BOUND BY LEVI STRAUSS?

BOUND BY LEVI STRAUSS?

Headley, Joel Tyler. The sacred mountains. New York: Baker and Scribner, 1848.

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This publisher's cloth binding in almost mint condition displays a highly unusual cloth variant—one not previously documented in the AAS collections. The diagonally ribbed cloth has been woven from white and blue threads. In other words, the binding is made from denim! The fabric's rough, washed-out surface, however, does not show the elaborate gold-stamping to advantage, perhaps explaining why denim bindings did not catch on. You can adopt it for the price of a nice pair of "vintage" denim jeans!

Adopted by Quentin Story McAndrew

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