The Tragedy of Richard the Third: with the Landing of Earle Richmond, and the Battell at Bosworth Field - William Shakespeare, Mary Grabhorn (illustrator) 1953 - The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco - First Grabhorn Edition. One of 180 Limited Copies A fine copy of this handsome private press folio (19.8x26.8cm), bound in full limp vellum with cloth ties, spine lettered in gilt, and housed in the original green paper covered slipcase.

With six colour illustrations printed from woodblocks designed and cut by Mary Grabhorn. The paper was hand made at the Tuckenay Mill in England, and the type, an old French Lettre Batarde, was cast in Paris at the Peignot Foundry.

The third volume in the beautiful Grabhorn Press series of Shakespeare’s plays, and as with the previous two, the text for this edition is reprinted from the First Folio of 1623.

Established in San Francisco in 1919 by the brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, the Grabhorn Press operated until 1965. Much of the Press's work appears under the imprint of other presses and publishers, though it also produced work under its own imprint. Many Grabhorn Press books feature illustrations be Valenti Angelo, Mallette Dean, and Mary Grabhorn (the daughter of Edwin Grabhorn). Jane Grabhorn, the wife of Robert Grabhorn, ran the Jumbo Press and Colt Press. After Edwin Grabhorn's death, Robert Grabhorn co-founded Grabhorn-Hoyem in 1966 with Andrew Hoyem, who later founded the Arion Press.
  Established in San Francisco in 1919 by the brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, the Grabhorn Press operated until 1965. Much of the Press's work appears under the imprint of other presses and publishers, though it also produced work under its own imprint. Many Grabhorn Press books feature illustrations be Valenti Angelo, Mallette Dean, and Mary Grabhorn (the daughter of Edwin Grabhorn). Jane Grabhorn, the wife of Robert Grabhorn, ran the Jumbo Press and Colt Press. After Edwin Grabhorn's death, Robert Grabhorn co-founded Grabhorn-Hoyem in 1966 with Andrew Hoyem, who later founded the Arion Press.

Reference: Grabhorn Bibliography 537. University of Missouri.

Folio (book size 19.8x26.8cm), pp. [4] [6] 191 [11].
  Condition: Fine with the exceptino of a small chip to the spine, in fine slipcase.   Ref: 110158   Price: HK$ 4,000