The Life of Thomas Jefferson Volume II
Henry S. Randall
Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1865
Half bound in brown calf sided with marbled paper with made endpapers and edge marbling in the same pattern. Pale green stuck on cloth endbands. Sewing is intact but the spine is very heavily lined and has cracked in two places. The text block is white laid medium weight paper with little damage. Spine stamped in gold with thin false bands and red label bearing title. Blind tooled lines at edges of siding up material on spine piece, and corners. Boards completely detached with top three panels on the spine still attached to front board. Corners abraded. Made flyleaf detached.
Consolidate leather, consolidate and patch corners with toned tissue. Poultice spine and reline. Reback in calf dyed to match. Tip in endpapers.
The Elements of a Polite Education; Carefully Selected from the Letters of the Late Right Honorable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son
London, R. Phillips 1800
Purchased in Oxford, 21 February 2013
Bound in brown marbled calf with green leather label and gold tooling on spine, and tooling on board edges. Red and white sewn headbands. Edges possibly colored green. Text block is off white medium weight laid paper with mild foxing. One illustration opposite title page. Title page missing corner. Sewn on three sawn in cords, outer two laced into boards. Joints broken, lower cord on front board broken. Corners delaminating. Endpapers discolored and front flyleaf detached.
Consolidate and repair corners with toned tissue and consolidate leather. Reback with dyed calf. Hinge flyleaf with Japanese tissue.
The Public Life of Capt. John Brown
Boston, Thayer and Eldridge 1860
Purchased at Brattle 13 March 2013, previously of Boston College Library
Brown cloth publisher’s binding with heavy “T and E” center stamp on boards and title stamped in gold on spine. “E451 R33” written in white paint at bottom of spine. Sewn over four sawn-in cords. Endpapers smooth brittle yellow paper with ink inscription on front flyleaf and pencilled numbers as on spine opposite. Text block is somewhat brittle smooth off white medium weight paper with water damage at edge, with some sections more discolored. Spine broken at section 18. Single lithograph plate opposite title page on heavier white paper with protective sheet tipped at the side. Ink from plate has shadowed through plate and leaf behind. Date stamp card tipped at top of back flyleaf, envelope and stamps opposite. Cloth and lining lost and peeling at head, back board halfway detached. Tail and lower board edge lost.
Cloth reback. Consolidate and repair corners, board edge, and inner hinge with toned tissue.