Lot 31 of 522:
BCC keepsakes and newsletters starting from 1934  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$420
$700 - $1,000

Large collection of Book Club keepsakes (broken run from 1934-2008), with a run of the Book Club of California's Quarterly Newsletters, unbroken from 1946-1968, with some later issues).

Various authors

San Francisco

Book Club of California



50 keepsakes, or sets of keepsakes, with 14 collected sets of the Book Club of California's Quarterly Newsletters, being a full run of vols. 12-33, for the years 1946-1968, with some later issues.  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. 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:

  • California Mining Towns, 1934.
  • Letters of Western Authors, 1935.
  • California Literary Pamphlets, 1936.
  • Contemporary California Short Stories, 1937.
  • Coast and Valley Towns of California, 1938.
  • Pacific Adventures, 1940.
  • California on Canvas, 1942.
  • Early California Mail Bag, 1960.
  • Early California Firehouses & Equipment, 1961.
  • Portfolio of Book Club Printers, 1962.
  • California Government Seals, 1963.
  • Early West Coast Lighthouses, 1964.
  • The Panama Canal, 1965.
  • Early California Trade Cards, 1966.
  • Homes of California Authors, 1967.
  • The Pleasures of Your Company, 1968.
  • Central Pacific Life and Times, 1969.
  • West Coast Expositions & Galas, 1970.
  • Historical Mining Certificates, 1971.
  • Cathay in El Dorado, 1972.
  • Indians of California, 1973.
  • Early California Theaters, 1974.
  • California Magazines, 1975.
  • Early California Stock Certificates, 1976.
  • California Trails and Mountain Passes, 1979.
  • Early California Printing, 1980-82.
  • 70 Years: A Checklist of Book Club Publications, 1914-1983. 1983.
  • Breadbasket of the World, 1984. 
  • Views of California Towns, 1985.
  • Sports in California, 1986.
  • Portfolio of Book Club Printers 1962-1987. 1987.
  • California Wayside Inns, 1988.
  • Chinese Book Arts and California, 1989. 
  • California Avifauna, 1990.
  • Early California Trade Catalogues, 1991.
  • California and the Civil War, 1992.
  • A San Francisco House-builder, 1993.
  • Hand Bookbinding in California, 1994.
  • California Flora, 1995.
  • California Book Illustrators, 1996.
  • Twelve Treasures from the Library, 1997.
  • California Gold Rush Camps, 1998.
  • Bicentennial of Lithography, 1999.
  • Treasures of the Book Club Library Part II, 2000.
  • Fine Hand Bindings for Book Club of California Publications, 2001.
  • Up the River, 2002.
  • Historic California Trees, 2003.
  • Treasures of the Book Club Library, Part III, 2004.
  • California Bookplates, 2005.
  • MFK Fisher: A Delicious Obsession, 2008.
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Lot Amendments

Light wear to slipcases with occasional darkening or light wear to spine labels; overall near fine.

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