Christmas Eve

Book and pictures courtesy of Roycroft Historian Boice Lydell

Christmas Eve

by Robert Browning, 1899

#22 of 50, Illumined by Clara Schlegel

This book measures 7 7/8" x 5 1/2" and has 81 pages. The body of the text is in Old Style Antiqua printed on Boxmoor paper. The regular and a limited edition of this book were bound in suede. The limited edition of 50 shown above were printed on Japan Vellum and hand illuminated. Some copies of the regular edition were also hand illuminated and signed by the illuminator. According to McKenna, there were a few copies were illuminated bound in hand tooled vellum.  This book is listed in the 1900 catalog and sold for $10.00

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