Book Shops

By: Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001).

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FIRST EDITION, printed by William Cheney and bound by Bela Blau on the occasion of the Fifth California Antiquarian Book Fair, Ambassador Hotel, November 1965. Miniature Book. 2 5/16 x 1 5/8 inches. 8, [2] pp. Title page printed with decorative types; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped full brown morocco; binding square and tight. Fine. 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 miniature book reiterates humanistic values and is a stark warning in a season of political dialogue fueled by anger and xenophobia, after independent used book stores 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. 2412; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 64.

Title: Book Shops

Author Name: Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001).

Categories: Miniature Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Los Angeles, Printed by W. M. Cheney for Roy V. Boswell as a keepsake for the Banqueteers: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: NK418-001

Keywords: Lawrence Clark Powell, Book Shops, William Murray Cheney, Roy V. Boswell, Bela Blau, Fifth California Antiquarian Book Fair, Ambassador Hotel