The Ideal Book: Or Book Beautiful a Tract on Calligraphy Printing & Illustration & on the ... The Ideal Book: Or Book Beautiful a Tract on Calligraphy Printing & Illustration & on the ... The Ideal Book: Or Book Beautiful a Tract on Calligraphy Printing & Illustration & on the ...

The Ideal Book: Or Book Beautiful a Tract on Calligraphy Printing & Illustration & on the Book Beautiful as a Whole.

Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson (1832-1922).

Published by Privately Printed,, 1916
Condition: Collectible: Like New Hardcover
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LIMITED EDITION of 165 copies, this is number 95, printed by John Henry Nash for private distribution only. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. [ii], (14) pp. Title page vignette and headpiece by Ray F. Coyle, title page printed in red and black, marginal notes printed in red; text clean, unmarked. Plain paper over boards, wrap around title label near head of spine, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. SCARCE in the market. Fine. First line: "The Ideal Book or Book Beautiful is a composite thing made up of many parts and may be made beautiful by the beauty of each of its parts - its literary content, its material or materials, its writing or printing, its illumination or illustration, its binding and decorations - of each of its parts in subordination to the whole which collectively they constitute." So begins Cobden-Sanderson's influential treatise on the ideal book which inspired may fine and private press printers since its publication in 1900, reproduced here by San Francisco's John Henry Nash. Bookseller Inventory # IY1015-004

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Title: The Ideal Book: Or Book Beautiful a Tract on...

Publisher: Privately Printed,

Publication Date: 1916

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Like New

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John Howell for Books deals in new, used, and rare books in all fields and Western languages. We have been open for business in Los Angeles since January 1, 2005. We are constantly buying and adding new inventory. If you have any books for sale, we would love to hear from you.

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I am John Howell, sole proprietor of John Howell for Books. I am located at 5205 1/2 Village Green, Los Angeles, CA 90016-5207. I can be reached at info@johnhowellforbooks.com or 310 367-9720. I accept ABE Payments, Personal Checks, Money Orders, and PayPal. Books may be returned within ten days of receipt for any reason as long as you notify me prior to the return.


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