San Francisco: [Printed at the Grabhorn Press], 1953. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 185 copies, quarto size, 79 pp., inscribed by author of preface and descendent of Peloubet family. Fine / Very Good. Item #16072511
This account of Mr Peloubet's adventures, written by himself, was translated after many years and printed for his descendent, Francis Peloubet Farquhar. More than just a memoir intended for the Peloubet family, it is also a first-hand account of revolutionary France. This copy is inscribed by Francis Farquhar to Herbert Evans (1882 - 1971), a Professor of Anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley, and collector of rare books in the history of science. The inscription reads: "To Herbert M. Evans / with the affectionate regards / of Francis Peloubet Farquhar / and in happy recollection / of Samuel Thaxter Farquhar" (no date). 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 natrural 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, (71), blank (72), colophon (73); printed in monotype Caslon on machine-made paper; one of 185 copies, unnumbered, 100 of which were for sale, inscribed by Francis Peloubet Farquhar on the front free endpaper. In a plain white dust jacket with title handwritten in ink on the spine by a prior owner.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, with clean boards, straight corners with no rubbing, a strong square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and the only prior owner marking we see is the inscription mentioned above. The dust jacket is very good, clean, with small tears along edges, one larger closed tear on the rear panel, and handwritten title on the spine.
___CITATION: Heller & Magee no. 543.
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