LIMP VELLUM BINDING. Christopher Clarkson.


  • Hitchin Herts: Red Gull Press, The, 1982.
  • large 8vo.
  • paper wrappers.
  • (iv), 23+(1) pages.

Price: $160.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 60944

Printed in an edition limited to 200 copies. A fine copy. The flood of Florence in 1966 prompted Clarkson to analyze limp vellum bindings of the early sixteenth century after many thousand of books had been damaged. He found the vellum bindings survived in a better state in comparison to the others and he developed a tentative set of criteria for establishing standards in rare book conservation. It is illustrated with line drawings of examples of the binding process and it list the basic terminology for limp and semi-limp vellum bindings. The text has been handset in 12 point Bembo and printed on an Amalfi paper with a Daniel Smith ink. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.