HUBBARD, Elbert. (1856-1915). Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors. 6 monochrome frontispiece illustrations depicted the various authors: Thomas Macaulay, Lord Byron, Joseph Addison, Robert Southey, Samuel T. Coleridge, Benjamin Disraeli. Illuminated title page, illuminated floral borders to the first page of each chapter. Illuminated letters. Green suede soft cover (spine faded, covers fading).
8vo. New York: Roycrofters, 1900.
LIMITED EDITION OF 947 COPIES OF WHICH THIS COPY IS NUMBER 244.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ELBERT HUBBARD AND ALSO ILLUMINATOR IDA METCALF.
PROVENANCE: Signature of Mary Heath, dated March 1905 on front endpaper [Possibly the sister of the author Elbert Hubbard].
Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States. The community was founded by Elbert Hubbard in 1895, influenced by the ideas of William Morris.
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