A Message to Garcia

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A Message to Garcia

by Elbert Hubbard, 1899

Probably bound by John Grabau

The spine says 1899 and the copyright says 1899 but I'm not sure on this one. It has what is purported to be original manuscript pages bound in and a letter that is either from Jan 5th, 1900 or 1905 from Elbert Hubbard to Walter L. Brown also bound in. The letter and manuscript pages are bound into the book and the A Message to Garcia pages are printed on Japan Vellum. The binding although not signed is probably by John Grabau. John Grabau did not start working at the Roycroft until 1902 so this binding was executed no earlier than that and probably much later.

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