Lot 115 of 515:
Six fine press works about the private press pioneers  

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Lot of six fine press works about the titans of the private press movement

Various authors

San Francisco


Various dates


Featuring works by or about William Morris, T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, Rudolf Koch, and the Grabhorn brothers. Most with prospectuses laid in.


  • Four Lectures by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson edited with an introductory essay by John Dreyfus. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1974. One of 450 copies. Inscribed with the signature of the editor. (Previous owner's name on front pastedown).
  • The Grabhorn Press: A Biography by Roby Wentz. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1981. Initials by Mallette Dean. One of 750 copies.
  • Chapter Nine: The Vulgate Bible & Other Unfinished Projects of John Henry Nash by Robert D. Harlan. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1982. One of 1,000 copies.
  • The Rheames New Testament by Decherd Turner accompanied by a leaf from the original edition. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1990. One of 385 copies. 
  • Christian Symbols drawn by Rudolf Koch with the collaboration of Fritz Kredel. Arion Press, San Francisco, 1996. Slipcase with wraparound printed label. Signed Christmas greeting card from publisher laid in.
  • Another Book That Never Was: William Morris, Charles Gere, The House of the Wolfings by Peter Stansky. Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1998. One of 350 copies printed at the Yolla Bolly press.

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