Dawson's Books

The legendary Dawson's Book Shop of Los Angeles published numerous miniatures beginning in 1949.

Note:Each listing below has a Bradbury Number (RB#) or Lorson Number (LN#); please include the book title and
this number when inquiring about or ordering a book.


12 June 1539 Contracts, The; McDonald, Thomas W.1964, 1 7/8" x 1 1/2", gilt leather with brass claspRB
#18
SOLD

A B C for Tiny Schools; Cheney, William M.1975, 5/8" x 1/2", gilt leatherRB
#53
SOLD

An Earthquake Memoir; Weber, Francis J.1971, 2 15/16" x 2 3/16", 20 pp., gilt cloth boards, 400 copiesRB
#40
$45.00

An Original Leaf from the Newbery Bible, 1780; Adomeit, Ruth E.1980, 2 7/8" x 2 1/16", 18 pp., gilt leather spine, paper boards, 125 copiesRB
#66
SOLD

Autobiography of W. M. C.; Cheney, William M.1983, 3" x 2 1/2", 26 pp., printed cloth boards, 190 copiesRB
#74
$75.00

Beach-la-mar, The Trade Language of Melanesia; Nethery, Wallace1988, 2 7/8" x 2 3/16", 43 pp., cloth boards, 75 copiesRB
#83
SOLD

Bibliography of Cheney Miniatures; Bliss, Carey S.1975, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", 32 pp., printed paper boards, printed dust wrapper by Vance GerryRB
#55
$75.00

Birch Bark Poems of Charles F. Lummis; Gordon, Dudley1969, 3" x 2 1/2", 27 pp., printed cloth boards, signed by the authorRB
#34
$50.00

Book of Pictures and Wise Words; Cheney, William M.1976, 1" x 7/8", 27 pp., printed paper boardsRB
#56
SOLD

Bookworms; Cheney, William M.2006, 2 3/4" x 2", 20 pp., paper boardsLN
#4
SOLD

Charles Lamb, Bibliophile; Nethery, Wallace1965, 2 3/4" x 2", 24 pp., gilt leather, 250 copies, signed and printed by the authorRB
#25
$50.00

Captain Jack, Being the Reminiscences of a Sea-going Bookseller; 1963, 2 1/8" x 1 3/4", 32 pp., gilt leatherRB
#8
SOLD

Climb the Mountains; Muir, John1966, 1 5/8" x 1 3/16", 12 pp., gilt leatherRB
#28
$75.00

Colonel Cal'ates, The; Logan, Herschel1972, 2 7/16" x 1 1/8", 51 pp., printed cloth boards, 200 copiesRB
#43
$20.00

Desert as Dwelt Upon by L. C. P., The; Powell, Lawrence Clark1973, 2 1/4" x 1 3/4", 30 pp., paper boards and slipcase, Printed by Williamm Cheney at the Pres in the Gatehouse, 250 copiesRB
#49
$75.00

De Grazia in Miniature1977, 2 7/8" x 2 3/8", gilt cloth boards, 100 copiesRB
#59
$30.00

Desert, The; Robinson, Jeffers1976, 2 3/4" x 2", 5 pp., printed cloth boardsRB
#57
$75.00

Early Events in the Life of Thomas Dawson1973, 2 5/16" x 1 13/16", 36 pp., gilt cloth boards, 250 copiesRB
#47
$50.00

Elia Yet Again; Nethery, Wallace1990, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", 26 pp., decorative paper boards, 50 copiesRB
#88
$30.00

Falta una Pagina que Trate de Eso; Rodriguez De Llano, A.1978, 2 1/2" x 1 15/16", 58 pp., printed cloth boards,RB
#60
$45.00

Five Elephants and I, The; Ganske, Carl1995, 2 7/8" x 2 3/8", 28 pp., paper wrapper, Dewey Decimal Press, 75 copiesRB
#4
SOLD

Fleecestreet's Greek in a Nutshell; Cheney, William M.1972, 2 3/8" x 1 13/16", 57 pp., gilt leather spine and marbled paper, 200 copiesRB
#41
SOLD

Fleecestreet's Improved Pig Latin Grammer for Modern Scholars; Cheney, William M.1963, 2 9/16" x 1 5/8", 30 pp., gilt leather spine and marbled paper, 200 copiesRB
#7
SOLD

Following Bernhardt Wall; Weber, Francis J.1974, 2 3/8" x 1 5/8", 18 pp., gilt leather spine, printed paper boards, with four tipped-in engravings printer by Tony KrollRB
#52
$75.00

Foreign Lands; Stevenson, Robert Louis1995, 2 5/16" x 3 1/16", 8 pp., cloth boards, accordion fold, 30 copiesRB
#3
SOLD

