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Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Don't know where to start? Curious about a particular designer? Try searching for "Margaret Armstrong" to see all the bindings in the collection designed by her. Want to explore by era? Search "1880s" to see all the bindings that were designed in that decade.

The Kathleen V. Roberts Collection is the work of many years of collecting and it highlights the changing styles and aesthetics of the decades of cloth-bound publishers' bindings, from their beginnings in the 1830s, to their gradual decline in favor of printed dust jackets in the early 20th century.

Chosen Poems / Henry Van Dyke
Chosen Poems / Henry Van Dyke
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Christie
Christie's Christmas / Pansy
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Colette / Jeanne Schultz
Colette / Jeanne Schultz
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Companionable Books / Henry Van Dyke
Companionable Books / Henry Van Dyke
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Country Stories / Mary Russell Mitford
Country Stories / Mary Russell Mitford
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Cranford / Mrs. Gaskell
Cranford / Mrs. Gaskell
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Cranford / Mrs. Gaskell
Cranford / Mrs. Gaskell
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Curiosities of the Bible / Rev. J.H. Vincent
Curiosities of the Bible / Rev. J.H. Vincent
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Daisy Miller / Henry James
Daisy Miller / Henry James
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Darkness and Daylight, Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman
Darkness and Daylight, Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's Pictorial Record of Gospel, Temperance, Mission, and Rescue Work "in His Name" ... / Helen Campbell, Thomas W. Knox, Thomas Byrnes
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Das Heideprinzesschen / E. Marlitt
Das Heideprinzesschen / E. Marlitt
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David Copperfield / Charles Dickens
David Copperfield / Charles Dickens
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Days Off and Other Digressions / Henry Van Dyke
Days Off and Other Digressions / Henry Van Dyke
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Days Off and Other Digressions / Henry Van Dyke
Days Off and Other Digressions / Henry Van Dyke
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Days with Sir Roger de Coverley : A Reprint from "The Spectator"
Days with Sir Roger de Coverley : A Reprint from "The Spectator"
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Denizens of the Deep / Frank T. Bullen
Denizens of the Deep / Frank T. Bullen
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Der Gute Ton in allen Lebenslagen / Franz Ebhardt
Der Gute Ton in allen Lebenslagen / Franz Ebhardt
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Dick Duncan: Glen Morris Stories / Francis Forrester, Esq.
Dick Duncan: Glen Morris Stories / Francis Forrester, Esq.
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Die Bergpsalmen / Joseph Victor von Scheffel
Die Bergpsalmen / Joseph Victor von Scheffel
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Die Schwestern / Georg Ebers
Die Schwestern / Georg Ebers
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Dogtown: Being Some Chapters from the Annals of the Waddles Family, Set Down in the Language of Housepeople / Mabel Osgood Wright
Dogtown: Being Some Chapters from the Annals of the Waddles Family, Set Down in the Language of Housepeople / Mabel Osgood Wright
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Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall / Charles Major
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall / Charles Major
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Dream Days / Kenneth Grahame
Dream Days / Kenneth Grahame
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Dreams In Homespun / Sam Walter Foss
Dreams In Homespun / Sam Walter Foss
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Droll Stories Collected From the Abbeys of Touraine / Honoré De Balzac
Droll Stories Collected From the Abbeys of Touraine / Honoré De Balzac
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Eight cousins; Or, The Aunt-Hill / Louisa M. Alcott
Eight cousins; Or, The Aunt-Hill / Louisa M. Alcott
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Einkehr und Umschau; Neueste Dichtungen / Friedrich Bodenstedt
Einkehr und Umschau; Neueste Dichtungen / Friedrich Bodenstedt
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Elizabeth and Her German Garden / Elizabeth von Armin
Elizabeth and Her German Garden / Elizabeth von Armin
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England / Frank Fox
England / Frank Fox
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Ethics of the Dust / John Ruskin
Ethics of the Dust / John Ruskin
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Evelina: Or, a Young Lady
Evelina: Or, a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World / Fanny Burney
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Familiar London Painted by Rose Barton / Rose Barton
Familiar London Painted by Rose Barton / Rose Barton
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature / John Bartlett
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature / John Bartlett
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Familiar Wild Flowers Figured and Described / F. Edward Hulme
Familiar Wild Flowers Figured and Described / F. Edward Hulme
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Famous Cathedrals As Seen and Described By Great Writers / Esther Singleton
Famous Cathedrals As Seen and Described By Great Writers / Esther Singleton
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Famous Paintings as Seen and Described by Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
Famous Paintings as Seen and Described by Famous Writers / Esther Singleton
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Farm Ballads / Will Carleton
Farm Ballads / Will Carleton
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Farm Ballads / Will Carleton
Farm Ballads / Will Carleton
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Fisherman
Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things / Henry Van Dyke
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Fisherman
Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things / Henry Van Dyke
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Flammenzeichen / E. Werner
Flammenzeichen / E. Werner
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Flora
Flora's Interpreter: Or, The American Book of Flowers and Sentiments / Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
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Flower Fables and Fancies / N. Hudson Moore
Flower Fables and Fancies / N. Hudson Moore
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Flower of the Dusk / Myrtle Reed
Flower of the Dusk / Myrtle Reed
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Flower of the Dusk / Myrtle Reed
Flower of the Dusk / Myrtle Reed
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Flowers From Sunlight and Shade: Poems / S.B. Skelding
Flowers From Sunlight and Shade: Poems / S.B. Skelding
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Flowers of the Field and Forest From Original Water-Color Drawings After Nature by Isaac Sprague / Reverend A.B. Hervey
Flowers of the Field and Forest From Original Water-Color Drawings After Nature by Isaac Sprague / Reverend A.B. Hervey
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Forrest House / Mary J. Holmes
Forrest House / Mary J. Holmes
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Fox
Fox's Book of Martyrs
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Frau Wilhelmine: Der Familie Buchholz letzter Theil / Julius Stinde
Frau Wilhelmine: Der Familie Buchholz letzter Theil / Julius Stinde
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