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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. Hardcover. Second Edition. 196 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to the dust jacket, small chip missing at head of front panel near spine, sunning to spine has darkened it slghtly, now in mylar cover. Blue paper patterned boards with blue cloth spine and gold embossed titling, light bumping to corners. Clean within.
One of the standard reference books for any serious book collecto. An early edition. Very Good / Very Good.
Dallas, TX: Book Club of Texas, 2014. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 59 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth boards with gold embossed logotype of the subject of the volume on the cover, gold titling to spine. No dust jacket, as issued.
An illuminating look at the life of Franklin Gilliam, longtime proprietor of the Brick Row Bookshop and Franklin Gilliam Books. Inscribed to a previous owner by the editor, John Crichton. Published in an edition of 350 copies. Fine.
Los Angeles, CA: Grant Dahlstrom & Saul Marks, 1967. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 131 pp. 4to. Pattern cloth board design for a green and yellow print over white background, orange cloth spine with paper label. Clean and crisp within. No dust jacket as issued. A bibliography of Zeitlin's Primavera Press from 1929-1936 is at pp. 117-131 at rear of volume.
Printed in an edition of 800 copies. Fine.
Pasadena, CA: Privately Printed, 1953. Wraps. First Edition. 15 pp. 8vo. Terracotta paper wraps in sharp condition, publication no in a protective mylar dust jacket.
Designed by James Leach and printed by Anderson, Ritchie & Simon of Los Angeles. Ward Ritchie was a lifelong friend of Lawrence Clark Powell and they collaborated often. Fine.
Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1987. Wraps. First Edition. Second Printing, 1989. 25 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with light age toning along spine on rear panel.
A wonderful address by Powell on the joys of books and libraries. Designed by his lifelong friend and collaborator Ward Ritchie and bawdily inscribed to Ritchie's companion, actress and fine press printer Gloria Stuart. Powell grew up with Ward Ritchie (fellow bookman and printer extraordinaire) in Southern California where the two of them were part of an intimate group in the late 1920s and early 1930s that included M.F.K. Fisher, Gloria Stuart and her first husband, sculptor Gordon Newell. Fine.
New York: Abner Schram, 1974. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 234 pp. 8vo. Slight wear and scuffing to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Minor bumping to cover board corners, light water stain to head of text block but does not impact the pages or text, clean within.
Inscribed by both authors on the first free endpaper to Lillian Berliawsky, longtime Maine bookseller and founder of ABCD Books of Camden, Maine. A wonderful association copy. Very Good / Very Good.