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The Weber Murphy Family Album [titled The Weber Murphy Family Photographic Archive on the boxes]
Stockton: 1992. Two boxes, large 4to, 12 1/2 x 11 ins., containing 51 reproductions from original daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and other formats, mounted and preserved in mylar sleeves. In perfect condition, contained in red cloth boxes. Only edition of these fine reproductions of some of the rarest early material about... more

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The Allen Press Bibliography. A Facsimile with Original Leaves and Additions to Date Including a Checklist of Ephemera.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1985. Folio, 114, (8) pp., with 10 original leaves bound in. Printed in black and red with numerous illustrations. Original cloth, fore-edge untrimmed, a few very light scuffs to the cloth, still a fine copy with the original prospectus. Limited to 750 copies. A... more

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Exploring Japanese Books and Scrolls.
San Francisco:Book Club of California, 1999. Folio, xi, [1], 156, [2] pp. Witha frontispiece and 93 color plates. Original blue half silk and decorated boards, slipcase, as new. Signed by the author, dated 2000. First edition, limited to 450 copies. Colin Franklin, most diffidently charming of “marchands amateurs” of the... more

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The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Wellingborough: Christopher Skelton, 1987. Folio, [1, blank], [1, imprint], 268, [1], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank],[xiv], [1, colophon], [1, limitation] pp. With sixty-four wood-engraved initial letters and illustrations by Eric Gill (counting the initial "N" on p. 8 and the lettering which goes with it as one illustration, although... more

$395.00

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The Engravings of Eric Gill.
Wellingborough: Christopher Skelton. 1983. 4to. xxiv + 545 + colophon pp. Original black cloth with cream cloth spine, design of three female figures on upper cover in blind, backstrip lettered in gilt; illustrated throughout with Gill's engravings, a few in color, some folding; a fine copy in the original slipcase... more

$250.00

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Youth. Illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton.
Kentfield, California, The Allen Press, 1959. Folio, [58]pp. With 8 full-page engravings. Original white paper boards, with the very rare blue slip-case (worn and cracked). One of 140 copies, all unnumbered. In the bibliography the Allens note: "Unfortunately, the slip-cases were covered with blue Japanese paper, which proved to be... more

$950.00

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Great Polyglot Bibles, Including a Leaf from the Complutensian of Acala, 1514–17 by Basil Hall...
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1966. Folio, [19] leaves unpaginated, loose signatures in Siena wrappers, laid in purple cloth covered folding box with printed title label. As new, with prospectus and printed slip of instructions on usage. Limited to 400 copies, with a leaf from the Complutensian Bible and... more

$550.00

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A Typographical Masterpiece: an Account of Eric Gill’s collaboration with Robert Gibbings in producing the Golden Cockerel Press edition of The Four Gospels in 1931.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1990. Folio, xii, 105 pp., 41 of Gill’s splendid wood engraved illustrations, sources, index. Natural linen, gilt backstrip lettering & gilt illust. by Gill on front cover, 4 pp. illust. prospectus laid in. Beautiful condition. Limited to 450 copies printed for the Book... more

$150.00

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A Leaf from the 1583 Rembert Dodoens Herbal Printed by Christopher plantin. With a short essay by Carey S. Bliss.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1977. Folio, 28 pp. Illustrated, original cloth, dust-jacket, bookplate and owner's signature at front, very fine. Limited to 385 copies. As new with the prospectus. With an especially good leaf, in fine condition. ... more

$350.00

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A Leaf from the 1583 Rembert Dodoens Herbal Printed by Christopher plantin. With a short essay by Carey S. Bliss.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1977. Folio, 28 pp. Illustrated, original cloth, dust-jacket, very fine. Limited to 385 copies. As new with the prospectus. The leaf is in fine condition. ... more

$350.00

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Celebrating 75 Years of Bibliophilic Fellowship. The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco...
San Francisco: Roxburghe Club, 2003. Folio, 66, (1, colophon)pp. Printed in red and black. Original boards, red cloth backstrip, printed paper label, as new. Ephemera loosely inserted at the front. Sponsor's edition limited to 12 copies of which this is #3, signed by Malcolm Whyte and Bill Barlow on the... more

$375.00

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The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle.
Amsterdam: Nico Israel, 1976. 4to, 253 pp. [12] pp of plates, ills (some in color). Grey cloth with pictorial dust-jacket. Fine in a fine dustjacket with original prospectus laid in. First edition of the “first work in English on the entire production of an early illustrated printed book, from concept... more

$145.00

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A Leaf from the First Edition of the First Complete Bible in English, The Coverdale Bible, 1535; With an Historical Introduction by Allen P. Wikgren, and A Census of Copies Recorded...
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1974. Folio, 45 pp., illustrated throughout including a sepia portrait of Coverdale and a folding facsiimile of the original map; and with an original leaf tipped in. A very good copy, in dust-jacket. Prospectus and John Howell-Books announcement loosely inserted. Limited to 425 copies... more

