San Francisco: The Book Club of California [printed by Mastercraft Press], 1993. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 500 copies, folio size, 74 pp., with prospectus. Fine. Item #23102603
This bibliography comprises ninety-nine titles published by The Book Club of California, from 1958 to 1993, this title itself being the two hundredth book.
With detailed descriptions of the content and physical appearance of each book, this reference serves as both a catalogue for the avid book collector and a document of the prestigious work put out by the Club. The bibliography goes beyond mere cataloguing, and includes some history of the printing and the content of each book, and is itself printed and bound in a lovely fine press book.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter tan cloth with decorative paper boards in orange, yellow, and black, white paper spine label with black lettering, title page in red and black, red and black decorative initial capitals at thte start of the preface and introduction, dates of publication in red throughout, six colour facsimiles from previously published books included in the bibliography, one prospectus in brown and black inserted toward the centre of the book; Van Dijck type, machine-made paper, folio size (14 1/4" by 10 1/4"), pagination: [i-ii] iii-x [xi-xii] 1-62, one of 500 copies, unnumbered. With the prospectus, comprised of a single sheet printed on the recto as the title page with verso blank; a single sheet folded once to two pages with publication information on the first three pages and the final page blank, all enclosed in a cardstock folio with the back cover mounted onto the front, the front a replica of the decorated paper on the boards with the title running vertically along the left side of the front, the cardstock folder measuring 14 1/4" by 10 1/18".
___CONDITION: A fine copy overall; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and completely free of prior owner markings; a small spot of soil to the paper spine label, else fine. The prospectus near fine, the inner sheets clean with a minute amount of edgewear, the outer folio clean with light overall wear, mostly at the corners.
___CITATION: BCC no. 200.
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