Three Hundred Million Books: The Building of a Special Collection.
Berkeley, CA; Richard Levenson, Tamalpias Press, 1974, 200 copies printed, of which 100 were reserved for the author and publisher and 100 were reserved for the September meeting in Los Angeles of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs, 4.75x7"; 12 pp. Reference history, softcover.
"Between 1919 and 1951, America was inundated by a sea of Little Blue Books, which sold at first for 25¢ and were later reduced, through mass productions and effective advertising, to 15¢, 10¢, and finally to 5¢. The Farm home, lumber camp, or city boarding house that did not boast at least a dozen of these ubiquitous books, was poor indeed.... (they) spread across America from the presses in Girard Kansas, where the publisher, Emanuel Haldeman-Julius, carried out his idea of a 'university in print' for the common man." The story of assembling this special collection.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, clean, bottom corner bumped, thin spine fold faded. Item #22394