ENGLISH BINDING BEFORE 1500.
- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1929.
- original turquoise cloth, top edge gilt.
- (xii), 60 pages followed by 55 full page plates of bindings.
Price: $165.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 5818
Printed in an edition limited to 500 copies for sale by Walter Lewis at the Cambridge University Press. (Appleton p.81, S-K 2194). Lacking the dust jacket. Minor rubbing to the boards, else a near fine copy.
This book is divided into two sections: Early Bindings, before 1300 and the Gothic Bindings, c.1450-1500, followed by several useful appendices. Addenda follows the final appendix. Given as the Sandars Lecture for 1927. Includes bibliographical references.
From a contemporary review : "[This book does] the utmost credit to everyone concerned; to author, printers, makers of plates and publishers alike. Everything is excellent..." A scarce book.
Contains a table of contents for the plates before the acknowledgements. The appendices are as follows:
A. Early Irish Bindings and Satchels; B. List, Classification and Early Ownership of the Romanesque Bindings; C. A 13th or 14th-Century English Binding; D. A Romanesque Binding in the Bibliothèque de la Ville, Troyes; E. Stamps in Class M of the Romanesque Bindings; F. On English Culture of the 12th Century and the Nationality of some Romanesque Bindings; G. An Attempted Classification of Oxford 15th-Century Bindings; H. English Cut Leatherwork, 1300-1500; - (There is no 'I' section in the Appendix) - J. Additional 15th-Century English Bindings and a list of English 'small-stamp' Binderies working before 1510.