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Fine Old Bindings, with other Interesting Miscellanea in Edward Almack's Library. By Edward Almack

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Frontis., numerous facsimiles & 53 plates (some colored) of bindings and MSS. Large folio, orig. half-cream & red cloth (joints worn), upper cover & spine gilt, t.e.g. London: Blades, East & Blades, 1913. Limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by the publishers. Almack's library was particularly rich in 17th-century English books and MSS., with many splendid Samuel Mearne bindings. Some of the colored illustrations are heightened in gold. Nice copy from the library of Robert S. Pirie.
  • Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5709
  • Title: Fine Old Bindings, with other Interesting Miscellanea in Edward Almack's Library. By Edward Almack
  • Author: (BOOKBINDING)
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Keywords: bibliography, bookbinding
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Cloth
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
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