Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique, Volumes 1-2
Two volumes bound into one, this mammoth volume by one of the world's foremost practitioners is both an historical survey emphasizing decorated bindings and an eminently practical guide to hand bookbinding. The author examines many national styles and the work of Jean Grolier, Thomas Mahieu, Le Gascon, Samuel Mearne, and others. 93 plates, 242 figures.
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BOOKBINDING ITS BACKGROUND AND TECHNIQUE
THE BOOK OF THE MIDDLE AGES
RENAISSANCE AND MODERN TIMES
EARLY METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF BOOKS
NATIONAL STYLES OF BOOK DECORATION
GUARDING MENDING AND MOUNTING
FOLDING AND GATHERING
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