Go back

Child Life in Prose / John Greenleaf Whittier

2015.7.319

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Houghton, Mifflin & Company

Boston

1873

Publisher's Binding- Art Nouveau

Bound in a beautiful light mint green cloth with a floral border design of interweaving vine and leaf stamped in dark green and rose. This border forms a central circle through which a gilt stamped flock of birds soar upward. Gilt titles to cover and spine

Book is dated 1873, but this appears to be an early 20th century binding design, incorporating elements of art-nouveau and a more modern cloth color.

© 2014-2020 American Bookbinders Museum