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Cover Photo of A Guide to the Grand and Sublime Scenery of the Sierra Nevada

A Guide to the Grand and Sublime Scenery of the Sierra Nevada is a joint publication with The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2006. The book includes a digitized facsimile of this extremely rare pamphlet which was the first published guidebook to the southern Sierra Nevada. James B. Snyder, Yosemite historian, has written an introduction with information about Elliott, J. W. A. Wright, William B. Wallace, F. H. Wales, Gustav Eisen and Frank Dusy. Snyder has also provided an appendix which meticulously collates marginal notes from a copy of the pamphlet annotated by Joseph N. LeConte, accounts for the authenticity of the illustrations and corrects factual errors in the text. The facsimile was printed offset and the introduction and appendix are letterpress. The book is bound in quarter cloth with pictorial covered boards in an edition of 250 copies.

$125.00 plus applicable sales tax, Priority Mail shipping and handling of $6.00 per book.

Cover Photo of An Academic Adventure; The Founding of ESAN
An Academic Adventure; The Founding of ESAN tells the story of the initial years of ESAN (Escuela de Administracion de Negocios Para Graduados), the first graduate school of business administration in South America, from the point of view of Alan B. Coleman its founding dean. The school was established in Lima, Peru under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development (AID), the Peruvian government and the United States Alliance for Progress. Dr. Coleman, who led the original Stanford University Business School faculty, relates in detail the events of the years from 1962-1966. The Afterword by ESAN staff includes an overview of the school today. Seven appendices include facsimile documents and a chronological list of deans.

The book was printed letterpress with duotone photographs and is bound in red quarter cloth in an edition of 150 copies in 2005.

The edition is sold out.
Cover Photo of Earth Begotten
EARTH BEGOTTEN is the pre-history to Jacqueline Carey's fantasy trilogy currently in print from Tor Books. Detailing the mythology of Elua and his seven Companions, the type is handset Centaur printed in silver ink on black Fabriano paper. The edition of 50 copies was printed on a Columbian handpress. The book is bound in boards with wood veneer and a paper parchment spine. Publication: April, 2003.

The edition of Earth Begotten has sold out.

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Photo of the book A Familar Letter from a Daughter to her Mother
A FAMILIAR LETTER FROM A DAUGHTER TO HER MOTHER is a facsimile of a letter printed in 1871 describing a trip to Yosemite Valley with a foreword by Yosemite Park historian James B. Synder. The authoress who was previously known only as "Alice" has been identified as Alice I. Van Schaack from Manlius, New York. Her traveling companions included relatives from Chicago and San Francisco and women's suffrage leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Snyder outlines the difference between Alice's travel account and others of her day. A digitized copy of the facsimile is bound into the center of the text which also includes eight photographs and illustrations. The edition of 150 copies was printed on a Vandercook and hand bound in white linen and blue boards at the press in 2002.

$90.00 plus applicable sales tax, shipping and handling of $6.00 per book.
Cover Photo of African Figures
Wolfgang Lederer's sketches based on visits to museum exhibits are faithfully reproduced in a twenty-page AFRICAN FIGURES monograph printed in 2000 in an edition of 150 copies. Mr. Lederer is a well-known San Francisco Bay Area artist and graphic designer and winner of The Book Club of California Oscar Lewis Award. The black and white drawings are printed from line cuts on soft white Zerkall book. The pages are hand sewn and the Ingres tan wrappers are printed in two-colors.

$20.00 plus applicable sales tax, shipping and handling of $3.00 per book.
Cover Photo of Mark Twain and The Great Base Ball Match
Darryl Brock's MARK TWAIN AND THE GREAT BASE BALL MATCH, 1999, centers around a newspaper advertisement for a lost umbrella and discusses an 1875 baseball game which was attended by Twain and his friend the Reverend Joseph H. Twitchell. The monograph has sixteen pages, is printed in 12 pt Caslon Old Style, handsewn with blue paper wrappers and a typographic label. The book is limited to 150 copies.

$20.00 plus applicable sales tax, shipping and handling of $3.00 per book.