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Past and Present

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Past and Present

by Carlyle, Thomas

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First English Edition, Early Printing. Full calf. Near fine. An early printing of the first English edition of Past and Present by Thomas Carlyle, finely bound by Mudie.. Octavo, iv, 299pp, [1]. Full calf, wavy border stamped in blind to covers, with thin gilt trim. Five raised bands, title in gilt over brown morocco label. Marbled edges with matching marbled endpapers. Bound by Mudie. "1843" printed in square brackets on title page, lacking the first printing Roman Numerals. Solid text block, rubbed corners and spine. Some foxing and marks to front cover. (BAL 5194).


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Past and Present
Carlyle, Thomas
An early printing of the first English edition of Past and Present by Thomas Carlyle, finely bound by Mudie.
Full calf
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First English Edition, Early Printing
Chapman and Hall
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Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
Text Block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book....
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
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...
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
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...

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