Love, Life and Work courtesy of Dick Blacher
Pictures courtesy of Dick Blacher. Description courtesy of Paul Jackson.
Love, Life and Work
by Elbert hubbard, 1906
#23 of 103
This book measures 7" x 4 1/2" and has
150 pages. The text body is set in Caslon and was printed in red and orange on
unmarked laid paper. The binding variants include a limited edition of
103, depicted above, that was printed on Japan Vellum and bound 3/4
Levant, (This edition is not listed in McKenna, but I believe the edition of 90
listed in McKenna to be erroneous and based upon the December 1906 Philistine
advertisement), and the regular edition bound in
blind stamped suede. Additional binding variants are two copies bound in full leather and
printed on Japan Vellum, paper over boards and modeled leather. The initials and
title page although not signed, were designed by Dard Hunter.
This book was listed in the December 1906 Philistine with prices quoted as follows: limp leather silk lined (read suede) $2.00, a few copies in modeled leather, $7.50, 90 copies bound 3/4 Levant and printed on Japan vellum, $10.00 (we now know there was a limitation of 103) and 2 copies bound full Levant at $50.00.
The advertisement states that this book is, " A collection of essays, being a book of opinions, reasonably good natured, concerning how to attain the highest happiness for one's self with the least possible harm to others."
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