So here then cometh Pig-Pen Pete, Elbert Hubbard, Roycrofters, 1914, Very Good
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So here then cometh Pig-Pen Pete; or, Some Chums of Mine, Being stories truthfully related by Elbert Hubbard about some of our Dumb Brothers to whom we are much beholden for needed examples of love, loyalty, honesty and virtue.
Elbert Hubbard, Alice Hubbard, and the Roycrofters
Used: Very Good
Notes: Very Good, 8vo, 7 1/2" x 5 1/4." Brown full-leather binding with blind-stamped lettering and decorations on front cover and spine. Covers have surface chipping and moderate wear to extremities, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages clean and intact overall except for slight wear to edges and tips and faint dampstaining throughout, which affects the bottom part of the book. Some pages unexploded. Beautiful color title illustration and black-and-white plates and decorative illustrations included. 219 pp., including in-text illustrations, + plates. Back colophon summarizes the contents of this book: "Here endeth 'Pig-Pen Pete,' and various other ventures in nature-faking, all as truthfully done in love for his dumb brothers, by Fra Elbertus, except as otherwise indicated." A love letter to animals and a collection of short stories about them. _Pig-Pen Pete_ is both a full embrace of and playful satire on the "nature faker" genre of literature, which was derided by some for its anthropomorphic and sentimental depictions of nature. Author Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) was the founder of the Roycroft community of artists and craft workers in East Aurora, New York. His wife, Alice Hubbard (1861-1915), wrote one of the stories in this book, "Garnett and the Brindled Cow." Collected and collated by John T. Hoyle. Printed by A. V. Ingham. This book is also a fine example of the Roycrofters' artistry, craftsmanship, and artistic output. The Roycrofters specialized in a number of artistic disciplines while promoting the Arts and Crafts movement. Some of the disciplines represented by the Roycroft community were printing, bookbinding, metalworking, leathercraft, and furniture design.