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Sale: W W DENSLOW Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Original 1908 The Fra Advertisement

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Here is a very unusual Roycroft advertisement for a Christmas issue of The Fra magazine. It pictures a Denslow-drawn Elbert Hubbard (as monk “Fra Elbertus”) cartoon, including the signature “Den” with the seahorse. Interesting is that is offers bonuses of a Fra Elbertus and Roycroft Horseman pictures free with the Christmas issue. I believe this is from a Roycroft catalog or magazine from 1908, as that is the year the Christmas issue with Gaspard’s Jesus cover (as described in the ad) was published. Page has been trimmed to about 5″x 7″ and is on super fragile paper–with chip at left and closed tear at right of piece. This interesting image of Hubbard by Denslow was also used on a rare Roycroft postcard.