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Early American Binding


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COLLECTION Courtesy of Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
BINDING TERM American: Early American binding
COVER material/hardware, etc corner style/turn ins Full brown tanned animalskin (perhaps calf), uneven turn ins, overlapped corners. Six raised bands, tightback.
DECORATION style Concentric frame pattern tooled in blind, crossed in the middle and stained with acid to create a darkened area of two triangles. Large fluerons and additional blind fillets, possibly creating the initials "A M." Blind ties. Spine tooled with blind fillets. Two pairs of clasps with catch on the front board.
BOARDS material back cornering Paper board, unshaped, backcornered.
SPINE rounding/ backing lining Rounded and backed. Linings are not visible.
ENDBANDS style material/color core material Front bead endbands, (pink or red?) and (white?) over cane or wood cores.
SEWING style support material lacing in Sewing pattern not visible. Six cord supports frayed out, board attachment not visible.
ENDPAPERS material # of flyleaves/attachment Pastedowns are laminated layers of the North-Carolina Chronicle or Fayetteville Gazette. Additional atypical blank flyleaf has a watermark which reads "J Honic & Zoonen."
TEXT BLOCK material edge treatment Brown medium (2) moderately textured (2) handmade laid paper. Trimmed.
describer (s) Brown, Primanis
[University of Texas Cataloging Record]

Note: Signature collations may be erroneous due to problems developed during database migration to a new OPAC system.

Author Burkitt, William, 1650-1703.

Title Expository notes, with practical observations, on the New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wherein the sacred text is at large recited, the sense explained, and the instructive example of the blessed Jesus, and his holy apostles, to our imitation recommended. The whole designed to encourage the reading of the Scriptures in private families, and to render the daily perusal of them profitable and delightful. / By William Burkitt ...

Added title North-Carolina chronicle; or, Fayetteville gazette

Edition The twentieth edition, carefully corrected.

Imprint Chester [England]: : Printed by J. Fletcher, for T. Craig, Nantwich., 1790.

Harry Ransom Center Book Collection -Q- BS 2340 B8 1790 LIB USE ONLY

Description [4], 631, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 43 cm. (fol.)

Note In double columns.

Page [1] at end blank.

Local note HRC copy imperfect: p. [1]-2 mutilated.

Bookplate and embossed stamp of the Library of the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; inscribed: Arch'd McCurdy; various issues of the North-Carolina chronicle; or, Fayetteville gazette mounted as paste-downs; probably bound in America, if not in Fayetteville, N.C.

Subject Bible. N.T. – Commentaries.

Genre Bookbinding – American – ca. 1790

Special collection: Fletcher, J., printer/press

Craig, T., printer/press

McCurdy, Archibald, former owner

OCLC number 12656969