Book, pictures and commentary courtesy of Paul Jackson
by Thomas Gray, 1903
#69 of 100
The book measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/4" and has 16
pages. The body of the text is in Caslon and was printed
on French-folded Boxmoor paper in two colors. The limited edition
of 100 shown above is printed on Japan vellum. Interestingly, McKenna
states a "few" copies were advertised to have been printed on Japan vellum and
bound 3/4 Levant but none of this edition has been found. Apparently, he didn't look in
my book case. I attribute this binding to Louis Kinder based upon the tall
designs on the spine in the compartments above "A Lyric Poem" and below "Gray's
Elegy" having been done with tool #376 from box #19 of Kinders' finishing tools.
The rayed stars were most likely made with tool #417 from box #20. The Roycroft
Orb appears to be from tool #205 of box #15.
This book was listed in the 1903 catalog and sold for $10.00
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