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Suede Bindings

Many types of materials have been used to create “elegant” bindings. Suede became popular for this purpose during the latter part of the Nineteenth Century. It is difficult to work with and decays rapidly.

Suede Bindings

Bain, John, Jr. Tobacco Leaves. Boston: H. M. Caldwell Co., 1903.

Bain, John, Jr. Tobacco in Song and Story. New York: H. M. Caldwell Co., 1896.

Suede blocked in gold.   

 

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On exhibit through September 30, 2000, Rare Book Room, fourth floor, University of North Texas Libraries,
Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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