1953 · San Francisco
Published by the Grabhorn Press, one of the most highly renowned private presses in America in the twentieth century, run by brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter natural linen with light blue paper boards decorated with silver fleurs-de-lis, white paper spine label with red lettering, title, decorations, initials all in red and black, frontispiece portrait is a reproduction of a pencil drawing, coat of arms in colour; pagination: frontispiece, title [i], verso blank; preface [iii-v], blank [vi], text including divisional titles [1-2], 3-70, , blank , colophon ; printed in monotype Caslon on machine-made paper; one of 185 copies, unnumbered, 100 of which were for sale.
___CONDITION: Near fine, with clean boards (other than a very small stray spot or two), straight corners with no rubbing, a strong square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; the spine label sunned and with a very small spot of wear, a few very small spots of wear to the linen shelfback, light offsetting from the (few) illustrations, and offsetting to the endpapers (from the glue used). Even with its few issues a near fine volume and a wonderful example of the work of the Grabhorn Press.
___CITATION: Grabhorn Press bibliography no. 543.
___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.
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