Libros Californianos: Or Five Feet of California Books by Phil Townsend Hanna.

By: Phil Townsend Hanna (1896-1957).

Price: $200.00

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FIRST EDITION of 1,050 copies, printed by Hackett-Newell-Ritchie Company. 12mo. 7 3/4 x 5 inches. [ii], 74, [2] pp. Title page printed within a typographic border, typographic decorations at the head of the chapters, with an additional leaf at the end of the text with an announcement "Californiana" from Dawson's Book Shop, also laid in this copy is a small Dawson's Book Shop compliments presentation slip dated December 1931; text clean, unmarked, pages unopened. Yellow paper over boards, printed paper front cover label; binding square and tight, spine faded, rear cover scratched from top edge to nearly the bottom edge. Bookplate of Estelle Doheny on the front paste-down. Comes with the original prospectus. Very Good. Laid-in is yet another small slip of paper typed by Lou Lanzer (who was the last owner of this copy prior to yours truly) with the following note: "According to Glen Dawson, there were about 100 copies produced with the Dawson's Book Shop leaf bound in the rear. There was also a small loose leaf enclosed, with an appreciation of this book written by Ernest Dawson." The text proper contains lists of the twenty rarest and most important works dealing with the history of California, provided by Leslie E. Bliss, Robert E. Cowan, Henry R. Wagner, and Phil Townsend Hanna. REFERENCES: Edelstein, "The Primavera Press, A List of Books Published," in A Garland for Jake Zeitlin, p. 120; on Hackett-Newell-Ritchie Company, see Ritchie, The Ward Ritchie Press and Anderson, Ritchie & Simon, pp. 23-24.

Title: Libros Californianos: Or Five Feet of California Books by Phil Townsend Hanna.

Author Name: Phil Townsend Hanna (1896-1957).

Categories: California History, Books on Books, Bibliography,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA:, Jake Zeitlin : Primavera Press,: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: EE516-302

Keywords: Phil Townsend Hanna, Libros Californianos Or Five Feet of California Books, Fine Press, Primavera Press, Jake Zeitlin, Ward Ritchie, Leslie E. Bliss, Robert E. Cowan, Henry R. Wagner, Hackett-Newell-Ritchie, Estelle Doheny, Ernest Dawson, Glen Dawson