ROGER PAYNE AND HIS ART, A SHORT ACCOUNT OF LIFE AND WORK AS A BINDER. William Loring Andrews.

ROGER PAYNE AND HIS ART, A SHORT ACCOUNT OF LIFE AND WORK AS A BINDER.

(Bookbinding).
  • New York: Privately printed at the De Vinne Press, 1892.
  • 8vo.
  • cloth, later slipcase
  • 36 pages.
  • ISBN: none

Price: $750.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 38819

S-K 4985. First edition, limited to 130 copies. Contains a prefatory note by Beverly Chew, a portrait of Payne, a facsimile reproduction of one of his bills for binding and nine plates in gold and other colors showing eight Payne bindings. These plates were executed by E. Bierstadt using the Bierstadt Artotype System involving the use of collotype gelatine. (McGrath p.175 for reference to American color book work). Webber (BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS, p.20) says "William Loring Andrews was a famous collector and the author of some 35 fascinating and expensive books on collecting and allied subjects. All of his books are not only intensely interesting to the bookman, but are beautifully printed as well. They are a lasting monument to his character and taste." Andrews was a founding member of the Grolier Club and Society of Iconophiles. Bookplate of Howard C. Smith and with ink inscription to him from W. Edward Smith dated Dec. 25th, 1896. Very scarce book in fine condition.