British Bookbindings Presented by Kenneth H. Oldaker to the Chapter Library of Westminster Abbey

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9780901953049: British Bookbindings Presented by Kenneth H. Oldaker to the Chapter Library of Westminster Abbey

The process of binding books in principle has always been very much the same. The folded sheets were originally sewed to leather bands, the ends of which were fastened to wooden boards, the boards being then joined together and covered with leather. Cords have been substituted for leather bands. Binder's board has taken the place of wood for the sides, and cloth and paper to a certain extent has superseded leather for the covers. In early books the sections consisted of four sheets folded to make eight leaves. An old wooden binding, with mortise by which book was held while being read The section mark or signature was usually written at the foot of the last page. To assist in the collation the first word of a page was repeated under the last line of the preceding page. Page numbers, or folios, came into use in the Fourteenth Century, The sawed back (by which method the binding cords were sunk into the leaves of the book) was first used in the Sixteenth Century. In the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries books were covered with velvet, silk and linen. Many of these were embroidered sumptuously. Gold tooling was introduced into Europe late in the Fifteenth Century. Half-binding, of German origin, is a style of binding wherein leather is used only for the backs and corners the parts receiving the most wear

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Book Description Mit 71 Taf. London, Maggs Bros. 1982. 159 S., OLeinenband. Gr.-8vo. Vorsatz mit einem kleinen roten Kreuz, sonst gut. Bookseller Inventory # 100238

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Nixon, H.M.
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Book Description Maggs Bros. Ltd, London, first edition, 1982, 1982. Edition of 1000 copies. Cloth, gilt cover-title, small 4to, 25 cm, 159 pp, 3 coloured plates, and 68 half-tone ills. From the prospectus: "The collection includes bindings by Henry Evans, the re-identified John Harding, Mearne, Bartlett, Edwards of Halifax, Kalthoeber, Scott, Comte de Caumont, Lubbock, Rennie, Lewis, Wickwar, the Doves bindery, the Guild of Women Binders, Cockerell, de Sauty, Bagguley, McLeish; also books bound for Elkanah Settle, Jonas Hanway, the Prince Regent, Czar Alexander I, &c ; Masonic, Scottish and Irish bindings." Near Fine in slightly chipped plain cellophane wrapper. Prospectus andOrder Form for the book laid in. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-43489

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Book Description Maggs Bros. Ltd, London, first edition, 1982, 1982. Edition of 1000 copies. Cloth, gilt cover-title, small 4to, 25 cm, 159 pp, 3 coloured plates, and 68 half-tone ills. From the prospectus: "The collection includes bindings by Henry Evans, the re-identified John Harding, Mearne, Bartlett, Edwards of Halifax, Kalthoeber, Scott, Comte de Caumont, Lubbock, Rennie, Lewis, Wickwar, the Doves bindery, the Guild of Women Binders, Cockerell, de Sauty, Bagguley, McLeish; also books bound for Elkanah Settle, Jonas Hanway, the Prince Regent, Czar Alexander I, &c ; Masonic, Scottish and Irish bindings." Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-42242

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Book Description Maggs Bros. Ltd, London, first edition, 1982, 1982. Edition of 1000 copies. Cloth, gilt cover-title, small 4to, 25 cm, 159 pp, 3 coloured plates, and 68 half-tone ills. From the prospectus: "The collection includes bindings by Henry Evans, the re-identified John Harding, Mearne, Bartlett, Edwards of Halifax, Kalthoeber, Scott, Comte de Caumont, Lubbock, Rennie, Lewis, Wickwar, the Doves bindery, the Guild of Women Binders, Cockerell, de Sauty, Bagguley, McLeish; also books bound for Elkanah Settle, Jonas Hanway, the Prince Regent, Czar Alexander I, &c ; Masonic, Scottish and Irish bindings." A few pencil notes by the bookseller Patrick King, otherwise Near Fine. Prospectus laid in. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-40732

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