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Little Journeys To the Homes of Eminent Painters, Book Two by Elbert Hubbard - Hardcover - Miriam Edition - 1912 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

Little Journeys To the Homes of Eminent Painters, Book Two

by Elbert Hubbard

Condition: Very good +


East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1912. Miriam Edition. Quarter leather. Very good +. A very good plus edition crafted by the Roycrofters with traditional bookbinding and papermaking methods. White quarter leather spine under heavy gray paper boards with fine gilt stamping on front cover and gray paper spine. Some loss of paper on spine at head and tail. Heavy wear to corners. Deckle page edges. Top edge gilt. Frontis with loose tissue guard. Illustrated with plate of the artists, tissue intact. Accent motifs around some of the text. 148 pp. plus colophon. Octavo, 6 x 8 inches tall. Best known as the the initiator of the Arts and Crafts community of Roycroft, Hubbard was an anarchist, a socialist, and followed a philosophy of mental and spiritual freedom. Some of his works, which include Jesus Was an Anarchist and a A Message to Garcia, were listed as offensive by the US government. He and his wife died aboard the Lusitania.


  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 481
  • Title: Little Journeys To the Homes of Eminent Painters, Book Two
  • Author: Elbert Hubbard
  • Format/binding:Quarter leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very good +
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Miriam Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Roycrofters
  • Place: East Aurora, NY
  • Date published: 1912
  • Keywords: arts and crafts movement, anarchism, socialism, existentialism, self-sufficiency, Emerson, ruskin, tolstoy, thoreau, Whitman, art artists
  • Bookseller catalogs: Art, Architecture & Music;
  • Subjects: ART / General;


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