Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book
Containing the Inspired and Inspiring Selections Gathered During a Life Time of Discriminating Reading for His Own Use
Author: Elbert Hubbard (1856–1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Hubbard is known best as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Among his many publications were the fourteen-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great and the short publication A Message to Garcia. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland.
Publisher/Date: New York: Roycrofters/Wise (c. 1923) "Printed and made into a book by the American Book-Stratford Press at their shops in New York City."
Format/Condition: Used red hardcover book with black lettering in Good condition: bumped; dust jacket is in Fair condition: tattered and torn; light foxing on dj; edgewear. Dust jacket in new Brodart cover photo taken without Brodart in order to better see the flaw); notation by previous owner on dust jacket flap; section on page 43 has brackets around it. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked except as previously noted. 228 pages plus index. Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches. Illustrated endpapers with photo of Hubbard's Print Shop. Portrait frontispiece in line.
Description: A vast collection of more quotations meant to inspire, this scrapbook contains favored sayings of the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century essayist Elbert Hubbard. The scrap book are his gleanings from the literature of the ages and he considers them the best passages from the favorite authors of a great writer, from Confucius to John D. Rockefeller contributed to this volume.
From back of dust jacket: "It took 4,000 years and the best brains of Mankind, to write this book! 520 of the greatest writers and keenest thinkers of all ages and countries have contributed their best work to it."