Little Journeys to The Homes of Famous Women

Courtesy of Dick Poedtke

A qoute from Jean-Francois Vilain taken from STYLE 2000

Books and pictures courtesy of Dick Poedtke

Little Journeys to the Homes of Famous Women

by Elbert Hubbard, 1897/1898 

#96 of 470

This book measures 11" x 8 5/8" and has 193 pages. 470 copies were printed on Dickinson paper with the text body in Old Style Antiqua. The initials and paragraph marks in red and blue were all done by hand. There are approximately 2000 hand drawn initials and paragraph breaks, this had to be a considerable undertaking for the small staff that was then at the Roycroft campus. The binding is paper over boards with a suede spine, As stated by Mr. Vilain, the two column format is evocative of the design for the Gutenberg Bible and the layout illumination are in a true medieval fashion. This deluxe edition is listed in the 1899 catalog and sold for $10.00

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