Last Ride Variants courtesy of the Richard Blacher Collection


Full Levant Kinder Binding #21 of 25
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This 3/4 was listed in the 1902 and 1903 catalogs for $25.00


Picture #5  This book is listed in the 1900 catalog and sold for $5.00

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All pictures above are the property of Richard Blacher and are courtesy of the Richard Blacher Collection. Commentary by Paul Jackson.

The Last Ride

by Robert Browning, 1900

The book and its variants are approximately 7 3/4" x  5 1/4" and have 10 French folded pages. The text body is set in Monotype 16E and  940 copies of this book were printed on Roycroft handmade paper with a suede binding (as depicted in picture #6) or paper over boards with a Vellum spine and corners (as depicted in picture #5). 940 copies were bound in full vellum with cloth ties and full vellum pages (as depicted in picture #3). Fifty copies were printed on full vellum with various bindings, including modeled leather (as depicted in picture #2) and 3/4 leather (as depicted in picture #4). Twenty five copies were done in full Levant or modeled leather with Classic Vellum pages (as depicted in picture #1).  The example in picture #1 shows the bindery work of Louis Kinder.

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