ROYCROFT HUBBARD Writings COMPLETE 20 Vol SET -
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Elbert Green Hubbard (1856-1915) Author, publisher, philosopher, Utopian and Huckster, preached and practiced a conservative gospel of self-reliance and capitalism which he put into practice at the Roycroft Shops, an Arts & Crafts community in East Aurora, New York, modeled on William Morris. Hubbard was a great innovator in merchandising and marketing before he devoted himself to writing, lecturing and handicrafts. He began issuing his essays and sketches in annual uniform volumes beginning in 1909. The series continued until his death in 1915. He was on board the Lusitania when it was torpedoed.
The books are hand tooled, hand set and printed on special paper. They contain his appreciations of great authors, artists, politicians, political and religious thinkers, revolutionaries, capitalists and famous couples as well as spiritual works.
The Complete Writings of Elbert Hubbard: Authors Edition East Aurora, NY: The Roycroft Shop, 1909-1915 This is a complete set of 20 Volumes. It was limited to 1000 editions.
8-1/2 x 11-1/2 three-quarter red morocco with purple or black boards. 4 band spine with gilt. Red ribbon bound in. Hand set, printed on cream rag paper with Roycroft watermark. Gilt top edge. Photo or engraving frontispiece, usually of Hubbard in each volume. Etchings of subjects precede each essay. Illuminated intial caps. Each volume was numbered and signed by Hubbard. These are all #605 of 1000.
Condition: The overall set is fine, probably never read. Each volume has a bump, chip or scuff or two. Some foxing too. We note especially: vol 10-torn outside front joint (see photo) vol 1-top of spine detached, vol 2-torn band, vol 5-head chipped, vol 11-head corner torn.
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- Width: 11.5 inches
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- Weight: 100 pounds
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