San Francisco: Printed at The Grabhorn Press, 1957. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 225 copies, folio size, 119 pp. Near Fine. Item #15012706
A limited, fine letterpress edition of the second volume of the Grabhorn bibliography, printed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn, Jane & Mary Grabhorn and Sherwood Grover, from the library of esteemed book collector Roger K. Larson, and the Richard A. Gleeson Library at the University of San Francisco (with lovely bookplates from both).
Beautifully printed with specimens from numerous publications laid in, an essential item for anyone attempting to keep up with the Grabhorn Press's prolific history and bibliography.
___DESCRIPTION: Original quarter red morocco and decorative red and white paper covered boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, fore-edge and tail-edge ucut, title-page in red, black and gilt, with illuminated initials and text printed in black and red throughout, illustrated fold-out of printer's devices from the press, six reprinted title-pages or pages of text, one canceled illustration, ten original sheets/leaves/signatures bound in, one "illustration showing different surfaces for the printing of colors", and one page of mounted specimens of binding papers; folio size (14.25" by 10.5"), pagination: [i-vi] vii-xxix [xxx-xxxii] 1-119 [1 colophon], one of 225 copies of the limited first edition.
___CONDITION: A near fine copy, with two bookplates from prominent collections, internally bright, covers are clean and unscathed; faint age-toning to the backstrip and exceedingly minor wear to the bottom edge of the boards near the corners. A lovely production by the inimitable Grabhorn Press .
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