Lot 535 of 557:
A Commonplace Book 1/40, 1956  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For:$132
$10 - $100

A Commonplace Book: Or In & Out of the Public Domain
Grover, Sherwood, editor
San Francisco
Grace Hoper Press

23, 2 pp. Printed in black and red using various font sizes and styles. (4to) quarter cloth and patterned boards, morocco spine label. One of 40 copies printed at the Grace Hoper Press by Sherwood and Katharine Grover.

Historically, commonplace books are used to compile knowledge, being essentially scrapbooks filled with quotes, letters, recipes, prayers, etc. The present volume consists of various entertaining quotes and proverbs, imaginatively printed in various colors of text. Scarce, as only 40 copies were printed.

Lot Amendments
A bit of light spotting; near fine.
Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail.  We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.