Sold: Hubbard, Elbert: Original 1920 Motto Book Roycroft/ Roycrofters, Dard Hunter Cover


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Here is a nice Roycroft booklet: The Motto Book, with a beautiful full color cover design by famed designer Dard Hunter. Signed with Hunter’s initials (DH) in the corner. It is a little book, 67 pages, with hundreds of Roycroft mottos printed in small type (and 2 copies of actual motto cards tipped in). Many by Hubbard himself, some lifted from other places (like the Bible!). Copyright 1920; not the first Motto book the Roycrofters published, but with one of the best covers. Nice Roycroft symbol on the rear cover. About 5×7.5″.

In fair to good condition. The Hunter artwork is clean, but there is some light chipping to paper spine and overhanging yapp edges of the cover. Inside, there is darkened glue residue front and back where the cover was originally glued over the stapled binding. Pages are in very good condition, with old bookseller’s mark in pencil on title page.