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Farm Ballads / Will Carleton


Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Will Carleton


Harper & Brothers

New York

New York

United States

North America


Publisher's Binding- Poster Style

Thomas Watson Ball

Bound in a deep purple smooth cloth in a striking double ruled binding with a small central rectangular ruled flat poster-style illustration of fields, sky, clouds, and red-roofed farm buildings, stamped in two shades of green, yellow, and red. Tissue Guarded Frontis.With the very rare dust jacket. Binding should be compared with the earlier First Edition of 1873. Unsigned binding, attributed to Thomas Watson Ball by Minksy

First edition of the re-issue. Originally published in 1873.

Compare with 1870s binding (2015.7.47)

Minsky, R. Book cover art of Thomas Watson Ball, page 37

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