[Bindings] : [Salesman Samples]

Early 20th Century Appleton Publishing Sales Dummy

[New York]: Appleton. ca. 1920.

Folding salesman's dummy featuring 17 board panels with a total of 50 gilt titled spine cloth samples in various colors. Folds neatly into an olive green plain 8vo. volume. Exceptionally clean. Near fine.

A striking salesman's dummy of sample bindings for circa-1920 multi-volume sets published by Appleton, this amusing relic unfolds to approximately 7 feet in length. Sample sets by prominent authors of the era including Huxley, Darwin, and more. A scarce and exceptionally well preserved early 20th Century publisher's binding item.