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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