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McCune Rare Book and Art Collection



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McCune Rare Book & Art Collection.  It is located at the John F Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara St, Vallejo, CA 94590.  website: http://www.mccunecollection.org.  This collection is owned by the City of Vallejo.  It contains a Leaf from the Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1450), 6 incunabula (books printed before 1501), a Kelmscott Chaucer (1896) printed by William Morris with illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, Baskerville Bible (1763), Doves Bible (1903).  They also have quite a collection of famous printers/publishers from the 15th to 20th Century, including Kelmscott, Ashendene, Doves, Golden Cockerel, Nonesuch, Baskerville, Foulis, Aldus, Grabhorn, etc.
 
There is a working 1852 Albion Printing Press.  Also complete collection of the books printed by the Book Club of California, 30 portfolios of Henry Evans botanical prints, a collection of photos from the 1880-1890 Alaska, and many fine press books.  This collection has free admission.  Free private tours can be arranged by emailing the collection (mccunecollection@gmail.com). 

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The McCune Rare Book and Art Collection is located in the John F Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara St, Vallejo, Ca 94590.  This is in downtown Vallejo, a short walk from the ferry terminal.  There is free parking

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The McCune Rare Book and Art Collection has free admission.

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KID FRIENDLY, HANDICAPPED ACCESS, PARKING AVAILABLE,

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