The New Pacific

Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832-1918)
The New Pacific
New York: Bancroft Co., 1900 [c1899] (New York: Trow Directory)

Blindstamping and gold on dark green, vertically ribbed cloth.

Some copies of this book came with a printed slip enclosed discussing the binding, reading

“This beautiful cover design, by Miss Maitland Armstrong, for THE NEW PACIFIC, stamped in gold on sea green, represents ocean waves and sea-shells, with the Ancient Mariner telling to the Wedding Guest the story of his adventures into the Pacific, and how he killed the Albatross, the bird that made the wind to blow, thus bringing upon himself and others dire misfortune” (p.67).

Gullans, Charles B. and Espey, John Jenkins. Margaret Armstrong and American trade bindings : with a checklist of her designed bindings and covers. [Los Angeles, Calif] : Dept of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

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