Finishing in Hand Bookbinding

By: Herbert Fahey (1894-1959) and Peter Fahey (d. 1974)

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 7 inches. 82, (6) pp. Half-title, black-and-white figures, diagrams and illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter blue morocco over Cockerell marbled paper boards, light blue endpapers; binding square and tight, spine faded, light shelf wear. MM319-047. Very Good. This manual was written and published by Herbert and Peter Fahey in their Studio at 510 Pine Street, San Francisco. Herbert and Peter Fahey were distinguished hand bookbinders who also wrote binding and paper manuals. Their books still remain standard reading on syllabi for courses at Rare Book School. In the course of the volume, the Faheys make the argument, and provide evidence for, the prominence of hand tooling as the best option in finishing. This book was originally issued as a bound volume and in sheets. In this instance, the copy has been bound by a previous owner.

Title: Finishing in Hand Bookbinding

Author Name: Herbert Fahey (1894-1959) and Peter Fahey (d. 1974)

Categories: Book Binding,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, Herbert and Peter Fahey: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MM319-047

Keywords: Finishing in Hand Bookbinding, Herbert Fahey, Peter Fahey, Vernacular Binding, Book Binding, Reference