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Thomas Simms Bettens / Stikeman Binding 1/250 by  Edward Detraz Bettens - Signed First Edition - 1909 - from Lux Libri (SKU: 047189)

Thomas Simms Bettens / Stikeman Binding 1/250

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Thomas Simms Bettens / Stikeman Binding 1/250

by Bettens, Edward Detraz

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Author not stated but [Edward Detraz Bettens.] NY: 1909. 1st edition. One of 250 copies printed at The Gillis Press for private distribution. Fine leather binding by Stikeman. A memorial biography of Thomas Simms Bettens (1851-1907), an 1874 Harvard graduate who taught the classics to generations of prep school students in NY City. Published as a gift to former students who donated a drinking fountain in Bettens' name for the Harvard Union entrance hall. 132 pp. + added leaves in the front and rear. Well-illustrated with portraits, including wonderful images of Bettens family dogs. 8vo, 8.75 by 6 inches. Full leather binding signed on the front endpaper with the small stamp of Stikeman & Co. Raised spine bands; gilt title lettering and 1909 date. Gilt top page edge. Leather panel inner doublures. Silk moire endpapers. Printed on thick, hand-made Imperial Japan vellum paper. VG with modest wear and rubbing, some darkening of the leather. Sound, tight binding. No owner signatures, bookplates or other marks.


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Thomas Simms Bettens / Stikeman Binding 1/250
Bettens, Edward Detraz
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ... [more]
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet... [more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
Very Good condition can describe a used book that does show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or... [more]

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