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Candle-Lightin' Time / Paul Laurence Dunbar

2015.7.230

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Hampton Institute Camera Club

First

Dodd, Mead & Company

New York

New York

United States

North America

1901

University Press ; John Wilson and Son)

Cambridge

Massachusetts

United States

North America

Publisher's Binding- Art Nouveau

Margaret Armstrong

Bound in olive green linen-weave cloth in an unsigned art nouveau Margaret Armstrong binding. Spine in elaborate bright gilt stamping, cover design is stamped in black, maroon, cream, and gilt and depicts a field of flowers (cotton plants?) reaching up to a gilt moon within a black bordered frame of flowers. Top edge gilt.

Stated first edition published October 1901. Title page date of 1902, 2nd State (title in green on title-page). Owner's name to front endpaper dated 1903.

Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute

Oliver Wendell Holmes Collection (Library of Congress)

Margaret Armstrong Binding Collection (Library of Congress)

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Margaret Armstrong

binding designer.

The Art of American Book Covers 1875-1930 / Richard Minsky

Featured on page 71.

Bound for Beauty: Highlights from the Roberts Collection

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