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The Story of a Bad Boy / Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

BoysFiction.1890sSocial life and customs

8 in

5-1/4 in

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

A.B. Frost




United States

North America


Riverside Press

Publisher's Binding

Sarah Wyman Whitman

Book design by Sarah Wyman Whitman in a forest-green coarse-woven cloth with a crossed design composed of three vertical and horizontal lines with large floral outlines extending to the edge of the boards, the center of which has a gilt rectangle with the title in black. A line with the broken floral motif runs the vertical length of the spine through the center of the title, author, and publisher. This is a spine design feature that Whitman employed to great effect.

New Hampshire

United States

North America

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