Victorian Publishers' Bindings

By: Douglas Ball

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FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. (x), 214 pp. 12 plates, figures throughout, tables, list of 104 binder's signatures, bibliography, indexes; text clean and unmarked. Gilt-stamped maroon cloth, decorative end-papers, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Ivy Trent's copy, comes with the original receipt from the Book Press dated 1991 laid in. Fine. This volume contains a detailed survey of trade bindings from nineteenth-century England, 1820-1880, beginning with the introduction of cloth bindings through a myriad of technological and decorative innovations that appeared during these years. Includes discussion of paper bindings, leather, papier mache, and lists the major designers and their prominent designs. This was a ground-breaking book that continues to be a resource for bibliographers interested in dating books and remains a seminal reference text today.

Title: Victorian Publishers' Bindings

Author Name: Douglas Ball

Categories: Book Binding,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Williamsburg, VA, The Book Press: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: OG42415-055

Keywords: Douglas Ball, Victorian Publishers' Bindings, Book Binding, Reference