Friendship courtesy of Dick Blacher

Book and note courtesy of Dick Blacher. Pictures and comments by Paul Jackson.

Friendship

by Henry David Thoreau, 1903
#24 of 50 Kinder Binding
Illumined by Emma Johnson

This book measures 11 5/8" x 8". The binding was designed and executed by Louis Kinder.  The ornaments were designed by Samuel Warner. There is a listing for a Friendship in the 1903 catalog that states, "Ten on Classic Vellum, specially bound in full Levant, initials drawn in free hand, very elaborate, each $250." The 1903 catalog further states that 50 copies were printed on Imperial Japan Vellum, initials drawn in free hand and that they sold for $60.00

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