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London: John Murray, 1837. Four volumes attractively bound in three quarter maroon leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles and decoration to spines. Minor wear and rubbing to spines, hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Marbled endpapers and full edges marbled. Bookplate of Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane. 659 pages in volume I;.
Glenview, IL: Karen Hanmer, 2013. Hardcover. This is a set of twelve binding models using leather and various papers and sewing supports, wooden boards, museum board. This reference set of twelve binding models is based on book artist Karen Hanmer's popular workshop "Biblio Tech: Reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures." The models remain uncovered and only partially completed so methods of board attachment, sewing, spine lining, and end sheet construction are visible. The set is accompanied by a forty-five page illustrated guidebook outlining key structural features of each binding, and providing numerous references for further study. The hand-bound booklet is sewn in three signatures and presented in a German stiffened paper binding. These models are a valuable reference for libraries, book arts programs, or for anyone who is interested in learning more about the engineering aspects of the book. Structures include: Tacketing of a thick single signature into a leather wrapper, Ethiopian Binding, Medieval Binding, Laced-on boards Binding, Colonial American Scaleboard Binding, Early Nineteenth Century Publishers Boarded Binding, German Case Binding with double fan adhesive text block, Split Board Binding, Simplified Binding, Crossed Structure Binding, Sewn Boards Binding, and Non-Adhesive Paper Case. Each binding is approximately 5 x 3.25 x .5” inches. Housed in a white cloth covered clamshell box. ARTB/10/25/17. Fine.
Millwood, NY and London, England: Kraus International Publications, 1983. Hardcover. First printing of the exhaustive index published under the sponsorship of the Print Council of America. A print -oeuvre-catalogue is defined as any listing of the artist's total output in prints or some clearly defined section of that output. Riggs was commissioned toassemble this index in 1970 and spent the years 1970-1973 examining oeuvre-catalogues across the United States and Europe. The index includes an explanatory note to the user, a list of symbols and code words, a list of abbreviations for frequently cited books and periodicals, and a list of abbreviations for libraries. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover. In near fine condition with light signs of use to covers. Measures 7.25 x 10.25 inches. 834 pages. BOB/112119. Near Fine.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2010. Hardcover. A charming book that provide a short history and description of letter press printing, followed by letterpress "portfolios" of work of many printers from the United States and Europe. Each printer has one or two pages with images of his/her work. Most produce broadsides, cards, invitations, etc. rather than books. Bound in bright yellow cloth with red title lettering on cover and spine. In near fine condition. Measures 7 x 7.5 inches. 191 pages. BOB/112119. Near Fine.
Worchester, MA: Goddard Library, Clark University; Ward Schori Press, 1997. Paperback. Limited to 165 copies. The final book of the Ward Schori Press. Grey paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Clean and bright. Includes catalog of 73 books by the press and a few photographic images of the people behind the press. Size: 2.75 x 2.5 inches. Unpaginated. PRI/011019. Fine.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1967. Hardcover. One of 2000 copies of this interesting history of the foremost bibliographic society in the United States. It includes several photographs of the club's exterior and interior. Bound in grey decorated paper with a grey cloth spine with gilt titling. Designed by Joseph Blumenthal and printed at The Spiral Press on Curtis Rag paper. Housed ins slipcase with the same decorated papers as the binding and paper label to spine. In near fine condition. 49 pages. BOB/112119. Near Fine.