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Seaweed and Botanical Samples Album, c. 1864.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
246
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Seaweed and Botanical Samples Album, c. 1864. Large octavo-format commercially produced album titled, American Album, Boston: L. Prang & Co., patented 1864; title page followed by twenty-five heavy card leaves each with diagonal corner slashes designed to accept four 2 1/2 x 4 inch cards, completely filled with seaweed and botanical samples, including tree leaves, flowers, ferns and other plants, some samples detached, generally good condition in publisher's half morocco with gold-tooled spine, textured cloth boards and brass catches and clasps, leather of spine rubbed and becoming detached, 9 x 6 1/2 in.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

L. Prang & Co., Book publishing, Bookbinding, Crafts, Graphic design, Paper art, Print production, Printing, Publishing, Seaweed, Visual arts

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