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Vintage book, the Dolls house by Ibsen, The Little Leather Library
This is in rather poor condition, and the binding is coming undone, but would make a great topic of conversation !

I believe this is one of the earlier copies but please let me know if i am wrong!
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The Little Leather Library Corporation of New York was founded in 1916. Its business was innovative at the time by being among the first to market inexpensive books to a national audience, to use direct consumer sales through the U. S. Postal System, and to use national media advertisements in mass market subscription magazines. The brief history of this business brackets the United States direct involvement in Word War I, a rapidly changing economic environment, and a growing technology that ultimately replaced the genuine leather book covers that were the basis for the business name, Little Leather Library, with fake leather covers made with a DuPont Chemical product.

The books themselves are diminutive and sometimes abridged editions of public domain works, not protected by copyright and for which no author royalty payments were required. The same titles were issued and re-issued in different types of bindings and covers over the years. The earlier editions were more expensively produced and were sold separately. Today, these editions are more rare and valuable. In the years following W.W.I. into the 1920's the books were more cheaply produced in larger quantities and sold in large sets of different titles in various combinations. These later editions are less rare and less valuable to collectors today.

Vintage book, the Dolls house by Ibsen, The Little Leather Library

Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Material: paper
  • Feedback: 1009 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Arizona, United States
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