Item #331 [NEW YORK BINDING?]. The Course of Time: a poem. Robert POLLOK.
[NEW YORK BINDING?]. The Course of Time: a poem
Bound by Charles Wells, New York (?)

[NEW YORK BINDING?]. The Course of Time: a poem

New York: Charles Wells, 1833. Hardcover. N.d. (ca. 1833). 16mo. [2], xiv, [3], 14-227, [4], 230-328, [1], iv-x pp. Contemporary beige calf elaborately gilt, a.e.g. Front free endpaper excised, binding with some minor refurbishment. Very good. Item #331

Bound by Charles Well of New York (?) ¶ Charles Wells was described in New York City Directories as a bookbinder until at least 1832; thereafter he was listed as a bookseller; in 1838 he appears in the Directories as a publisher, and then in 1844 his trade is simply described as "books." There is a good possibility that the present binding came from his shop. Wells may have been the chief importer and user of English-made dies. Not in Edwin Wolf, "From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings, 1825-1855." * Early gift inscription from Ima Hitchcock to Emily Perkins, dated Dec. 25, 1856.

Price: $375.00