Lot 198 of 253:
Grabhorn Estiennes 1/50 special copies  

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Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
The Estiennes: A Biographical Essay...Illustrated With Original Leaves From Books Printed By The Three Greatest Members Of That Distinguished Family

Author:
Pattison, Mark

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
Book Club of California

Date:
1949

Description:

Illustrated with three original leaves printed by the Estiennes. Estienne family tree on title page and reproductions of their printer's marks in text. (folio) 25.5x23.5 cm (14╝x9¼"), cloth-backed marbled boards, paper spine label. One of 50 large paper copies, from a run of 390 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press.

This is one of fifty special copies, on Crown & Sceptre paper from England, with original leaves of more ornamental quality than those in the regular issue. The special edition was oversubscribed, and a drawing was held to determine who would receive them. The leaves in the present copy are from the following works: Egreti Patris Ricardi de Superdivina Trinitate, 1510;  Eusebii Pamphili Evangelicae Praeparationis, 1544; and Dionis Cassii Romanarum Historiarum, 1592. Prospectus laid in,  along with a letter regarding the drawing for the special copies.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Toning and wear to paper jacket; volume fine.


 
Item number:
283849
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