AUTHOR: EMERSON, Ralph Waldo.
TITLE: The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
PUBLISHER: Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1883.
DESCRIPTION: THE RIVERSIDE EDITION. 14 vols., large octavo, 9-5/8" x 6-5/8", includes the 2 volumes of correspondence of Carlyle and Emerson, illustrated, bound in full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt decorated green floral onlays to spine panels and cover corner pieces, covers ruled and paneled in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, by Krumin of Boston.
CONDITION: internally clean and bright, hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, A VERY GOOD SET.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: "Krumin of Boston" is a reference in a 1922 Boston trade directory that he Henry Krumin, registered as a binder and lived and or worked at 88 Moody St. in Boston. According to Allen H. Eaton who wrote "Handcrafts Of New England" in a Worcester Exhibition the Harcourt Bindery of Boston displayed a large number of books by various New England binders. There was a special group of books by Henry T. Krumin of Boston, a binder of unusual taste who was born in Russia, and his son, Harold A. Krumin, an excellent craftsman who learned to do fine binding from his father.
We were also able to locate a clamshell box in the British Library also noted as stamped "Krumin of Boston".