A Descriptive & Priced Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, and Maps [of the Thomas Wayne Norris Collection]; Relating Directly or Indirectly to the History, Literature, and Printing of California & the Far West | Formerly the collection of Thomas Wayne Norris Livermore, Calif. Harold Holmes.

A Descriptive & Priced Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, and Maps [of the Thomas Wayne Norris Collection]; Relating Directly or Indirectly to the History, Literature, and Printing of California & the Far West | Formerly the collection of Thomas Wayne Norris Livermore, Calif.

Oakland, CA: The Holmes Book Company, 1948. Very Good. First Edition. limited to 500 copies, Printed by the Grabhorn Press [13.25x9.25in]; [18], 217 pp. [7], Frontispiece illustration of unpublished work by Frederic Remington, numerous facsimiles of titles pages and illustrations with several in color, 4311 entries; Red and tan patterned paper covers with red linen spine and tan paper label with black lettering with red rules; Some shelf wear and rubbing to covers, edges and corners, small dent on front bottom edge, light pencil notation marks throughout, laid in Conditions of Sale notice. [Grabhorn 464]. Item #13063

Thomas Wayne Norris (1878-1952) accumulated a large collection of ephemera, maps and books on the history of California. Carl I. Wheat wrote a tribute to Norris as an "... avid and discriminating collector of Californiana ... For a number of years his Christmas greeting was a Grabhorn reproduction of some noteworthy manuscript from his collection, and when his books were disposed of, shortly after his retirement from active business, the extensive catalogue (Oakland:Holmes Bookstore, 1948) was likewise an impressive product of the Grabhorn Press."

Price: $90.00

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