As You Like It courtesy of Dick Blacher

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

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare, 1903

 #43 of 100

Note: Reptile skins (I believe this is alligator) were rarely used for bindings usually only on commission or for presentations. This book was presented to Alice Hiles, a popular employee at the Roycroft.

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.

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