Health and Wealth

These pictures are terrible. They came from an eBay auction I did not win.Hopefully the new owner gets me some better pictures!
The picture above shows Sterling Lords initials which can be seen on the left board of the inside cover. I initial missed this and thought it was a small decoration. The Roycroft Orb can be seen in the lower center on the picture to the left.

Commentary courtesy of Paul Jackson.

Health and Wealth

by Elbert Hubbard, 1908
Full Levant Binding by Sterling Lord

This book measures 7" x 4 1/2" and has 162 pages. The text body is set in Scotch Roman and was printed on laid paper. The book was bound in suede, paper over boards with a suede spine, modeled leather, Alicia, 1/4 Levant and full Levant. The cover was designed by Dard Hunter. There are two photos tipped in that are not shown, one is of Elbert Hubbard and the other is of Elbert and Alice Hubbard.

The binding above is an full Levant binding by Sterling Lord. Notice the intertwined initials show above. Sterling Lord's initials were intertwined on his signed bindings. These are often confused with Lorenz Schwartz bindings. Lorenz Schwartz's initials were also done intertwined,  intertwined with one stamped on the other, horizontally one after the other, or just his last name alone. The intertwined initials is where the confusion comes in. To see the difference follow the link below.

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