Title The Compleat Jane Grabhorn: A Hodge-Podge of Typographic Ephemera, Three Complete Books, Broadsides, Invitations, Greetings, Place Cards, &c., &c.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco, CA: Grabhorn-Hoyem: 1968
Illustrator Jane Grabhorn.
Seller ID GG217-018
LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem. 4to. 10 1/2 x 9 inches. [x], (77), [1 blank] pp. Title-page printed in black and 4 colors including a colt vignette drawn by Otis Oldfield, text printed in red and black inks with various facsimiles, 3 tipped in folded broadsides, 1 tipped-in 4-page folder; text clean, unmarked. Quarter natural linen, printed paper over boards, spine titled in brown ink; binding square and tight. Prospectus in Very Good condition laid in. Fine. After her marriage to Robert Grabhorn, Jane worked at the Grabhorn Press for a number of years doing various kinds of work around the Press. In the 1930s, she began to venture on her own, from the point of view of an author and a printer. She acquired her own press and began to dabble in various aspects of printing. In the 1960s, Robert gathered together an impressive collection of these efforts and reprinted them in this work, which used the same type for the texts as Jane had used. Inserts are facsimiles of the originals. This book brings together these ephemeral pieces for the first time, as well as acknowledges the books that were produced by the Jumbo Press and the Colt Press.
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