PATTERNED CLOTH BINDING
Marcet, Mrs. (Jane Haldimand). Willy's rambles, for young children. New York: Edward Kearny, 1839.
19th-century American publisher's cloth bindings almost never employed richly patterned and colored cloth of this kind; indeed, the gilt stamping on spine and front cover is hardly visible against the busy background. This example is unusually well preserved for a children's book.