Wood, Esther et al.
Modern Bookbindings and Their Designers: The Studio Special Winter Number 1899-1900.
Publisher: The Studio, London;
Date of Publication: 1899
Stock Code: 10381
FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp. 82 with original pictorial card wraps bound-in. Illustrated throughout including 5 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, as called for. Green cloth with gilt titles and ruling to spine. Spine and portion of boards sunned; boards slightly soiled, and a little bruised to edge. Large pictorial bookplates of Edward Pritchard Martin (1844-1910, the British engineer and steel maker) and Belle Martin of Exmouth to front paste-down and ffep respectively. Scattered light foxing, almost exclusively to single blank. A Very Good copy.
Detailed study of the bookbinders art at the end of the nineteenth century. The principal chapters focus on British bindings, but there are also chapters on American, French, Dutch, Belgian, Danish and Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish work. Scarce.
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