BOOKBINDING "Notes on the History of Bookbinding", MANUSCRIPT, [c.1936]
Lot 208
BOOKBINDING
"Notes on the History of Bookbinding", MANUSCRIPT, [c.1936]
Sold for £ 2,250 (US$ 2,871) inc. premium

Lot Details
BOOKBINDING
"Notes on the History of Bookbinding", MANUSCRIPT, on paper, approximately 200 pages (c.50 blank), blue and red ink, and pencil, approximately 25 watercolours (20 large), 30 pencil and wash illustrations (most full or near full-page) and 20 mounted photographs, contemporary "designer" binding of black and green morocco tooled in gilt to an abstract "Art Deco" design, gilt lettered "Notes on the History of Bookbinding 1936" on spine, doublures to the same design marbled free endpapers, t.e.g., light dampstain to upper fore-corner of covers, upper doublure 4to (265 x 190mm.), [c.1936]

Footnotes

  • A manuscript book on the history and make-up bookbindings laid out as a proof mock-up for publication. Finely bound in an "Art Deco" designer binding, it is illustrated with approximately 55 original watercolour or pencil and wash images of bindings of all eras, the frontispiece depicting an English binding for Thomas Wotton, the last a binding by Paul Legraine.
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