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California State Fair & Exposition, Cookery: 6 vols. 1949 and 1953-59.

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [Sacramento], [California State Printing Office]: 1949, 1953-59

Seller ID: 1261

Condition: Dampstain to spines affecting page margins at bottom hinges, otherwise clean copies. Overall good or better condition.


8vo; stapled, printed wrappers in various colors; black & white frontis photos; cover subtitles: Centennial Cookery, 1949; International Cookery, 1953-1955; California Cookery, 1956 & 1957. Program menus & recipes in each year's volume for cooking demonstrations and competitions. View more info

A Specimen of Metal Ornaments cast at the Letter Foundery fo Binny & Ronaldson.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: [Meriden, Connecticut], {Meriden Gravure Co.]: [1924]

Edition: Facsimile Edition, 600 copies printed

Seller ID: 1373

Condition: Fine condition


Tall 8vo; cloth over gray paper boards. An exact reproduction, in collotype, of the first type-founer's specimen book to be issued in America. Includes 2 folding plates. A keepsake of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, no. 51 in the series, donated by Meriden Gravure. American Inst. announcement laid in. View more info

Type Specimens: Meriden - Stinehour.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 1392

Condition: Fine condition


24 folded sheets of various fonts, including 6 duplicates, in portfolio; photo postcard entitled "The Bisbee Press, predecessor of The Stinehour Press, in the 1930's," laid in. No dateFry's Baskerville; Baskervill; Bembo; Fournier; Galliard; Garamond; Janson; Palatino; Pilgrim; Sabon; Snell Roundhand; Times; Trump Mediaeval; Walbaum; Frutiger; Helvetica. View more info

De Paris A San Francisco, Fort Mason Center. Avec le concours du Centre National des Arts Plastiques (F. I. A. C. R. E.). Premiere parution d'une publication editee par Figuration Critique.

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: France, Figuration Critique: 1985

Seller ID: 1399

ISBN: 290223418X

Condition: Very Good condition


Unpaginated, (approx. 250 pp.); oblong 16m0, 6" x 8.25"; illustrated brown wrappers; full page halftone reproductions throughout, excluding six pages of explanatory text in English & French. Light wear to extremities; creasing to leading lower edge.Appears to be an early, if not the first publication of this association of artists defined on their current website [in a google translation]: “a point of convergence for artists of different sensitivities b... View more info

The Manual of Linotype Typography. Prepared to aid Users and Producers of Printing in securing Greater Unity and Real Beauty in the Printed Page.

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, Mergenthaler Linotype Co.: [1923]

Seller ID: 1416

Condition: Minor shelf wear bottom edge, jacket flap partially affixed to rear pastedown. Very good or better condition.


256 pp., tipped in frontis illus.; specimen examples throughout. Typographical plan and critical commentary by William Dana Orcutt if co-operation with Edward E. Bartlett, director of Linotype Typography. View more info

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Cover title: Specimen Book of Type Faces, Monotype Composition Company, San Francisco, Typsetters and Typefounders.

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Francisco & Oakland, Monotype Compostion Co.: [1925]

Seller ID: 1420

Condition: Thumb size piece out lower right corner front cover; light damping to bottom edge of title diminishing through first half of text pages, otherwise good, solid condition.


130 pp., plus ad for European typefaces and price list; 10" x 6"; decorated brad bound stiff wrappers; paper title label on front cover; "Specimens of new and exclusive and of ordinary type faces, ornaments, borders, rules, and many miscellaneous characters." View more info

Specimen Showings, Lanston Monotype Machine Company.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philidelphia, Lanston Monotype: [c. 1953]

Seller ID: 1425

Condition: Sunning to edges of cover. Very good condition.


[22] pp.; 4to; spiral bound, printed blue paper covers; includes specimen examples of, Bembo, Bembo Bold Perpetua, Perpetua Bold, Plantin, Plantin Bold,Times New Roman, Times Bold, Times Bold Italic, Times New Roman Semi-Bold, Times New Roman Wide.Frederic Goudy was Art Director at Lanston, 1920 to 1939. View more info

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Vinhos Cruzeiro, Luis Michielon & Cia. Caxias - R. G. Do Sul, Brasil. [c. 1942]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 2044

Condition: Fine condition


Promotional booklet; 32 pps.; 7" x 5"; pictorial, stapled wrappers; full color lithography [as shown on cover] on every page. Descriptions of wines, sparkling wines, aperitifs, etc. all litho illustrated. Includes a double page illustration of the winery and a double page photo of the laboratory. Text in Portuguese. Scarce. View more info

Journal of the Eighth Session of The Assembly of the State of California.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sacramento, James Allen, State Printer: 1857

Seller ID: 2386

Condition: Very Good condition


992 pps.; 8vo; original half-calf over marbled boards; red & black leather spine labels. Joints tender but hinges firm; endpapers foxed with very light stain to corner margin of last 50 pages; occassional foxing and moderate tanning to text pages. Protected in clear mylar cover. View more info

San Mateo County, California. A Brief and Uncolored Statement.

