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Blanchard, Laman (ed.)
Binding, Fine- Hampstead Bindery] George Cruikshank's Omnibus
Tilt and Bogue, London, 1842. 8vo. An extremely unusual, precocious and indeed comical binding by The Hampstead Bindery (signed in stencil on verso of front free fly), in full calf with front cover set off in green with a welcome mat and walkway that depicts a beaver (or muskrat) splayed out, as well as a push broom. Gilt lettering on cover, "Welcome." Spine with gilt lettering for title and the same push broom outlined in gilt, with green handle. A most scarce and interesting binding, quite possibly bound by one of the bookbinders later associated with the Guild of Women Binders (notation on front fly in pencil crediting both Hampstead Bindery as well as Guild of Women Binders). Binding in very good condition, with expert repair to joints. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.]
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