A Gil Blas in California.; Translated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. Foreward by Phil Townsend Hanna Wood engravings by Paul Landacre.

Los Angeles: The Primavera Press, 1931. First edition thus. This copy belonged to Ward Ritchie’s wife, Janet Hathaway Ritchie, and bears her bookplate, which was designed by Ritchie. Laid in is a greeting from Ritchie to his wife on stationery of the Ward Ritchie Press: “Happy Birthday Darling. I love you. Ward.” A very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. Charcoal linen boards with printed paper spine label. Octavo. [xxx], [2], 170 pp. Item #14262

The first book printed by Saul and Lillian Marks. Designed by Ward Ritchie and printed for Jake Zeitlin’s Primavera Press.

Price: $250.00

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