The Deserted Village

Book and pictures courtesy of Paul Jackson

The Deserted Village

by Dr. Oliver Goldsmith, 1898

#21 of 40

The book measures 11 1/4" x 8 5/8" and has 55 pages. The body of the text is in Bookman and 470 copies were printed in two colors on John Dickinson water marked paper with #'s 1-40 being specially illumined. McKenna specifies the printing as having been done on Whatman paper but both of mine are on Dickinson. It is bound in paper over boards. All copies have hand drawn initial letters.  Additionally, 170 copies were printed on Japan Vellum and according to McKenna nine of these copies were specially illuminated. All copies were signed by or for Elbert Hubbard in his name. The book above is #21 of the specially illumined copies. This copy was illumined by Harriet Robarge and as can be seen it is nowhere near as intricate as those done by Clara Schlegel and the clover are gray! The specially illumined copies of this book are listed in the 1899 catalog and sold for $10.00

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