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The Cloister and the Hearth / Charles Reade

2015.7.269

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Charles Reade

Frank T. Merrill

H.M. Caldwell

New York

New York

United States

North America

circa 1900

Publisher's Binding- Art Nouveau

Unidentified Designer

Art nouveau design in navy blue cloth with a decorated cover of intertwining tulip stems in green outlined with gold with their tulip blossoms in an unusual ivory and shaded salmon color combination, possibly achieved by using a hand dyed cloth, as each tulip blossom is different in shading and each is also raised from the rest of the decoration. Tulip motif repeated in green and gilt on the spines. Top edge gilt with side and bottom edges deckled.

No publication date. Copyright 1894 DeWolfe, Fiske, and Co. No date for this Caldwell edition. Flyleaf inscription: From Rob. Oct. 6, 1902.

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