TRAITÉ DE LA RELIEURE DES LIVRES.

(Bookbinding).
  • Austin, TX: W. Thomas Taylor, 1987.
  • 8vo.
  • quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine label, top edge cut, other edges uncut
  • 130, (4) pages

Price: $150.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 129241

Text in English and French. Limited to 300 copies. Edited by Elaine B. Smyth. Translated from the French by Claude Benaiteau. Table of contents, acknowledgments, introduction by John P. Chalmers, note on the texts, appendix. A bilingual treatise on bookbinding. First published in 1763, the author (1692-1766) published the first edition of this work, the first separately printed treatise on bookbinding in French. Capronnier was an amateur in the field and reportedly a friend of Jean-Jacques Rousseau who installed a printing press in his house and printed several limited-edition works.

TRAITÉ DE LA RELIEURE DES LIVRES. Jean-Vincent Capronnier de Gauffecourt.
TRAITÉ DE LA RELIEURE DES LIVRES.