Contemplations

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Contemplations

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

By Heloise Hawthorne, 1902

This book measures 11 1/4" x 9" 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. The variant above has what appears to be a Japan Vellum spine and is not listed in McKenna's Bibliography of the Roycroft Printing Shoppe. 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.
This book is listed in the 1903 catalog for $5.00

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