(NOTICE SUR LA LITHOGRAPHIE, SUIVIE D'UN) ESSAI SUR LA RE...
by Mairet, F.
Mairet's Essai sur la Reliure was the major portion of Notice sur la Lithographie. The lithographic portion occupied the first 67 pages and had 5 plates (lacking in this copy). The essay on bookbinding is very early for the subject (SK-7284; Pollard 52). It was added to this second edition of the lithography title and was first printed here. Our copy is excised from this book. A handwritten note states that a previous owner bought it from L.W. Bondy, a London bookseller. Bigmore & Wyman considered the book rare when they printed their bibliography of printing. According to Pollard "Mairet was born in 1786; he became a binder and paper dealer in Dijon until 1821 when he set up as a paper manufacturere in Fontenoy near Montbard..." Bookplate and ownership inscription in pencil.