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Essay on Irish bulls

Author:  Edgeworth, Richard Lovell, 1744-1817.
Title:  Essay on Irish bulls. By Richard Lovell Edgeworth, and Maria Edgeworth.
Publisher:  London, J. Johnson, 1802. Call Number:PN 6178 .I6 E3 1802

Full leather “tree calf” binding. The “tree” shape, formed with acids to etch the pattern into the leather, was first used in the late 18th century. It can be quite beautiful, but also detrimental to the leather leaving it pitted and weak. Additionally, this book has gold tooling along the edges of the cover, simple gold lines on the spine and a red title label. The spine is smooth, without even false raised bands. The endbands are handsewn and the endpapers are marbled.