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BROOMHEAD, Frank : THE ZAEHNSDORFS (1842-1947) : CRAFT BOOKBINDERS.

BROOMHEAD, Frank : THE ZAEHNSDORFS (1842-1947) : CRAFT BOOKBINDERS.

Pinner : Private Libraries Association, 1986. First edition : the trade issue, limited to 2,250 copies. The well-illustrated story of one the best-known and most impressive of the London binderies, with biographical material, examination of the work, etc.
Royal 8vo (26cm). [ii],(110)pp. Portraits. Illustrations. Facsimiles. Original maroon cloth; top edge blue; very good.

£20

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COCKERELL, Sydney (Sydney Morris), 1906-1987 : [TWO CHRISTMAS CARDS].

COCKERELL, Sydney (Sydney Morris), 1906-1987 : [TWO CHRISTMAS CARDS].

Grantchester : [ca.1985-1986]. Two personal Christmas cards, both with printed message, one inscribed “from Sydney and Elizabeth Cockerell”, and both with hand-marbled Cockerell decoration, one in a conventional design in olive, sand, white and two shades of brown, the other in a vaguely Christmas-tree design in two shades of silver-grey on grey. Two charming mementoes of Sydney (Sandy) Cockerell in later life.
Two items. One [4]pp, the other a single small piece of card. Very good indeed.

£25

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GRANGE FIBRE COMPANY : BOB THE BINDER’S PROGRESS.

GRANGE FIBRE COMPANY : BOB THE BINDER’S PROGRESS.

Leicester : Grange Fibre Co., (1955). First edition. A bound version of the entertaining “Bob the Binder” advertisements issued between 1952 and 1955 to encourage the use of “Linson”, “Fabroleen”, and other imitation fabrics made by Grange Fibre and marketed as “non-woven book cover material”.
Oblong crown 8vo (13cm). [124]pp. Illustrated throughout. Original linson vellum, gilt and enamelled; front cover very slightly spotted; slight nick to one leaf, but a very good copy.

£20

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JAMIESON, Eleanore : ENGLISH EMBOSSED BINDINGS 1825-1850.

JAMIESON, Eleanore : ENGLISH EMBOSSED BINDINGS 1825-1850.

London : Cambridge University Press, 1972. First edition. A study of this distinctive style, with material on the gothic background, the social setting, origins, styles, embossing machines, materials, etc, with an illustrated catalogue of sixty-two examples, with indices of names, publishers, etc. Cambridge Bibliographical Society Monograph No.7.
Crown 4to (26cm). viii,(96)pp. Plates. Original wrappers; lower wrapper a little creased and slightly nicked; top edge a touch dusty, but a good and serviceable copy.

£15

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JOHNSON, Arthur W., 1920- : THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BOOK REPAIR AND CONSERVATION.

JOHNSON, Arthur W., 1920- : THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BOOK REPAIR AND CONSERVATION.

London : Thames & Hudson, (1988). First edition. A step-by-step guide by a long-experienced practitioner, copiously illustrated with explanatory diagrams.
Crown 4to (27cm). (112)pp. 100 illustrations. Original boards; a touch dusty, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket.

£20

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KER, Neil R. (Neil Ripley), 1908-1982 : FRAGMENTS OF MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS USED AS PASTEDOWNS IN OXFORD BINDINGS WITH A SURVEY OF OXFORD BINDING c.1515-1620.

KER, Neil R. (Neil Ripley), 1908-1982 : FRAGMENTS OF MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS USED AS PASTEDOWNS IN OXFORD BINDINGS WITH A SURVEY OF OXFORD BINDING c.1515-1620.

Oxford : Oxford Bibliographical Society, 2004. Second edition. Reprints the rare original 1954 publication with the addition of extensive corrigenda and addenda, now forming a companion to David Pearson’s “Oxford Bookbinding 1500-1640” (2000). Edited by David Rundle and Scott Mandelbrote. Oxford Bibliographical Society Third Series, Volume IV, published in 2004 as the year 2000 publication.
Crown 4to (26cm). xx,278,[ii],[2],(30)pp. Plates of rolls, centrepieces and ornaments. Original linen-backed boards; very good.

£40

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[NIXON, Howard M. (Howard Millar), 1909-1983] : BOOKBINDINGS FROM THE LIBRARY OF JEAN GROLIER.

[NIXON, Howard M. (Howard Millar), 1909-1983] : BOOKBINDINGS FROM THE LIBRARY OF JEAN GROLIER.

London : Trustees of the British Museum, 1965. First edition. A full-scale catalogue of the 1965 loan exhibition, which apparently incorporated every known and genuine Grolier binding to be found in the British Isles. The 138 fully described and illustrated books are grouped under the headings of Italian bindings; the single velvet binding; early French bindings; Claude de Picques; bindings with no significant tools; the Cupid’s Bow binder; other binderies, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xx,(76),[iv]pp. Coloured frontispiece, Plates A-K (tools) and I-CXXVIII (bindings). Original rexine gilt; mild spotting of top edge, but a very good copy.

£20

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PEARSON, David, 1955- : DURHAM BOOKBINDERS AND BOOKSELLERS 1660-1760.

PEARSON, David, 1955- : DURHAM BOOKBINDERS AND BOOKSELLERS 1660-1760.

Oxford : Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1986. First edition. A study of a dozen Durham bookbinders and booksellers, including John Aisley, Abraham Ashworth, James Dansken, Catherine Waghorn, John Waghorn, William Werdon, and the Durham Insect-Roll Binder. With the separately printed errata slip, explaining the transposition of certain of the plates. Oxford Bibliographical Society Occasional Publication No.19.
Cropwn 4to (26cm). (xii),(62),[ii]pp. Numerous illustrations of bindings, tools, etc. Original wrappers; a few minor signs of age and use, but a very good copy.

£15

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RAMSDEN, Charles (Charles Frederick Ingram), 1888-1958 :  BOOKBINDERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (OUTSIDE LONDON) : 1780-1840.

RAMSDEN, Charles (Charles Frederick Ingram), 1888-1958 : BOOKBINDERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (OUTSIDE LONDON) : 1780-1840.

London : B. T. Batsford, (1987). The 1987 reprint of the original 1954 edition of this extensive directory of the known bookbinders of the period working in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With an introductory essay on the evaluation of the source materials, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). (xvi),250,[iv]pp. Sixteen plates. Original boards; top edge very slightly spotted, otherwise very good in dust-jacket.

£25

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RAMSDEN, Charles (Charles Frederick Ingram), 1888-1958 :  LONDON BOOK BINDERS 1780-1840.

RAMSDEN, Charles (Charles Frederick Ingram), 1888-1958 : LONDON BOOK BINDERS 1780-1840.

London : B. T. Batsford, (1987). The 1987 reprint of the original 1956 edition of this extensive directory of the some 2,000 known London bookbinders of the period. With an introductory essay on the evolution of London binding styles.
Crown 4to (26cm). xiv,(156),[vi]pp. Forty plates. Original boards; a very good copy in a very good dust-jacket.

£20

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