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Richard Bentley and Son, Publishers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen. PAPERBACK. B0008ACJZG 3 volumes: vol. 1 first printing, 1878; vols. 2 and 3 are second editions , 1879. Uniformly bound and stamped by John Bumpus, Oxford St. 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards, worn and scuffed, but still handsome. Marbeled end papers, top edges gilt. Spines with 5 raised bands, titles on red and black leather labels, ornate devices, the main feature being a stemmed flower. Wear to spine tops and bottoms and spine. Some wear and rubbing to corners and boards. Paper toned, occasional light foxing and smudging to text. Tight. . Good.
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Member: Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers. "One of the finest in N.E. (&) the premier used book shop on Cape Cod" - Used Book Lovers Guide. We have about 70,000 booksv Located half way between Falmouth and Hyannis, we are named in honor of the famous colonial era printer and philantrophist, founder (1812) of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, where we in 1969. There we were stewards and renewers of a decorative Queen Anne Victorian. On Cape Cod since 1969, we take care of the newest (1860) Crocker family home in Barnstable's village of Cotuit: a tall peaked Italianate now painted pink and four other colors. The owner's training has included work in four libraries and apprenticeship with the Irving Ephraim (1908) - 1989) who began his own career during the depression. Assistants have always known the meaning of "book person." Remembering with fondness Mr. E. and the enormous influence of our home town librarians, we try to continue their tradition of service. Open Tues. - Sat. 10 - 5, Sun. 12 - 5. Open Monday in the summer.
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- 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]
- Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
- raised band(s)
- Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created...[more]
- 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]
- Marbled boards
- 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...[more]
- Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.