tissue-guarded photo in each volume opposite title page
THESE BOOKS HAVE NOT BEEN READ!!!!!!!!
pages are still bonded together from original printing...this is called DECKLED EDGING...you would have to use a knife to read this book!
GREAT condition...they are really beautiful...
these are the titles of the volumes in no particular order
Good Men & The Great
ELBERT HUBBARD, born in 1856, was the founder of the Roycroft Press...
What is a "Roycrofter"? Roycrofter's were skilled leathersmiths, metalsmiths, furniture-makers and bookbinders who formed a handicraft community in East Aurora, New York in 1895. The Roycrofter's and Elbert Hubbard had amounted to such great success that one of Hubbard's pieces, 'A message to Garcia', had 40 million copies in print! His next project were the monthly publications, The Fra and The Philistine.
Unforunately, the success of the Roycroft community had started on a decline, when Elbert Hubbard's son Bert had taken over in 1915 and forever had to close shop in 1938. Elbert and his wife Alice were among the near two thousand fatalities aboard The Lusitania when it sank 0n May 7, 1915, after being hit by a German torpedo off the coast of Ireland.
East Aurora, New York is approximately 20 minutes from here at Cadeaux. Elbert Hubbard and anything Roycroft is highly sought after by collectors. Please feel free to click on the links below to learn more. Anyone who is involved in arts, crafts, etc...will enjoy!
And please be sure to check out my other Elbert Hubbard LITTLE JOURNEY'S volumes in my Antique Librairie!
** Links to find out more on the Roycroft history **