A Message to Garcia and Thirteen Other Things


Printed on handmade Roycroft Paper

Printed on handmade Roycroft Paper

Printed on Japan vellum. #15 of 50, Illumined.

Printed on Japan vellum. #1 of 50, Illumined.

Book and photos courtesy of Boice Lydell. Commentary by Paul Jackson.

A Message to Garcia and Thirteen Other Things

by Elbert Hubbard, 1901
 

These books measure 8 7/8" x 6", 8 3/4" x 6",  8 3/4" x 5 7/8" and 8 3/4" x 5 7/8" respectively. Each has 166 pages. The text body is set in Old Style Antique.  The editions of 50, (shown above) were printed on Imperial Japan Vellum, hand illumined and bound in 3/4 leather and marble board. The top two volumes are unlimited editions and they were printed on Roycroft watermarked paper and were not illumined.  The regular editions of this book were printed on on Boxmoor paper and  bound in paper over boards or full suede. Additionally, an edition of 450 copies had facsimile pages of the original manuscript inserted in the book, were hand illumined, and bound in full suede with a wallet edge. There were other special order bindings available and this was also bound in full Levant.
The 3/4 Levant books above that were printed on Japan vellum and hand illumined were listed in the 1901 and 1903 catalogs and sold for $15.00

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