San Francisco: Gelber, Lilienthal Inc., (n. d.). 1st Printing. Broadside, printed in red & black ink. Wood engraving of a scribe at top. Faint age-toning. 2 horizontal fold-lines. A VG - VG+ copy. Item #42330

"In 1924, antiquarian Leon Gelber joined with businessman Theodore Max Lilienthal to establish the Gelber-Lilienthal Book Shop at 336 Sutter Street in San Francisco. As recalled by James Hart in Rare Book Stores in San Francisco Fifty Years Ago, 'That shop…was given character by an ingenious false front of a manufactured appearance, a pseudo half-timbered building with a projecting shingled and slanting roof … A small hallway led to a lofty ceiling, in old-English style and great rows of shelves for rare books. …They were two attractive, charming, and witty men, quite without the pressure of salesmanship ….'" [Mellby].

While not stated as such, this item has the typographical appearance as being a production from the famed San Francisco Grabhorn press.

Price: $95.00