Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Burnham, 1848. 2 vols. Original publisher's embossed black leather bindings, all edges gilt, endpapers plain. A few very minor, unobtrusive repairs. Occasionally heavy foxing throughout, as commonly. Very good. Item #3021
Incredibly, the gilt panel stamps on this binding are not recorded in Wolf, "From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855." although other examples from this publisher are listed and reproduced. Our binding is preserved in beautiful state, suitable for exhibition.
Patton's Cottage Bible remains an excellent example of American book arts at this date, as it is enriched with etchings and engravings by American artists F. Kearney, W. Keenan, J.A. Adams, A. Dick, M. Osbourne, James Smillie, and J.B. Longacre. The work seems to have been largely ignored by specialists, no doubt due to the fact that it is almost always found in poor condition.
No copy in the Library Company, one of the great repositories of American embossed leather bindings of this date.