Here Then is that Helpful as well as Ennobling Discourse Entitled The Essay on Friendship.
With two illuminated initials on two pages and the colophon leaf also illumined by Grace Fournier. Fournier signed her name and drew the Roycrofters symbol beneath it. Grace Fournier was the daughter of Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948), described in Head, Heart, and Hand: Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters as the “court painter” of the Roycrofters. He is profiled extensively in this book.
One of an unknown quantity of tall copies of this appealing presentation of Henry David Thoreau and his essay on friendship; ornaments designed by Samuel Warner, typography by Newell White, and the presswork by George Parker.
Description: Here Then is that Helpful as well as Ennobling Discourse Entitled The Essay on Friendship.
East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters, MCMIII. . Thin folio. 36pp. Silk ribbon marker. Brown suede and papered boards with sunning, scattered stains and small scuffs, half inch loss at heel of spine. Internally, clean and very good. Provenance, in light pencil: “M.L. Goss. 1906.” As speculation, this individual was possibly related to Chicago printer Frederick Llewellyn Goss (1847–1915) of The Goss Printing Company of Chicago.