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Grabhorn Estiennes 1/50 special copies  

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

Pattison, Mark

San Francisco

Book Club of California



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

Toning and wear to paper jacket; volume fine.

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