Morocco Grain

The term morocco refers to a type of goatskin leather used for bookbinding. Morocco-grain cloth bears similar markings and was one of the earliest grain patterns used in book-cloth. British manufacturers first advertised this style of cloth in 1830.

The PBO database includes books bound in morocco-grain book-cloth dating back to 1833.

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Popular account of the manners and customs of India (1847)
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Autobiography of Peter Cartwright, the backwoods preacher (1857)
     
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Amerikanisches garten-buch für stadt und land (1892)
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Amerikanisches garten-buch für stadt und land (1892)

Sources:
Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1995.

Greenfield, Jane. ABC of Bookbinding: A Unique Glossary with Over 700 Illustrations for Collectors & Librarians. New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2002.

Sadleir, Michael. The Evolution of Publisher’s Binding Styles, 1700-1900. New York. Garland Pub., 1990, 1930.

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