San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1965. Elkus, Richard J. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 83 of 487 copies, elephant folio size, approximately  pp., signed by Richard Elkus, Robert and Edwin Grabhorn, with prospectus. Near fine. Item #CNBR171
The last major book of the Grabhorn Press, "Alamos" is a collection of photographs by Richard Elkus, capturing the poetry of the town of Alamos in Mexico; the photographs, a mix of landscapes and portraits, have a gritty serenity and a real sense of the character of the town. The titles of each photograph, printed on the preceding pages, resonate with a poetry rich with description.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter brown suede with orange, beige, and tan linen boards, title blind-embossed on the front board, fore-edge rough cut, title page in red and black, twenty-four black-and-white photographs tipped in throughout, all versos blank; Goudy Modern type, machine-made paper, elephant folio size (17" by 13"), approximately 100 unnumbered pages, one of 487 copies, this number 83, signed by Richard Elkus, Robert and Edwin Grabhorn on the colophon. Loosely laid in is the prospectus, one sheet folded once, with a horizontal crease.
___CONDITION: Volume is just about fine; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; a hint of sunning to the front board and a bit of fraying to the cloth where it meets the leather shelfback, else fine. The prospectus also near fine, clean, without wear except for a couple very small, shallow creases at the horizontal mailing fold.
___CITATION: Grabhorn Press Bibliography no. 653.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an unusually large and heavy book, and therefore additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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