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Ethics of the Dust / John Ruskin

2015.7.288

Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

John Ruskin

The Mershon Company

Rahway

New Jersey

United States

North America

circa 1900

Publisher's Binding- White Spine, Floral

Bound in a wide cream cloth spine stamped in an art deco gilt design. Pictorial paper covered boards to half of cover in roses and buds printed in brown, pink, and green against a white background. Top edge gilt. Binding represents a style which was extremely popular at the turn of the century, noted for white spines and repeating small flower patterns in calico-like cloth or paper - obviously marketed to the feminine buyer.

No date of publication.

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