THE MAKING OF THE BOOK, A SKETCH OF THE BOOK-BINDING ART. Alfred J. Cox.

THE MAKING OF THE BOOK, A SKETCH OF THE BOOK-BINDING ART.

(Bookbinding).

Edited with an Introduction by Paul S. Koda.

  • New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1986.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth.
  • 88 pages.
  • ISBN: 0938768107

Price: $25.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 14697

During the second half of the nineteenth century, the Cox bindery was the largest in the Mid-West. Housed in Chicago's famous publishing emporium - the Lakeside Building - the firm bound books for R. R. Donnelley and the Chicago Public Library. This book is a facsimile reprint of a trade catalogue which was first published in 1878. It describes the different kinds of binding done by the firm and includes a forty-page price list for different binding sizes and styles, thereby providing first-hand documentation for hundreds of binding variations. There is also a lengthy new introduction by Paul Koda. Volume III in the Oak Knoll Series on the History of the Book.