San Francisco: University Club [printed by the Grabhorn Press], 1934. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 100 copies, octavo size, 24 pp., inscribed by Thomas Hamilton Breeze. Near fine. Item #19031207
This collection of sonnets by Thomas Hamilton Breeze was printed by the Grabhorn Press, and each sonnet is addressed to a particular person, making the writing at once personal and elusive, tied to the portraits of those they represent; it was also chosen as one of the Fifty Books of the Year.
The book is inscribed by the author to San Francisco socialites Pauline (nee Duncan) and Dick (Richard) Girvin, "To Pauline and Dick Girvin with the sincere friendship of Thomas Hamilton Breeze".
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter white parchment with brown patterned boards, gilt lettering on the spine, fore- and bottom edges uncut, title page in red and black, red initial capitals throughout; handset Lutetia type, Van Gelder paper, octavo size (9.75" by 6.5"), pagination: [i-iv] 1-14 [15-20], one of 100 copies, unnumbered, inscribed by Thomas Hamilton Breeze on the front free endpaper.
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; light rubbing to the bottom corners, and front bottom corner is gently bumped, some off-setting to the endpapers and to the page opposite the title page.
___CITATION: Grabhorn Press Bibliography, no. 208.
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