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Complete 1901, Roycrofters, Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians ~ 12 Volumes ~ Elbert Hubbard

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Complete 1901, Roycrofters, Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians ~ 12 Volumes ~ Elbert Hubbard-- All 12 bound together in one large book. This includes each of the 12 books but they have been bound together in 1954. The book now measures at 8x5.5x2". It is in good shape and has beautiful details inside! A stunning piece of history! 

 

History:

Elbert Hubbard , leader of The Roycrofters  was disillusioned by the commercial aspects of art and bookmaking, and so, with the profits he'd earned from helping to develop door-to-door sales for the Larkin Soap Company, he opened his own press. He saw quality being lost in favor of profit margins. It would seem that his books detailing the lives, skills, and careers of famous artists, musicians, and authors were published with the hope that they would educate the public on the true forms of art. 
Little Journeys to the Homes of The Great Musicians was a monthly publication, one book prepared for each month of 1901. Hubbard employed local women who were initially trained by the famous illustrator, W.W. Denslow (illustrator of the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum), to hand illuminate the Roycroft books. These "arty" and feminine touches were seen throughout Roycroft publications, and along with superb bookbinding, it's what many believe made their publications widely popular.
This is a complete 12 volume set of the original, 1901, paperback editions of Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians, by Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters, the famous Arts & Crafts Movement legends. East Aurora NY: The Roycrofters, 1901.  Rare as a complete set, and this is a complete run of all 12 titles in the Little Journeys Great Musicians Series - Wagner, Paganini, Chopin, Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Verdi and Schumann. Stiff, printed brown paper covers have all been bound into one black bound book.