Order Nr. 71481 BOOKBINDINGS, OLD AND NEW, NOTES OF A BOOK-LOVER. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK. Brander Matthews.
BOOKBINDINGS, OLD AND NEW, NOTES OF A BOOK-LOVER. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK.
BOOKBINDINGS, OLD AND NEW, NOTES OF A BOOK-LOVER. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK.
BOOKBINDINGS, OLD AND NEW, NOTES OF A BOOK-LOVER. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK.
BOOKBINDINGS, OLD AND NEW, NOTES OF A BOOK-LOVER. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK.
BOOKBINDINGS, OLD AND NEW, NOTES OF A BOOK-LOVER. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK.
BOOKBINDINGS, OLD AND NEW, NOTES OF A BOOK-LOVER. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK.
BOOKBINDINGS, OLD AND NEW, NOTES OF A BOOK-LOVER. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK.
One of 75 copies Printed on Japanese Vellum

BOOKBINDINGS, OLD AND NEW, NOTES OF A BOOK-LOVER. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROLIER CLUB OF NEW YORK.

(Bookbinding).
  • London: George Bell and Sons, 1896.
  • 8vo.
  • full green morocco with red leather / jeweled onlays and gilt borders on cover, gilt on spine, five raised bands, all edges gilt, decorated paste-paper pastedowns and endpapers
  • xiii, 342 pages.
  • ISBN: none

Price: $650.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 71481

First English edition, one of 150 copies printed on Japanese Vellum of which this is one of 75 numbered copies reserved for England. Part of Gleeson White's "Ex-Libris" Series. (S-K 1543; Mejer no.127; Brenni no.337). In a lovely custom full leather jeweled unsigned binding. Spine slightly age-darkened, else a near fine copy.

With 53 plates and many other illustrations in the text. Matthews was a prolithic author, mostly under the pseudonym of Arthur Penn. In this book he gives a description of the bindings by Grolier, DeThou, LeGascon, Padeloup and Derome then tells of binding techniques as practiced in the 1890s including commerical bindings and binding in paper covers. The last chapter contains a history of the Grolier Club. He includes short descriptions of the influence of posters on the design of bookcovers and paper wrappers.