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From newsletter 21:

34.  ROYCROFTERS - HUBBARD, Elbert, as Fra Elbertus The City of Tagaste. (&: A Dream and a Prophecy). East Aurora, NY, Roycrofters, 1900. 27 x 21 cm. Gilt original boards with suede backstrip and corners. (16), 34 pp. Uncut. Top gilt. Printed in 940 numbered copies on heavy, specially made Roycroft paper. With tipped-in photogravure portrait of the author. Hand-illumined by Minnie Gardner. First edition. Suede of front cover chipped and a bit damaged. 

€ 90

* SIGNED by Hubbard and Gardner. Alas, the durability of the soft leather Roycroft bindings is often middling... Illuminated by artist Minnie Gardner with two beautiful botanical borders and an art-nouveau publisher's device. Heraldic bookplate of Samuel Wright.

From newsletter 15:

11. HUBBARD, Elbert & Alice Justinian and Theodora. A Drama being a chapter of History and the One Gleam of Light during the Dark Ages. East Aurora, NY, Roycrofters, [1906]. Full gilt suede with ample yapp edges. Moiré silk 'endpapers'. (2), 114 p. Top gilt. Uncut. Decorations by Dard HUNTER. With portraits of both authors in red on tinted paper. 1st edition. Fine copy.

€ 120

* A fine copy (!) of one of the best Roycroft books. Sublime art nouveau title page and vignettes printed in black and orange by youthful typographer Dard Hunter (1883-1966). McKenna 130.

12. HUBBARD, Elbert Love, Life & Work being a book of Opinions Reasonably Good-Natured, concerning how to attain the Highest Happiness for One's Self with the Leat Possible Harm to Others. (East Aurora, NY, The Roycrofters, 1906). 20 x 13 cm. Full suede, blindstamped, with ample yapp edges. (2), 154 p. Uncut. Printed in red and black on Roycroft paper. Title design and vignettes by Dard Hunter. 1st edition. Fine copy.

€ 50

* Fine art nouveau design by the still very young book designer Dard Hunter (1883-1966). Usually suede-bound Roycroft books are in bad condition – this one is fine. McKenna 134.

From newsletter 8:

32  (ROYCROFTERS). HUBBARD, Elbert Time and Chance. A Romance and a History: being the Story of the Life of a Man. East Aurora, NY, Roycrofters, 1899. 19,5 x 12 cm. Suede-backed boards with gilt title. (2), 298; (10), 288, numbered 299-582 (+ 4) pp. Uncut. With 3 photogravure illustrations: nice portraits of Ruth Crosby, Elbert Hubbard and John Brown. Attractively printed in red and black on laid paper. Boards a bit stained and slightly discoloured. First Edition. 

€ 55

* Fresh and lively novel about the abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859). With a humorous typed letter (printed Roycroft letterhead on yellow paper) tipped in, dated 'Nov. I, '99.': 'Thank you very much for the check. We have recorded your name in illumined colors on the Great Roster of Immortals, so the Philistine Magazine will now be sent you regularly for 99 years (but no longer).' Handsigned 'The Roycrofters'.

From newsletter 6:

15  ROYCROFTERS - HUBBARD, Elbert Time and Chance. A Romance and a History: being the Story of the Life of a Man. East Aurora, NY, Roycrofters, 1899. 19,5 x 12 cm. Suede-backed boards with gilt title. (2), 298; (10), 288, numbered 299-582 (+ 4) pp. Uncut. With 3 photogravure illustrations: nice portraits of Ruth Crosby, Elbert Hubbard and John Brown. Attractively printed in red and black on laid paper. Boards a bit stained and slightly discoloured. First Edition. 

€ 55

* Fresh and lively novel about the abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859). With a humorous typed letter (printed Roycroft letterhead on yellow paper) tipped in, dated 'Nov. I, '99.': 'Thank you very much for the check. We have recorded your name in illumined colors on the Great Roster of Immortals, so the Philistine Magazine will now be sent you regularly for 99 years (but no longer).' Handsigned 'The Roycrofters'.