Roycroft & Hubbard

Ali Baba of East Aurora
Ali Baba of East Aurora
Ali Baba of East Aurora
Ali Baba of East Aurora

Ali Baba of East Aurora

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Roycrofters, 1899. Title page: "So this then is the appreciation of Ali Baba of East Aurora as discreetly and delectably done by his Friend & Coadjutor, Fra Elbertus (also of East Aurora) Wherein is told of the Life, Labors & Public Services of a Good Man and True: with copious extracts from his Orphic Sayings & instructive Moral Anecdotes relating to his Career, told for the Edification of the Young."

Number 229 of 620 copies, signed and numbered by Ali Baba; illumined by Anna McMillan; paper boards with suede spine; spine faded and worn, but mostly intact; boards soiled and darkened; frontis with tissue guard; deckled edges; binding tight; text clean and bright. G

Contemplations: Being Several Short Essays, Helpful Sermonettes, Epigrams and Orphic Sayings Selected from the Writings of Elbert Hubbard (USED)
Contemplations: Being Several Short Essays, Helpful Sermonettes, Epigrams and Orphic Sayings Selected from the Writings of Elbert Hubbard (USED)
Contemplations: Being Several Short Essays, Helpful Sermonettes, Epigrams and Orphic Sayings Selected from the Writings of Elbert Hubbard (USED)
Contemplations: Being Several Short Essays, Helpful Sermonettes, Epigrams and Orphic Sayings Selected from the Writings of Elbert Hubbard (USED)
Contemplations: Being Several Short Essays, Helpful Sermonettes, Epigrams and Orphic Sayings Selected from the Writings of Elbert Hubbard (USED)

Contemplations: Being Several Short Essays, Helpful Sermonettes, Epigrams and Orphic Sayings Selected from the Writings of Elbert Hubbard

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From colophon: "So here then endeth Contemplations as wrriten by Elbert Hubbard. Printed by the Roycrofters at their shop in East Aurora, New York, U.S.A. Presswork finished in October, Nineteen Hundred Two. The title page after the Decretales of St. Gregory as done by Joanis Petis at Venice in Fifteen Hundred and Twenty-Nine. The ornaments designed by Richard Kruger, presswork by Otto Franz, and composition by Charles Rosen."

1st edition; no dust jacket; black and gray marbled boards with vellum spine; covers chipped and scratched; spine scuffed and worn; corners bumped; endpapers tanned; former owner bookplate affixed to pastedown; deckled edges; all tipped-in illustrations intact; binding good; text clean. G+

Doctors: A Satire in Four Seizures (USED)
Doctors: A Satire in Four Seizures (USED)
Doctors: A Satire in Four Seizures (USED)

Doctors: A Satire in Four Seizures

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Roycrofters; handcrafted edition put out by the publisher in 1922; black leather with title embossed on front cover; spine worn and missing 1" from top; corners worn; end pages and pastedowns are of handmade brown speckled translucent paper; pages facing brown speckled papers are foxed; first three pages preceding title page detached; hinges weak; text clean; deckled edges. G-

Elbert Hubbard I Knew: An Intimate Biography from the Heart and Pen of His Sister
Elbert Hubbard I Knew: An Intimate Biography from the Heart and Pen of His Sister

Elbert Hubbard I Knew: An Intimate Biography from the Heart and Pen of His Sister

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Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) was an American writer, editor, and publisher. He founded the Roycroft Press in 1893 in East Aurora, NY, modeled after William Morris' communal Kelmscott Press in England. Beginning in 1895, Hubbard issued monthly booklets called “Little Journeys," which contained biographical essays of famous persons, interwoven with comment and satire. In 1908, he began to edit and publish a second monthly, The Fra. The Roycroft Press establishment expanded to include furniture and leather shops, a smithy, and an art school, becoming an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Hubbard died in the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915.

The Elbert Hubbard I Knew (Roycrofters, 1929) was written by Hubbard's sister, Mary Hubbard Heath. It contains a family tree and numerous photos. No dust jacket; brown, orange and green marbled leather spine over dark orange paper; gilt lettering on spine rubbed; covers soiled; front hinge weak; slight foxing throughout text; deckled edges. G

Roycroft Dictionary, Concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days
Roycroft Dictionary, Concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days
Roycroft Dictionary, Concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days

Roycroft Dictionary, Concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days

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Roycrofters, 1914. 1st edition; tan papers boards over leather spine; title embossed in black on front cover; title and decoration embossed in spine; brown endpapers; t.e.g.; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+