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Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion by  Thomas Moore - Hardcover - 1833 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB and Biblio.com

Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion

by Moore, Thomas

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Paris: A. And W. Galignani, 1833. 12mo. 403pp., bound in 3/4 polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands ruled in gilt, green morocco spine label gilt, scattered foxing throughout, chipping to spine ends, upper joint with split but binding firm.




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calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or ...[more]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback.  A...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye.(see also Goatsk...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created ...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
gilt
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]
marbled paper
Decorative colored paper that imitates marble with a veined, mottled, or swirling pattern. Commonly used as the end papers or co...[more]

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