Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1992. One of 100 copies with one vignette frontispiece out of a total of 135 copies. The remaining thirty-five copies were a deluxe version with five matted marbled vignettes. Vignette frontispiece. Printed in Monotype Bembo on Arches Text Wove paper. A fine copy. Black cloth stamped in blind on front cover. Binding designed by the author and bound by Ann Repp. Small quarto. , 8, [1, blank], [+1, colophon] pp. Item #16365
Muir Dawson (1921-2005), a Los Angeles bookseller, author, and printer, spent his life devoted to fine printing and book arts, including printing, binding, papermaking, and marbling. The present work is one of his most private publications on a single aspect of it all. In it, he writes, “I finally had the opportunity to visit Norma at her home in Chicago in May of 1991. As we visited, talked, and looked at her marbled vignettes, I began to see why my esteemed friend and collaborator, Chris Weimann, had found her such a compatible and understanding person. Now I wanted to know Norma Rubovits better, and I asked her many questions. Shortly thereafter I asked Norma to document our conversation. The following text is Norma’s recollection of our long evening together” (p. ). In the present work, the dialogue between Rubovits and Dawson is printed in question-and-answer format.