English bookbinding styles, 1450-1800: a handbook
This new book provides guidance on recognising and dating English bindings of the handpress period. In addition to providing practical help in placing particular bindings within their time and place, the book encourages a new approach to historic bindings, concentrating on what a binding can tell us about previous owners and their approach to books.
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The meaning and interpretation of bookbindings
Materials and construction techniques
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18th century A. N. L. Munby author's collection Bamburgh binders binding in fig Blind tooled brown book of common book trade bookbinding bookblock booksellers bound in London bound in Oxford British Library Davis Cambridge Canterbury Cathedral catalogue col.pl colour common prayer commonly covers design ideas Durham UL Durham University Library eighteenth century Emmanuel College endbands endleaves England English binding English bookbinding example fifteenth fillets fore-edge Fore-edge painting frame Gold tooled brown Gold tooled red H. M. Nixon handpress period kind late late-17th-century layout leather leather bindings limp vellum M. M. Foot Magdalen College manuscript marbled paper medieval nineteenth century ornament outer pamphlets panel stamps paper wrappers particular pasteboard pastedown patterns Pepys Library printed recognisable sewing supports sewn shown in fig sixteenth century small tools smooth spines sometimes spine decoration stab-stitched standard survive technique tool designs tool shapes tooled brown calf tooled red goatskin typical vellum Wellcome Library workshops