Love, Life and Work

Book, pictures and comments courtesy of Paul Jackson.

Love, Life and Work

 by Elbert hubbard, 1906

This book measures 7" x 4 3/4" 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 the regular edition bound in blind stamped suede, a limited edition of 103 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 to be based upon the December 1906 Philistine advertisement). Additional variants include  two copies that were bound in full leather and printed on Japan Vellum, a paper over boards binding as depicted above, and a modeled leather edition. 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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