Autobiography of W. M. C.

By: William Murray Cheney (1907-2002)

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Downey, CA (Los Angeles, CA: Dawson's Book Shop), 1983.

Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/2 inches. [ii], 26, [ix] pp. Frontispiece slate cut by David Kindersley March 1967, Cheney's printer's device on title page, black-and-white photograph of Cheney as a child on p. 4, a photo essay of 6 black-and-white photographs on how to print; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth stamped with Cheney's printer's device, gilt spine; binding square and tight, very light rubbing on spine ends, inner hinge at the colophon cracked. OG914-026. Very Good.

FIRST EDITION. Printing by William M. Cheney, lithography and paper by George Kinney (The Castle Press), binding by Bela Blau. William Cheney was a Los Angeles printer and publisher whose career spanned over 50 years. Cheney was widely recognized as one of the printing greats of the twentieth-century, and was given an award by the Miniature Book Society in 1987 for being a "pioneer in designing and printing fine miniature books and California's most prolific printer of miniatures." Bradbury.

REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Cent. U.S. Miniature Books, No. 682.

Title: Autobiography of W. M. C.

Author Name: William Murray Cheney (1907-2002)


Created: 1983

Country of Origin: United States

Location Published: Downey, CA [but Los, Angeles, CA], Dawson's Book Shop: 1983

Binding: Brown cloth stamped with Cheney's printer's device

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None, as issued

Size: Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/2 inches

Type: Miniature Book

Categories: Miniature Book, California Local History, William M Cheney

Seller ID: OG914-026

Keywords: bela blau, castle press, dawson's book shop, fine press, george kinney, limited edition, miniature book, william cheney