A Tin Bicuit Box Shaped As Eight Classic Novels Tied With A Strap This ' Library ' = Gulliver's Travels; Burns; Robinson Crusoe; Pickwick Papers; Self-Help; Shakespeare; Pilgrims Progress and the History of England.

By: Huntley & Palmers

Price: £375.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A GOOD PLUS/NEAR VERY GOOD fancy embossed British Biscuit Tin from Huntley & Palmers, in shape of a small Library of bound CLASSIC BOOKS, each with a separate embossed design/title and individual marbled edges, all encircled with a 'simulated leather' tin strap. The Tin box measures approximately 6 in x 6 x 4 in. (c. 16 cm x16 cm x 11. 5 cm). Its appearance, although moulded in tin, is that of eight 'leather bound' books all tied together with a 'leather' strap. The 'spines' have the titles of eight novels. The 'fore-edges' and the 'top & bottom edges' are in various types of marbling. The top panel of the box opens on a hinge with a metal tab to reveal the inside - now empty. Undated but about 1900 according to research, but these book tins were one of the most popular tins with customers and were produced, in ten different variations, until 1924. The brand name "Huntley & Palmers Biscuits Reading & London" is stamped on the bottom centre of the box. This 'Library' consists of - Gulliver's Travels; Burns; Robinson Crusoe; Pickwick Papers; Self-Help; Shakespeare; Pilgrims Progress and The History of England. NO Date but probably Turn of the Century, and produced by the newer 'offset lithography' process for printing on metal. This new technique allowed the manufacture of more complex shapes and coloured tins. Some scratches, marks, ingrained dust, some old rust, and wear, but overall this item is one of the Nicest, Brightest versions of this 'BOOK BOX' I've seen in a very long time, as most have rusted/worn badly and made the books almost invisible - and I've been in the book trade for over 40 years! SEE IMAGES. ; 6 " x 6 " x 4 "

Title: A Tin Bicuit Box Shaped As Eight Classic Novels Tied With A Strap This ' Library ' = Gulliver's Travels; Burns; Robinson Crusoe; Pickwick Papers; Self-Help; Shakespeare; Pilgrims Progress and the History of England.

Author Name: Huntley & Palmers

Categories: Bindings, Architecture. Art. Crafts, Eng Lit, Lit Crit & Shakespeare, Cookery. Foods. Wine, Ephemera/Advertising, Antiquarian -19th Century or Earlier,

Edition: Unknown

Publisher: Reading & London. UK, Huntley & Palmers: 1900

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 120025

Keywords: A NEAR VERY GOOD Fancy Embossed British Biscuit Tin From Huntley & Palmers, In Shape Of A Small Library Of Bound CLASSIC BOOKS Huntley & Palmers. Reading & London. UK. NO Date But Turn Of The Century - Probably 1890/1910 ? One Of The Nicest, Brightest Versions Of This 'BOOK BOX' I've Seen In A Very Long Time, Each With A Separate Embossed Design/title And Individual Marbled Edges, All Encircled With A 'simulated Leather' Tin Strap. The Tin Box Measures Approximately 6 In X 6 X 4 In. (c. 16 Cm X16 Cm X 11. 5 Cm).