Lot 87 of 517:
Bibliography of The Grabhorn Press: 1915-1940  

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Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Bibliography of The Grabhorn Press: 1915-1940

Author:
Heller, Elinor Raas & Magee, David

Place:
San Francisco

Publisher:
[Grabhorn Press]

Date:
1940

Description:

Illustrated with facsimiles, inserted leaves and plates from various Grabhorn publications. (Folio) original tan kidskin and linen boards, raised bands, spine title lettered in blind. One of 210 copies printed on French handmade paper by the Grabhorn Press.

Scarce first edition of the first Grabhorn bibliography. Laid in is a printed announcement of the Grabhorn Press relocation during World War II, to provide space for their neighbor, "a manufacturer of vital war materials". The press moved from Commercial St. to 1335 Sutter. Laid in, in addition to a few Grabhorn Press prospectuses, is a Varga centerfold from a 1941 magazine with the WWII Christmas poem "From Bill With Love"..


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Condition:
A few stains to spine and front board, mild rubbing to spine; light toning to rear endpapers and colophon from laid in newspaper clippings; ownership marks with two signature chops on front free endpaper; very good or better.


 
Item number:
298797
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