FRANCIS DRAKE and Other Early Explorers Along the Pacific Coast. John W. Robertson.

FRANCIS DRAKE and Other Early Explorers Along the Pacific Coast

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1927. First edition, limited to 1000 copies. Hardcover. Original half vellum and brown boards, octavo, [7], 290 pp. 5 full-page colored maps, including frontispiece, one folded maps, 21 maps in-text. 5 headpieces, 5 tailpieces, and 5 decorative initials. Maps adapted from original sources by Valenti Angelo, who also designed the text ornaments. Slight discoloration to vellum spine, bit of foxing to first couple leaves, else very good in lightly worn slipcase. Very good. Item #21468

Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by printer Ed Grabhorn: "To L. B. McMurtry with the best wishes of E. Grabhorn, Oct. 7, 27." Chosen as 1 of the "50 Books of the Year" for 1927 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Cowan p. 536; Hill #1459; Heller & Magee 90.

Price: $350.00

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