San Francisco: Book Club of California, [by Taylor, Nash and Taylor], 1913. One of 350 copies. The Book Club of California published its first book, Robert E. Cowan’s A Bibliography of the History of California and the Pacific West, in 1914. Title-page printed in red and black. Slight toning to edges of wrappers. Else a fine copy. Original light brown paper wrappers printed in reddish-brown. 6 in. x 9 in. 21 pp. Item #17316
The first constitution of the Book Club of California. The board of directors was elected in December of 1912 and comprised of president Edward Robeson Taylor, vice-president W.R.K. Young, treasurer Alfred M. Bender, and secretary Will Sparks, as well as James D. Blake, Alfred Sutro, Isaac O. Upham, and Mrs. Laurens Maynard. The roster of the Club’s committees is also included here.