Alan Isaac Rare Books

The Binding of Books


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Author: HORNE, Herbert P.

Full title: The Binding of Books – An Essay in the History of Gold-tooled Bindings

Published by: Kegan Paul, Trench, Truber & Co., Ltd. (London, 1894)

8vo., title with decorated border, frontis plates, tissue leaf, title, part printed in red, xiii, 12 plts & 2 figs., Later binding of red cloth, gilt to spine.

1st ed. Detailed examination of early English, French and Italian gold tooled work.  A former library book, re-bound in that style with edges trimmed. A single ink ref. no. to upper margin of the engraved title and a ticket to the paste-down. Would repay re-binding!

Cat.ref: 120