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Grabhorn Press Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 9 Aug 2013

Biographical History

The Grabhorn Press was established by brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn in San Francisco in 1920. The Grabhorn Press specialized entirely in fine printing and deluxe limited edition books.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Grabhorn Press Collection consists of printed items issued by the press relating to upcoming publications. These include prospectuses, subscription and order cards, catalogs and publication announcements. Titles represented include Salome (Oscar Wilde), The Book of Job, The Golden Touch (Nathaniel Hawthorne), and a limited edition of original leaves from four Shakespeare folios.

Arrangement of the Collection

Items are in no particular order.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Grabhorn Press


Private presses -- California.

Genres and Forms

Broadsides (notices)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Grabhorn Press Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Table of Contents

Printed material