Large 8vo (240 x 160 mm). London: The Library Association, 1985. Large 8vo (240 x 160 mm), ix, 214 pp. Burgundy cloth with gilt device on upper cover and gilt title on backstrip, dustjacket. Very good. “This book concentrates on cloth bindings during the period 1820-80, though covers in paper, leather, papier-mâché etc are also dealt with. It examines the introduction of cloth against the background of how books were commonly bound at the beginning of the century, the materials that were potentially competitive with it, and developments in binding techniques and machinery that came about” (Dustjacket). (Inventory #: 107419)
Bibles, theology and religion, Bindings, Early & Fine Printing, Illustrated Books, William Blake & His Circle, Illuminated Manuscripts, Private Press Books, T.F. Dibdin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Children's Books 1600-1950
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