The Estiennes A Biographical Essay by Mark Pattison illustrated with original leaves from books printed by the three greatest members of that distinguished family.
by Pattison, Mark.
Folio. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1949. Folio, (14), 42, (1, colophon) pp. Title and vignettes printed in red. Original boards, cloth backstrip, printed paper label. Limited to 390 copies (including 50 de luxe) printed at the Grabhorn Press, this is one of the most pleasing leaf books issued by the club both for content, quality of leaves, and design. This copy has leaves from the Egregii Patris 1510, Eusebii Pamphili 1545, and Dionis Cassii 1592. Some copies had leaves from other books. Chalmers, A Checklist of Leaf Books, 101. (Inventory #: 109877)
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