The Pillar of the Cloud. Cardinal John Henry Newman.
The Pillar of the Cloud

The Pillar of the Cloud

[San Francisco]: [Privately printed by the Grabhorn Press for Albert M. Bender], 1939. Limited Edition. No binding. One of 71 copies, folio size, [4] pp. Near fine. Item #17080410

The Grabhorn Press, a renowned fine press run by brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn in San Francisco, produced a remarkable number of books predominately on Western American and California history, always with an astute attention to detail and design; this poem by Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was printed for Albert M. Bender (1866-1941), an influential book collector and patron of the arts in San Francisco, who supported artists such as Ansel Adams and Diego Rivera.

This piece of ephemera is scarce in the marketplace, as it is the only copy online as of this writing.

___DESCRIPTION: One sheet folded once to make four pages, title in black with printer's device on the front page, fore- and bottom edges uncut, text in gilt and black with orange decorations; handset Lutetia type, French handmade paper, folio size (15" by 10.5"), one of 71 copies, unnumbered.

___CONDITION: Near fine, clean overall with very light foxing to the margins, light edge wear with two small (half-inch) closed tears to the fore-edge of the third page.

___CITATION: Grabhorn Press Bibliography no. 329.

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Price: $175.00