Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard (1917)

A Message to Garcia
Elbert Hubbard
The Roycrofters
East Aurora Erie County New York

Hubbard was a member of the Roycrofter artisan community in New York state and died on the Lusitania (May 7, 1915). He lived in an Arts & Crafts community and two years after his death, this lovely handmade chapbook was created to honor Hubbard. It's a wonderful example of the Arts & Crafts movement in the US during this period. Handmade paperback, hand sewn binding. Very fine indeed. A bookworm also enjoyed it sometime in the past and I am now keeping it for the relic that it is since some of the text was literally devoured years ago.

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