Two volumes bound into one, this mammoth volume by one of the world's foremost practitioners is both an historical survey emphasizing decorated bindings and an eminently practical guide to hand bookbinding. The author examines many national styles and the work of Jean Grolier, Thomas Mahieu, Le Gascon, Samuel Mearne, and others. 93 plates, 242 figures.
Reprint of the original 1946 edition.
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