Title English Bookbinding Styles 1450 - 1800.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Edition Second Printing.
Publisher Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / The British Library, London: 2014.
1584561408 / 9781584561408
Seller ID 35546X16
Provides an excellent guidance on recognizing and dating English bookbindings 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. Beautifully illustrated with 8 color and 200 black-and-white illustrations. The author, David Pearson, is the head of the University of London's Research Library Services and worked previously in the National Art Library and The British Library. His well-received books and articles on bookbinding history have established him as one of Britain's leading authorities on the subject. English Bookbinding Styles is an important reference tool to all scholars of British bookbindings and collectors.
(Key Words: David Pearson, Bookbinding, Books on Books).