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John Mitchell, Gold Finishing - signed by John Mitchell
The first and best step by step instruction book to this most difficult
subject. Includes a chapter on how to fix mistakes! Sewn paperback.
First edition, signed by John Mitchell.
John Mitchell, Edge Decoration - signed by John Mitchell
Like his book on Gold Finishing, this book provides step-by-step instruction
on most forms of edge decoration from marbling to full gilt edges with
foredge paintings. Sewn paperback. First edition, signed by John Mitchell.
Rob Shepherd, Hand Made Books
This is by far the best introductory book that we have ever seen. Though
it is geared for the beginner using a minimal amount of equipment, there
are still many well thought out tricks of the trade for the advanced
binder. We cannot recommend this book enough.
Diderot Encyclopedia Prints
The famous Diderot Encyclopedia of 1781 was the first book to give a
detailed description of the principal eighteenth century trades, including
the craft of bookbinding and marbling paper. The bookbinding section
is made up of six copper engraved plates and two additional plates on
marbling. This set of plates we are offering for sale have been reproduced
from the originals in a collection in London and also includes the three
text pages, and a translation from French into English. Size 17"
x 14", portrait.
Bernard C. Middleton, History of English Craft Bookbinding
Now updated and expanded by master craftsman and noted bookbinding historian,
Bernard C. Middleton, this classic bookbinding work describes the English
bookbinding processes, materials and equipment used by English craftsmen,
including the firms of fine binders.
Since his apprenticeship at the British Museum, Bernard Middleton has
established a position as one of the foremost craftsmen binders and
book restorers in the British Isles. This work now contains more than
60 additional pages and illustrations, plus a new comprehensive index,
revised by Dr. Marianne Tidcombe.
Marianne Tidcombe, Women Bookbinders 1880-1929
During the period 1880-1920, the number of women craft bookbinders increased
dramatically. In this, the first major study of its kind, Marianne Tidcombe
provides a timely and authoritative introduction to the role and work
of women craft binders during the period. Superbly illustrated throughout,
with 32 color plates and over 100 black and white photographs.
Frank Broomhead, The Zaehnsdorfs (1842-1947)
Now out of print, we have a few new copies of this book left. Filled
with photographs, this fascinating history of the well known firm of
West End bookbinders tells the story of one of London's finest Victorian
firms. We still find at book fairs today beautifully bound books, which
upon opening have the binders signature Zaehnsdorf.
Maggs Bros. Ltd, Bookbinding in the British Isles, catalogue
This large format (8"x12",426 pages) two volume catalogue
from one of London's finest antiquarian book stores, presents one of
the finest collections of fine bindings ever assembled for sale. Full
size photographs both in color and black and white of bindings are presented
on almost every page spread, along with detailed descriptions of the
bindings and binders. It is the next best thing to having unlimited
access to one of the major English museum collections. Supplies are
Pascal Alivon, Styles et Modeles
Written in French, this book describes the history and styles of French
finishing tools. It is filled with numerous illustrations of bindings,
individual tools, and how the tools were combined to form particular
styles. Even without reading French, the book is a great asset to anyone
interested in finishing tools, reproducing earlier styles, or the history
of this specialized branch of bookbinding. It also serves as Alivon's
complete catlogue of finishing tools (please see the section on Alivon