Glen Dawson was born seven years after his father opened Ernest Dawson's Antique Book Shop in downtown Los Angeles in 1905. Mentored by his father and fueled by his own determination, the young Dawson rose to prominence in two very different spheres. As a partner at Dawson's Book Shop for 60 years, he was influential in rare book circles. And as an avid climber and lifelong world traveller, he achieved dozens of mountaineering first ascents. This volume explores the many facets of Dawson's incredible life, including his family, business, publications, and support of organizations and institutions.
This collectible volume was produced honoring the Dawson style of classic, elegant bookmaking. It's a must-have for students of California history and bibliophiles. (Sagest)
Elizabeth Pomeroy is a California native and served on the staff of the Huntington Library for ten years. She also worked at the W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles and currently teaches English at Pasadena City College. In the year 2000 she established Many Moons Press, which publishes books on Southern California history and nature. She is also the author of the book San Marino: A Centennial History, published by the San Marino Historical Society.
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