
Item number:
303930
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