By: Shay, Felix
Brown cloth with paper spine label and blindstamped cover decorations, dust jacket, 16 by 22 cm, 553 pp. plus colophon, illus. The hardcover is near fine with the faintest signs of wear at the foot of the spine, a previous owner’s address stamp (Helen Curtis, Ontario, New York) in the lower margin of the title page, and evidence of something having been glued and then removed from the gutter of the title page (possibly an errata slip or similar). The dust wrapper has light wear, chipping at the top and bottom of the fold creases, and darkening on the spine panel. Inscribed by Helbert Hubbard II (Hubbard’s son) to Edward Rosenhagen, at the time the Secretary of the examining board of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, with a typed, signed letter from Hubbard II tipped-in after the content pages. There is also a hand-written note facing the colophon: “Second reading of this book by my friend Felix Shay, while I was vacationing at Hotel General Brock, Niagara Falls, Canada, August 22 to 29, 1949. E Rosenhagen.” Hubbard II’s inscription reads: “Best wishes to E.F. Rosenhagen, from his friend Elbert Hubbard II / 10/6/26.” A lovely biography by an obvious admirer, with chapters on “The Philistine Presents Itself,” “The Roycroft Idea at Work,” “Unconventional Conventions,” “Roycroft ‘Community’ and the Socialists,” “The Message to Garcia and its Effects,” “His Eccentricities,” “Putting East Aurora on the Map,” “Jokes and Hoaxes,” “The Gospel According to Fra Elbertus,” “Making Literature of Advertising,” “Some Historic Quarrels,” “Religion: Organized and Otherwise,” “Specimen’s of Hubbard’s Style,” etc. Includes a one-page foreword by Henry Ford. A beautiful signed copy. Dust jacket present. First Edition.
Title: Elbert Hubbard of East Aurora - Signed
Publisher: New York, Wm. H. Wise & Co.: 1926
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: good +
Seller ID: 1935
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