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18 Books Printed by Grabhorn Press  

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Eighteen Books Printed by the Grabhorn Press


San Francisco

Grabhorn Press

Various dates


Eighteen volumes published and/or printed by the Grabhorn Press.

Established in San Francisco in 1920, the Grabhorn Press was one of the foremost producers of finely printed books in twentieth-century America.


  • Tobin, Agnes, translator. Phaedra: Translated from the French of Racine. Cloth-backed boards, plain paper dust jacket. One of 400 copies. 1958.
  • Hart, James D. A Tribute to Edwin Grabhorn & the Grabhorn Press. Boards with paper label, plain dust jacket. One of 1000 copies. Friends of the San Francisco Library, 1969.
  • Lang, Andrew. Old French Title Pages: Being a Chapter from Books and Bookmen. Vellum-backed decorative papered boards, acetate dust jacket. 1924. (2 copies of this title).
  • Delano, Alonzo. A Sojourn with Royalty and Other Sketches by "Old Block". Cloth-backed decorative boards, paper spine label, plain dust jacket. One of 500 copies. George Fields, 1936.
  • Ley, Murray Hickey. A is All: A Myth for a Time. Cloth-backed decorative boards. 1953.
  • Reichert, Madeliene. Wonderful World. Vellum-backed decorative boards. One of 75 copies. 1961.
  • Tobin, Agnes. Agnes Tobin: Letters, Translations, Poems, with Some Account of her Life. Cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. One of 400 copies. 1958.
  • Magee, David, compiler. Catalogue of Some Five Hundred Examples of the Printing of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, 1917-1960. Cloth-backed decorative boards, paper spine label, plain dust jacket. One of 250 copies. 1961.
  • Woods, Henry. Echoes of the Horatian Year. Orange wraps. One of 200 copies. University of Santa Clara, 1936.
  • Field, Maria Antonia. Where Castilian Roses Bloom. Cloth-backed decorative boards. One of 500 copies, 1954.
  • Bottome, Phyllis. Stella Benson, Printed for Albert M. Bender. Boards with paper label. One of 250 copies. 1934.
  • Field, Charles Kellogg. Prayer. Plain green boards. One of 330 copies. The Book Club of California, 1921.
  • Lichtenstein, Joy. In Praise of Walking. Green wrappers. One of 500 copies. 1942.
  • Benson, Stella. The Awakening: A Fantasy. Paper covered boards. No. 193 of 500 copies. The Lantern Press, 1925.
  • Dawson, Nicolas "Cheyenne". Narrative of Nicolas "Cheyenne" Dawson (Overland to California in '41 & '49 and Texas in '51). Cloth-backed decorative boards, paper spine label. 1933.
  • Linforth, Ivan M, et al. Homage to Monroe Deutsch. White boards, spine paper label, plain dust jacket. One of 200 copies. 1956.
  • Austin, Leonard. around the World in San Francisco. Cloth-backed decorative boards. One of 500 copies. 1940.

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