A Thousand Years of the Bookbinder's Art
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.