San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1934. Grabhorn, Jane Bissell and Parker, Arvilla. Limited Edition. Hardcover. unnumbered, one of 550 copies, 8vo - over 7.75” - 9.75” tall, 100 p. Near Fine. Item #SB1352
This edition of "The Duke of Sacramento", one of the earliest plays printed in California, set from the only known copy then in Ed Grabhorn's possession. It is the first volume of the third series of Rare Americana printed by the Grabhorn Press, one of the most highly renowned private presses in America, run by brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn during the early to mid- twentieth century. With an introductory essay [sketch] of the Early San Francisco Stage by Jane Grabhorn, wife of Robert Grabhorn. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in blue fleur-de-lis designed boards, ivory linen cloth spine, cream paper label with red lettering, title and half title printed in black and red; red rules and ornaments on each page, numbers of acts and one initial also in red; twelve illustrations by Arvilla Parker in colour; hand-set in monotype Garamond on English mould-made paper; pagination: (i - xxii), (1)-77, colophon (78); 9.25" tall, Limited Edition one of 550 copies, unnumbered. ***CONDITION: Near fine condition with slight wear to corners, slight discolouration to front free end paper; tasteful Ex-Libris bookplate on front pastedown with no owner name. ***CITATION: Heller & Magee no. 212. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.