SCHULZ (H. C.) French Illuminated Manuscripts. With an original leaf from a miniature Book of Hours.
San Francisco, printed for David Magee by the Grabhorn Press, 1958.
8vo, publisher’s white parchment over decorated paper boards, spine titled in gilt. 30 pp. Printed in black and brown in Lutetia type with the pages ruled in orange. One capital painted in blue on the title-page, reproduction of an illuminated miniature, representing the Coronation of the Virgin, redrawn and hand-coloured by Mary Grabhorn, daughter of the press owner. Complete.
With an original illuminated manuscript leaf from a fifteenth-century French Book of Hours tipped in at the beginning, 84 x 60 mm., recto-verso, 14 lines, text in black and red, floral border in gold and 16 small initials in gold and colour.
First Edition. One of only 200 copies.
The Grabhorn Press was among the foremost fine printing establishment in the United States from the early 1920s to the mid-1960s. Operated by the brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, the press stood out for its exuberant and adventuresome approach, with a prolific output of more than 650 books that varied in scale and style.