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Image for Catalogue of Some Five Hundred Examples of the Printing of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, 1917-1960, Two Gentlemen from Indian Now Resident in California.

Catalogue of Some Five Hundred Examples of the Printing of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, 1917-1960, Two Gentlemen from Indian Now Resident in California.

By: David Bickersteth Magee (1905-1977).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Book Shop of David Magee,: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-034

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, printed at the Grabhorn Press. 4to. 11 5/8 x 9 inches. (xvi), 63, [3] pp. Frontispiece portrait of Edwin Grabhorn, text printed in red and black, black-and-white photographic illustrations by Marjory Farquhar throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Beige linen spine, patterned paper over boards, printed paper spine label. Fine. This is one of the hardcover copies that includes the 1961 photographs by Marjory Farquhar, of David Magee's... View more info

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The Magees Slip Quietly Away from Post Street.

By: David Magee.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, David Magee Book Shop,: 1963

Seller ID: EE516-249

Condition: Used: Very Good


Bifold. 12 x 9 inches. Engraving mounted on front panel, in red rules, decorative initial in red; text clean, unmarked. Soiling on back panel. Very Good. Printed at the Grabhorn Press. The engraving is the frontispiece for "A True Copy... for the Tryal of K. Charles I..." London, 1684. A notice that the David Magee Book Shop will move from Post Street to Cow Hollow in San Francisco in September 1964. View more info

Image for Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press by Dorothy and David Magee, 1940-1956 [with a Check-List, 1916-1940].

Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press by Dorothy and David Magee, 1940-1956 [with a Check-List, 1916-1940].

By: Dorothy Wilder Magee (1906-1977) and David Bickersteth Magee (1905-1977).

Price: $600.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, The Grabhorn Press,: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-A060

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 225 copies, printed at the Grabhorn Press. Folio. 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. (xxxii), 119, [1] pp. Text printed in red and black with gilt decorations including initials, checklist of Grabhorn publications 1916-1940, 23 samples of printing (including 9 original samples and 14 facsimiles, 1 folding, 3 double-page), 1 page of paper samples used in binding, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red morocco, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in gi... View more info

Homage to Monroe Deutsch Three Addresses Delivered At a Gathering in His Memory in Dwinelle Hall At the University of California on October 26, 1955

By: Ivan M. Linforth, Edward C. Tolman and Benjamin H. Lehman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N. P., Privately Printed: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MC1-11b

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies printed on English handmade paper, handset in Lutetia type. 4to. 10 7/8 x 8 inches. (25), [3] pp. Title-page vignette, chapter numbers with decorative roman numerals, printer's device on the colophon, printed on laid paper; text un-marked, occasional light foxing. White parchment paper over boards, gilt-titled black paper spine label, plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight, dust-jacket toned with shelf wear. Very Good. Monr... View more info

What Michael Said to the Census-Taker

By: James Rorty

Price: $85.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Edwin Grabhorn: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MC1-33

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, handset in Oxford type on Whatman paper. Privately printed for James Rorty. 8vo. 224 x 155 mm. [ii], 10 pp. Blue woodcut title-page vignette by Joseph Sinel; edges of the pages toned. Blue paper over boards, illustration on the top cover echoes the woodcut on the title-page, spine titled in silver; binding square and tight. Ex Library copy, with blind-stamp of the Bancroft Library and pencil notations on the copyright page and page 1... View more info

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The Diary of Johann August Sutter, With an Introduction by Douglas S. Watson

By: Johann August Sutter

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Grabhorn Press: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MC1-40b

Condition: Collectible: Good


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies in Arrighi and Centaur monotypes on Van Gelder paper. 12mo. 191 x 132 mm. [vi], 56, [vi] pp. Color frontispiece of Johann Sutter, color portrait of Anna Dubelt Sutter after watercolor portraits, folding color plate after an original lithograph of Sutter's Fort, facsimile muster roll in Sutter's handwriting, the title page and text is ruled in brown ink, decorative initials, running heads, marginal notes; text clean, unmarked, pages light... View more info

Image for California As It Is. A Reprint of the Edition of 1851 with Biographies of the Ancestors of John Hale, 1637-1800, and His Descendants, 1826-1952. Edited by Thomas B. Hunter, Jr. & Richard L. Wellington

