An Essay...on A Bibliography of California and the Pacific West, 1510-1906 by Robert E. Cowan. With an Original Leaf from the Club’s 1914 First Edition.
by Kurutz, Gary F.
4to. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1993. 4to, [vi], (66) pp. Two lines of the title page and the first line of the text printed in red, 3 duotone illustrations including portraits of Cowan and John Henry Nash, list of sources. Plain paper over boards, Quarter cloth, printed paper front cover label, spine titled in black, fine. § Limited to 390 unnumbered copies designed by Lewis Allen & printed at Anchor & Acorn Press. This copy has an original leaf being pp. 89-90 of Cowan's Bibliography bound in between pages [ii] and [iii]. Prospectus loosely inserted. (Inventory #: 110843)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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