The Grabhorn Press, 1920-1965 and Beyond | An Illustrated Catalogue |

The Grabhorn Press, 1920-1965 and Beyond | An Illustrated Catalogue |


An illustrated catalogue by Andrew Hoyem
With bibliographic entries by Dr. Simran Thadani

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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.

This is the illustrated catalog from a 2015 Grolier Club exhibition of 96 Grabhorn books; it includes color photographs of ten books, and 21 photographs of the press and the people who worked there.

The nonprofit Grabhorn Institute, named in the brothers’ honor, was established in 2000 and is devoted to education and the preservation of this historic fine printing and bookmaking facility, which includes the vast and distinctive holdings of type and equipment they assembled.

Production Details

  • Edition of 500 copies for sale

  • Octavo, 6 by 9 inches, 80 pages

  • Bound in green bookcloth with copper titling

  • Arion Press publication #103, 2015

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