Alan Isaac Rare Books

A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique


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Author: Middleton, Bernard C.

Published by: The Holland Press, London. Second Supplemented Edition, 1978.

The ‘bible ‘ on the origins and development of the art of bookbinding by the acknowledged leading craftsman/historian. An essential work.

230 x 155mm, half-title, coloured frontis, title, xv, 326p. 94 in text figs. & 11 further full page photographic plates. Brown end-leaves.  Beige cloth over boards. Lettered and decorated in gilt on brown ground panels to front and spine.

Internally very clean and without marks of past ownership. Some handling marks to cover especially to foe-edge and some lifting of the lettering panel to spine, but not affecting the lettering.  A very good copy.