The Book-Worm courtesy of Boice Lydell

Pictures courtesy of the Roycroft Historian Boice Lydell.

In The Track of the Book-Worm

by Irving Browne, 1897

#17 of 25

This book measures 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" and has 135 pages. The text body is set in Old Style Antique and 590 copies were printed on Boxmoor paper. The book above is an edition of 25 printed on Whatman paper. All known copies were bound in paper over boards with both editions having an illuminated title page and initials. The edition of 25 has additionally illumined full pages and vignettes. Additionally, McKenna states that all copies were numbered and signed in Elbert Hubbard's hand. The edition above was numbered and signed by the author, Irving Brown.
This book was advertised in the June 1897 Philistine. The add stated 500 copies would be printed on Dickinson paper and bound in antique boards for $2.00 each and 25 copies would be printed on Whatman paper with special illuminations for $5.00 each.

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