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Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians Franz Liszt

Elbert Hubbard

Editorial: Roycrofters, East Aurora, 1901
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF GREAT MUSICIANS. FRANZ LISZT. Elbert Hubbard. Roycrofters, East Aurora. 1901 217/940 Limited edition Signed Copy. 38pp Illustrated Hardback Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the USA. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Erie County, New York, near Buffalo. Participants were known as Roycrofters. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century. The name Roycroft was chosen after the printers, Samuel and Thomas Roycroft, who made books in London from about 1650-1690. And beyond this, the word roycroft had a special significance to Elbert Hubbard, meaning King's Craft. In guilds of early modern Europe, king's craftsmen were guild members who had achieved a high degree of skill and therefore made things for the King. The Roycroft insignia was borrowed from the monk Cassidorius, a 13th century bookbinder and illuminator. Elbert Hubbard had been influenced by the ideas of William Morris on a visit to England. He was unable to find a publisher for his book Little Journeys, so inspired by Morris's Kelmscott Press, decided to set up his own private press to print the book himself, founding Roycroft Press. His championing of the Arts and Crafts approach attracted a number of visiting craftspeople to East Aurora, and they formed a community of printers, furniture makers, metalsmiths, leathersmiths, and bookbinders. A quotation from John Ruskin formed the Roycroft "creed":"A belief in working with the head, hand and heart and mixing enough play with the work so that every task is pleasurable and makes for health and happiness". The inspirational leadership of Hubbard attracted a group of almost 500 people by 1910, and millions more knew of him through his essay A Message to Garcia. In 1915 Hubbard and his wife, noted suffragette Alice Moore Hubbard, died in the sinking of RMS Lusitania, and the Roycroft community went into a gradual decline. This copy, unlike the open edition, is bound in tan suede yapp binding with two blind stamped panels and gilt titling to the front. The frontis complete with tissue guard is a sketch of the composer Franz Liszt believed to be the work of Samuel Warner. The title page and five vignettes throughout the book have been hand coloured. The limitation page has been signed and numbered 217/940 by Elbert Hubbard. The stock is printed on Roycrofts hand made paper. A fine copy of a very important book. Ref H3 Size: 38pp. N° de ref. de la librería 003512

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Título: Little Journeys to the Homes of Great ...

Editorial: Roycrofters, East Aurora

Año de publicación: 1901

Encuadernación: Fine Binding

Ilustrador: Elbert Hubbard

Condición del libro:Fine

Edición: Limited Edition.

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