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: [San Mateo], The San Mateo County Development Assoc.: [1914]

Seller ID: 2450

Condition: Fine condition


32 pp. 7.75" x 5"; illustrated stiff wrappers; black & white photographs; tables showing cultivated acreage along the ocean from Salada Beach to Pescadero; table showing monthly individual commute fares between San Francisco and points named down the Peninsula, compared with like fares in effect elsewhere for similar distances. Map on back cover. View more info

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Official Programme and Souvenir, Native Sons of the Golden West. Ninth September Meeting, San Francisco 1890.

By: N/A

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 4207

Condition: Good Condition


62 pp., plus (2) p. advertisements; oblong 12mo [6.75" x 10.5"]; stapled wrappers, illustrated with color lithograph; advertisements inside from & back covers; black & white portrait photographs and 12 full page plates of advertisements. Front cover with chips at top edge, a 2" angular crack from top edge near spine; crack at foot of spine with half-inch loss; minor chips at bottom edges; 2" closed tear to title page near gutter. View more info

The Rampaging Herd: a Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets on Men & Events in the Cattle Industry.

By: Adams, Ramon F.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 428

Condition: Very Good in Poor dj


8vo. Green cloth in tattered dust jacket; tape mends inside jacket; rear flap re-attached with tape; protected with mylar wrap. Jeff Dykes catalogue 25, 'A Range Man's Library', laid in. View more info

The Broad-Axe Los Angeles, Tuesday, August 31, 1875. A Campaign Newspaper

By: ADLER, Pat.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glendale, CA, La Siesta Press: [1964]

Edition: First Edition, with facsimile of the 1875 paper

Seller ID: 1136

Condition: Ex-lib; two one line stamps top & bottom edge of envelope and booklet; else near fine


12 pp., 4to; printed white wrappers; text illus. with drawings and b&w photos; 15" x 11" sheet, horizontal fold; printed on both sides, a photo reproduction of the original. Both enclosed in original publishers pictorial portfolio, printed in black & red with decorations." a thorough but witty discussion of the 1875 campaign, its newspapers and editors." A California Heritage Portfolio View more info

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Dossier A - Z 73, Association Typographique Internationale.

By: Baudin, Ferdinand and John Dreyfus.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Andenne, Belgium, Printed by Remy Magrermans: 1973

Edition: Edition limited to 1000 copies,

Seller ID: 1419

Condition: Minor bump to spine, else about fine condition.


152 pp.; decorative wrappers; typographic & graphic designs and photos adorn contributions by Baudin, Dreyfus, Levi-Strauss, Masai, Tschichold, Wendt, and many other notables in the field. Small book label of Albert Sperisen inside front cover. View more info

The English Novel 1578- 1956: a Checklist of Twentieth-Century Criticisms.

By: Bell, Inglis F. Bell & Donald Baird.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Denver, Alan Swallow: 1958

Seller ID: 546

Condition: Very Good


8vo. Ownership signature and date stamp on front endpaper. View more info

Forty Years in the Cow Business in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

By: BELL, Young.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Cisco, TX], [Longhorn Press]: [1959]

Edition: First Edition, signed by the author on dedication page

Seller ID: 1115

Condition: Ex-lib with only a rectangular stamp on white label; minor sticker removal blemish corner of front cover, otherwise a crisp copy; very good thus.


91 pp.; 8vo; pictorial red, stapled wrappers; white title label over original cover title; b&w photos. View more info

The Yellow Trail (A Story of Salmon River Gold)

By: Boddy, E. Manchester.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Times-Mirror: [1922]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1284

Condition: Spine cocked; light cover wear; ownership signature on front endpaper in pencil; very good copy thus.


296 pp.; 8vo; no dust jacket; yellow cloth with cover illustration stamped in black."Peter Alden Jr., drifted into Moapa, Montana, with the first November snow . . . as he leaned against the wind and walked defiantly into it. His skin was stung with cruel biting lashes, and he wanted it so." View more info

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Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer.

By: Burnett, Peter H.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: N.Y., D. Appleton and Company: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5450

Condition: Fine condition


xiii, 448 pp., plus (6) ads; (8vo), original brown cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and black. Title page very slightly darkened, appears a little blanched along the gutter about one inch. Otherwise an almost pristine copy.Burnett left his home in Missouri in 1843 a traveled to Oregon in the same company as Applegate, Lenox and Whitman. "This volume is important since it is the reminiscences of the first governor of California, but even more since it is t... View more info

Prosit!

By: Caballo, Ernesto.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Torino, E.P.R. Della Sipra: (1950's)

Seller ID: 588

Condition: Very Good


Square 8vo. Grey wrappers. Forty-eight examples of Italian wine labels from 1860 to 1937, though most are dated in the nineteenth century. Each label tipped in, one per page including front and back covers, with accompanying text in Italian. Corner loss on cover label; minor tanning at extremities; otherwise, very good condition. View more info