San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1946. Miller, Henry; Dean, Mallette. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 500 copies, square octavo,  pp., inscribed by Jane Grabhorn. Near fine. Item #17100543
Warmly inscribed by Jane Grabhorn "To Bill and Molly / to whom, if I could,/ I would dedicate / all my books - / Jane / May 8, 1946", with her parents' bookplate on the front pastedown. The illustrations from the original water colors by Henry Miller were interpreted by Mallette Dean on linoleum blocks; printed at the Grabhorn press and included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce & Coffin Club). Henry Miller, in this essay springing from "The Maurizius Case" by Jacob Wassermann (published in 1929), has given us a melange of philosophy, history, justice, and a critique of civilized society; incredibly thought-provoking, a must-read for anyone interested in the concept of justice on this earth.
___DESCRIPTION: Original green paper covered boards with the title stamped in white to the upper board, fore- and bottom edges uncut, plain endpapers, illustrated title page in colour with illustration on title page repearted in part on colophon, linocuts by Mallette Dean after Henry Miller in color; octavo size (9.75" by 7.25"),  pp., one of 500 copies, inscribed by Jane Grabhorn, with the bookplate of W. and M. Bissell to the first pastedown.
___CONDITION: Overall near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with absolutely no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings (other than the inscription / bookplate referred to above); the paper boards with faint toning at the edges, else fine.
___CITATIONS: Grabhorn Bibliography no. 421, "Catalogue of an Exhibition...In the Albert M. Bender Room...1956, Colt Press" no. 34.
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