Shakespeare and Some Commentators; An Address to the English Speaking Union at San Francisco, April 25, 1933, by Oscar Sutro
San Francisco: Privately Printed [by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn], 1933. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 125 copies, octavo size, 28 pp., inscribed by Oscar Sutro. Fine. Item #23030808
This edition, privately printed for prominant San Franciscan and member of the SF Roxburghe Club 1933-1935 Oscar Sutro (1874-1935), contains an address regarding William Shakespeare, who "of all men understands the English language" (n.b., quote from p. 1).
Printed by the Grabhorn Press, one of the most highly renowned private presses in America in the twentieth century, run by brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter cream parchment spine with blue paper boards, gilt lettering on the spine, title page illustration and tailpiece reproduced from an early edition of Shakespeare; Poliphilus handset type on Unbleached Arnold paper, octavo size (9 3/8" by 6 3/8"), pagination: [i-ii] 1-26, one of 125 copies, unnumbered, privately printed for Oscar Sutro, with his inscription in the year and month of publication on the front free endpaper: "To my loyal friend / Christine Ramsey (?) / with high regard / Oscar Sutro / May 1933".
___CONDITION: Fine, with clean boards, perfectly straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; light off-setting on the free endpapers (from the glue used on the pastedown endpapers), else a fine copy.
___CITATION: Grabhorn Press Bibliography, no. 183.
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