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1880s (Part II)


Punch. London: New Library Series, 1885-1886.

Glazed paper printed from wood.

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Whitaker, Evelyn. Tip Cat. London: Walter Smith, 1886.

Blue cloth with leaf design blocked in green and orange on front and back; lettering blocked in gold on front and spine. Lettering is strongly reminiscent of Pre-Raphaelite designs.

Tip Cat


City Ballads

Carleton, Will. City Ballads. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1886.

Blue cloth blocked in gold, black and brown on front, gold on spine, and in blind on back.

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Frémont, John Charles. Memoirs of My Life, with a Sketch of the Life of Senator Benton by Jessie Benton Frémont. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1887.

Brown cloth blocked in gold, black, silver, blue, and red on front; gold, black, blue, and red on spine; with beveled boards.

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Memoirs of My Life


Wanderings of a War Artist

Montagu, Irving. Wanderings of a War Artist. London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1889.

Green cloth blocked in gold, black, red, pink, and white on front and spine, gold on back.

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Evenings at Home, or Fireside Reading. Chicago: J. A. Ruth, 1889.

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

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Evenings at Home

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