The Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art: Treatment, Repair, and Restoration

By: Harold James Plenderleith (1898-1997).

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FIRST EDITION, reprinted. Large 8vo. 9 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches. xv, (374) pp. Color frontispiece, 53 plates, 2 illustrations, 11 figures, appendices, index; text clean, unmarked. Bound by Arthur W. Johnson in intricately decorated full red leather with navy and red leather onlays and gilt tooling, gilt-titled spine, all edges gilt, pink end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, dust jacket ripped at extremities, glue stain on rear end-pages. Housed in a clamshell box of maroon cloth, with felt lining. Fine. Harold Penderleith was a Scottish art conservator and archaeologist. This book was the official textbook on the conservation of museum objects for the Museums Association in London. This special binding was executed by Arthur W. Johnson (b. 1920), a leading designer bookbinder in Great Britain. Johnson, whose stamp is at the tail of the inside rear cover, is an Honorary Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Craft Education. He has published several books on the subject of book binding. This is a particularly lovely example of his work, featuring leather onlays of different colors, and gilt decorations.

Title: The Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art: Treatment, Repair, and Restoration

Author Name: Harold James Plenderleith (1898-1997).

Categories: Book Binding,

Edition: First Edition, reprinted.

Publisher: London, The Oxford University Press: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SFK418-024

Keywords: Harold James Plenderleith, The Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art Treatment Repair Restoration, Book Binding, Arthur W. Johnson