THOMAS BERTHELET, ROYAL PRINTER AND BOOKBINDER TO HENRY VIII, KING OF ENGLAND, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HIS BOOKBINDINGS.
- Chicago: Caxton Club, 1901.
- original cloth-backed boards, paper spine label.
- 102 pages.
Price: $175.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 5743
First edition, limited to only 252 copies. (Mejer no.288; Brenni no.803; S-K 4201). Ex-library copy with mark on spine, spine label has pieces missing. Light wear to extremities. Only the slightest hint of offsetting to opposite pages for a handful of the color plates. All tissue guards are present. Earlham College Library bookplate stamped "withdrawn" on front free endpaper and another bookplate of William Dudley & Mary Taylor Reeves on the front pastedown.
Contains eighteen full color plates of bookbindings executed by Berthelet. Three chapters including English Bookbinding Up to the Time of Henry VIII, Documentary Evidence Concerning Berthelet and His Work, and The Bookbindings of Thomas Berthelet with Detailed Descriptions. There is an index at rear.