Contemplations

Picture and note courtesy of Dick Blacher. Commentary by Paul Jackson

Contemplations

Being Several Short Essays, Helpful Sermonettes, Epigrams and Orphic sayings from the Writings of Elbert Hubbard.

Note: This book, although in a 3/4 binding, has the common interior make-up. The photo of EH opposite the title page is typically reduced. However, the title page has been delicately, and very finely, illumined.

Comment: This book measures 11" x 8 3/4" and has 120 pages. The text body is set in McFarland and 100 copies were printed on Imperial Japan Vellum and bound 3/4 leather. The regular edition was printed on Boxmoor paper and bound paper over boards with a suede spine and corners and 3/4 leather (see note above). This book was also bound in modeled leather. Richard Kruger designed the ornamentation, the composition was by Charles Rosen, and the press work was done by Otto Franz.

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