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  • The Robert F. Metzdorf Collection
    Location designator: ExMe

    About 700 volumes, the first gift of which was in 1961-62. For particulars refer to: Robert F. Metzdorf, "Victorian Book Decoration" in the Princeton University Library Chronicle XXIV, 2 (Winter, 1963) pp. 91-99 [ full text].

    Also see: Princeton University Library Chronicle XXXII, 3 (Spring, 1971) p. 187 [full text], describing 25 additional examples of English, Scottish, and American cloth bindings of the latter half of the 19th century added to the collection.

    Available [here] is a PDF of 190 pages of handwritten descriptions of the books prepared by Robert Metzdorf.

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