The Legacy

Books, pictures and comment courtesy of Paul Jackson

The Legacy

by Elbert Hubbard, 1896

These volumes measure 6 7/8" x 4 1/2". The body of the text is set in Caslon and it is believed there were 900 sets printed on Dickinson Dekel-edge paper. The bindings are suede and generally have not stood up well to the test of time. The frontispiece is a photogravure of Elbert Hubbard with the title printed in 2 colors on Japan Vellum.
The first mention of The Legacy that I know of was in the September 1896 Philistine. Once again Hubbard has grandiose plans and states that this two volume set will be bound in Vellum, where have we heard that before? The October 1896 Philistine states the same classic vellum binding with a few hand illuminated. In November 1896 we now have the Philistine add stating that the book is bound in Bottle Green Chamois, silk lined, price $3.00 for the set. These books are  listed in the 1899 catalog and sold for $3.00

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