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The Memoirs of Mr Charles J Yellowplush and Catherine: A Story; The Fitzboodle Papers etc. etc. Two volumes in dos--dos binding. 28.00
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Thackeray, William Makepeace

Catalogue No.: thk39b

Publisher:

London.: Smith Elder & Co.

Edition:

Pocket Edition; Published Date: 1887

Dimensions:

250 x 110 mm (10 x 4 inches) - 333pp, 332pp + ads.

Appearance:

Quarter-cloth spine on marbled boards.

Condition:

G : in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Prelims browned. Occasional light foxing.

Dos--dos binding (from the French meaning "back-to-back") is a binding structure in which two separate books are bound together such that the fore edge of one is adjacent to the spine of the other, with a shared lower board between them serving as the back cover of both. When shelved, the spine of the book to the right faces outward, while the spine of the book to the left faces the back of the shelf; the text of both works runs head-to-tail. The dos--dos format dates back at least to the 16th century, though they were most common in England was in the first half of the 17th century. Two books frequently bound in this form were the New Testament and Psalter, presumably because both were needed during church services. The format became much more widely known in the 1950s, when Ace Books began to publish its Ace Doubles. This was a line of tte-bche genre paperbacks that ran from 1952 until the early 1970s.

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The Memoirs of Mr Charles J Yellowplush and Catherine: A Story; The Fitzboodle Papers etc. etc. Two volumes in dos--dos binding.
The Memoirs of Mr Charles J Yellowplush and Catherine: A Story; The Fitzboodle Papers etc. etc. Two volumes in dos--dos binding.