Sesame and Lilies

Illumined by Annie McMillan.  Note 5/19/98 AM.

This book courtesy of Paulette & Stephen Modiano. Comments by Paul Jackson

Sesame and Lilies

by John Ruskin, 1897

Illumined by Annie McMillan
Bound By Monastery Hill

This book measures  7 3/4" x 4 7/8" and has 142 pages. Text body is Antiqua Old Style and 450 copies were printed in 2 colors on Whatman paper and hand illuminated. The binding is paper over boards with a white Buckram spine. 40 copies had special hand illumination and a few copies were bound in 3/4 and full Levant. The whole edition was numbered and signed by or for Elbert Hubbard in his name. The June 1897 edition of the Philistine announces the preparation of Sesame and Lilies for Christmas delivery. Interestingly the same add lists a Christmas delivery date for The Essays of Elia which was not printed until 1899.

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