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Los Angeles, CA: (Karen Dawson), 1965.
Miniature Book. 2 13/16 x 2 1/16 inches. iv, (31) pp. Title page with rules in the shape of a T to mark the intersection, illustrated throughout with engravings by Dan Taylor; text clean, unmarked. Quarter black cloth, patterned paper over boards, gilt spine title, dust-jacket with cover illustration on the front and price on the front flap; binding square and tight. CGSZ118-003. Fine.
FIRST EDITION, printed by William M. Cheney, engravings by Dan Taylor, binding by Bela Blau. This is the first appearance in print of drawings centered on the world in and around Dawson's Book Shop. These drawings were done by Tom Neal over a forty year career as a bookseller. They bring to life a Los Angeles when parking was 50-cents-an-hour, cops patrolled their beats on foot, newsies hawked the Evening Herald, and the Statler Hotel offered the most upscale lodgings in the neighborhood. Neal worked at Dawson's Book Shop for 30 years as a cataloger and appraiser where he amused customers with drawings in the margins of his quote letters.
REFERENCES: Bradbury, 20th-Cent. U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2174; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 63.
Title: 6th and Figueroa
Edition: FIRST EDITION
Country of Origin: United States
Illustrator: Thomas Neal
Location Published: Los Angeles, CA, Karen Dawson: 1965
Binding: Quarter black cloth, patterned paper over boards [
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Size: Miniature Book. 2 13/16 x 2 1/16 inches
Type: Miniature Book
Categories: Miniature Book, California Local History, William M Cheney
Seller ID: CGSZ118-003
Keywords: 6th and figueroa, bela blau, bookstores, california local history, dan taylor, karen dawson, los angeles local history, thomas neal, william cheney