San Francisco: Students of the Sarah Dix Hamlin School [printed by The Grabhorn Press], 1939. Dean, Mallette. Hardcover. One of 150 copies, folio size, 70 unnumbered pp. Near fine. Item #18071101
Sarah Dix Hamlin (1844-1923) founded the Hamlin School for Girls in San Francisco in order to educate and empower young girls; Hamlin taught for many years in both the U.S. and India before purchasing the Van Ness Seminary and renaming it the "Miss Hamlin's School for Girls". This yearbook is the first of many printed by The Grabhorn Press for the school, and it contains photographs of the students as well as information on the various clubs and activities. Included also are six drawings by Mallette Dean (1907-1975), an eminent printmaker and illustrator of the San Francisco Bay Area who illustrated many books for the Grabhorn Press. "The Epilogue" is a fascinating look into San Francisco's history, connected to the prominent educators and printers who left an extensive legacy within the city.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter white leather, red paper boards with a pattern of the school crest in gold, red paper spine label with black lettering, black-and-white school bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper, title page with black-and-white illustration of the school, six drawings by Mallette Dean throughout, colophon with black-and-white printer's device; type Estienne Linotype, folio size (12.5" by 8.5"), pagination: [1-70], one of 150 copies, unnumbered.
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some soiling to the spine, and rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, else fine.
___CITATION: Grabhorn Press bibliography, no. 314.
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