The Man of Sorrows

Book and pictures courtesy of Doug McFarland. Description courtesy of Paul Jackson.
Note courtesy of Dick Blacher.

The Man of Sorrows

by Elbert Hubbard, 1904/05

#22 of 100

This book measures 8" x 5" and has 112 pages plus colophon. The text body was set in  Scotch Roman and printed on Imperial Japan Vellum. The title page, initials, and colophon are hand illumined. There were 100 copies bound in either 3/4 or full Levant. This binding depicted above is by Harry Avery.

Note: Harry Avery was among the first of Kinder's students. I've found very little information about his life. His particular forte as a binder was the use of inlays/onlays. Unlike Dick Wolfe in his book on Kinder and Dave Ogle in his forthcoming book on the Roycroft, On a High Shelf, I feel strongly that Avery's bindings are among the very best and most sophisticated produced at the Roycroft Shop. Notice the use of inlays in this binding.

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