Patterned Sand Grain

Patterned sand–grain book-cloth is one of several styles of cloth described as having a sand-textured grain. This pattern involves smaller and more regularly distributed "bumps" in the texture than other sand-textured grains included in the PBO database, bubble grain and pebble grain.

The PBO database includes books bound in patterned sand–grain book-cloth dating back to c. 1853.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin for children (1853)
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The battle cry (1914)

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Hidden pearls (1925)

Gaskell, Philip. A New introduction to Bibliography. Oak Knoll Press, 2000.

Tomlinson, William and Richard Masters. Bookcloth, 18231980. Mellor, U.K.: Tomlinson, 1996.

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