Beautiful Bookbindings

    Beautiful Bookbindings

    A Thousand Years of the Bookbinder's Art

    PJM Marks

    British Library 2011

    Hardback 192pp Illustrated 280x220mm

    9780712358231   Product Code: 23013

    From medieval 'treasure' bindings to the work of contemporary bookbinders, this volume presents a selection of the world's most beautiful bookbindings from the last 1,000 years. Following an illustrated introduction to the craft and its history, the books and the stories behind them, with full-page photographs of their bindings, are arranged chronologically, along with features on themes including painted edges, almanacs, Victorian trade bindings and the work of the Arts and Crafts bookbinder Thomas Cobden-Sanderson.

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