Alan Isaac Rare Books

Great Bindings from the Spanish Royal Collections 15th – 21st Centuries


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Author: HOBSON, Anthony, PICKWOAD, Nicholas and others

Published by: Patrimonio National & Ediciones El Viso

170 x 245mm, 352p. 206 colour plates. Quarter red cloth, with printed paper sides, gilt lettered to spine.

Bookbindings belonging to Spain’s National Heritage, drawn from the Royal Palace Library, and others, brought together for the first time in exhibition at the Royal Palace, Madrid (April – September 2012).

On show are 250 works which display ‘technical expertise combined with artistic splendour’.  This is the official catalogue to the exhibition.  Authoritative essays written in English and Spanish and superbly illustrated.