(NOTICE SUR LA LITHOGRAPHIE, SUIVIE D'UN) ESSAI SUR LA RELIURE ET LE BLANCHIMENT DES LIVRES ET GRAVURES.
(Bookbinding). Mairet, F.
- (Chatillon-sur-Seine): n.p. 1824.
- later cloth.
- Order Nr. 102967
- Price: $1,000.00 other currencies
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.