Taking their namesake from a pair of 17th century London book printers, the Roycroft guild was founded in East Aurora, New York in 1895 during the Arts and Crafts movement by Elbert Hubbard. Hubbard was a leading figure of the movement and he and his acolytes pursued its ideals by creating a community of printers, furniture makers, metalsmiths, leather smiths, and bookbinders. These hammered copper bookends have an arch form style and a dark grey finish. The Roycroft insignia is cast into the flat end of each bookend.