New York: Wayne Pub. Co, 1915. Limited Edition. Full Morocco. Inscribed by both the Author and Illustrator…
Tall 8vo, 144 pages including many Wonderfully illustrated, black-and-white and partially coloured drawings throughout; A humorous book of poetry for children
John Frederick Grabau was born in Wisconsin in 1878. He trained as an artistic bookbinder, apprenticing in the printing shop of Gies & Co. and at Peter Paul’s bookbindery. In 1902, Grabau became the protégé of Louis H. Kinder at the Roycroft community bindery. Kinder founded the Roycroft Bindery in 1896 and attracted many talented young artists, including Grabau, Harry Avery, and Charles Youngers. The Roycroft community produced some of the finest hand-crafted books, furniture, lamps and metalwork of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Grabau left Roycroft in 1905 to found the Derome Bindery in Buffalo, New York. He named the bindery after Nicolas Derome, who was noted for his dentelle borders. Grabau died in Aurora, New York, in 1948.
$500.00USD. Very Good. Item #484
Price (USD): $500.00