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Roycroft Press--Shakespeare, William
THE SONNETS OF SHAKESPEARE. NEW YORK: THE ROYCROFTERS AT THE ROYCROFT SHOP, 1899
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
225
Roycroft Press--Shakespeare, William
THE SONNETS OF SHAKESPEARE. NEW YORK: THE ROYCROFTERS AT THE ROYCROFT SHOP, 1899
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Roycroft Press--Shakespeare, William
THE SONNETS OF SHAKESPEARE. NEW YORK: THE ROYCROFTERS AT THE ROYCROFT SHOP, 1899
8vo, NUMBER 8 OF 12 COPIES ON VELLUM, signed by Elbert Hubbard (or by one of his Roycrofters trained to imitate his signature) on the limitation, title page printed in green and red, hand coloured initials throughout, full red morocco by Roycroft, chocolate morocco doublures decorated with a leafy border (front) and a floral spray (rear) in gilt with morocco inlays and onlays, silk endpapers, top edge gilt, red silk marker ribbon, collector's half red morocco folding box, light staining to spine and lower board, some staining to pp.36-37 resulting from marker ribbon, ribbon detached
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Catalogue Note

Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft Press, had travelled to England in 1892 where he met William Morris and learnt of the Kelmscott Press. On his return to New York, he founded the "Roycroft Shop" which was named after the printers Samuel and Thomas Roycroft (active in London c.1650-1690), and particularly appealed to Hubbard because of its derivation from roi craft, meaning "King's craft".

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