- Paris, France: Jean Rousseau-Girard, 1960.
- original stiff paper portfolio, cloth slipcase
- 259+(1) pages, 71 plates
Price: $600.00 save 30% $420.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 129267
Text in French. First edition, limited to 900 copies (Schmidt-Künsemüller 1951). Volume 2 only of a three-volume set. Biographical sketches of binders, bibliography, index. This first volume of this extraordinary work provides a richly illustrated history of bookbinding in France from 1700 to 1850. Tipped in color plate frontispiece. Black and white illustrations throughout text. 71 plates, color and black and white, follow text. Unopened. Slipcase rubbed and scuffed, especially at edges, bumped at corners. Spine tanned; portfolio tanned at edges.