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    The Grabhorn Press Bibliographies

    [Grabhorn Press]. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press [Volumes I, II, and II]. San Francisco, California: 1940-1977. Three tall volumes, approximately 10 x 14 inches each. Includes: Elinor Raas Heller and David Magee. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1915-1940. 1940. Limited edition of two hundred and ten copies, inscribed on the colophon: "for Melba Bennett/ Ed Grabhorn/ Robert Grabhorn." Bound in half leather over linen covered boards, title on spine. Backstrip is soiled, torn, and detaching, upper compartment with title loose, spine exposed. Leather rubbed. Cracked joints, rear hinge starting. [together with:] Dorothy and David Magee. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1940-1956. 1957. Limited edition of two hundred and twenty-five copies, inscribed on the colophon to Charles Berol from Jane Grabhorn and Robert Grabhorn. Gilt dolphin devices at the head of each year. Quarter red morocco over dolphin patterned paper covered boards with gilt title on spine. Binding lightly rubbed at extremities, corner bumps. [and:] Robert D. Harlan, editor. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press 1957-1966 & Grabhorn-Hoyem 1966-1973. John Howell Books, 1977. Limited edition of two hundred and twenty-five copies. Bound in quarter green morocco over patterned cloth boards.

    Each volume with texts in red and black, including numerous color illustrations of title pages, original leaves and specimens. Pencil check marks and few annotations. Few minor spots of foxing, minor smudges or stains.

    [together with:] [Edwin & Robert Grabhorn]. David Magee. Two Gentlemen from Indiana. San Francisco: Privately Printed [Grabhorn Press], 1961. Limited edition of two hundred and fifty copies. This copy signed by David Magee. [xvi] pages. Bound in paper wrappers printed in red and black. Front cover lightly sunned around margins, bookseller's pencil annotation on fly-leaf. [and:] David Magee. Catalog of Some Five Hundred Examples of the Printing of Edwin & Robert Grabhorn 1917-1960. San Francisco: [Grabhorn Press], 1961. One of three hundred and fifty copies in wrappers. xvi, 63 pages. Bound in paper wrappers with dolphin devices. Wrappers lightly sunned, bookseller's pencil annotation on fly-leaf. [and:] Roby Wentz. The Grabhorn Press. A Biography. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1981. One of seven hundred and fifty copies. Cloth backed boards with plain paper dust jacket. Bookseller's pencil annotation on fly-leaf. Dust jacket sun darkened with holograph pencil title on spine, edge wear, small tears and minor paper loss in the front panel.

    A comprehensive collection of books documenting and celebrating the bibliographic creations of the Grabhorn Press. From the collection of California bibliophile Melba Berry Bennett.


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