A Midsommer Nights Dreame - William Shakespeare, Mary Grabhorn (illustrator) 1955 - The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco - One of 180 Limited Copies A fine copy of this handsome private press folio, bound in hand made parchment paper with tipped on hand-printed colour medallion and gilt lettered spine, text printed on fine English handmade paper, and featuring seven colour illustrations printed from woodblocks designed and cut by Mary Grabhorn.

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

Housed in the publisher’s decorated paper covered slipcase.
  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 567. University of Missouri.

Folio (book size 24x30.3cm), pp. [8] [4] 109 [11].
  Condition: Fine in fine slipcase   Ref: 110159   Price: HK$ 4,000