San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. Parker, Arvilla. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 550 copies, quarto size, 180 pp. Very good. Item #17091401
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (1510-1554) was a Spanish conquistador whose expedition from Mexico to modern-day Kansas marked the first European sightings of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, among other landmarks.
This publication by the Grabhorn Press details Vazquez's journey through the American Southwest, and contains illustrations by Arvilla Parker (1910-1989), an artist in San Francisco who was a member of the San Francisco Women Artists.
___DESCRIPTION: Full tan cloth, red lettering on the spine, fore- and bottom edges uncut, title page with black line drawing by Arvilla Parker, most of the signatures unopened, red initial capital letters throughout, eight illustrations by Parker throughout; linotype Estienne, Van Gelder paper, quarto size (11.25" by 7.5"), pagination: [i-v] vi-xxvii [xxviii-xxx]  2-134 [135-150], one of 550 copies, unnumbered.
___CONDITION: Volume is very good, with a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, boards are clean overall with a few stray marks; some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the corners with some fraying to the cloth, more pronounced at the head of the spine, corners are gently bumped, minor age-toning to the free endpapers; prior owner markings include a tasteful prior owner bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper and a gift inscription in pen on the front free endpaper.
___CITATION: Grabhorn Bibliography, no. 195.
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