[Lorenz Schwartz Collection] The Essay on Friendship


The Essay on Friendship

by Henry David Thoreau. East Aurora: The Roycroft Shop, 1903. Full burgundy morocco by Lorenz Schwartz for The Roycroft Bindery, with front cover featuring a simple and elegant design incorporating the title with a border of small onlaid roses on whiplash vines, and both covers with a single gilt fillet. Spine is plain in six compartments, with the title in the second compartment. The Roycroft stamp is present on the front gutter dentelle and Schwartz's monogram on the rear. 11 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches. With two ornate initials hand-illuminated in gold and watercolors, and colophon illuminated in watercolor. "One of the handsomest books of the Press." -- McKenna 87.