California As It Is. A Reprint of the Edition of 1851 with Biographies of the Ancestors of John Hale, 1637-1800, and His Descendants, 1826-1952. Edited by Thomas B. Hunter, Jr. & Richard L. Wellington

By: John Hale (1800-1852)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Privately Printed: 1954

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: JR1018-023

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press, reprint of an 1851 publication of Hale's account of his overland journey from Independence to California in 1849, and his experiences in the gold fields. 4to. 11 1/2 x 8 inches. xxvii, 49 pp. Frontispiece of the Hale family crest, facsimile title page printed in red and black, decorative initials in red, 10 portraits on plates, folding map; text clean, unmarked. Brown-cloth-backed marbled boards, printed pape... View more info

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California in 1851. The Letters of Dame Shirley. Introduction and Notes by Carl I. Wheat.

By: Louise Amelia Knapp Clappe (1819-1906).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Grabhorn Press,: 1933

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: GG217-050

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First Series: Rare Americana, Nos. 5 and 6. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press with Centaur monotype on machine made paper. Two Volumes, complete. 8vo. 8 7/8 x 6 inches. (20), 142, [6]; (20), 143, [1 blank], [6] pp. Title-pages printed within black rules with pale blue backgrounds, a total of 25 section head illustrations also printed within a ruled border shaded in blue (these are derived from the blue letter-sheet lithographs which were ext... View more info

Image for A. M. B.  Some Aspects of His Life and Times Begun in Playful Mood for his Entertainment on his 75th Birthday and now Completed for his Sorrowing Friends as a token of Remembrance and Affection.

A. M. B. Some Aspects of His Life and Times Begun in Playful Mood for his Entertainment on his 75th Birthday and now Completed for his Sorrowing Friends as a token of Remembrance and Affection.

By: Oscar Lewis (1914-1970).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Grabhorn Press,: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-032

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies privately printed by the Grabhorn Press for Samuel I. Wormser printed in handset Goudy Modern on mold made paper. 4to. 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. [viii], (14) pp. Frontispiece portrait of Bender is a reproduction of an etching by Max Pollak, title page and decorations printed in blue and black ink, 2 black-and-white photographic portraits of Bender tipped in, colored cartoon of Albert Bender by Dan Sweeny laid-in inside the rear cover; text c... View more info

Image for A. M. B.  Some Aspects of His Life and Times Begun in Playful Mood for his Entertainment on his 75th Birthday and now Completed for his Sorrowing Friends as a token of Remembrance and Affection.

A. M. B. Some Aspects of His Life and Times Begun in Playful Mood for his Entertainment on his 75th Birthday and now Completed for his Sorrowing Friends as a token of Remembrance and Affection.

By: Oscar Lewis (1914-1970).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, The Grabhorn Press,: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GG217-033

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies privately printed by the Grabhorn Press for Samuel I. Wormser, printed in handset Goudy Modern on mold made paper. 4to. 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. [viii], (14) pp. Frontispiece portrait of Bender is a reproduction of an etching by Max Pollak, title page and decorations printed in blue and black ink, 2 black-and-white photographic portraits of Bender tipped in, colored cartoon of Albert Bender by Dan Sweeny laid-in inside the rear cover; text ... View more info

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Traits of American Indian Life & Character.

By: Peter Skeene Ogden (1794-1854).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA:, Grabhorn Pressn: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: LGES5299-41

Condition: Used: Good


First Series: Rare Americana, No. 9. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press in Janson linotype on machine made paper. Douglas S. Watson, editor and contributed the Preface. 4to. 11 1/2 x 8 inches. [12], (107), [1 blank] pp. Printed throughout in red and black inks, 6 monochrome plates; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine, brown paper over boards, printed paper spine and top cover labels, LACKS dust-jacket; binding square and tight, cloth fre... View more info

Watchman, What Of the Night? (1918 Versus 1945)

By: Raymond Gram Swing

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press: 1945

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: JC4P-133b

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies handset in Goudy Modern type on machine made paper. 4to. 315 x 235 mm. [12] pp. Decorations on title, introductory not by Carl I. Wheat, opening initial, colophon all printed in red ink; text clean, unmarked. Dark green printed wrappers, stitched, titled in white ink; binding square and tight. INCLUDES the mimeographed letter from Carl I. Wheat. Fine. Reference: Dorothy and David Magee, Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-1956, ... View more info