Friendship courtesy of Dick Blacher

Pictures and description courtesy of Dick Blacher


by Henry David Thoreau, 1903

#16 of 50 copies, illumined by Harriet Robarge
Binding by Louis Herman Kinder

Kinder selected this binding as the frontispiece for his renowned 1905 treatise,  Formulas for Bookbinders.
There is a listing for a Friendship in the 1903 catalog that states, "Ten on Classic Vellum, specially bound in full Levant, initials drawn in free hand, very elaborate, each $250."

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