Ali Baba of East Aurora

Book courtesy of Richard Blacher. Pictures and comments courtesy of Paul Jackson.

Ali Baba of East Aurora

by Fra Elbertus (Elbert Hubbard), 1899

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Ali Baba of East Aurora

by Fra Elbertus (Elbert Hubbard), 1899

The book is 7 5/8" x 5 1/2" and has 150 pages. The body of the text is in Caslon Old Style and 650 copies were printed in three colors on Roycroft handmade paper.  Additionally twenty six copies as seen above were printed on Imperial Japan Vellum. Some copies of the regular and the limited edition were hand illuminated, as shown above, and signed by the illuminator. It is believed that some copies were produced in 3/4 and full Levant. The most common editions  are suede, paper over boards with a suede spine and 1/2 Morocco.

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