Hollywood: Press of Hollycrofters, 1933. One of 125 copies of this collection of aphorisms and anecdotes by Nicolas Chamfort (1741 – 1794), author and secretary to the sister of Louis XVI. Set in Poliphilus and Blado and printed on handmade paper at the Press of Hollycrofters. Some edgewear and smudging. Toning to edges. A very good copy. Publisher’s reddish-brown leather titled in gilt on spine. Octavo. 41 pp. Item #17547
We could not find much information on the Hollycrofters. Their publications date from 1929 to 1958, with most dating from the 1930s. Their other titles include Lucile Phillips Morrison’s Doll Dreams (1932), which compiled short fiction by children with illustrations by California artists like Paul Landacre and Millard Sheets. They also published books with a Western Americana interest, including Indians of Death Valley by Lydia Clements (1953) and Orphans of the Desert by Leo Papiano (1929), which was one of their earliest publications.