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Letters to Emily, 1943-1945, from Uncle Glen by Glen Dawson.   Pasadena CA: Glen Dawson, 1996.


57 pp. by Castle Press; color frontispiece plus tipped-in German postage stamp and numerous line drawings.  A charming collection of letters written by Glen Dawson to his little niece Emily while serving in the U.S. Army Tenth Mountain Division.  Bound by Mariana Blau in printed olive green cloth boards with a pictorial label.  Title on spine.  Measures 2-7/8″ x 2-1/4″.  Very fine condition.

“Little niece Emily” is Emily Whytock who is a long-time member of the Miniature Book Society.  Today Emily is  77 years old and lives in Glendale, California.

Glen and Mary Helen Dawson published over 90 miniature books under the Dawson’s Book Shop imprint in Los Angeles.  After retiring, Glen Dawson published 6 miniature books with his Pasadena imprint.  Letters to Emily was the first followed by The Suppressed Portraits of Wm. Cheney; Sayings of Mary Helen Dawson, 1918-2002; L. A. Now and Then, or South by North West; Bookworms; and Wm. M. Cheney.  All were printed by the Castle Press and some were issued as keepsakes for a Miniature Book Society Conclave.

Regular price is $30.   This week only:  $24 + $3 to mail.   

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Miniature books are my only business.  From antiquarian rarities to modern artist books, I offer limited editions, micro-miniatures, thumb Bibles, children’s books, ABC books, books on books, etc., etc.  Beautiful books of virtually every genre are available in miniature format.

On the CATALOGS page, you can view pdf versions of over 65 catalogs.  My most recent e-catalogs are on this page.  The e-catalogs are emailed to collectors worldwide and the books tend to sell quickly.  In addition to e-catalogs, there are catalogs listed by publisher and also some specialty catalogs.  It is easy to order a book from any catalog…just call or email me.

There are approximately 1,400 miniature books in my inventory… feel free to ask if you are looking for a specific book. You are also welcome to visit my miniature book library on your next trip to the San Diego area.

If you would like to receive my e-catalogs on the day of issue, please contact me.

Catalog 76 ~ January 1, 2019, is now posted on the CATALOGS page

Next e-catalog:  March 1, 2019

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Bookbinding Class 2012

I am  a member of the Miniature Book Society (MBS).  For information on joining MBS, go to the MBS WEBSITE .

Recipient of the Miniature Book Society’s Glasgow Cup Award in 2012 and the Norman Forgue Award in 2010.