Franciscan Missions of California

By: Emily Whytock and Norman Whytock (1907-2002)

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Glendale, CA: (Press in the Gatehouse), 1969.

Miniature Book. 1 7/8 x 1 15/16 inches. [ii], (53) pp. Decorative initials, 6 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Linen boards with printed paper front cover label; binding square and tight. CGSZ118-014. Fine.

LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, printed by William M. Cheney at the Press in the Gatehouse. This is a brief account of the establishment of missions in Alta California. Emily Whytock is the granddaughter of Ernest Dawson, and Glen Dawson's niece (Letters to Emily, 1996).

This book has no reference to Dawson's Book Shop - another example where I disagree with Bradbury. The Press in the Gatehouse was the brain child of Glen Dawson, Jake, Zeitlin, and Lawrence Clark Powell. The arrangement was that Cheney would set up his print shop at the Clark Library in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. Cheney was to pay no rent; Cheney was to do job printing for the Clark Library, but was free to pursue his own projects as well. Cheney did print material for Dawson's Book Shop at the Press at the Gatehouse, but the Press in the Gatehouse was NOT an extension of Dawson's Book Shop. The Press in the Gatehouse printed material for other publishers and did its own editions as well. Bradbury lists Press in the Gatehouse publications under William M. Cheney and Dawson's Book Shop, improperly in my opinion. Bradbury should have a separate entry for Press in the Gatehouse. The Press in the Gatehouse operated from 1962-1974.

REFERENCES: Bradbury, 20th-Cent. U.S. Miniature Books, No. 3252; Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, No. 74.

Title: Franciscan Missions of California

Author Name: Emily Whytock and Norman Whytock (1907-2002)

Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies

Created: 1969

Country of Origin: United States

Location Published: Glendale, CA, Press in the Gatehouse: 1969

Binding: Linen boards with printed paper front cover label

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: None, as issued

Size: Miniature Book. 1 7/8 x 1 15/16 inches

Type: Miniature Book

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

Seller ID: CGSZ118-014

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