East Aurora: Roycroft Press, 1904.
First Edition. 8vo, 8 x 6 inches. An incredible full modeled leather
binding by Frederick Kranz (and executed by J. Juenke), one of the most impressive and unique of his style, which is quite renowned and sought-after. The binding features a deeply set dark background highlighting the gouged stylized design by Kranz of a tree rising and expanding to the edges and giving a metallic effect that is highlighted by circular blotches and coloration in light turquoise. The rear cover features another motif, without the tree design, but showing more of the gouged background. Spin with hand tooled longitudinal lettering in light turquoise. Light green silk moire doublures and front flyleaves. Number 48 from the edition of 102 printed by Roycroft. ìHead, Heart and Hand,î Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters, Via and Searl, pg. 34 illustrates a similar example. Near fine, with front hinge cracked along seam. Housed in handmade folding paper box with chemise and paper label.
Price: $4,250.00 Item #6521