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Thomas E. Williams & The Fine Arts Press

Thomas E. Williams & The Fine Arts Press

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Thomas E. Williams & The Fine Arts Press

by Curtiss, Richard D

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Octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches) Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1973. half cloth. 119 pages + (1), bound in patterned paper over boards, limited to 400 copies, "...the designs on the title page, chapter headings and initial letters are made up of typographical border units." Very good condition (bookplate "From the Library of the Iron Bear Press, Gary & Kathy Miller" on front paste down, shadow residue of old labels since removed on front fly leaf and bottom of title page, not affecting contents).

Bound by the second generation of the same Earle Gray Bindery that originally bound all Fine Arts Press books. Illustrated with photo portraits of Thomas E. Williams and examples of his title pages. A nice association: a notable Santa Ana fine press's biography and bibliography that once belonged to a modern fine press that still exists in San Diego.

Especially useful is the bibliography detailing the output of the Press.


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Thomas E. Williams & The Fine Arts Press
Curtiss, Richard D
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Books About Books; Typography; Los Angeles and Southern California; Fine Press; Bibliography; Reference; California Printing; Printing History;

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For more than 65 years, we have specialized in rare and out of print books on the Western experience, satisfying a vast and varied clientele. Our focus is on early California and Los Angeles, represented by books, ephemera, paintings, and prints. Fine press, printing history, literature, gastronomy, aviation, railroads, and voyages are also available. Our store opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1954, and is now closed; but we are still available by phone, regular mail, and email. We issue occasional catalogs online.


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