Alan Isaac Rare Books

English Restoration Bookbindings – Sameul Mearne and his Contemporaries


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Author: NIXON, Howard M.

Published by: The British Library Board. 1974

A key work on English 17th Century bookbinding by a noted authority – QUITE SCARCE

250 x 185mm, half-tile, coloured frontis plate, title, 48p text describing 126 bindings. Plates- all 126 books are given full page photographic plates. Plain end-leaves. Russet cloth over boards, decorated and lettered to front in gilt and further lettered in gilt to spine. Glassine d/w, as issued.

Internally as published without any sign of past ownership or use. Very minor edge wear to edges of the boards, but this is slight. Some puckering to the glassine cover.  A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY.