Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good
(Los Angeles, CA: Bela Blau, Distributed by Dawson's Book Shop, 1963.
Miniature Book. 1 11/16 x 1 5/16 inches. (22) pp. Half-title, frontispiece portrait Abraham Lincoln, all printed within a gilt-ruled border; text clean, unmarked, paper a bit toned. Gilt-stamped red leather; binding square and tight. TEA521-001. Very Good.
LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 numbered copies, this is number 831, handset, printed, and bound by Bela Blau. Published on the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, "an iconic call for nationalism, republicanism, equal rights, liberty, and democracy." Wikipedia. Bela Blau was a printer and bookbinder who came from Hungary to Los Angeles in 1956 and established a successful bindery business. "Norman Forgue (Black Cat Press) praised these bindings: "Bela Blau is a master craftsman. His leathers are the best and the addition of tiny head-bands, proper end-papers and attention the smallest detail insures you of the finest binding available." See: Bradbury, p. 26.
REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1840.
Title: The Gettysburg Address of Abraham Lincoln
Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 numbered copies, this is number 831
Country of Origin: United States
Location Published: Los Angeles, CA, Distributed by Dawson's Book Shop: 1963
Binding: Gilt-stamped red leather
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None, as issued
Size: Miniature Book. 1 11/16 x 1 5/16 inches
Type: Miniature Book
Categories: History, Miniature Book
Seller ID: TEA521-001
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