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1 Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001). L. C. P.'s Book About Book Shops.
Los Angeles: Dawson & Boswell, 1966 Second Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Miniature Book. 1 7/16 x 1 1/4 inches. [16, last a blank] pp. Half title, frontispiece illustration in orange ink, title page printed in black and purple inks, decorative initial, colophon with two typographic ornaments; text clean, unmarked. Full brown morocco, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Fine. SECOND EDITION, un-enlarged, printed by William Cheney and bound by Bela Blau. Lawrence Clark Powell was a librarian, literary critic, bibliographer and author of more than 100 books. Powell was University Librarian at the UCLA Library and head librarian of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. This little humanistic volume provides a stark warning in a season of political dialogue fueled by anger and xenophobia, after independent used book store have been all but chased out of American cities: "Bookshops have a way of divesting people of their social pretensions. There, in the presence of great books people are humbled and made equal. There people appear at their best, taking on the reflected glory of the past and present, as embodied in books." REFERENCES: Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, No. 2414; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 68. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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2 Lawrence Clark Powell (1905-2001). Landscapes and Bookscapes of California: An Address by Lawrence Clark Powell.
Berkeley, CA: The Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1958 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. Pamphlet. 5 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches. [ii], 15 pp. Title page printed in red and black within a typographic border; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, spine lightly toned. Very Good. This is the text of a speech on California literature presented to the Eleventh Annual Address before the Friends of the Bancroft Library, May 4, 1958. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001). The Untarnished Gold, The Immutable Treasure: A Report on a Book-in-Progress.
Davis, CA: University of California, Davis, 1970 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Series: Library Associates of the University Library, Davis Keepsake, No. 3. LIMITED EDITION. of 850 copies composed and printed for Library Associates by the University of California Printing Department, Berkeley. Pamphlet. 9 x 6 1/8 inches. [vi], 16, [2] pp. 4 original woodcut decorations by Mallette Dean, decorative initial; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light use / shelf wear. Very Good. Foreword by J. R. Blanchard, University Librarian, University of California, Davis. This essay was delivered with great spirit and style at the Library Associates meeting on April 12, 1970, expressing LCP's perceptive and abiding interest in California literature. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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