Item #32198 This Then Is a William Morris Book. Being a Little Journey by Elbert Hubbard. Elbert Hubbard.
This Then Is a William Morris Book. Being a Little Journey by Elbert Hubbard.
This Then Is a William Morris Book. Being a Little Journey by Elbert Hubbard.
This Then Is a William Morris Book. Being a Little Journey by Elbert Hubbard.
This Then Is a William Morris Book. Being a Little Journey by Elbert Hubbard.
This Then Is a William Morris Book. Being a Little Journey by Elbert Hubbard.
This Then Is a William Morris Book. Being a Little Journey by Elbert Hubbard.
(Fine Binding)

This Then Is a William Morris Book. Being a Little Journey by Elbert Hubbard.

Avery, Harry (illus.)

East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters, 1907. Octavo. (vii), 67, (2)pp. One of 203 copies, signed by Hubbard. Frontispiece reproduction of a bas relief portrait of William Morris, executed by Jerome Conner. Between pages 20 and 21 is inserted a two-page facsimile of a letter written by Morris. A laudatory project by Hubbard, who here comments on Morris' biography, values, and writings by way of his own, including the publication of letters sent to Robert Thomson. Printed in red and black. This copy specially bound by fellow Roycrofter Harry Avery in full red morocco with sharp gilt tooling and Art Nouveau flourishes emphasized by orange leather onlays. Avery was among the first group of binders brought in by Louis Herman Kinder to establish the bindery at Roycroft, and has been described as "one of Kinder's most inventive assistants" (Head, Heart and Hand, p. 34). Avery's design reflects a tasteful restraint in the present example, which makes clever use of both boards to unite the title with the imprint and date. Pastepaper doublures and endleaves; stamp-signed by Avery on rear doublure, where also is stamped the Roycroft cipher. Fine. Item #32198

(McKenna 154).

Price: $2,500.00

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