Los Angeles: Plantin Press, 1960s-1970s. A collection of the following from the 1960s and 1970s:
Prospectus for Edgar Taylor Dorsey. Baja California Woodcuts. 1969. Folder. 19.5 x22.1 cm., with two illustrations from the book. Shallow wrinkling and creasing, and a light date stamp (Dec 4 1969) on front. Folded vertically a second time (for mailing?).
Prospectus for Christopher Plantin & The Officina Plantiniana. [1972.] Card printed in black and brown, with deckle edge. 15.6 x 8.9 cm. The bottom edge is darkened, and there is a paperclip mark at the top with three small rust marks. Plus: matching 8-page book catalogue of publications, including several Dawson’s books. Plus: T.l.s. dated 12 Sept. 1973 from Lillian Marks to the Bookshop, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, outlining terms. On laid paper with lower deckle edge. 21.7 x 13.7 cm. Date-stamped Received Sep. 17 1973. Folded in 3; some wear and browning; bottom right cornet turned; paperclip mark with rust marks on verso.
[1973?] Prospectus for Graphic Work of Louis Monza. Folder. 16.1 x 22.1 cm. Original woodcut on cover. A couple of pencil notes inside cover and on back.
1973 holiday greeting card from Saul & Lillian Marks, with envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Ray Marlowe and postmarked Dec 20 1972. plus pasteboard stiffen Folder with deckle edge. 23.5 x 16.6 cm. Illustration of Adam & Eve from Vérard’s Bible en Franceys, 1505.
1974 holiday greeting card from Saul & Lillian Marks. Folder of heavy paper with deckle edge. 17.9 x 13.2 cm. Illustration from Maillol’s woodcuts for Virgil’s Ecologues.
1976 holiday greeting card from Saul & Lillian Marks, with envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Ray Marlowe and postmarked 11 Dec 1975. Folder with two deckle edges. 18 x 11.9 cm. Wood engraving by Ilya Schor printed in blue-gray ink. Text from "Abou ben Adhem" by Leigh Hunt. 5.
1978 holiday greeting card from Saul & Lillian Marks, with envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Ray Marlowe and postmarked 17 Dec 1977. Folder with lower deckle edge. 13.8 x 10.9 cm. “Holiday greetings & thoughts on some humankind”; text by Abraham Herschel.
Undated holiday greeting card from Saul & Lillian Marks. Folder with two deckle edges. 18.7 x 15.5 cm. No internal message. Unidentified illustration on cover probably is a woodcut by Ilya Schor.
Raymond A. Marlowe was the director of the bookshop at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art during these years. Generally good used condition. Scans of all items available.
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