Fleecestreet’s Improved Pig Latin Grammar For Modern Scholars. Adapted From Gen. Cyclops Stonebone’s Four Basic Dialects of Pig Latin by Judge Jason Augustus Fleecestreet.
[ Cheney, Will]. Fleecestreet, Jason Augustus [pseudonym].

Los Angeles: The Press in the Gatehouse, 1963. One of 200 copies, printed letterpress by William M. Cheney and bound by Bela Blau. Title page printed within a ruled border. With bibliography and index; text clean, unmarked. A fine copy. Quarter brown calf, marbled paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Miniature book, 2 7/16 x 30, [4] pp. (Item ID: 15739)


“Cheney’s typography stands out in his miniature books. ‘Of the fine printers of the Southern California Renaissance, Cheney is arguably the most unusual,’ wrote Bruce Whiteman. ‘He is devoted to type.... His obsessions are thankfully tempered by a fine sense of irony, and he clearly knows very well that a life devoted to printing small editions of small books about recondite subjects (Pig Latin, pocket knives, Greek, etc.) is an odd life indeed, however fulfilling’” (Bradbury, p. 47).

Bradbury, 20th Century US Miniature Books, no. 686. Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker, no. 54.

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