Beautiful Bookbindings

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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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Beautiful Bookbindings

Beautiful Bookbindings

A Thousand Years of the Bookbinder's Art

Hardback192pp Illustrated280x220mm

9780712358231     Product Code: 223013

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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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