Here is an amazing original Roycroft catalog from about 1909, featuring a beautiful Dard Hunter designed cover, and 34 full pages of great Roycroft stuff. Includes:
- Full photographic inserts of four generations of Hubbards, the Roycroft Shop and the Chapel.
- Pages and original prices on books The Doctors, The Lessons, Health and Wealth, and Woman’s Work by Alice Hubbard, A William Morris Book, Book of the Roycrofters, Man of Sorrows, Battle of Waterloo, Justinian and Theodora, Crimes against Criminals, White Hyacinths, Rubayait of Omar Khayyam, Self Reliance, A Message to Garcia, Three Great Plays, A Christmas Carol, Will O’ the Mill, Walt Whitman, Time and Chance, Three Great Women, Good Men and Great, Little Journeys, The Philistine, Rare Books and “Very Scarce Books”, Ali Baba, Contemplations, Dreams, Essays of Elia, Formulas for Bookbinders, Friendship, and many others. Including “Out of Print Books”.
- Full page illustrations of modeled leather bindings of Woman’s Work and Famous Women
- Full page illustrations of full levant, Intarsia, and 3/4 Levant bindings of several books, one with leather case
- Prices for Bookbinding
Condition is very good–the front has 1/2″ tear at base and age toning, but still looks great. The rear cover has a very light stain. Pencil price on front endpaper. The other pages are creamy and nice, no soiling or marks. The string binding is intact. A beautiful specimen of Hunter’s and the Roycrofter’s work.
I’m listing several Roycroft catalogs this week; get em while you can!