Goldsmith, Oliver. The Deserted Village by Dr. Oliver Goldsmith. Roycrofters, at their shop, which is in East Aurora, New York, MCMXVII. 19 cm x 13.5 cm binding dimensions; page dimensions 17 cm x 12 cm. Bound in soft dark-blue suede, with a title and author label on the front cover. Bound to silk endpapers, 32 pages. [i; 32 pages; vi]. A posthumous publication, following the deaths of Elbert and Alice Moore Hubbard on the Lusitania in 1915, this edition of Goldsmith follows in the tradition of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, better known as the Roycrofter Movement. Based near Rochester in East Aurora, the Roycrofters took their movement’s name from Samuel and Thomas Roycroft, London printers 1650 – 1690. Seeking to emulate William Morris’s Kelmscott Press, Elbert Hubbard began his own printing concern, Roycroft Press, to publish his own works. Fine.
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