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On the Campus
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On the Campus

by [University of California, Berkeley, Associated Students]

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[Berkeley, California]: [Associated Students Store], 1924. Wraps. Near Fine. Oblong octavo, 50 pp. The University of California, Berkeley, founded in 1868 is renowned throughout the world; it boasts 91 Nobel laureates, 9 Wolf Prizes, 13 Fields Medals, 23 Turing Awards, 45 macArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 14 Pulitzer Prizes, 117 Olympic gold medals, and the discovery of 16 chemical elements of the periodic table (N. B. info from Wikipedia). Books about Cal abound, but this softbound collection of 1920s photographs seems unaccountably scarce; included are photographic reproductions of Sather Gate, Sather Tower, The Greek Theatre, University Library, Stephens Union, and more. The title page introduces the book thus: "The University of California campus lies at the foot of the Berkeley hills and overlooks San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate [N.B., this was pre-Golden Gate Bridge]. Ancient oaks and winding paths enhance the beauty of the grounds from which rise the white granite buildings… Read more
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The Women Who Got Away
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The Women Who Got Away

by Updike, John; Moser, Barry (Artist)

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Limited Edition
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Hardcover
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Concord, New Hampshire: William B. Ewert, 1998. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Moser, Barry. One of 15 copies of the deluxe edition (total edition 150), octavo size, [27] pp., signed by John Updike and Barry Moser, with separate signed print (AP). John Updike (1932-2009) is one of only three authors (to date) to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once (the others being William Faulkner and Booth Tarkington). He is perhaps best known for his series of books focusing on the character Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, which deal with the emptiness and futility found in middle-class life in America. "The Women Who Got Away" is a short story, first published in "The New Yorker" in 1995, and tells of the relationships between people in a small suburban community; the characters must deal with the effects of sex and adultery in their personal lives.The story is preceded by a wood engraving by Barry Moser (b. 1940), owner of Pennyroyal Press, who has illustrated many books such as Lewis Carroll's… Read more
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The Life and Work of The Reverend C.C. Peirce, A True Follower of Jesus
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The Life and Work of The Reverend C.C. Peirce, A True Follower of Jesus

by Upton, Charles Elmer

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1st Edition
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Walnut Creek, California
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Placerville, Cal: Published by the Author, Mountain Democrat Press, 1903. 1st Edition. Wraps. Very good +. Twelvemo size, 149 pp. The Rev. Charles Caleb Peirce (1825-1903) was the minister of the Church of Our Saviour (originally organized on July 20, 1861) in the midst of the California Gold Rush. The Rev. Mr. Peirce was famous for his good character in that he is reported to "have looked for and found good in all people"; he was so highly regarded that when he died on March 14, 1903, schools and businesses closed in his memory. Scattered throughout this memoir are glimpses of early California, for example, when describing Rev. Peirce's trip from San Francisco to Placerville, which at that time involved a steamer, horseback and then train; also of historical interest is the Appendix. showing the persons baptized, married (a lengthy list) and buried during the early days of Placerville. ___DESCRIPTION: In original grey paper wraps with black lettering surrounded by a thin black rectangular… Read more
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Twelve Wood-Block Prints of Kitagawa Utamaro Illustrating the Process of Silk Culture; Reproduced...
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Twelve Wood-Block Prints of Kitagawa Utamaro Illustrating the Process of Silk Culture; Reproduced in Facsimile from the Originals in the Collection of Edwin & Irma Grabhorn

by Utamaro, Kitagawa; Hiller, Jack (Introduction)

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Limited Edition
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Hardcover
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San Francisco: The Book Club of California [printed at the Grabhorn Press], 1965. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Utamaro, Kitagawa. One of 450 copies, folio size, [36] pp., with prospectus. The Book Club of California's publication for Christmas 1965. Presents the pictures of Kitagawa Utamaro (1783-1806), an eighteenth-century Japanese artist that dealt with the process of silk culture, and the handiwork of women who were responsible for all aspects of making silk. The images together form one continuous composition, and are known as the "Silkworm Series". This is the fourth and final book in the "Grabhorn Japanese Print Series", which are regarded as the "crowning achievement" of the Club's publication program.___DESCRIPTION: Quarter parchment with green and light-green decorated paper boards, title in gilt to backstrip, title-page in black, green and yellow, opening initial letter of the introductory essay in green and yellow, twelve numbered plates (not included in pagination) in… Read more
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