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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 6

Wood Books

Wood Books.

Colonel Champ exhibits specimens of Victorian wood, converted into small boxes of book form, according to a design adopted by that gentleman at the Exhibition of 1861, and then suggested by Dr. Mueller. Nothing could be more convenient and more interesting than a library (to speak allegorically) of such imitation books, representing the different timber of different countries, which could be systematically, or alphabetically, or geographically arranged. Australia alone could furnish for such a collection more than a thousand volumes.