TRAITÉ DE LA RELIEURE DES LIVRES.
A Bilingual Treatise on Bookbinding Translated from the French by Claude Benaiteau. With an Introduction by John P. Chalmers. Edited by Elaine B. Smyth.
- Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1987.
- tall 8vo.
- quarter cloth over boards, paper spine label.
- 130, (4) pages.
Price: $150.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 20856
Limited to 300 copies printed letterpress on Frankfurt White mouldmade paper. A reprint of the very scarce first edition of this French bookbinding manual, printed by its author in 1763. Translated into English and with a long introduction giving background information on the author and the manual. Well-printed by W. Thomas Taylor. Small dark smudges on both front and rear boards, else a fine copy. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.
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