DescriptionElbert Hubbard. Thee Variants of A Message to Garcia including: the first appearance in The Philistine, A Periodical of Protest. [and:] 2 variant states of A Message to Garcia: Being a Preachment by Elbert Hubbard published by Roycrofters. All very good.
More Information: Elbert Hubbard. Thee Variants of A Message to Garcia including: the first appearance in The Philistine, A Periodical of Protest. East Aurora: Roycrofters, 1899. Vol. 8, No. 4, March, 1899. Printed wraps. Hubbard's original untitled article appears on pages 109-116. The original version in The Philistine sold out in three days. The Roycrofers press printed literally hundreds of thousands of copies in various formats over the years. It is rare to find the article in this original state. This copy is exceptional with only some chipping to the spine and the wraps remain fragilely attached to the text block. [and:] A Message to Garcia: Being a Preachment by Elbert Hubbard. East Aurora: Roycrofters, 1899. Octavo. 5.25" x 8.25". , 11, pages. One illuminated initial to begin text on page one. Saddle stitched printed wraps. Pages uncut. Printed for the New York Central Railroad. Some toning to the preliminary and terminal pages, else near fine. [and:] A Message to Garcia: Being a Preachment by Elbert Hubbard. East Aurora: Roycrofters, 1899. Octavo. 5.5" x 8.75". Saddle stitched printed wraps. Pages uncut. With an advertisement for the New York Central Railroad on the inside front wrap. Hand-made paper; one illuminated initial. Contemporary ink note on the front wrap. Fine condition. The three variants are offered in a rather darkened clamshell case.
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