On of Thirty Copies, Signed by Angelo and Grabhorn
ANGELO, Valenti. Group of Specimen Pages from Books Printed by the Grabhorn Press. Assembled for members of the Zamorano Club. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press , 1929.
First edition. One of only thirty copies, signed by Valenti Angelo (with his rubric) and Edwin Grabhorn. Folio (15 x 10 inches). [20] pages with fifteen mounted leaves from Grabhorn publications.

Publisher's printed grey wrappers, stitched. Aside from some light fading to the upper front cover, an excellent copy.

"An invitation for Edwin Grabhorn and Valenti Angelo to go to Los Angeles to give a talk before the Zamorano Club came at a time when neither was able to accept. However, in lieu of a talk they arranged for the publication of this souvenir and sent it to Los Angeles for presentation to members of the Club" (GB 124).

By way of apology Angelo and Grabhorn wrote the following preface: "Senors: For the past few years there has been accumulating extra pages from various books. It has occurred to us that of few of these rescued from the threatening clutch of the scavenger , might be of some interest to you. In a measure they have been selected with a view of portraying progression or retrogression in our work. The making of books is essentially manufacturing and as the chief difficulty is uniformity of presswork the aim of the Press has been the perfecting of its printing. To accomplish this, we have to work in overalls. This seclusion has created such a timidity that while the honour conferred on Mr. Angelo & myself cannot be ignored, yet the fear of having to make an after dinner speech has frightened us into further seclusion". Eight of the leaves are hand-colored by Valenti Angelo. From the library of Arthur M. Ellis, one of the founders of the Zamorano Club.

HBS # 64981 $850