BLIND PANELS OF ENGLISH BINDERS.
- Cambridge: University Press, 1958.
- blue cloth, red leather spine label
- xv, 56 pages of text followed by 67 plates.
Price: $150.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 5871
First edition. (S-K 4230, Brenni no.824). Companion volume to the author's 1952 book, English Blind-Stamped Bindings. Together the two volumes present an exhaustive study of this decorative element in English bookbinding from the mid-15th to mid-17th centuries. In the present work, the author defines "panels," indicates inclusive dates when they were used in England, and gives his criteria of "Englishness." In addition to discussing artists and binders, such as Wynkyn de Worde, Jacobus Illuminator, and Richard Faques, among others, he reproduces all the different types of panels that are known and gives them an intelligent system of classification: Acorn; Animal; Biblical; Heraldic and Rose are just a few. Sixty-seven handsomely produced black and white plates depict some 250 panels. Spine slightly faded, else near fine. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.