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 ... View more info

English Binding Before 1500. The Sandars Lectures 1927.

By: HOBSON, G.D. (Geoffrey Dudley) (1882–1949).

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, 1929.: 1929

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: LV2058

// Folio. [xii], 58, [ii] pp. Title-vignette, illus., 55 plates. Original blue cloth, printed dust-jacket, t.e.g.; jacket extremities torn with loss (to edges). Preserved with the original 4-page prospectus plus an added copy of plate 39. Limited edition of 500 copies printed by Walter Lewis at the Cambridge University Press. Hobson was one of the most important historians of European bookbinding in the first half of the 20th century. He "immeasurably advanced the study and the knowledge of historic bookbindings through a series of splendid publications... He developed a method which comb... 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