As It Seems To Me

Book and commentary courtesy of Paul Jackson

As It Seems To Me

by Elbert Hubbard, 1898

#27 of 40
This book was illustrated by Clara Schlegel

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 it to be a joking parody of a cat. Interestingly in this book Clara did not initial any of the little drawings. There are many more illustartions in this book but they are repetitive of others already shown in the other two examples of the edition of 40.
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 3/4 leather and illustrated/illumined by Clara Schlegel. #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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