As You Like It

Pictures and note courtesy of Dick Blacher. Commentary courtesy of Paul Jackson

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

#42 of 100

Note: Probable Louis Herman Kinder binding based upon finish tooling on spine.

The book  measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/8" and has 122 pages. The body of the text is Bruce Roman. The limited edition of 100 depicted above was printed on Imperial Japan Vellum, bound 3/4 Levant and specially illuminated. Some of the 100 were also bound in 3/4 tooled leather according to McKenna. The regular edition was bound in paper over boards with a suede spine or in an  Alicia binding and printed on Roycroft handmade paper. The press work was by Otto Franz and the borders and designs were by Samuel Warner.
This book is listed in the 1903 catalog and sold for $25.00

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