1 of 150 copies. Frontispiece, [ii],  pp; 45 illuminated initials by Valenti Angelo. Original full vellum. Binding slightly soiled, else Very Good. With a Grabhorn Press bookplate on front pastedown, bearing the name of Robert Strong. Prospectus laid in. Frontispiece signed in pencil by Angelo. GB 88. This should not be confused with the 1927 edition of 250 copies in cloth-backed marbled boards (GB97). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Book of Ruth.
Publisher: San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1926.
Publication Date: 1926
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1927. Angelo, Valenti (illustrator). First of this edition. Number 5 of 250 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press. 40pp. 32mo (4½x3 inches). Title-page illustration. 45 initials and 27 decorative spacers hand-painted by Valenti Angelo. Printed in red & black. Half cloth and marbled boards. A very fine copy with slightly worn plain slipcase. Very scarce. This is the smaller (format) of the two versions of The Book of Ruth published by the Grabhorns. [BBC: 28; GB: 97]. Seller Inventory # 8071
Book Description New York: Press of Valenti Angelo, 1949., 1949. Narrow small quarto. Parchment and boards. Illustration, decorations and initials. Upper portion of upper board sunned, else about fine. One of 150 numbered copies set, printed and illuminated by Valenti Angelo, and signed by him. Seller Inventory # WRCLIT 57578
Book Description Edwin & Robert Grabhorn (for The Book Club of California), San Francisco, 1927. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Valenti Angelo (illustrator). Limited Edition. SF: Grabhorn, 1927. Limited edition, (#91/250), NF/(slipcase)VG+. Book has very little wear. Slipcase has some wear to edges, light soiling in a few places, paper at top of spine is starting to separate but is still holding. Book has marbleized boards, cloth spine, slipcase has 91 at top of spine in ink matching the number on colophon page. The volume in pocket size, color illustration on first page, first word (NOW) in gold (gilt), first letter in each paragraph is one of various colors (red, turquoise, green, orange, purple). Lovely little volume, quite rare, makes a nice gift. Seller Inventory # 002617
Book Description Book Club of California | Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1927. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good binding. Valenti Angelo (illustrator). Bound as issued in cloth-backed marbled paper over boards; spine titled in gold; spine a trifle darkened; gift inscription on the front pastedown; also the leather bookplate of Estelle Doheny on the front pastedown (this volume was in the late 1980s auction of her extraordinary collection administered by Christie, Manson and Wood). Beautiful opening page color illustration and hand illuminated initials and decorations throughout by Angelo. In publisher's slipcase, a trifle rubbed. This is not to be confused with the larger format Book or Ruth issued by the Press in 1926. GB 97; BCC 28. Limited Edition, number 141 of 250 copies. Seller Inventory # 3670
Book Description Printed for The Book Club of California by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, San Francisco, 1927. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Angelo, Valenti (illustrator). Limited Edition. No. 89 of 250, 4" tall, 42 pp. The second edition of The Book of Ruth printed by the Grabhorns, the first being in a larger format and printed the year previous, and which was one of the Fifty Books of the Year for 1926. The type was not reset for this subsequent edition, the double columns of the first Book of Ruth were simply used in a single column (N.B., from Heller and Magee).___DESCRIPTION: Bound in quarter tan cloth with marbled paper boards in shades of tan, orange and some blue, title in gold on spine, plain endpapers, prior owner bookplate on the front pastedown of Walter and Anita Newman (the son of the founder of Newman, California), title and colophon printed in red, coloured headpiece, first word of the text and forty-five coloured initials (in red, blue, green, purple, and turquoise) designed and illuminated by Valenti Angelo; 32 mo size (approximately 4.5" tall), unpaginated, (i-ii), (1-40) with colophon on the last page of the text, type Gothique Ancienne, handset, paper Van Gelder. Slipcase covered in plain brown paper.___CONDITION: Overall fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and other than the bookplate referred to above it is entirely free of prior owner markings; the cloth spine has darkened/sunned a bit and a few pages somewhat roughly opened, else fine. The slipcase is near fine with a small chip of the paper covering from the spine and a bit of tenderness where the spine strip meets the rest of the case.___CITATION: Heller & Magee, 97.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Seller Inventory # 16031801
Book Description San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1926. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. One of 150 copies,of the first edition in 1926 (2nd ed in 1927 in smaller format and unsigned) colour frontispiece by Valenti Angelo and signed by him in pencil, illuminated throughout by Angelo with first word in gold and initials in red, blue and turquoise, original boards, uncut, very slightly soiled, marbled publisher's slip-case very slightly rubbed, 8vo, San Francisco, Grabhorn Press, 1926. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 106803