Embossed bindings in the Loring collection. Many of these, you can see
on the spine, are from A. Mame and Company, a 19th century publisher,
printer and bookbinding establishment in Tours, France.
made many such bindings, called “chocolate box” style by some
historians. They featured embossing on paper of multiple colors with a
window in the covers through which showed a lithograph, often of a young
lady or an outdoor scene, which may or may not relate to the contents.