A Thought on Book-Binding: Melville, Herman

A Thought on Book-Binding

Melville, Herman

Published by (Hurley, H. H.), Westmoreland, NH, 1981
Hardcover
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From an edition of 350 copies, this is a specially bound deluxe copy. Melville begins with fantasies on the ideal binding for the "Red Rover," such as "jet black, with a red streak around the edges (pirate fashion)." He goes on to speak of "mysterious cyphers [sic] in bookbinders' rilievo," and the very nature of the book: "Books, gentlemen, are a species of men, and introduced to them you circulate in the very best society." Very fine in an attractive, restrained binding of full crimson morocco with blind rules and gilt titling. (Bradbury, p. 99). (2 1/16 by 2 15/16; 53x74mm). Bookseller Inventory # 25606

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Title: A Thought on Book-Binding

Publisher: (Hurley, H. H.), Westmoreland, NH

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

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