As It Seems To Me


Unsigned Illustration

Unsigned Illustration

Illustration by G. E.

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Unsigned Illustration

Unsigned Illustration

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Unsigned Illustration

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Illustration by R. W.

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Illustration by Clara Schlegel

Book and commentary courtesy of Paul Jackson

As It Seems To Me

by Elbert Hubbard, 1898

#24 of 40
This book was illustrated by Clara Schlegel, R.W. and G.E.

This book contains illustrations and illuminations by Clara Schlegel, who collaborated with Denslow on a few books during this period. Note the illustrated vignette of a cat on the ending flyleaf. It initially looks too crude to be Clara but I believe kind of a joking parody of a cat. The initials are right and match the coloring of all other vignettes done by her in the book.
This book measures 9" x 5 5/8" and has 138 pages. The text body is set in Old Style Antiqua. The book was bound in full leather and illustrated/illumined by Clara Schlegel and unknown artists R.W. and G.E. #1 to 4 of this book as were decorated entirely by W. W. Denslow. Each of these first 4 books is said to have 35 original watercolor sketches and decorated initials. McKenna noted none had been found for confirmation. The book above is one of them bound in full vellum, ties missing. This book is listed in the 1899 catalog and sold for $10.00

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