PATTERNED CLOTH BINDING

PATTERNED CLOTH BINDING

Marcet, Mrs. (Jane Haldimand). Willy's rambles, for young children. New York: Edward Kearny, 1839.

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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.

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