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HUBBARD, Elbert.

The Complete Writings. Author’s Edition.

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

Stock code: 62731

Price: £4,500

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Number 968 of a limited edition of 1,000, 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 handicraft community founded in East Aurora, N.Y. about 1895 by Elbert Hubbard, 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 quickly became both popular and famous and collected a community of craftspeople around him in Aurora. Roycroft craftspeople were skilled metal smiths, leather smiths, and bookbinders. Today, items that were produced by the Roycrofters are highly sought after by collectors.

20 volumes, quarto. Bound by Roycroft in contemporary green half morocco, blue paper sides, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, blue endpapers. With a typescript letter signed by the author loosely inserted. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout with tissue guards. Some volumes with fading to the boards, spine and endpapers, joints tender, internally fine with bright plates. An excellent set.

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