104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM


    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2497 | Lot 6
    Price Realized: $3,250With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

      Additional Images
    • Sale 2497 Lot 6

      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

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,250