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Treasure Trove, or, He Would be a Gentleman (The Works of Samuel Lover)

by Samuel Lover

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Hardcover. Ex library. Poor. Treasure Trove, or, He Would be a Gentleman (The Works of Samuel Lover), New York: The Athenaeum Society, date not stated, 565 pages. Half morocco stamped in blind and gilt, fingernail-sized chip top spine, spine strip torn and attached by only one edge about 3 inches at top, marbled boards and endpapers, rear free endpaper torn at hinge and barely attached, binding seems rather firm for all that, top edge gilt, soil/dark toning other edges, library stamps, labels etc, reading copy only with light tanning. Frontispiece.




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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]
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]
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]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new...[more]
Marbled boards
A hardcover book with a decorative colored paper that imitates marble using a mottled, veined, or swirling pattern....[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 pag...[more]
spine strip
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reading copy
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hinge
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Poor
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edges
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