Glynne's Wife courtesy of Boise Lydell
Pictures courtesy of Roycroft Historian Boice Lydell.
by Julia Ditto Young, 1896
#22 of 25
Illustrated by Margaret McKenna Ditto.
The book measures 6 1/8" x 4 1/2" and
there are 143 pages. The body of the text is set in Caslon and 596 copies of
this book were printed on Ruisdael handmade paper with the limitation page
printed on Japan vellum. It is bound in silk over boards. Twenty five copies
were printed on Tokyo vellum and according to McKenna were hand-illuminated by
the author. I believe this volume was illustrated by her mother. There are
multiple illumined butterflies throughout the book. interestingly, the author
states that Garnett, Elbert Hubbard's horse was named after the heroine of this
book. The entire issue was numbered and signed by the author.
The September 1896 Philistine is where we first see mention of this book. The ad states that 590 copies are being printed on smooth Holland made paper and 25 copies on "Tokio" vellum. It further states that the vellum copy will have various pages done with water color designs by the Author. The asking price was $2.00 and $5.00 respectively.
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