Franciscan Missions of California; Whytock, Emily and Norman1969, 1 7/8" x 1 15/16", cloth boards, printed by William Cheney at the Press in the GatehouseRB
#35
SOLD

Francis J. Weber: The Monsignor of the Archives; Nunis, Doyce1983, 2 1/4" x 2", 32 pp., printed paper boards, 250 copiesRB
#71
$50.00

Gettysburg Address; Lincoln, Abraham1963, 1 5/8" x 1 3/8", 17 pp., gilt leather boards,RB
#9
$50.00

H. Dickson Arkwright's Digest of a Journey Lately Undergone; Cheney, William1977, 2 1/8" x 1 1/5", 20 pp., cloth boardsRB
#58
$65.00

Hollywood's 'Padre of the Films'; Weber, Francis J.1972, 2 3/8" x 1 5/8", 19 pp., cloth boards, 600 copiesRB
#46
SOLD

Hungarians in the United States; Dawson, Glen1972, 1 1/2" x 1 1/4", 13 pp., gilt cloth boardsRB
#42
SOLD

In Search of Max Beerbohm; Nethery, Wallace1984, 2 7/8" x 3", 35 pp., gilt cloth boardsRB
#77
SOLD

Jake Zeitlan and the Big Red Barn; Weber, Francis J.1972, 2 1/2" x 1 5/8", 15 pp., gilt cloth boardsRB
#44
$30.00

Jake Zeitlan and the Big Red Barn; Weber, Francis J.1972, 2 1/8" x 1 5/8", 16 pp., gilt cloth boards, "pirated" edition printed by Will CheneyRB
#45
$50.00

King's Breakfast, The; Milne, A.A.1963, 1 7/8" x 1 1/2", 26 pp., gilt leather, 100 copiesRB
#10
SOLD

Landacre and Quince; Ritchie, Ward1989, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", 28 pp., cloth boards, 50 copiesRB
#87
SOLD

L. A. Now and Then, or South by North West Dailey, Victoria2006, 2 7/8" x 2 1/16", 68 pp., cloth boardsLN
#5
$30.00

L. C. P.'s Book about Book Shops Powell, Lawrence Clark1966, 1 5/8" x 1 3/16", 12 pp., gilt leather boardsRB
#29
SOLD

Letters to Emily, 1943 - 1945; Dawson, Glen1996, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", 55 pp., cloth boardsLN
#1
$15.00

Little History of a Big City, Los Angeles; Robinson, W.W.1963, 2" x 1 1/2", 32 pp., gilt leather, 100 copiesRB
#11a
SOLD

Little History of a Big City, Los Angeles; Robinson, W.W.1963, 2" x 1 1/2", 32 pp., cloth spine, printed paper boardsRB
#11b
SOLD

Marbling in Miniature; Weimann, Christopher1980, 2 7/8" x 2 1/8", 36 pp., printed marbled boards, tipped-in sample, signed by the author, 350 copiesRB
#65
$250.00

Max & G.K.C.; Nethery, Wallace1985, 2 7/8" x 2 3/16", 50 pp., gilt leather spine, decorative paper boards, 100 copiesRB
#79
SOLD

Meditations of a Refugee; Beerbohm, Max1986, 1 13/16" x 1 5/8", 52 pp., printed paper wrapper, 100 copiesRB
#80
$25.00

Miniature Books; Koopman, Harry Lyman 1968, 1 7/8" x 1 5/16", 103 pp, vellum, 400 copies printed by Grabhorn-Hoyem Press from letterpress type set by Mackenzie and Harris for Bruce Rogers twelve years earlier. RB
#32
$175.00

Miniature Publications of Dawson's Book Shop; Dawson, Glen and Mary Helen1981, 3" x 2 7/8", 25 pp., gilt leatherRB
#68
$30.00

Miniature Purple Cow, The; Burgess, Gelett1966, 1 1/2" x 2 1/8", 21 pp., 1st edition, gilt purple leatherRB
#26
$95.00

Miniature Purple Cow, The; Burgess, Gelett(1968), 1 1/2" x 2 1/8", 21 pp., 2nd edition, gilt brown leatherRB
#31
$45.00

Minibibliographilla; Weber, Msgr. Francis J.1979, 2 7/8" x 2 1/8", 30 pp., marbled boards with cloth spine, 250 copiesRB
#62
SOLD

Mr. H in America; Nethery, Wallace1981, 2 7/8" x 2 1/8", 23 pp., gilt leather, 250 copiesRB
#67
SOLD

On Gravity; Nethery, Wallace1993, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", 23 pp., gilt leather, 50 copiesRB
#90
$45.00

Original Leaf from the Klien Print Bybel, An; Adomeit, Ruth E.1991, 2 1/2" x 1 13/16", 20 pp., gilt leather spine and printed paper boards, 60 copiesRB
#89
SOLD

