Decorated Covers

Roycroft Decorated/Illustrated Book Covers

An AHA! Moment after 34 years of collecting Roycroft books, I recently noticed that all 5 of the hand-decorated/illustrated covers Ive seen (4 in my collection), are all from 1896, the first year of the press, each is different, and all five covers were executed by C S (Clara Schlegel). Also, only copies of the first three (3) books of the press where treated thus. I suspect that these unusual covers are quite rare, and limited to only a very few of the 1896 publications. Given that variations/quirks/anomalies among Roycroft books seem to be the norm, it will be interesting to see if other examples emerge from obscurity. (Richard Blacher 2012)

Art and Life

Art and Life

Journal of Koheleth

Journal of Koheleth

Song of Songs

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