Ecclesiastes, or The Preacher. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1911. Set in Caslon and printed at Riverside Press by Bruce Rogers in red and black on English handmade paper. Limited to 335 copies, of which this #230. "Tory's woodcut borders were never more gracefully used than in the Ecclesiastes, printed in 1911" (Warde). "Bound in in boards covered with Chinese vermillion paper, the title stamped on the side in gold, the ouside of the small octavo is of imperial aspect. Upon opening the book one finds its grandeur sustained . The repressed magnificence of quiet Tory borders enclose the text set in Caslon type. It was the last important book he printed at the Riverside Press" (Douglas Hoxsey Smith). One of BR's 'chosen thirty'. Measures approx. 4.75" x 7.5". A beautiful copy, with some light wear at spine tips. Warde 112.
Proof pages from Ecclesiastes. Four folded sheets, including the title page, several pages from the text, and the colophon.