Alan Isaac Rare Books
Books Will Speak Plain

Books Will Speak Plain – A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindingss


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Author: MILLER, Julia

Published by: The Legacy Press, 2010

This work examines the materials and structures of bindings which are to be found on historic bindings.  The focus is on non-luxury bindings.  The book encourages awareness and understanding of particular bindings in the belief that this appreciation will aid both careful recording and preservation.

260 x 180mm, colored frontis, title, xv, 510p, colophon. Illustrated through out with 374 images, mainly photographic plates, many in colour. Plain end-leaves. Brown cloth over boards, lettered in black to spine.  Colour printed and illustrated d/w.  Invaluable Appendices and extensive Glossary. The book is accompanied by a DVD showing close to 1500 colour images of structural and decorative elements of pre-1900 bindings.