San Francisco: Privately printed by the Grabhorn Press, (1941). Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 300 copies, quarto size,  pp. Fine. Item #18052122
Albert Maurice Bender (1866-1941), was a noted San Francisco patron of the arts and bibliophile; in addition to being a prominent member of Bay Area book clubs such as the Book Club of California and the Roxburghe Club (of which he was a founding member), he also helped many well-known artists at the beginning of their careers. He was also one of Diego Rivera's first American patrons and financed the publication of Ansel Adams' first portfolio (Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras, 1927) as well as his first book (Taos Pueblo, with author Mary Hunter Austin, 1930).
"This tribute to Albert Bender was delivered by Dr. Monroe E. Deutsch, Vice President and Provost of the University of California, at Temple Emanu-El, March 6, 1941" (per colophon).
___DESCRIPTION: Full cream paper, blue paper label with decorative borders and lettering in gilt on the front board, fore- and bottom edges uncut, opening initial capital and printer's device in blue and gilt, printed in blue and black throughout; handset Goudy Modern type, French handmade paper, quarto size (11.5" by 8.25"), 7 unnumbered pages, one of 300 copies, unnumbered.
___CONDITION: A fine copy, with clean boards, straight corners with no rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; very faint soiling to the tail of the spine, else fine. Lacks dust jacket.
___CITATION: Grabhorn Bibliography no. 348.
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