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The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith, printed by the
Roycrofters in 1898 - Illumined by Frank B. Rae, Jr.
#32 of 40 specially illumined copies
While this book was not printed by the Blue Sky Press, it was illumined
by one of the principals of the Blue Sky Press: Frank B. Rae, Jr.
According to Paul Kruty (The Blue Sky Press of Hyde Park, 1899-1907. Chicago History, 1982 Fall & Winter), Frank B. Rae, Jr. was "the press's first art editor. Rae grew up in Hyde Park, attended the Art Institute [of Chicago], and in 1898 went to New York for further study. In 1899 he worked for Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft Press at East Aurora, New York. When he returned to Chicago in the spring of 1900, Stevens appointed him art editor or, as he wrote in the April issue of the magazine: For that we pitied him for having been reduced to the point of becoming a Roycrofter, and admired him that he was It no longer, we gave him a corner of the shop to work in."
Frank B. Rae, Jr. later moved to New Jersey where he founded the Alwil Press.