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DEPARTMENT OF TYPOGRAPHY RECOGNIZED BY RECENT GIFT

Grabhorn Donates Artistic Volumes Illustrative of Fine Printing

NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED

Edwin Grabhorn, of the Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, California, has donated to the Library several books produced by the Press under his direction.

This gift is interesting because it constitutes the first recognition by any publisher of the fact that Harvard realizes the importance of fine printing and typography. The recent presentation by Philip Hofer '21 of 600 modern books illustrative of the art of printing was made with the purpose of establishing in the Library a department of typography; and it is therefore gratifying to the officials of the Library already to have achieved recognition.

Among the books which Mr. Grabhorn gave are "Francis Drake" by J. W. Robertson. "The Golden Touch" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Salome" by Oscar Wilde, "Hymns to Aphrodite," and "The Book of Job." All of these books are executed with tasteful artistry and skill.

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