San Francisco: [Printed at the Grabhorn Press], 1953. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 185 copies, quarto size, 79 pp. Near fine. Item #CNFBV52
This account of Mr Peloubet's adventures, written by himself, was translated after many years and printed for his descendent, Francis Peloubet Farquhar. More than just a memoir intended for the Peloubet family, it is also a first-hand account of revolutionary France.
Published 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 natural linen with light blue paper boards decorated with silver fleurs-de-lis, white paper spine label with red lettering, title, decorations, initials all in red and black, frontispiece portrait is a reproduction of a pencil drawing, coat of arms in colour; pagination: frontispiece, title [i], verso blank; preface [iii-v], blank [vi], text including divisional titles [1-2], 3-70, , blank , colophon ; printed in monotype Caslon on machine-made paper; one of 185 copies, unnumbered, 100 of which were for sale.
___CONDITION: Near fine, with clean boards (other than a very small stray spot or two), straight corners with no rubbing, a strong square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; the spine label sunned and with a very small spot of wear, a few very small spots of wear to the linen shelfback, light offsetting from the (few) illustrations, and offsetting to the endpapers (from the glue used). Even with its few issues a near fine volume and a wonderful example of the work of the Grabhorn Press.
___CITATION: Grabhorn Press bibliography no. 543.
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