Will O' The Mill courtesy Boice Lydell
Photos and note courtesy of Roycroft Historian Boice Lydell. Commentary by Paul Jackson.
Will O' The Mill
by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1901
Note: #172 of 350 Almost all the limited suede editions had the leather edge trimming around the suede. This is commonly referred to as a "wallet edge". Additionally this illuminated book was a birthday present for George Vannebakker and was signed by many of the Roycrofters.
This book measures 7 3/4" x 5 7/8" and has 53 pages. The body of the text is set in Old Style Antiqua. The limited edition of 350 shown above, was bound in suede with a wallet edge. The regular edition was printed on Boxmoor and bound in suede. The decorations, portrait and initials are by Samuel Warner. Typography was done by Andrew Andrews. Additionally, there was also a limited edition of 100 that was illuminated, numbered and bound in 3/4 leather.
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