Bookbinding in Early America. Seven Essays on Masters and Methods. Hannah D. FRENCH.
Bookbinding in Early America. Seven Essays on Masters and Methods.

Bookbinding in Early America. Seven Essays on Masters and Methods.

Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1986,

First Edition. quarto, red cloth. (xxvi), 230pp. American Antiquarian Society, Item #31597

Illustrated. With catalogues of bookbinding tools prepared by Willman Spawn. In her preface, French traces her work in the study of American bindings, essay by essay, binder by binder. Included are Scottish-American Bookbindings (1957); The Amazing Career of Andrew Barclay (1961); Caleb Buglass, Binder of the Proposed Book of Common Prayer (1970); John Roulstone's Harvard Bindings (1970); Full Gilt and Extra Gilt (1973); Jefferson's Last Bookbinder: Frederick August Mayo (a final work taking five years of research, tracing his 45 bindings for Jefferson). A very fine, clean copy signed by Hannah D. French and Willman Spawn.

Price: $95.00

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