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Miniature Book Gordon Williams Ravens & Crows 1966

$250.00

Williams, Gordon. RAVENS & CROWS by Gordon Williams of Chicago. Printed in Los Angeles, 1966 as a keepsake for R & C. Miniature book, 2 cm x 1.5 cm.

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Williams, Gordon. RAVENS & CROWS by Gordon Williams of Chicago. Printed in Los Angeles, 1966 as a keepsake for R & C. Miniature book, 2 cm x 1.5 cm. Brown paper binding decorated with a crow in flight. [ii; 20 pages; i (colophon); i] Ornate initial capital “I” and two text illustrations. Miniature book plate of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard. Fine.

Williams uses wry and sexist humor approaching folklore to delineate the differences between ravens and crows: “Generally, the raven replaces the crow in arid country and along rocky coasts. Both are smarter than all other birds. They are smarter than women. They are just about as smart as Jake Z or a French poodle.”

Front cover of Ravens & Crows next to a dime, showing the size of the miniature book.