- Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, (1989).
- 6 x 9.5 inches
- 192 pages
- ISBN: 0870932756
Price: $9.99 other currencies
Order Nr. 47016
Limited to 500 copies. Designed and written by the great printer, Ward Ritchie, this work contains many reminiscences of book collectors, book artists, bookmen and printers many of which are notable and recognizable figures in the world of fine books.
These stories include the Los Angeles booksellers of the Great Depression and the formation of the Zamorano Club, bookseller Jake Zeitlin, artist and wood engraver Paul Landacre, eccentric book designer Merle Armitage, poet Robinson Jeffers, Jane Grabhorn's irreverent wit and whimsical creations which colored her days at the Grabhorn Press; Ward's apprenticeship with Francois-Louis Schmied, the preeminent Parisian book printer and artist of the 1920s and 30's; music composer John Cage, C.H. St. John Hornby of the Ashendene Press, Ritchie's boyhood friend and former librarian and dean of the Library School at UCLA, Lawrence Clark Powell; and last of all, but not least, the individuals and colorful history of once wealthy and sophisticated Virginia City.
Distributed for Dawson's Book Shop by Oak Knoll Press.