[San Francisco]: [Grabhorn Press], . Limited Edition. Folio in a case. One of 200 copies, folio size, seventeen original leaves. Near fine. Item #18051914
The inimitable Grabhorn Press, a San-Francisco based printshop run by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn that produced a plethora of fine press editions, often about California history, produced this portfolio of pages from books published by the Press, from the years 1928 to 1940. Per Heller & Magee, "the number of leaves included varied according to the whim of the donor, usually fifteen"; this collection contains sixteen original leaves, each from different publications, with a duplicate of the leaf titled "Living Conditions", totalling seventeen leaves.
Several books represented herein were featured in the Grabhorn exhibition at the American Institute of Graphic Arts in New York City.
___DESCRIPTION: Portfolio with quarter white cloth and marbled paper boards, green paper label with green ruled borders and lettering, facsimile of San Francisco view on the front paste-down endpaper, green folio with three folds on the rear paste-down endpaper, sixteen original leaves, with a duplicate of "Living Conditions", totalling seventeen leaves from books printed at the Grabhorn Press, plus one sheet folded once to make four pages with a note from the Grabhorns printed in red and black; Original Old Style Italic type, French handmade paper, folio size (12.25" by 8.75"), one of 200 copies, unnumbered.
___CONDITION: Near fine, with clean boards, straight corners, the leaves are clean and bright, with only original folds, and entirely free of prior owner markings; toning to the boards and folds of the folio, light rubbing to the corners, two-inch tear with a small chip to the edge of the bottom fold of the folio, light toning to the first folded sheet, light rubbing to the corners, and boards are slightly bowed.
___CITATION: Heller & Magee no. 350.
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