Ballads of a Book-worm

Book and pictures courtesy of Mr. Dick Blacher. Comments by Paul Jackson.

Ballads of a Book-worm

by Irving Brown, 1899

#24 of 31

This book measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/2" and has 120 pages. The body of the text is in Old Style Antiqua 850 copies printed on Whatman paper and an additional 31 copies, as seen above printed on Japan Vellum. The title page and initials were hand illumined in all editions. Typically this book was bound in paper over boards. The book above was bound full Levant and there is one known example in wallet edged suede. The binding above is believed to be a non- Roycroft binding although there were full Levant bindings in this title. The book was completed on April 21, 1899. McKenna notes no full Levant or suede bindings in initial press runs.

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