The Last Ride

Book and pictures courtesy of Richard Blacher. Comments courtesy of Paul Jackson.

The Last Ride

by Robert Browning, 1900

#123 of 940 Illumined by Loretta Hubbs

The book and its variants are approximately 7 3/4" x  5 3/4" and have ten French folded pages. There were 940 copies of this book bound in suede or 3/4 Japan vellum with paper over boards. The edition above is printed on Roycroft watermarked paper. Additionally, 940 copies were bound full Vellum with cloth ties. Fifty copies were printed on full Vellum with various bindings including modeled leather and 3/4 leather. Twenty five copies were bound in full Levant or modeled leather with classic Vellum pages. The book above is bound in 3/4 suede with marbled paper boards and Japan Vellum spine compartment labels. Additional binding variants include: 3/4 suede with  plain paper boards and leather spine compartment label, wallet edged suede, full Levant, 3/4 Levant and Modeled leather.

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