Lot 194 of 253:
The Discovery of Florida Grabhorn, signed by 5  

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The Discovery of Florida: Being a True Relation of the Vicissitudes that Attended the Governor Don Hernando De Soto and Some Nobles of Portugal in the Discovery of Florida. Now Just Given by a Fidalgo of Elvas

De Soto, Don Hernando

San Francisco

Book Club of California



Translated by Buckingham Smith with a new introduction by George P. Hammond. Color woodcut decorations and initials by Mallette Dean. (Small folio) original cloth-backed decorative boards, paper spine label, rust colored paper dust jacket. No. 1 of 280 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press.

This first copy is the only one signed at the colophon by all of its creators: Jane Grabhorn, Edwin Grabhorn, Robert Grabhorn, Sherwood Grover, and Mallette Dean. The prospectus is tipped in at the rear, along with 12 proof pages (pp. 5-16), printed prior to the making of the book. A unique and very desirable volume from the Book Club of California. GB 432; BCC 65.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to jacket; light toning to endpapers, two slips of paper are affixed to the front pastedown; one listing the volume's unique qualities, the other a general catalogue entry; very good.

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