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Title Hoboken reading room dustjacket for The Life of Mary Baker Eddy; Sibyl Wilbur, ca. 1913-1920.
Object Name Jacket, Book
Catalog Number 2011.036.0206
Collection Hoboken Churches & Religion Collection
Credit Gift of Matt Seriale, T & M Contracting Co., Inc.
Scope & Content Book jacket with printed spine title for: The Life of Mary Baker Eddy. Sibyl Wilbur. Brown kraft paper, 19-3/4" wide, top and bottom folded in irregularly, 8-1/2" to 9" high. Penciled above printing: #1

While called a book jacket, the plainess of it makes it more appropriately a dust jacket or dust wrapper.

This bookjacket found at the former The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hoboken at 829 Bloomfield St.(This was a branch church of the Mother Church and was formally incorporated in 1912.) It would have been for a Reading Room copy, octavo volume about 1-3/4" thick.

Title was first published in 1913, but many printings have followed. Style of jacket is not untypical for the period.

The Hoboken church had a public Reading Room for many decades as an important part of the church's activities.

Date 1913
Year Range from 1913.0
Year Range to 1920.0
Search Terms First Church of Christ, Scientist
234 Washington St.
414 Hudson St.
829 Bloomfield St.
Caption detail center with imprinting
Imagefile 101\20110360206.TIF
Classification Church
Social & Personal Activity