Title The Estiennes: A Biographical Essay by Mark Pattison, Illustrated with Original Leaves from Books Printed by the Three Greatest Members of that Distinguished Family.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Missing
Edition First Edition, thus.
Publisher San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1949
Seller ID GG217-039
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 73. LIMITED EDITION of 390 copies, printed at the Grabhorn Press, printed with Centaur Monotype on French mold made paper. Folio. 13 5/16 x 9 inches. [xiv], 42,  pp. Printed in red and black, including a large family tree on the title-page, Estienne printer's devices throughout the text, Grabhorn's printer's device on the colophon, 3 original leaves mounted on their own pages and with explanatory pages; text clean, unmarked. White linen spine, maroon paper over boards, front cover stamped in gilt, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, faint toning to front cover, light shelf wear, front board lightly bowed. Original prospectus and a letter from the President of the Book Club of California, George L. Harding, explaining the method of distributing the 50 special copies among Club members, dated December 21, 1949 on Club stationary, laid in. Very Good. Introduction by Robert Grabhorn, the text by Mark Pattison, an English author, and priest of the Church of England; the text originally appeared in the Quarterly Review in 1865. Included in the Exhibition of Western Books of the Rounce and Coffin Club. REFERENCE: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 101; Magee and Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-1956, No. 489; Magee, The Hundredth Book, No. 73.
Mark Pattison, The Estiennes A Biographical Essay by Mark Pattison, Leaf Book, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Grabhorn Press