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Order Nr. 38017 BOOKBINDING IN EARLY AMERICA. Hannah D. French


Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1986. 4to. cloth. xxiv, 230 pages. First edition. Contains previously published and unpublished works by Hannah French. Articles on Andrew Barclay, an early Boston binder, Henry B. Legg, Caleb Buglass, a Philadelphia binder, John Roulstone's Harvard bindings, and Thomas Jefferson's last binder, Frederick August Mayo. Also contains catalogues of bookbinding tools by Willman Spawn. Foreword by Marcus A. McCorison. Many illustrations. READ MORE

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Foreword, by Marcus A. McCorison                                           v

Preface                                                                  vii

Table of Contents                                                       xiii

List of Figures                                                           xv

Scottish-American Bookbindings                                             1

The Amazing Career of Andrew Barclay, Scottish Bookbinder,                19
   of Boston
      Barclay Tool Catalogue                                              39
      Appendix 1: Barclay Bindings Located Since 1961                     42
      Appendix 2: Present Locations of the First Five Barclay             50
                  Bindings Discussed in the Original Essay
                  on Andrew Barclay (1961).

"Bound in Boston by Henry B. Legg"                                        52

Caleb Buglass, Binder of the Proposed Book of Common                      58
   Prayer, Philadelphia, 1786
      Buglass Tool Catalogue                                              85

John Roulstone's Harvard Bindings                                         90
      Roulstone Tool Catalogue                                           118

Full Tilt and Extra Guilt                                                122

Thomas Jefferson's Last Bookbinder: Frederick August Mayo                148
      Mayo Tool Catalogue                                                204
      Appendix 1: Jefferson- Mayo Correspondence                         207
      Appendix 2: Transcription of the First Letter from                 209
                  Jefferson to Mayo, November 30, 1818
      Appendix 3: Transcript of a letter from Mayo to                    211
                  Jefferson, April 2, 1821, Containing a Brief
                  Autobiographical Sketch of Mayo
      Appendix 4: Insurance Contracts on Mayo Buildings,                 213
                  Dated February 1, 1814 and April 19, 1820
      Appendix 5: Inventory of Mayo's Bindery, March 1820                219

Index                                                                    221