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Condition: Very Good
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 minor shelf wear, price-clipped. PP218-001. 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
Edition: FIRST EDITION
Country of Origin: United States
Illustrator: Thomas Atwill 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: PP218-001
Keywords: 6th and figueroa, bela blau, dan taylor, dawson's book shop, fine press, karen dawson, letterpress, limited edition, miniature book, thomas neal, william cheney