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Shakespeare, William. Sentiments and Similes of William Shakespeare. Ed. Henry Noel Humphreys. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851.

            Binding: Papier-Mâché

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Sentiments and Similes of William Shakespeare


Winged Thoughts

Bacon, M. A. Winged Thoughts. London: Longman & Co., 1851.


The binding is designed by Owen Jones and is different on front, spine, and back. It was executed by the firm of Remnant and Edmonds, and was created with “relievo” binding, where the the design is embossed in leather in relief.         

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Hetty Baker; or, Proud and Humble. Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1859.

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Hetty Baker, or Proud and Humble


The Works of Robert Bloomfield

Bloomfield, Robert. The Works of Robert Bloomfield. London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1864.

Blue sand-grained cloth, beveled boards.

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Dickens, Charles. Our Mutual Friend. May 1864-November 1865. London: Chapman and Hall.

Many of Dickens’s novels were first published in 20 monthly parts. The cover is colored paper printed from wood.

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Our Mutual Friend


The Prince's Progress

Rossetti, Christina. The Prince’s Progress and Other Poems. London: Macmillan and Company, 1866.

Green cloth blocked in gold on front, spine, and back.

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