Minnie Gardner

Book of Job

Book of Job

Book of Job

Book of Job

Book of Job

Book of Job

Book of Job

Book of Job

Book of Job

Pictures courtesy of Roycroft Historian, Boice Lydell. Commentary by Dick Blacher.

Minnie Gardner

THE ILLUSTRATORS
Scores of illuminators were employed at the Roycroft, but only a few were considered adept; expert enough to be illustrators. They were allowed a great deal of leeway and artistic freedom was encouraged. Significant variations in the style of illustrations can be found in different copies of the same book.
Printing Shop."
The first ad for the Book of Job that I know of was in the July 1897 Philistine and it is really something else. "The Master of the Roycroft Printing Shop desires to make the following announcement. 1, Beginning with the Book of Job, which is now on the presses, all Roycroft books will be printed on Whatman paper. 2. The minimum price of a Roycroft book will be $5.00, net. 3. No Edition will be printed of more than three hundred copies." .... This edition of the Book of Job was 350 copies, 'nuff said. The advertised cost was $5.00 for the hand illumined edition on Whatman paper.

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