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The Marble Faun; Or, The Romance of Monte Beni / Nathaniel Hawthorne

2015.7.161

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Houghton, Mifflin & Company

BostonNew York

MassachusettsNew York

United States

North America

1890

Riverside Press ; Electrotyped and printed by H.O. Houghton & Co.)

Cambridge

Massachusetts

United States

North America

Publisher's Binding

Sarah Wyman Whitman

Two-color title page. Top edges gilt. Designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman in a three part binding of cream vellum-like cloth to the spine with red cloth boards featuring a square (2.5 x 2.5 inches approx.) panel in an intricate gilt stamped stylized design of an iris blossom and small hearts which is placed to the center right of the front board and repeated to the rear, a common design technique of Whitman's. Spine also has the iris/heart motif in gilt.

Rome

Italy

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