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Flowers From Sunlight and Shade: Poems / S.B. Skelding

2015.7.122

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Susie Barstow Skelding

White, Stokes & Allen

New York

New York

United States

North America

1885

1886

Publisher's Binding- Victorian

Bound in dark green cloth. Front board is stamped in both gold and silver. An odd effect: the silvered "lowers," but not the "F," appear shaded across the top or lower half, depending on the angle of light, imitating sunlight and shade. Honeycomb stamping of large sun on front board is repeated to spine which is bright and clear. Silver stamping is likely aluminum. Note diagonal design, exaggerated lettering. Floral endpapers.

Inscribed in fine, flowing hand on a front endpaper: "Emily Lord, Christmas 1886."

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