6th and Figueroa

By: Thomas Atwill Neal (1910-2000)

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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, jacket with shelf wear and small tear at head of spine. Small ownership label of Mrs. Nathan A Tufts, Jr. on front paste-down. OG914-078. Very Good.

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

Author Name: Thomas Atwill Neal (1910-2000)


Created: 1965

Country of Origin: United States

Illustrator: Thomas Neal (1910-2000)

Location Published: Los Angeles, CA, Karen Dawson: 1965

Binding: Quarter black cloth, patterned paper over boards,

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

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: OG914-078

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