The El Dorado Bookstore, San Francisco, California [ props Roskie & Wallace of Oakland; Philip M. Roskie (1921-93) ] [ Jack London, Thorne Smith, Erskine Caldwell, William Saroyan, John Steinbeck ]
Catalogue No. 1, 1948. The El Dorado Bookstore, 309 Kearny Street, San Francisco 8, California.
32pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged. A previous owner has thought well enough of this item to have it put in a sturdy binding of black cloth, with title in gilt on spine. The binding is in very good condition, but a bookplate has been removed from the front pastedown. An interesting catalogue (especially when compared with the staid British book catalogues of the period), with each of the 108 items presented, four to a page, each with accompanying photograph of the covers of the book. The most expensive item, at $100, is a 1902 first edition of 'The Cruise of the Dazzler'.
15pp., 12mo. Stitched. In good condition, on lightly aged paper. With shelfmark and stamp of the Education Department Library. Signed beneath title on front cover: 'J. C. Bloomfield'. Dedication to 'B. Samuelson, Esq., M.P., F.R.S.' on p.3. Bloomfield was the co-founder of Belleek Pottery. Scarce.
E.T. Leeke, M.A., Chancellor and Canon of Lincoln Cathedral, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education; R. Caldwell Minton, Organising Teacher for the Diocese of Lincoln
Lincoln: Keyworth & Sons, Printers, Swanpool Court. 4 March 1897.
10pp., 12mo. Stapled. With 'Urgent & Important' notice (1p., 12mo) on 'The Voluntary Schools Bill' by the same authors (dated 'Lincoln, March 8th, 1897.') loosely inserted. With stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in fair condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, or on COPAC.