Pocket Knives

By: William Murray Cheney (1907-2002)

Price: $50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


12mo. 4 13/16 x 3 7/16 inches. 51, [3] pp. Ornamental initials, 1 text figure, 2 pages of illustrations, corrigenda at the rear, 3 pieces of supplemental text laid-in; text clean, unmarked. Printed parchment paper over flexible boards; binding square and tight. From Glen Dawson's personal collection without distinguishing marks. SCARCE. GKK1020-021. Fine. SECOND EDITION, revised, of Cheney's classic essay on the history and use of the pocket knife. After Cheney was ensconced at the Press in the Gatehouse at the call of Lawrence Clark Powell (1963), Cheney began a productive period. Here Cheney took his classic Treatise, and included much of the supplemental material he had issued earlier for the first edition. In typical Cheney style, he had yet more stories to tell. Jones notes two items issued with this text, an insert with the first line "Speaking of Knife trading" (present here in 2 copies) and a broadside "I remember reading somewhere?" (which is not present here). This copy has "Footnote to line 12, p. 44" printed slip laid-in at the errata page and not tipped-in at page 45 as in the copy Jones consulted. REFERENCE: Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 71.

Title: Pocket Knives

Author Name: William Murray Cheney (1907-2002)

Categories: William M Cheney,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, The Press at the Gatehouse: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: GKK1020-021

Keywords: William Murray Cheney, Pocket Knives, Fine Press, Limited Edition