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1 William M. Cheney (1907-2002). Arkwright His Counter-Blast, to an Effusion Entitled: Panflet on the Four Basic Dialects of Pig Latin.
Tujunga: William M. Cheney, 1951 First Edition Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches. xii, (14) pp. Text printed within brown rules, decorative initials, introduction from the printer to the reader, table of contents on the last page; text clean, unmarked. Blue wrappers titled in brown ink; binding square and tight, use wear, soiling on front cover. With a typed bookseller's description laid in. Very Good. Arkwright [H. Richard Archer (1911-1978)], set out to write a treatise on pig latin, but never finished it. Cheney reprints here what Arkwright was able to write, along with his own commentary on the subject. This copy is a binding variant from that of Jones, which calls for a printed label on the front cover. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 681; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 24. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2 William M. Cheney (1907-2002). Autobiography of W. M. C.
Downey: Dawson's Book Shop, 1983 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/2 inches. [ii], 26, [ix] pp. Frontispiece slate cut by David Kindersley March 1967, Cheney's printers device on title page, black-and-white photograph of Cheney as a child on p. 4, a photo essay of 6 black-and-white photographs on how to print; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, Cheney's printers device on front cover, gilt spine; binding square and tight. OG914-026. Fine. Printing by William M. Cheney, lithography and paper by George Kinney (The Castle Press), binding by Bela Blau. William Cheney was a Los Angeles printer and publisher whose career spanned over 50 years. Cheney was widely recognized as one of the printing greats of the 20th century, and was given an award by the Miniature Book Society in 1987 for being a "pioneer in designing and printing fine miniature books and California's most prolific printer of miniatures." Bradbury. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 682. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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3 William M. Cheney (1907-2002). Autobiography of W. M. C.
Downey: Dawson's Book Shop, 1983 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/2 inches. [ii], 26, [ix] pp. Frontispiece slate cut by David Kindersley March 1967, Cheney's printers device on title page, black-and-white photograph of Cheney as a child on p. 4, a photo essay of 6 black-and-white photographs on how to print; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, Cheney's printers device on front cover, gilt spine; binding square and tight, very light rubbing on spine ends. OG914-027. Very Good. Printing by William M. Cheney, lithography and paper by George Kinney (The Castle Press), binding by Bela Blau. William Cheney was a Los Angeles printer and publisher whose career spanned over 50 years. Cheney was widely recognized as one of the printing greats of the 20th century, and was given an award by the Miniature Book Society in 1987 for being a "pioneer in designing and printing fine miniature books and California's most prolific printer of miniatures." Bradbury. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 682. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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4 William M. Cheney (1907-2002). Autobiography of W. M. C.
Downey: Dawson's Book Shop, 1983 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/2 inches. [ii], 26, [ix] pp. Frontispiece slate cut by David Kindersley March 1967, Cheney's printers device on title page, black-and-white photograph of Cheney as a child on p. 4, a photo essay of 6 black-and-white photographs on how to print; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, Cheney's printers device on front cover, gilt spine; binding square and tight, very light rubbing on spine ends. OG914-030. Very Good. Printing by William M. Cheney, lithography and paper by George Kinney (The Castle Press), binding by Bela Blau. William Cheney was a Los Angeles printer and publisher whose career spanned over 50 years. Cheney was widely recognized as one of the printing greats of the 20th century, and was given an award by the Miniature Book Society in 1987 for being a "pioneer in designing and printing fine miniature books and California's most prolific printer of miniatures." Bradbury. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 682. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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5 William M. Cheney (1907-2002). Autobiography of W. M. C.
Downey: Dawson's Book Shop, 1983 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/2 inches. [ii], 26, [ix] pp. Frontispiece slate cut by David Kindersley March 1967, Cheney's printers device on title page, black-and-white photograph of Cheney as a child on p. 4, a photo essay of 6 black-and-white photographs on how to print; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, Cheney's printers device on front cover, gilt spine; binding square and tight. OG914-028. Fine. Printing by William M. Cheney, lithography and paper by George Kinney (The Castle Press), binding by Bela Blau. William Cheney was a Los Angeles printer and publisher whose career spanned over 50 years. Cheney was widely recognized as one of the printing greats of the 20th century, and was given an award by the Miniature Book Society in 1987 for being a "pioneer in designing and printing fine miniature books and California's most prolific printer of miniatures." Bradbury. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 682. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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6 William M. Cheney (1907-2002). Autobiography of W. M. C.
Downey: Dawson's Book Shop, 1983 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/2 inches. [ii], 26, [ix] pp. Frontispiece slate cut by David Kindersley March 1967, Cheney's printers device on title page, black-and-white photograph of Cheney as a child on p. 4, a photo essay of 6 black-and-white photographs on how to print; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, Cheney's printers device on front cover, gilt spine; binding square and tight, very light rubbing on spine ends. OG914-029. Very Good. Printing by William M. Cheney, lithography and paper by George Kinney (The Castle Press), binding by Bela Blau. William Cheney was a Los Angeles printer and publisher whose career spanned over 50 years. Cheney was widely recognized as one of the printing greats of the 20th century, and was given an award by the Miniature Book Society in 1987 for being a "pioneer in designing and printing fine miniature books and California's most prolific printer of miniatures." Bradbury. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 682. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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7 William M. Cheney (1907-2002). H. Dickson Arkwright's Digest of a Journey Lately Undergone.
Eagle Rock: Dawson's Book Shop, 1977 Second Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
SECOND EDITION. Miniature Book. 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches. [iii], viii, 20 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt-titled spine; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Insert laid in. Very Good. H. Dickson Arkwright is a pseudonym for H. Richard Archer. Includes a 4-page "Carp's Gloss to Arkwright" which offers a key to interpreting the personalities chronicled in the Digest of a Journey Lately Undergone. It is speculated in the Gloss that this second edition was issued by Dawson's Book Shop to mark the retirement of H. Richard Archer from the Chapin Library of Williams College. REFERENCES: Bradbury, 20th-Century US Miniature Books, No. 688; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 91. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 William M. Cheney (1907-2002). Some Minor Book Plates. Introduction by Audrey Arellanes
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1975 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of "somewhat under 200 copies." Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches. (x), (25) pp. 23 bookplates; text clean, unmarked. Gray cloth, gilt-titled spine; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Very Good. Colophon. A collection of 23 bookplates designed by William M. Cheney. "The miniature bookplates in this volume, designed by William Cheney, aptly meet the criteria set by [Edward Gordon] Craig (1872-1966)); in addition they possess two elements associated with Cheney - perfection in graphic design & subtle touches of humor." From the Introduction. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century US Miniature Books, No. 692; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 87. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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