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The Arcadian Library : bindings and provenance /
edited by Giles Mandelbrote & Willem de Bruijn.
imprint
Oxford : Arcadian Library in association with Oxford University Press, 2014.
description
356 p. : ill. (some col.).
ISBN
0199654816 (Cloth), 9780199654819 (Cloth)
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Book
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imprint
Oxford : Arcadian Library in association with Oxford University Press, 2014.
isbn
0199654816 (Cloth)
9780199654819 (Cloth)
contents note
Some earlier British owners of books in the Arcadian Library / by Giles Mandelbrote.-- Princes, ministers and scholars: some non-English provenances in the Arcadian Library / by Alastair Hamilton.-- Selected European decorated bookbindings in the Arcadian Library / by P.J.M. Marks.-- Three bindings à la fanfare and the origins of the fanfare style / by Anthony Hobson.--The Ottoman world of 'Abdallah Zkher: Shuwayr bindings in the Arcadian Library / by John-Paul Ghobrial.-- The structures and materials of commercial bookbindings in the Arcadian Library / by Nicholas Pickwoad.-- Some decorative endpapers in the Arcadian Library / by Willam de Bruijn.
catalogue key
8571411
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchase Coutts; 2014; RB315482.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume presents six essays by notable scholars examining fine bindings, provenances, historical associations and technical aspects of the holdings of the Arcadian Library, London.
Long Description
The Arcadian Library, based in London, is one of the finest collections of books reflecting European interest in the Arab and Islamic worlds. Among its c.10,000 volumes are many copies with important provenances and fine bindings. In this companion volume to no. 8 in the series, six distinguished authorities on the history of book-collecting and the ownership and use of books, and the history of bookbinding, deal with significant aspects of the Library's holdings from these variedperspectives. The two opening essays, by Alastair Hamilton and Giles Mandelbrote, survey, respectively, notable European and British provenances, including royal, princely, aristocratic and learned owners, celebrated later collectors, and some remarkable annotated copies and copies associated with their authors. P.J.M. Marks describes and analyses a wide range of European decorative bindings, with particular emphasis on early German bindings, French work from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and the production of nineteenth-century England. Anthony Hobson examines three magnificent sixteenth-century bindings à la fanfare, identifying them as the work of an exceptionally talented binder in the milieu of Gommar Estienne in Paris. John-Paul Ghobrial studies the products of the famous Melkite monastery at Shuwayr in Lebanon, and reveals the mix of European and indigenous influences that moulded the style of the local binders. Finally, Nicholas Pickwoad examines a range of commercial binding structures and materials, deploying close physical inspection and forging a precise terminology to reveal careful craftsmanship and technical innovation.The scholarly essays in this volume are complemented by a very large number of specially commissioned photographs, making available a wealth of comparative evidence and new examples of particular bindings, details of decoration, inscriptions and marks of ownership.
Main Description
The Arcadian Library, based in London, is one of the finest collections of books reflecting European interest in the Arab and Islamic worlds. Among its c.10,000 volumes are many copies with important provenances and fine bindings. In this companion volume to no. 8 in the series, six distinguished authorities on the history of book-collecting and the ownership and use of books, and the history of bookbinding, deal with significant aspects of the Library's holdings from these varied perspectives. The two opening essays, by Alastair Hamilton and Giles Mandelbrote, survey, respectively, notable European and British provenances, including royal, princely, aristocratic and learned owners, celebrated later collectors, and some remarkable annotated copies and copies associated with their authors. P.J.M. Marks describes and analyses a wide range of European decorative bindings, with particular emphasis on early German bindings, French work from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and the production of nineteenth-century England. Anthony Hobson examines three magnificent sixteenth-century bindings a la fanfare, identifying them as the work of an exceptionally talented binder in the milieu of Gommar Estienne in Paris. John-Paul Ghobrial studies the products of the famous Melkite monastery at Shuwayr in Lebanon, and reveals the mix of European and indigenous influences that moulded the style of the local binders. Finally, Nicholas Pickwoad examines a range of commercial binding structures and materials, deploying close physical inspection and forging a precise terminology to reveal careful craftsmanship and technical innovation. The scholarly essays in this volume are complemented by a very large number of specially commissioned photographs, making available a wealth of comparative evidence and new examples of particular bindings, details of decoration, inscriptions and marks of ownership.
Main Description
The Arcadian Library, based in London, is one of the finest collections of books reflecting European interest in the Arab and Islamic worlds. Among its c.10,000 volumes are many copies with important provenances and fine bindings. In this companion volume to no. 8 in the series, sixdistinguished authorities on the history of book-collecting and the ownership and use of books, and the history of bookbinding, deal with significant aspects of the Library's holdings from these varied perspectives. The two opening essays, by Alastair Hamilton and Giles Mandelbrote, survey, respectively, notable European and British provenances, including royal, princely, aristocratic and learned owners, celebrated later collectors, and some remarkable annotated copies and copies associated with their authors. P.J.M. Marks describes and analyses a wide range of European decorative bindings, with particular emphasis on early German bindings, French work from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and the production of nineteenth-century England. Anthony Hobson examines three magnificent sixteenth-centurybindings a la fanfare, identifying them as the work of an exceptionally talented binder in the milieu of Gommar Estienne in Paris. John-Paul Ghobrial studies the products of the famous Melkite monastery at Shuwayr in Lebanon, and reveals the mix of European and indigenous influences that moulded the style of the local binders. Finally, Nicholas Pickwoad examines a range of commercial binding structures and materials, deployingclose physical inspection and forging a precise terminology to reveal careful craftsmanship and technical innovation.The scholarly essays in this volume are complemented by a very large number of specially commissioned photographs, making available a wealth of comparative evidence and new examples of particular bindings, details of decoration, inscriptions and marks of ownership.
Table of Contents
Princes, Ministers and Scholars: Some non-English Provenances in the Arcardian Library
Some Earlier British Owners; of Books in the Arcadian Library and their Marks of Ownership and Use
Three Bindings a la fanfare and the Origins of the Fanfare Style
Selected European Decorated Bookbindings in the Arcadian Library
The Ottoman World of Abdallah Zakher: The Bindings of the Melkite Monastery at Shuwayr in the Arcadian Library
The Structures and Materials of Commercial Bookbindings in the Arcadian Library
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