Q: I have a volume – The Chimes – Charles Dickens – published by Henry Altemus Company. I am assuming this was published after 1900, but cannot find the cover in all the information on your website. I volunteer for a library and we received this as a donation and would like to put it up for sale on our website. Can you please help? My closest guess is 1907, but I can’t tell if it is part of a series.
Thank you – attached is a picture of the cover
A: Your book is part of the Vademecum Series and was published in 1907.
This series was a long running publisher’s series of reprints.
In 1907 more than 40 different pictures have been seen on the cover appliqué.
These books originally were sold within labeled boxes. See below.