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Sale: STORY OF A PASSION Roycroft Roycrofters 1901 3/4 Levant Leather Book Illumined

$225.00 $195.00

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Here is a wonderful 3/4 levant binding edition of The Story of a Passion”, a Roycrofters book by Irving Bacheller. 14 numbered pages, printed by the Roycrofters in East Aurora, New York in 1901.  The title page and chapter heads are illuminated by Emma Straight (signed in back). The binding has brown leather and marbled cover and endpapers. Spine with highly detailed gilt floral design and lettering.

Book is in very good condition. Some toning to marbling on cover, some rubbing to spine top, ribs and front joint as zoomed in on one of the photos, but spine is solid and binding is tight. As usual, some age toning around the edges of the inside endpapers where they were in touch with the leather. Small pencil bookseller’s notation on front endpaper. The pages are in excellent condition and the illumination is attractive–while I’ve never heard of Emma Straight, she did a nice job.  A lovely little book.