Grabhorn Press Publications

In 1919, Edwin and Robert Grabhorn moved to San Francisco and established the Grabhorn Press, initially printing announcements and advertisements, but soon moving on to books. Recognized for printing high quality limited editions and ephemera, the press soon became the most celebrated of California's fine presses. Bruce Peel Special Collections houses a complete collection of the Grabhorn brothers’ works under the Grabhorn Press imprint (1919–1966), including the press’s masterpiece, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass (1930). After Edwin’s retirement in 1965, the press closed, but Robert established a new partnership with Andrew Hoyem, publishing under the Grabhorn/Hoyem imprint until Robert’s death in 1973. In 1974, the Grabhorn/Hoyem Press was renamed the Arion Press. The Grabhorn Press Collection came to Bruce Peel Special Collections as part of the Robert J. Woods Western Americana Collection in 1968. 

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Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Illustrated by Mary Grabhorn, Grabhorn Press, 1951 (Z 239 G7 A1 v.506 folio).