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Of bookmen & printers : a gathering of memories: PB 154-2004

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Current Location: In storage


Of bookmen & printers : a gathering of memories


Author: Ritchie, Ward
Designer: Ritchie, Ward
Publisher: Dawson's Book Shop
Printer: Premier Printing Corporation



By Ward Ritchie

Contents, For Ward a foreword / by Lawrence Clark Powell -- A bookman's Los Angeles in the 1930s -- Jake Zeitlin, when he was joyous young -- Paul Landacre, artist and wood engraver -- Merle Armitage, his many loves and varied lives -- Robinson Jeffers, recollections of the poet -- Jane Grabhorn, the roguish printer of the Jumbo Press -- Paris adventure with François-Louis Schmied -- John Cage, the maniac of music -- St. John Hornby and the Ashendene Press -- A requiem for Lawrence Clark Powell -- Virginia City and the genesis of a cookbook.

Revisions of articles previously published.
189 p ; 25 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Los Angeles

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1989


"Five hundred copies, designed by Ward Ritchie, were printed by the Premier Printing Corporation for Dawson's Book Shop"--Colophon. Inscription: For John [Dreyfus] from his ever admiring friend. Ward Ritchie. Christmas 1989. Quarter bound in black cloth, gold stamped, with patterned paper sides.

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Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 154-2004
Primary reference Number: 118575
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 26 September 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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