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A Treatise on Pocket Knives by  Will Cheney - First edition. Based on Cheney's usual limitations for similar i - 1964 - from Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 16917)

A Treatise on Pocket Knives

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A Treatise on Pocket Knives

by Cheney, Will

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Los Angeles: [Printed by Will Cheney at the Press in the Gatehouse,] 1964 First edition. Based on Cheney's usual limitations for similar items, he probably printed around 100 or 150 copies. He printed a second edition in 1968 (Los Angeles Typesticker, 71). The note included in the present item has been written on the blank verso of a stray page (24) from another copy of A Treatise on Pocket Knives; however, the page is printed on a different paper stock than the present item and, in addition, the verso of page 24 in the present item is printed with text. Thus, the note may be written on a proof page.. Original orange-brown printed stiff paper wrappers lettered in black. Sewn with tan cord. Fore-edge untrimmed. With an unsigned note laid in: "This one sewn on cords. Only one in the lot so sewn," in contrast to the white thread used to sew other copies. 3 x 4. With decorative initials and 3 pages of illustrations of different varieties of pocketknives. A fine copy. Some of the knife styles Cheney notes in A Treatise on Pocket Knives include the curved bistoury blade, used by surgeons and tailors alike and the seventeenth-century typesetter's coping blade (p. 32). He contextualizes the styles of knives by offering a history of their production and popularity. The Barlow knife, Cheney explains, was "a medium-sized knife designed for cheapness and durability." This pocketknife was "the knife Tom Sawyer had and was the characteristic boy's knife of the 19th and early 20th centuries," (p. 12).

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Bookseller
Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
16917
Title
A Treatise on Pocket Knives
Author
Cheney, Will
Format/binding
Original orange-brown printed stiff paper wrappers lettered in black. Sewn with tan cord. Fore-edge untrimmed. With an unsigned
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition. Based on Cheney's usual limitations for similar i
Publisher
[Printed by Will Cheney at the Press in the Gatehouse,]
Place of Publication
Los Angeles:
Date Published
1964
Pages
36 pp.
Size
3 x 4
Size
3 x 4

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Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, women's studies, education, history of science and fine printing and artists' books. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietor: Carol Sandberg

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