1916 Set of Elbert Hubbard’s Little Journeys Books

This lovely early 1900s set of books is for sale!

14 Volume set – PLUS: Guide Book and Biography of Hubbard (making this a set of 16 books)

This is a collection of biographical pieces written by Elbert Hubbard, and published monthly starting in 1894. The pieces were collected and republished in a 14-volume Memorial Edition in 1916, shortly after his death. The first volume includes a memoir of the author, and the last volume includes an index to the entire set. 14 Volume set – PLUS: Guide Book and Biography of Hubbard (making this a set of 16 books).

  • V. 1. Good Men and Great;
  • V. 2. Famous Women;
  • V. 3. American Statesmen;
  • V. 4. Eminent Painters;
  • V. 5. English Authors;
  • V. 6. Eminent Artists;
  • V. 7. Eminent Orators;
  • V. 8. Great Philosophers;
  • V. 9. Great Reformers;
  • V. 10. Great Teachers;
  • V. 11. Great Businessmen;
  • V. 12. Great Scientists;
  • V. 13. Great Lovers;
  • V. 14. Great Musicians.

Features the following (and more):

Jane Austen – Empress Josephine – Mary W. Shelley – William Shakespeare – Thomas A. Edison – George Washington – Benjamin Franklin – Thomas Jefferson – Samuel Adams – Michelangelo – Rembrandt – Rubens – Gustave Dore – Richard Wagner – Paganini – Frederic Chopin – Robert Schumann – Sebastian Bach – Felix Mendelssohn – Franz Liszt – Ludwig van Beethoven – George Handel – Giuseppe Verdi -Wolfgang Mozart – Johannes Brahms

Take a short video tour of this set with the Solitary Bibliophile

Elbert Hubbard had been influenced by the ideas of William Morris on a visit to England. He was unable to find a publisher for his book Little Journeys, so inspired by Morris’s Kelmscott Press, decided to set up his own private press to print the book himself, founding Roycroft Press. Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895, in the village of East Aurora, New York.

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