Order Nr. 71826 VICTORIAN DECORATED TRADE BINDINGS 1830-1880. Edmund M. B King.


  • New Castle, DE: British Library & Oak Knoll Press, The, 2003.
  • small 4to.
  • cloth, dust jacket.
  • 347 pages.
  • ISBN: 1584560959
  • ISBN: 9781584560951

Price: $98.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 71826

First edition. Minor rubbing to tail of spine, else a near fine copy.

This ground-breaking study deals with the creative explosions of book cover designs in Victorian Britain from 1830 to 1880. Due to new technical developments many practitioners such as Owen Jones, Walter Crane and John Leighton broke new ground in artistic styling. Edmund King, Head of the Newspaper Archives at the British Library, describes and indexes over 750 books with great detail. Many covers are beautifully illustrated in full color or black-and-white. This volume is an essential reference work for students of Victorian art as well as 19th-century publishing and binding practices. This work has 210 illustrations. Co-published with The British Library. Sales rights: North and South America, available elsewhere, The British Library. From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included.