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HUBBARD, Elbert.

The Complete Writings. Author’s Edition.

Published: New York: The Roycroft Shop. [1914]

Stock code: 35472

Price: £1,750

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Author’s Edition, number 400 of 1,000 sets only, signed on the limitation page by Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft artisan community, or by one of his Roycrofters whom he had trained to imitate his signature. Roycroft was a community founded in East Aurora, NY, about 1895, influenced by the English Arts and Crafts movement. Hubbard started the Roycroft Press in order to publish a series of biographical sketches he had written called “Little Journeys.” These form the first volume of this collected edition. Hubbard collected a community of craftspeople around him in Aurora, skilled metal smiths, leather smiths, and bookbinders. Today, items that were produced by the Roycrofters are highly sought after by collectors. This set lacking volume 20.

19 volumes of 20, quarto (300 x 200 mm). Original half brown morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, cloth boards, top edge gilt. Frontispiece. Decorated headpieces. Illustrated throughout. Spines a little irregular in colour as usual but an excellent set.

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