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 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." Miniature Book. 1 7/16 x 1 1/4 inches.  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, front free end-paper partially glued to pastedown. Very Good. REFERENCES: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2414; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 68.
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