$1,250.00

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The Hundredth Book: A Bibliography of the Publications of the Book Club of California & A History of the Club.
[San Francisco]: Book Club of California, 1958. Folio, xxiii, [5], 79, [1] pp., facsimiles of titlepages. Quarter brown cloth, patterned boards, plain white dust-jacket, as new. Limited to 400 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. The first book was Cowan’s bibliography of Californiana (1914) -- this book was the 100th.... more

$100.00

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The Garden of Health. An Account of Two Herbals. The “Gart der Gesundheit” and the “Hortus Sanitatis”
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1957. Folio, [viii], 41, [1, blank] pp. Quarter beige cloth, red boards, title printed in black on the backstrip, dust-jacket, prospectus inserted. A fine copy. Limited to 300 copies printed by Lawton Kennedy in red and black, with an original illustrated leaf “De... more

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A Short Account of the Life and Work of Wynkyn de Worde with a Leaf from the Golden Legend Printed by Him at the Sign of the Sun in Fleet Street, London, the Year 1527
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1949. Folio, [vi], 15, [2]pp. Quarter cloth over decorative floral paper boards. Paper label to spine and decorative paper label to front board. 375 copies printed by The Grabhorn Press. The leaf is folio CLXXIV The Lyf of saynt James. Grabhorn Bibliography 486.... more

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Printers to the Club: A Portfolio.
San Francisco: Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, 1986. Large folio, 31 folders plus text and colophon, enclosed in a linen box with printed label. As new. Limited to 100 sets, of which this is copy #1. "A keepsake portfolio which contains contributions from 31 printers, who were members of The... more

$300.00

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The Two Hundredth Book. A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California 1958-1993.
[California]: The Book Club of California, 1993. Folio, x, 62pp. Original quarter raw cloth with decorated paper-covered boards, paper label affixed to backstrip; announcement of publication loosely inserted along with original receipt, includes an index. Slight bumping to top right corner of announcement; the book is in fine condition as... more

$75.00

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Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1940–1956. By Dorothy and David Magee.
San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1957. Folio, original half red morocco and patterned paper boards, very good as issued. Signed at front Helen Weber Kennedy. Limited to 225 copies, with numerous inserts and color plates. A fine book, representing the best of the Grabhorns’ long and prolific careers. The numerous inserts... more

$495.00

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The Book of Geoffrey Chaucer: An account of the publication of Geoffrey Chaucer's Works From the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times.
[San Francisco:] Book Club of California, 1963. Folio, (6), 64 pp. Tipped-in colored frontispiece from the Ellesmere Manuscript at the Huntington Library, two vignettes, and nineteen full-page reproductions of pages from various editions of Chaucer’s works, from the Caxton to the Kelmscott Chaucer. Also with an original leaf from the... more

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Diseños of California Ranchos. Maps of 37 Land Grants 1822-1846.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1964. Folio, unpaginated, with 37 color folding plates of the land maps. Original quarter brown cloth, patterend boards, printed label. As new. Signed at the front Helen Weber Kennedy, with receipt, bookplate etc. Limited to 400 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press; the definitive... more

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Haggadah for Passover, Copied and Illustrated by Ben Shahn.
Paris: The Trianon Press, 1966. Large folio, xxiii (English introductory text), [5],135 , [1] pp., paginated from the back). Unbound as issued in stiff, glassine covered wrappers. Fine. One of 228 copies, this copy the Trianon Press file copy, unnumbered. Signed and stamped with the artist’s cypher on the double-page... more

$475.00

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The Plan of St. Gall in Brief : An Overview based on the 3-Volume Work by Walter Horn and Ernest Born incluing Selected Facsimile Illustrations in Color and Black and White, and also a Note on Architectural Scale Models, with Illustrations in Color of the Reconstruction Scale Model of the Monastery of the Plan of St Gall, as Interpreted by Horn and Born, and Crafted in Basswood by Carl Bertil Lund.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. 4to, 998pp. Illustrated throughout, in color and b/w, with text in red and black. Original rough linen, red morocco lettering piece, dust-jacket, a very fine copy inscribed by Lorna Price. First edition thus, best version (most copies were issued in wrappers). Ephemera at front... more

$75.00

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Gentle Spirit. A Fantastic Story.
Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1931. 8vo, 85pp., printed on Japan vellum. Frontispiece and tailpiece by Christian Berard. Original blue boards, vellum backstrip lettered in gilt, slipcase (small piece lost from backstrip). Virtually as new Limited to 495 copies of which this is copy XXVIII of 50 de luxe copies. One... more

$475.00

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L'intoxication chronique par la Morphine et ses diverses formes.
Paris: Progrès Médical, Lecrosnier et Babé, 1890 8vo, 171pp. Half dark brown calf, marbled boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, owner's printed label on upper cover. First edition of this quite rare doctoral thesis, being detailed documentations of 57 cases observed in person or drawn from literature. This copy is of... more

$475.00

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