English bookbinding styles, 1450-1800 : a handbook /
David Pearson.
[2nd print.]
New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2014.
xvi, 221, [1] p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)
1584561408 (Oak Knoll)
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New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2014.
1584561408 (Oak Knoll)
general note
"Introduction to the 2014 reprint": p. xiii-xvi.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchase; Oak Knoll; 2014; RB316675.
A Look Inside
Table of Contents
Introduction : the purpose of this book
Historic bookbindings : key points
Summary of common terminology used in describing decorative features
The meaning and interpretation of bookbindingsp. 1
Materials and construction techniquesp. 13
Decorative styles on permanent bindings : coversp. 41
Decorative styles on permanent bindings : spines and edgesp. 93
Tool shapes : stylistic development over timep. 115
Cheap and temporary bookbindingsp. 146
Bookbinders and the book tradep. 164
Diagrammatic summary of the chronological progression of binding stylesp. 178
Snapshots of typical binding styles, of different quality, at fifty-year intervalsp. 183
Describing and recording bookbindingsp. 184
Identifying individual tools and workshopsp. 187
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