New-York: W.H. Arthur & Co., 1858. Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1858, by Tracy R. Edson. 8vo, modern green half morocco, gilt, with hand-marbled boards; spine with two raised bands, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt; original printed green paper covers bound in. 20 pages. Paper covers a trifle worn and sunned; once folded vertically; contents a bit foxed. Near fine. Item #5432
The only copy Kolbe & Fanning have ever offered, being the example from the Ford library, now finely bound. The firm’s detailed description of the process is followed by a series of letters testifying to its efficacy. Ex John J. Ford, Jr. Library (Kolbe Sale 93), lot 762, and since beautifully bound by Sam Ellenport using hand-marbled paper produced by Chena River Marblers; ex MJS Library.