San Francisco: The Grace Hoper Press, (1956). Limited First Edition. Hardcover. One of 75 copies, folio size,  pp. Near fine. Item #CNBR012
Another iconic Commonplace Book from the Grovers, somewhat more elaborate than its predecessor. With excerpts, anecdotes and proverbs from many different sources, such as "Advertisements are of great use to the vulgar" -Addison. Sherwood and Katherine Grover were a husband and wife team; Sherwood was the pressman at the Grabhorn Press and that is where the early Grace Hoper Press books were printed. He eventually left the Grabhorns to pursue his own career, although remaining fast friends with the Grabhorns throughout their lives.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter linen and decorative paper covered boards, with a red leather label lettered in gilt on the backstrip, tail- and fore-edges uncut, printed in black, gilt, red, blue and yellow, numerous initials, flourishes, and vignettes throughout; numerous typefaces, handmade paper, folio size (13" by 9"), [1-4] 5-32 [1 colophon] pp., limited first edition, one of 75 copies.
___CONDITION: A near fine copy; internally bright, cloth is like new, paper boards have a hint of rubbing at the corners, and some faint scattered foxing throughout, overall a near fine copy, another charming publication from the Grovers.
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