The Essay on Silence

Picture courtesy Roycroft Historian Boice Lydell

The Essay on Silence

by Elbert Hubbard

#22 of 50

The Essay on Silence was first printed in 1905 and was issued annually after that. The book measures 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" and is, essentially, a book of blank pages. The book went through many permutations over the years and was usually bound in suede. The limited edition shown above is not listed in McKenna. This one also has the George Wharton Jeans lead-in.

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