release | Lakeside Classics Collectors | LibraryThingEvery twenty-five years the color of the binding has changed. From to the publisher used a dark green cloth to cover the boards now often referred to as the "greenies". From to there was a red cloth covering; from to a dark blue cloth was employed; from to a dark brown cloth was employed. In December of the publishers again changed the cloth binding to a blue turqoise color to mark the st year of Lakeside Classics. All have gilt text stamping on the spine and the front boards have always shown the then current seal for the Lakeside Press. Reliable sources have informed us that The Lakeside Press produced approximately 1, copies of the edition. However, for the years through the number of printings was reduced to approximately copies for each year.
Lakeside Classic Books
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First Edition Identification
The tradition began in by Thomas E. Donnelley, son of the founder and president of the company at the time. While the basic book format has remained essentially the same since inception — hardcover, cloth wrapped and gold embossed, the cover material and type style are adjusted every 25 years in order to stay current with development in fine bookmaking. Other production methods are updated as manufacturing improvements are introduced. The subject matter of Lakeside Classics tends to cover elements of American history, with many of the early volumes consisting of speeches and writings for noted Americans. Johnson to T. Roosevelt
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