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Bookbinding, and the Care of Books

£29.99

Product description

This is an early 20th Century 'self-help' book produced during the time of a craft renaissance (William Morris' period). It offers a comprehensive manual for the student bookbinder, with a myriad of chapters on such topics as End Papers, Trimming Edges, Headbanding, Decoration, Lettering, Clasps and Ties Paper/pastes/glue, and Leather.

The book is in good general condition for its age, bound in grey-greenish boards with a buff cloth spine; titles etc in plain black lettering on both front cover and spine. The covers are somewhat faded at the edges, but there is only light wear (some rubbing at the bottom of the front cover, and a small groove on the top edge of the back). An Ex Libris dated 1959 is pasted inside the front cover, and the first plain page has an ink-written owner's name dated May '10 (1910). The bottom page edges are untrimmed. There is foxing to the edges of the text block, and light foxing throughout the book. The binding is generally firm, with slight weakness at the back spine angle (endpaper unbroken, however) and there are no markings on the pages, apart from some pencilled updates to the address details of three bookbinding supply companies whose advertisements appear at the back of the book.

Item details

Author(s):
Cockerell, D. [Rooke, N. illus.]
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 12.5 x 3 cm
Edition:
1906
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
John Hogg, London
Title:
Bookbinding, and the Care of Books

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This is an early 20th Century 'self-help' book produced during the time of a craft renaissance (William Morris' period). It offers a comprehensive manual for the student bookbinder, with a myriad of chapters on such topics as End Papers, Trimming Edges, Headbanding, Decoration, Lettering, Clasps and Ties Paper/pastes/glue, and Leather.

The book is in good general condition for its age, bound in grey-greenish boards with a buff cloth spine; titles etc in plain black lettering on both front cover and spine. The covers are somewhat faded at the edges, but there is only light wear (some rubbing at the bottom of the front cover, and a small groove on the top edge of the back). An Ex Libris dated 1959 is pasted inside the front cover, and the first plain page has an ink-written owner's name dated May '10 (1910). The bottom page edges are untrimmed. There is foxing to the edges of the text block, and light foxing throughout the book. The binding is generally firm, with slight weakness at the back spine angle (endpaper unbroken, however) and there are no markings on the pages, apart from some pencilled updates to the address details of three bookbinding supply companies whose advertisements appear at the back of the book.

Author(s):
Cockerell, D. [Rooke, N. illus.]
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 12.5 x 3 cm
Edition:
1906
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
John Hogg, London
Title:
Bookbinding, and the Care of Books

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