Hollyhocks and Goldenglow

Book & pictures courtesy of the Elbert Hubbard Museum. Description courtesy of Paul Jackson.
Note Courtesy of Richard Blacher.

Hollyhocks and Goldenglow

 by Elbert Hubbard, 1912
#228 of 1000 binding by Lorenz Schwartz

This book was measures 7 3/8" x  5 1/4" and has 158 pages.  The text body is set in Scotch Roman and printed on Strathmore paper in two colors. The book above is an edition of 1000 and the full Levant binding shown above is a variant not listed in McKenna. The regular edition and the edition of 1000 were both typically bound in stamped flexible leather with the text body in set in Scotch Roman and printed on Strathmore paper in one color. Another binding variant was a stiff variegated stamped leather binding similar to a Levant leather binding with the text body set in Scotch Roman and printed on Strathmore paper in four colors which is a variant not listed in McKenna. The title page, running heads, tailpieces and initial designs although unsigned are believed to be by Dard Hunter.

Note: LORENZ SCHWARTZ --- This Danish binder worked at the bindery from about 1907 to 1915 and again from 1928 to 1947. Schwartz learned his craft in Germany. He came to the United States in 1904 and worked for Otto Zahn in Memphis before joining the Roycroft. His books are signed with one of several variations of his monogram. His finest productions are Masterpieces comparable in quality to Louis Herman Kinder's work.

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