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BOOKBINDINGS & OTHER BIBLIOPHILY

Rhodes, Dennis E. (editor)

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ISBN 10: 8885033261 / ISBN 13: 9788885033269
Published by Edizioni Valdonega, Verona, 1994
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6.5 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 368 pages. First edition. For over forty years, Anthony Hobson has occupied a commanding position in the world of books. Succeeding his father, G. D. Hobson, the great historian of bookbinding, as head of Sotheby's book department, he ran it for some twenty years with equal commercial skill and scholarly learning. Since then, he has established an independent reputation with a series of studies of bookbinding and the history of books generally concerning subjects in Renaissance Italy. On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, a group of his friends decided to honor his achievements with a collection of essays. Twelve contributors have provided essays on bookbinding and the history of books. The subjects range from great collectors, like Grolier, Mahieu, and Anne de Montmorency, to bookbinding techniques and the book trade. In geographical scope there are essays on Ethiopic bookbinding, the Visconti Library at Milan, and British book collectors in Italy. The book has been edited by Dennis Rhodes who has also compiled a bibliography of Anthony Hobson's writings. This book is itself a notable contribution to the history of books, bookbinding, and the book trade. It celebrates the achievements of a life devoted to these subjects. Available outside North & South America from Edizioni Valdonega. Bookseller Inventory # 40610

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Title: BOOKBINDINGS & OTHER BIBLIOPHILY

Publisher: Edizioni Valdonega, Verona

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: hardcover, dust jacket

Illustrator: Bookbinding

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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For over 40 years, Anthony Hobson has occupied a commanding position in the world of books. He ran Sotheby's book department for some 20 years and since then has established an independent reputation with a series of studies of bookbinding and the history of books generally in Renaissance Italy. On the occasion of his 70th birthday a group of friends honoured his achievements with a collection of essays, some published in 1991 in "The Book Collector", but the major part in this book. Contributors have provided essays, on bookbinding and the history of books. They number some of the most distinguished scholars now working in the field. Their subjects range from great collectors - Grolier, Mahieu and Anne de Montmorency - to the technique of bookbinding and the book trade, from Peter Schoeffer at Mainz to 18th-century French bookbinding and Dutch bookbinding up to 1800. In geographical scope, there are essays on Ethiopic bookbinding, the Visconti Library at Milan and the book collectors from Britain to Italy. This last topic is addressed by Dennis Rhodes, who has edited the volume and compiled a bibliography of Anthony Hobson's writings.

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Text: English, French, Italian

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