Modern Bookbindings: Their Design and Decoration

New York: Dutton, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover in maroon cloth stamped in gilt. x+131 pp. Erratum slip tipped in at p. x. With 58 photographic illustrations. This copy deaccessioned from the State Library of New Jersey, so blindstamped on both covers, small "withdrawn" stamp lower margin of Plate 1. Valuable early 20th century survey of then-modern fine book bindings. The three major sections are Modern English Bindings, Modern French Bindings, and Edition Bindings. The text expands on binders such as Zaehnsdorf, Riviere, Morell, De Coverly, Fazakerly, Chivers, Sangorski and Sutcliffe, Mercier, Cockerell, as well as a number of individual, private binders such as Miss Adams, Miss McColl, Alice Patterson, Maude Nathan. The illustrations, while in monotone, provide examples of the elaborate, beautiful bindings produced during the period. Item #E23158B

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