THE MAKING OF THE BOOK, A SKETCH OF THE BOOK-BINDING ART.
Cox, Alfred J.
Edited with an Introduction by Paul S. Koda.
During the second half of the nineteenth century, the Cox bindery was the largest in the Mid-West. Housed in Chicago's famous publishing emporium - the Lakeside Building - the firm bound books for R. R. Donnelley and the Chicago Public Library. This book is a facsimile reprint of a trade catalogue which was first published in 1878. It describes the different kinds of binding done by the firm and includes a forty-page price list for different binding sizes and styles, thereby providing first-hand documentation for hundreds of binding variations. There is also a lengthy new introduction by Paul Koda. Volume III in the Oak Knoll Series on the History of the Book.
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Second edition with additions. This is the text volume only and does not include the plate volume with 130 engravings. Bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Wear along edges of covers. Inner hinges reinforced with archival paper repair.