Inscribed by Max Lilienthal to Jeffers friend and biographer Melba Berry Bennet

De Rerum Virtute.

[San Francisco]: [Grabhorn Press], 1953.

Price: $5,500.00


About the item

First edition, limited to 30 copies on 'mould-made' paper ('not for sale'). pp. [15] (consisting of 8 unnumbered leaves printed on rectos only, with blank versos), illustrated in gold on pp. [1], [7], and [15]. Quarto (31 cm). Inscribed by Max Lilienthal to Jeffers friend and biographer Melba Berry Bennet. Printed cloth and linen spine with publisher's red leather spine label stamped in gilt [stating: Theodore Max Lilienthal], light tanning on extremities of front and rear covers, tips of corners have moderate rubbing, else a very good copy, printed text is fresh and clean. Broomfield A31a; total printing of 31 copies (one copy on vellum); Magee Grabhorn 533.

Item #327116

A nice association copy of a scarce publication, inscribed by Theodore Max Lilienthal to Jeffers friend and biographer Melba Berry Bennet; entire text is devoted to a letter and a poem by Robinson Jeffers, published in honor of Lilienthal's sixtieth birthday (no copies were offered for sale).