- Austin, TX: W. Thomas Taylor, 1987.
- 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.