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San Francisco, CA, United States
DoneThu, Jul 17, 2014 6:00 PM GMT

Sale 537 - Roycroft Press - Fine Bindings -

Over 500 lots of beautiful and rare books and other items, including a fine collection of books from Elbert Hubbard?s Roycroft Press, the property of the late Clifford J. Awald of Buffalo, NY, many finely bound and in striking full morocco bindings with hand illuminations. There is also a fine selection of additional, non-Roycroft books finely bound by master binder John F. Grabau, who managed the Roycroft bindery. Also included in the auction are other finely bound books and sets; a host of illustrated books by Aubrey Beardsley, Edmund Dulac, Rockwell Kent, Arthur Rackham and others; children?s books by Ludwig Bemelmans, L. Frank Baum, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Florence K. Upton, and their peers. Plus fine press books, early printed books, literary oddities, and much more.