Alan Isaac Rare Books

Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier


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Author: NIXON, Howard [Curator of the loan exhibition at the British Museum -23 Sept. -31 Oct. 1965]

Published by: The Trustees of the British Museum. 1965

The exhibition showing first rate French and Italian bindings, among others.

215 x 145mm, half-title, coloured frontis, title, xx, 75p text, Tool plates 11p showing photographs of the rubbings of all the tools used on the bindings in the exhibition, 138 plates of the bindings themselves. Plain end-leaves. Faux leather cover with stylised gilt tooling and lettered to front and spine in gilt. Glassine d/w, as issued.

Free from marks of past ownership. Small piece of the glassine lacking on the rear, otherwise as issued. A very attractive copy.