- London & New Castle, Delaware: The British Library & Oak Knoll Press, (1996).
- quarter cloth, marbled paper sides.
- 240 pages.
- ISBN: 188471823X
- ISBN: 9781884718236
Price: $58.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 43766
First Edition. During the period 1880-1920, the number of women craft bookbinders in Britain increased dramatically. In this, the first major study of its kind, Marianne Tidcombe provides a timely and authoritative introduction to the role and work of women craft binders during the period. The foremost women binders - including Sarah Prideaux, Katherine Adams, Sybil Pye - are discussed at some length (as is the Guild of Women Binders), but all significant figures are included. The appendices illustrate the tools used by Prideaux, Adams and Pye, and provide a list of women in charge of bookbinding shops in Britain before 1900.
Superbly illustrated throughout - with 32 color plates and over 100 black-and-white photographs - this handsomely produced book will make a significant contribution to the study of the role of women in the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century book trade. Signed by the bookbinder, Frank Mowery.