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A Spirited Tour of the Grabhorn Collection

3/04/2015
6:00 - 7:30

Main Library

Koret Auditorium

100 Larkin St.

Alastair Johnston will present a spirited tour of the Robert Grabhorn Collection on the History of Printing and the Development of the Book on Wednesday, March 4th, at 6pm, in the Koret Auditorium of the Main Library.

Johnston, of Poltroon Press, is an old friend of the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center and has worked extensively with the collections. He promises a lively and fascinating illustrated talk, full of surprises, about one of the most important collections at the San Francisco Public Library.

For a preview, we recommend Alastair’s article on the collection, which can be found on our website.

Alastair Johnston is the author of Transitional Faces: The Lives & Work of Richard Austin, Type-cutter and Richard Turner Austin, Wood-engraver (2013), Typographic Tourists: Tales of the Tramping Printer (2012), Alphabets to Order (2000),  A Bibliography of the White Rabbit Press (1985), A Bibliography of the Auerhahn Press (1976), and other works.

Author's photo courtesy Grace Gomez.

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