THE ART OF PUBLISHERS' BOOKBINDINGS 1815-1915.
- Los Angeles: William Dailey Rare Books Ltd., n.d.
- small 4to.
- stiff paper wrappers.
- 127 pages.
Price: $100.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 58870
First edition. A fine copy.
A catalogue about the beautiful and innovative bindings of books displayed exhibited at the Grolier Club of 254 publisher's bookbindings, each described in detail and all illustrated in color. They represent the period from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the onset of the First World War. 'Publisher's bookbinding' refers to a binding designed and produced in multiple numbers, as opposed to a single hand-bound book. The first part of the book presents a chronology of design trends during the course of the century, and the second presents variant bindings. The final section shows examples of a wide array of designs, materials, and production methods, from various dates and countries. It includes a foreword by Ruari McLean and is illustrated with 257 color plates. From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included.