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In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays (Fine Binding) by  John Addington Symonds - First Edition - 1893 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 007914)

In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays (Fine Binding)

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In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays (Fine Binding)

by Symonds, John Addington

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  • First
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London and New York: Elkin Mathews & John Lane / MacMillan & Co. , 1893. First Edition in the earlier blue cloth first state of the binding., now with original blue cloth cover and spine in late 19th c. fine binding of full red crushed morocco, five raised bands with gilt lettering, marbled end pages, top edge gilt. Very Good Plus, joints showing wear yet holding firmly, light rubbing at tips, 1" tear at gutter to top edge first blank end page. . First Edition. Crushed Morocco. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. Small 8vo.


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In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays (Fine Binding)
Symonds, John Addington
Book condition
Used - Very Good Plus
Jacket condition
No Jacket, As Issued
First Edition
Elkin Mathews & John Lane / MacMillan & Co.
Place of Publication
London and New York
Date Published
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Fine Bindings; Nineteenth Century;
Small 8vo

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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
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First Edition
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Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
fine binding
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first state
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some... [More]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the... [More]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages... [More]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
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The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.

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