New York Book Bindery, 112 and 114 Fulton Street, New-York. This old establishment is chiefly devoted to the finer and more costly styles of book-binding... Advertising Broadside.
New York: E. Walker, nd, 1843-1848? Ephemera. A fine advertising broadside complete with a wonderful woodcut image of the bindery interior showing 16 bookbinders actively at work on the books. They offered bindings in Turkey Morocco, Russia, English, French and American Calf. Walker states "It is highly advantageous to GENTLEMEN HAVING LIBRARIES, and for LITERARY INSTITUTIONS, TO Apply Direct to the Binder" and offering a discount of 20 to 30%.
OCLC: 83845516 cites 3 copies at the Grolier Club, AAS and Boston Athenaeum Library & OCLC: 80789145 at the Library Company. OCLC states "The New York Book Bindery was established by Edward Walker in 1836. This advertisement was apparently printed between 1843, when Walker was first located at both 112 and 114 Fulton St., and 1848, when a similar advertisement appeared with the earliest instance of the firm name as E. Walker & Sons. Cf. Walker, E. The art of book-binding ... including a descriptive account of the New York Book-Bindery, New York, 1850, p. 10-19."
20 x 25 cm (8 x 9 3/4"), text printed on cream paper with multiple fonts. Right margin showing evidence ohaving been tipped into another book, with sml. divot in right margin. Very good overall. Item #26949