The Malibu. I. Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit. An Historical Approach by W. W. Robinson. II. Personal Considerations: Essays by Lawrence Clark Powell. Illustrations by Irene Robinson.
Robinson, W.W., and Lawrence Clark Powell.

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1958. One of 320 copies, printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, Los Angeles. Signed by Saul and Lillian Marks, Irene and W.W. Robinson, and Lawrence Clark Powell. Eighteen color illustrations by Irene Robinson, plus others in black or one color, including a fold-out map Small nick in spine label. Near fine. Presentation copy, inscribed by Lawrence Clark Powell: "Inscribed for Mabel and Al William our good neighbors on Broad Beach Road with affectionate good wishes. Lawrence Clark Powell March 1, 1959." Quarter cloth over paper covered boards. Quarto. 86 pp. (Item ID: 12970)


A history and personal reminiscence of “the twenty-two mile strip of ocean-fronting land that lies midway between Santa Monica and Ventura…” One of the Plantin Press’s greatest achievements. Copies are seen with various combinations of signatures of authors, printers, and illustrators.

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