San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1981. One of 750 copies printed at the Grace Hoper Press, whose proprietor, Sherwood Grover, had once worked for the Grabhorns. Twenty pages of illustrations, including mostly of pages of books from Grabhorn Press. Index. Printed in black and red. Fine in plain paper dust jacket. Quarter natural linen over patterned boards, gilt spine. Quarto. , 151 pp. Item #14430
The definitive history of the Grabhorn Press, from its founding in 1912 in Indianapolis, through five decades in San Francisco, up to the death of Edwin Grabhorn in 1968. This is much an essay about people as about books. Books were their lives. But they were human beings, greatly talented human beings, motivated as are we all by the emotions of love, kindness, pride, ambition, pity, jealousy, and every other ennobling and belittling drive. From them and their humanity came great books"