- Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1925.
- half red calf over marbled paper covered boards.
- vii, (i), 47, (1) pages (in Xerox) followed by 100 plates.
Price: $600.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 126710
First edition. (S-K 967) Max Husung has brought together this selection of outstanding bookbindings from the Preussischen Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. Includes 182 illustrations in 100 plates (black-and-white and color). Each illustration is supplemented with a full description. The bindings illustrated range from Byzantine examples inset with carved ivory vignettes to mediaeval blindstamping to nineteenth-century gilt and filleted types. Original four page prospectus loosely inserted. Preliminary and text pages are present in Xerox and bound in. Scuffing of leather around edges.