The Man of Sorrows courtesy of Dick Blacher
Dark areas on this picture are shadows.
Pictures and description courtesy of Dick Blacher
The Man of Sorrows
by Elbert Hubbard, 1905
#72 of 100 Copies
This book measures 8" x 5" and has 111 pages. 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 particular binding is by Harry Avery.
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. 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
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