Jan 29, 2019 - Sale 2497

Sale 2497 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
GRABHORN PRESS / WHITMAN, WALT. Leaves of Grass. Printed in red and black. Illustrated with 37 woodcuts by Valenti Angelo, with an additional signed plate laid in at page 179 (Song of the Rolling Earth). Folio, Philippine mahogany boards with Random House printer's device carved into lower front corner, red niger spine, slightly but evenly faded; top edges trimmed, others uncut, ghost of removed label on front blank; custom gilt-lettered red buckram clamshell box. Printed at the Grabhorn Press for Random House. Bariberi & Price, Ltd., Los Angeles booksllers ticket on rear endpaper. Ex-collection Irving Robbins, Jr., with his book label laid in. New York, 1930

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number 75 of 400 copies. from the collection of bibliophile irving robbins, jr., specially signed by the printers, edwin and robert grabhorn, and the artist, valenti angelo. One of the most ambitious and time-consuming projects of the press. Grabhorn 138.

In addition to his roles as supporter and benefactor of several major rare book libraries, for which he was given an honorary curatorship or rare books from Stanford University, Robbins Jr. was a photographer, car collector, and race car driver, competing in the Golden Gate Park and Pebble Beach road races.