Category: Bookbinding History


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Irish Book Bindings 1600-1800.

By: CRAIG, Maurice J. (1919-2011).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London:, Cassell, (1954).: 1954

Seller ID: LV2057

Large 4to. x, 47 pp. Color frontispiece, 58 plates. Original full blue gilt-stamped cloth, dust-jacket; jacket with a few minor tears to extremities. Near fine. The standard history on the subject: this is the first book to treat the subject of Irish book bindings from the late 17th century and through the 18th century. The height achieved from these handcrafted bindings is extraordinary. Many of the specimens were destroyed during the Irish Civil War of 1922. The author, born in Belfast, attended Cambridge University, was actually an Irish architectural historian, though for this book he rel... View more info

Thomas Berthelet, Royal Printer and Bookbinder to Henry VIII, King of England. With special reference to his bookbindings.


Price: $395.00

Publisher: Chicago:, Caxton Club, 1901.: 1901

Seller ID: LV1754

4to. 95 pp. 18 full-page tissue-guarded plates (8 color chromolithograph), 6 color text engravings. Original quarter red cloth over grey paper boards, printed paper spine label. Ink presentation gift inscription (1904), bookplate of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College Library. Fine. AA2407 LIMITED EDITION of 252 copies on handmade paper. View more info