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Re: [BKARTS] Molly Made Book Question

This should help. Here is the link. http://antiqbook.com/boox/poor/6780.shtml

Others as well. http://www.pitts.emory.edu/Archives/text/mss034.html

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Cover Designs Created Exclusively for Molloy Made Covers (a Catalog for School Yearbooks)
Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. COVER DESIGNS CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR MOLLOY MADE COVERS. (Trade Catalogue) . Chicago: David J. Molloy Company, 1927. Quarto. Die-stamped leather in three colors. Interior is 18 samples of die-stamped pieces and aboyut 200 various cover designs. Sound and solid. 1; 1500 grams.
USD 213.88
Offered by: Poor Man's Books - Book number: 6780

----- Original Message ----- From: "Joan Michaels Paque" <joanmichaels@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 10:27 AM
Subject: Molly Made Book Question

Dear People,

I have in my possession an interesting book produced by the MOLLOY-MADE Chicago company.
It was located at 2857 N. Western Avenue. There is no date in the book and the address has no zip code
so it may predate 1945. It appears that it is a sample book for covers.

It has a distinctive leather cover obviously indicating the quality and services they provided. Inside the front
cover and 2 additional pages are physical samples of the various color and cover stock available.
Delightful names like Rhinoceros, Pin Morocco, Caracul Basket Weave, Antelope, Walrus etc., are included.
The book states that there are 46 cover designs available, arranged in numerous alphabetical categories.
Each full page is devoted to an excellent detailed photograph of a specific subject. The variety and
detail is impressive to say the least. They run from traditional to contemporary.

Am curious about this company and the interesting covers they produced. A web search didn't reveal
anything so I appeal to the luminaries on this site. Any help given would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Joan Michaels Paque
JMP Atelier


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