(Cranbrook Press)

Cranbrook Papers: First Book.

Detroit: Cranbrook Press, 1901. Small quarto. (viii), 108pp. Illustrated throughout with colored and illuminated initials and borders featuring a sweeping color pallette, all crafted after those found in books and missals from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Interspersed are engraved portraits of notable printers and designers, from Gutenberg to William Morris. The prose and poetic contributions to the volume, written pseudonymously by Cranbrook Society members, are pleasurable and didactic, giving insight into a broad sweep of artistic and literary tastes. Bound in three-quarter vellum with brown paper covers, leather spine label, and gilt rules. Some exterior soiling, else near fine. Item #30107

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