Book courtesy of Richard Blache. Pictures and comment courtesy of Paul Jackson.
In The Track of the Book-Worm
by Irving Browne, 1897
#21 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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