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Virginibus Puerisque

Book and photographs courtesy of Boice Lydell. Commentary by Paul Jackson

Virginibus Puerisque

 by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1903

The books measures 7 7/8" x 5 1/4" and have 77 pages. The body of the text is set in Elzevir and the regular suede edition is printed on Roycroft handmade paper.  100 copies were printed on Japan Vellum and bound 3/4 Levant.  The binding variants on the regular edition on Roycroft paper include modeled leather, incised leather and a parchment binding. Some of the regular and limited editions were illuminated. Also not all 3/4 leather volumes were limited edition. The tan 3/4 shown above is an unlimited edition printed on Roycroft handmade paper vice Vellum and this particular variant is not listed in McKenna.
This  book in a 3/4 Levant binding printed on Japan vellum was listed in the 1903 catalog and sold for $10.00

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