[GRABORN PRESS]. The Tragedie of Iulius Caesar (i.e. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar). Pictures Designed and Cut by Mary Grabhorn. Grabhorn Press, William Shakespeare.
[GRABORN PRESS]. The Tragedie of Iulius Caesar (i.e. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar). Pictures Designed and Cut by Mary Grabhorn
[GRABORN PRESS]. The Tragedie of Iulius Caesar (i.e. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar). Pictures Designed and Cut by Mary Grabhorn
[GRABORN PRESS]. The Tragedie of Iulius Caesar (i.e. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar). Pictures Designed and Cut by Mary Grabhorn
[GRABORN PRESS]. The Tragedie of Iulius Caesar (i.e. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar). Pictures Designed and Cut by Mary Grabhorn

[GRABORN PRESS]. The Tragedie of Iulius Caesar (i.e. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar). Pictures Designed and Cut by Mary Grabhorn

San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1954. First edition thus. Large folio. [2], LIV, [1] ff. Printed in red and black. With 7 half-page linoleum-cut illustrations by Mary Grabhorn. Original publisher's boards after a design by Grabhorn, red morocco spine (slight nicks at head and tail). Very light occasional foxing as is true in all copies. In excellent condition. Very good. Item #3325

Limited to 180 copies, ours is the only copy currently on the market. Since 1975 only four copies have appeared at auction (the most recent being sold in 2014).

A powerful piece of American fine printing, executed throughout in "uppercase" Inkunabula type, with arresting linoleum cuts by Edwin Grabhorn's daughter Mary which -- in certain respects -- remind us of the work of Leonard Baskin. She illustrated this and other Shakespeare editions printed by the Grabhorn Press. The celebrated and award-winning printing operation was family run, and known for works that combined bold simplicity with a unique use of color. The Press was established in 1915 in Indianapolis, when brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn began printing under the name Studio Press. In 1919, the Grabhorns relocated their firm to San Francisco, where it flourished until 1965.

With bookplate of noted book collector Brian Douglas Stilwell.

Heller & Magee 550.

Price: $400.00