San Francisco: Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem, 1968. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 150 copies, folio size, 65 pp., with prospectus and original invoice. Fine. Item #21102902
Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, the well-known private club for book collectors, printers, and antiquarian booksellers. Both Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem being members, it was appropriate that they issue the volume.
With twenty-five reproductions in colour of meeting invitations, announcements, and keepsakes, the volume opens with a list of Club Officers from 1928 to 1968, followed by a full listing of the Announcements and Keepsakes issued during the 40 years. The book would be included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce & Coffin Club).
___DESCRIPTION: Black leather shelfback with gilt lettering and decorative borders with tan, brown and black patterned paper over boards (bound by the Schuberth Bookbindery, SF, with their stamp on the rear turn-in), fore- and bottom edges uncut, title and colophon in terra cotta and black, running titles, date headings, rules in terra cotta throughout text, edition size 150 copies, unnumbered; handset Goudy Open type with monotype Goudy Modern on English mould made paper, folio size (12 7/8" by 9 1/4"), pagination: [2, title page with blank verso] i-viii [2, List of Officers, Errata]  2-51 [1, blank] [1, colophon]. With prospectus, one sheet folded once to four pages with a sample leaf inserted, title page reproduced on first page, prospectus information on the second and third pages, final page blank, measures 12 5/8" by 8 5/8"; loosely laid in is the original invoice, a small (6 7/8" by 5 1/2") printed statement to the first owner of the book showing the original price of $28.00; hand-written at the top is the price of 65.00 with the date of 1978 along with a name, presumably the second owner.
___CONDITION: Fine overall, the leather shelfback smooth and supple, clean boards, 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; a gentle bump to the head of the spine, else fine. Prospectus near fine, the specimen sheet with a few light creases at the top margin; invoice also fine.
___CITATION: Grabhorn-Hoyem Bibliography no. 15.
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