[Edward Walker & Sons,]

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Title

[Edward Walker & Sons,]

Publisher

New York,

Date

1852.

Description

This broadside announces the May 1, 1852 re-opening of the bindery firm of Edward Walker & Sons, which had been destroyed by fire just five months earlier. The text of the broadside reveals that although Edward Walker & Sons was “devoted to the finer and more costly styles of Book Binding, such as turkey, morocco, russia, English, French & American calf,” the firm also provided cheap edition binding in cloth—a recent innovation which in the 1850s was just beginning to replace the laborious process of binding individual volumes in leather.