1954 · San Francisco
A powerful piece of American fine printing, executed throughout in "uppercase" Inkunabula type, with arresting linoleum cuts by Edwin Grabhorn's daughter Mary which -- in certain respects -- remind us of the work of Leonard Baskin. She illustrated this and other Shakespeare editions printed by the Grabhorn Press. The celebrated and award-winning printing operation was family run, and known for works that combined bold simplicity with a unique use of color. The Press was established in 1915 in Indianapolis, when brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn began printing under the name Studio Press. In 1919, the Grabhorns relocated their firm to San Francisco, where it flourished until 1965.
With bookplate of noted book collector Brian Douglas Stilwell.
Heller & Magee 550. (Inventory #: 3325)