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    Highlight of the American Arts and Craft Movement, Signed by Elbert Hubbard

    Elbert Hubbard. The Complete Writings of Elbert Hubbard. East Aurora: Roycroft, 1908.

    First edition. The Author's Edition, limited to 1,000 numbered sets (this being number 209), signed by Elbert Hubbard on the limitation page. Two Hubbard manuscript pages bound into Volume I before the title pages. Twenty quarto volumes. Printed on handmade paper with Roycroft watermark. Many illustrated plates with tissue guards.

    Original half morocco over black paper boards. Blind tooling. Gilt designs and lettering to the spines. Top edges gilt. Deckle edges. Very good.

    Elbert Hubbard became enamored of the crafts movement in England and was particularly influenced by the work coming from William Morris' Kelmscott Press. After traveling to England to visit Morris, Hubbard returned home to East Aurora, New York, where "he set up the Roycroft Shop, a body not unlike the Essex House community, which grew into a vast pseudo-medieval combination of inn, printing shop, smithy, furniture factory and other crafts, which at its height employed some five hundred men" (Roderich Cave, The Private Press, p. 155).


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