[GRABHORN PRINTING]. [PALOU, Francisco]. [MAGEE, David]. An Original Leaf from Francisco Palou's Life of...Father Junipero Serra, 1787. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1958.
Folio. Original leaf from the first edition of Palou's Relacion historica de la vida y apostolicas tareas del Venerable Padre Fray Junipero Serra (1787) tipped in; facsimile title-page of Palou's work, text printed in red and black. Original cream paper-covered stiff card boards, red paper lettering-piece on upper cover, uncut (some light spotting to board edges not affecting paper cover or text, some very minor soiling to paper covers, corners and edges slightly bumped, otherwise fine).
LIMITED EDITION, one of 177 unnumbered copies, presented by the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco during their visit to the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles. According to Magee, Palou's life of Father Serra was the first literary work written in San Francisco, and thus Palou was the city's first author. GB 598.
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