American signed bindings through 1876
Oak Knoll Press, Sep 15, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 299 pages
"Describes and illustrates 315 bookbinder's tickets, stamps, and engraved designations, from the 1750s through 1876. Identifies 233 binders from 19 states and 84 cities and towns from Maine to New Orleans and as far west as Little Rock. Provides brief descriptions of bindings and explanatory notes for many binders"--Provided by publisher.
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