L. C. P.'s Book About Book Shops

By: Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001)

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches. (16, last a blank) pp. Half-title, frontispiece portrait of Powell 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. DRR420-003. Fine. SECOND EDITION, un-enlarged, printed by William Cheney and bound by Bela Blau. Cheney originally printed this text for Roy V. Boswell as a keepsake for the "Banqueteers" in 1965. 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; Powell is the individual who invited Wm. M. Cheney to set up the Press in the Gatehouse at the Clark Library. This miniature book highlights humanistic values and provides a stark warning to us in our season of political dialogue fueled by anger and xenophobia, during which 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." Page 10. REFERENCES: Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, No. 2414; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 68.

Title: L. C. P.'s Book About Book Shops

Author Name: Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001)

Categories: Miniature Book,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Dawson & Bosell: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: DRR420-003

Keywords: Lawrence Clark Powell, L. C. P.'s Book About Book Shops, Miniature Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition, William M Cheney, Bela Blau, Roy Boswell