Ye Rime of Ye Ancient Mariner

 

Pictures and commentary courtesy of Dick Blacher

Ye Rime of Ye Ancient Mariner

by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, 1899

#20 of 40 Illumined by Minnie Gardner

THE DESIGNERS
Among an immensely talented staff of designers, two men stand out, William Wallace Denslow and Dard Hunter; each went on to gain world recognition, independent of the Roycroft.
William Wallace Denslow - His remarkable talent, coupled with a bizarre lifestyle and sense of humor, makes him my favorite of the Roycroft artists. I consider myself very fortunate to have some of his artwork in my collection.
 Denslow's design and layout of this book is renowned among private press enthusiasts. For this edition he designed the cover and probably bound it himself. Notice the seahorse tool design. In the 1900 catalog 2 copies in full Levant are advertised for $25.00

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