Pebble Grain

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Bunte Blüthen (1880)

Pebble-grain book-cloth was introduced in the 1860s. Some bibliographers describe the pattern as "pebbled" or "pebbly."

Pebble grain is similar to bubble-grain book-cloth. Some bibliographers consider both pebble and bubble to be types of sand-textured grains, along with patterned sand.

The PBO database includes books bound in pebble-grain book-cloth dating back to 1839.

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Our Charley, and what to do with him (1858)
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The last poems of Alice and Phoebe Cary (1873)
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The Red Eagle : a poem of the South (1914)

Sources:
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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