THE ELEMENTS OF BOOK-COLLECTING.
Williams, Iolo A.
First edition. (Webber p.129). "A great deal of practical information and suggestions which will prove of value to even the most experienced collector." From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. Obviously a binding project as the book block is bound in upside down and the lettering is not well executed. Covers faded.
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ANNOTATED DICTIONARY OF FORE-EDGE PAINTING ARTISTS & BIND...
by Weber, Jeff
Limited Edition of 1,000 copies, designed and typeset by Patrick Reagh, and printed photo-offset under his supervision. Signed by the author. This is the most important contribution to fore-edge painting history in over 40 years. The text contains the first comprehensive annotated dictionary to contain the identification of all known fore-edge painters and binders. The book is sure to become the authoritative resource for fore-edge painting identification. The book is profusely illustrated with color reproductions. Containing two parts, the first will appeal to everyone with an interest in fore-edge painting: a comprehensive annotated and illustrated dictionary of every artist and binder known to make and sign fore-edge paintings. This includes some additional binders and artists whose work can be grouped and identified, as well as some binders who are suspect and possibly never made fore-edge paintings. An attempt is made to prove the work of every person and to give numerous examples. Included also is the most comprehensive assessment of seventeenth century English fore-edge specimens up to the present.
The other part is a full history of the mysterious Ms C. B. Currie, one of the most important fore-edge artists from England in the twentieth century and the only artist to have numbered her editions. This project was challenging since no record of her entire fore-edge work exists and her own identity has been unknown until recently.
Jeff Weber is recognized as the foremost authority on the history of fore-edge paintings as a result of collecting, study, lectures and articles.