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1 William Wilcox Robinson (1891-1972) and Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001). I. Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit: An Historical Approach by W. W. Robinson. II. Personal Considerations: Essays by Lawrence Clark Powell.
Los Angeles, CA: Dawson's Book Shop, 1958 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover Irene Robinson. Signed
LIMITED EDITION of 320 copies printed at the Plantin Press, this is copy number 7. Printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, binding designed by Saul Marks and executed by the Silverlake Bindery [Ward Ritchie]. Tall 8vo. 10 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches. [vi], 86, [2] pp. Half-title, title page printed in red and black with color vignette, double-page color map of The Malibu, each chapter with a color headpiece, with black-and-white and color illustrations in the text and as tailpieces, printer's device on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Quarter tan cloth, patterned paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. SIGNED on the colophon by the following: Saul Marks, Lillian Marks, Irene Robinson, W. W. Robinson, Lawrence Clark Powell. Fine. Not only does this volume contain W. W. Robinson's account of Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit and those who succeeded to the property, but it is also considered one of the Plantin Press's finest productions. The rancho was a 13,316-acre Spanish land grant in the Santa Monica Mountains and the adjacent coast of the Pacific Ocean. It was given to Jose Bartolome Tapia by Spanish Governor Jose Joaquin de Arrillaga in 1804. Tapia was the elder son of Felipe Santiago Tapia, a solider in the De Anza Expedition of 1775. In 1848 Tapia's wife sold the rancho to her grandson-in-law, Leon Victor Prudhomme, who was unable to document the Tapia title to the land and his claim was rejected under the Land Act of 1851. In 1891, the rancho was sold to Boston and Los Angeles businessman Frederick Hastings Rindge. The text also includes Powell's thoughts on Malibu in the 1950s with his personal recollections as a Malibu resident. REFERENCE: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press, No. 151. 
Price: 700.00 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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