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

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Seven fine press volumes on California History and the Gold Rush

Various authors

Various places


Various dates


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


  • 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

Near fine to fine; mild wear to plain paper jackets.

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