A Primer of Book Collecting

New York: Greenberg, [1926]. First edition. Ernest Dawson has hand-numbered pages 207 and 208; page 208 is an ad for Dawson's Bookshop, which has also been inscribed by Dawson across the upper left hand corner: Please consider this / a personal invitation / Ernest Dawson." Corners and binding extremities rubbed. Spine label lightly worn with minor soiling. Yellow edges have a few discoloring stains. Occasional small stains. Front fly leaf inscribed by Ernest Dawson: "To Mrs. Francis M. Fultz / with kind regards and / best wishes of / Ernest Dawson." Blue cloth with paper spine label. Top edges stained yellow. Lacking the dust jacket. Octavo. xii, 206, [+6, publisher's ads] pp. Item #16143

Ernest Dawson was the founder of Dawson's Bookshop, which has been in business since 1905 and is considered to be the oldest continuously running bookstore in Los Angeles.

Francis M. Fultz (1857-1948) was a school superintendent before he became the director of conservation and reforestation for Los Angeles city schools (1925-32). He also lectured on subjects ranging from California, Hawaii, and Yellowstone to camping, wildflowers, and weeds. His papers are in UCLA's Department of Special Collections.

Price: $300.00

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