The Last Ride courtesy of Dana Dylewski
Lorenz Schwartz's monogram.
Book courtesy of Dana Dylewski at Roycroft Campus Antiques and Auctions Co. Comments by Paul Jackson. Comments on Lorenz Schwartz by Dick Blacher.
The Last Ride
Robert Browning, 1900
#22 of 25 copies, printed on Classic Vellum.
The book and its variants are approximately 7 3/4" x 5 1/4" and have ten French folded pages. There were 940 copies of this book bound in suede; 940 copies were bound full Vellum with cloth ties and full vellum pages. Fifty copies were printed on full Vellum with various bindings including modeled leather and 3/4 leather. Twenty five copies were bound in full Levant or modeled leather with classic Vellum pages. This book is listed in the 1900 and 1902 catalogs and sold for $100.00
LORENZ SCHWARTZ --- This Danish binder worked at the bindery from about 1907 to 1915 and again, from 1928 to 1947. Schwartz learned his craft in Germany. He came to the United States in 1904 and worked for Otto Zahn in Memphis before joining the Roycroft. His books are signed with one of several variations of his monogram. His finest productions are Masterpieces comparable in quality to Louis Herman Kinder's work.
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