Picture Book; Charlot, Jean1974, 2 1/8" x 1 3/4", paper boards, printed dust wrapper and slipcase, 300 copiesRB
#51
$150.00

Poetry for Children1982, 3" x 2", 46 pp., gilt leather, 150 copiesRB
#70
SOLD

Prayers Written at Vailima; Stevenson, Robert Lewis1973, 2 3/8" x 1 13/16", 61 pp., printed paper boards, 500 copies designed and printed by Saul and Lilian Marks at the Plantin PressRB
#50
$75.00

Psalme XXII from the Bay Psalm Book; Bible. Old Testament1960, 3 1/8" x 2 1/4", 5 pp., printed paper wrapperRB
#2
$65.00

Railroads & Buses; McFadden, John M.1979, 2 3/8" x 2", 27 pp., printed cloth boards, 150 copiesRB
#61
$75.00

Random Notes on Men, Women, and Books at USC; Nethery, Wallace1980, 2 7/8" x 2 1/16", 51 pp., cloth boards, 150 copiesRB
#64
$20.00

Saul Marks, Printer; Nethery, Wallace1984, 2 7/8" x 2 3/16", 22 pp., paper wrappersRB
#78
SOLD

Sayings of Mary Helen Dawson2004, 2 7/8" x 2 3/8", 23 pp., gilt cloth boardsLN
#2
$25.00

Sea as Seen by El Sea Powell; Powell, Lawrence Clark1962, 1 3/4" x 1 1/2", 8 pp., cloth boards, printed dj, 200 copiesRB
#6
SOLD

Second Lady Beerbohm, The; Nethery, Corry1987, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", 109 pp., cloth boards, 150 copiesRB
#81
$30.00

Sixth and Figeuroa; Neal, Tom1965, 2 13/16" x 2 1/16", 29 pp., printed cloth boards, printed djRB
#24
$125.00

Some Minor Book Plates; Arellanes, Audrey1975, 1 5/8" x 1 1/4", 23 pp., cloth boards, under 200 copiesRB
#54
$75.00

Story of My Life, The; Mautner, Jozsef1989, 2 7/8" x 2 3/16", 11 pp., decorative paper boards, 65 copiesRB
#85
$20.00

Study in Printing, A; Dawson, Muir1971, 3" x 2", paper wrappersRB
#39
SOLD

Supressed Portraits of Wm. Cheney, The; Dawson, Muir1998, 2 7/8" x 2 3/8", paper wrappers, MBS Charleston keepsakeLN
#5
$10.00

Testamento del Pensador Mexicano; Fernandez de Lizardi, Jose1963, 2 7/8" x 1 13/16", gilt leather, Spanish textRB
#12
SOLD

Tragic Bomb, The; Cabrera, Luis1964, 1 7/8" x 1 1/2", gilt leatherRB
#14
SOLD

Trois Fables de la Fontaine; de La Fontaine, Jean1965, 1 7/16" x 1 1/6", 21 pp., gilt vellum boardsRB
#22
$65.00

Types in the Cases of William M. Cheney; Cheney, William1961, 1 5/8" x 1 1/4", 39 pp., gilt leather, 139 copies, signedRB
#4
SOLD

Under Three Inches; Quayles, Bunston1981, 2 3/4" x 2 1/8", 4 pp., printed paper wrapperRB
#69
$25.00

Up 65 Years to Larchmont; Weber, Msgr Francis J.1970 1 5/8" x 1 3/16", 31 pp., gilt leatherRB
#37
$65.00

Victorian Garden, A; Gerry, Vance1980, 2 7/8" x 2 5/16", 54 pp., printed paper boards, 150 copiesRB
#63
SOLD

Victorian Idyll, A; Nethery, Wallace1989, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", 65 pp., cloth boards, 65 copiesRB
#86a
$45.00

Victorian Idyll, A; Nethery, Wallace1989, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", 65 pp., decorative paper boards, 65 copiesRB
#86b
SOLD

Visit with Dr. R. A.; Dawson, Ernest1988, 2 7/8" x 2 3/16", 25 pp., decorative paper boards, 120 copiesRB
#82
SOLD

Webber's 1001994, 3" x 2 3/8", 8 pp., paper wrappersLN
#5
SOLD

Witches and Other Night-Fears; Lamb, Charles1968, 2 5/8" x 1 15/16", 52 pp., gilt leather boards,RB
#33
SOLD

Wm M. Cheney; Robert C. Bradbury, Muir Dawson, an Glen Dawson2008, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", 61 pp., marbled paper boards, bound by Margaret ClassLN
#105
$20.00

Bibliography

Dawson's Miniatures;1981, 3" x 2 7/8", 61 pp., brown leatherette boards, a revised edition of Dawson's Miniature Books List No. 2, printed by the Cumpulsive PrinterLN
#115
$30.00

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