William Wilcox Robinson (1891-1972).
Title Little History of a Big City, Los Angeles.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Publisher Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1963
Seller ID PP218-006
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, 100 of which were bound in dark green leather by Bela Blau; this is 1 of 400 bound in cloth over paper covered boards. Printed by Saul and Lilian Marks at the Plantin Press. Los Angeles began in September 1781 with 11 Mexican families; Robinson, one of the most important scholars of Southern California land ownership, continues the story of the city from its beginnings to the era of the Freeways. Miniature Book. 2 x 1 1/2 inches. [iv], (36) pp. Double-page title page with color illustration by Irene Robinson, whose illustrations appear throughout the text, reproduced in halftone, with color added by hand by Lillian Marks, Plantin Press printer's device in green on page ; text clean, unmarked. Quarter green cloth, brown paper over boards, with an ornament in green on front cover, printed paper spine label titled in green; binding square and tight, light use, shelf wear. Very Good. REFERENCES: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2581; Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press of Saul and Lillian Marks, No. 209.
Little History of a Big City Los Angeles, William Wilcox Robinson