San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, . Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 190 copies, folio size,  leaves. Near fine. Item #20080804
"The Sermon on the Mount" is among the most widely quoted texts of the Canonical Gospels, most notably the Beatitudes, which exemplify the quintessential elements of mercy and compassion as taught by Jesus Christ. The Sermon on the Mount is the most lengthy sermon from Jesus in the New Testament, occupying chapters 5, 6 and 7 of the Gospel of Matthew.
This Grabhorn Press publication of the "Sermon" is printed on thick paper in a single column, with pilcrows dividing the sections, with a small title page illustration and a beautifully designed initial capital at the start of the text. One of only 190 copies printed, and difficult to find in this condition.
___DESCRIPTION: Original quarter buckram and green paper covered boards, color illustration by Stafford Duncan mounted to upper board, a title page lovely in its simplicity, being only the illustration (same as on the front board) and the title in green, one large pale lavender initial by Stafford Duncan; handset Goudy New Style type, Whatman paper, folio size (15" by 10"),  unnumbered leaves, limited edition, one of 190 copies, unnumbered, which were printed for complimentary distribution by the Press in February, 1924.
___CONDITION: A near fine copy, the binding clean and virtually without wear (a few light marks on the back board), the front pastedown unrubbed, the corners straight with just a hint of rubbing to the upper front corner and a bit more rubbing on the lower front corner, a strong text block with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings.
___CITATION: Grabhorn Press Bibliography no. 63.
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