Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets.: GODBURN, Mark. Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets.: GODBURN, Mark.

Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets.


Published by Oak Knoll Press; Private Libraries Association,, New Castle; Pinner, Middlesex:, 2016
From Colophon Book Shop, ABAA (Exeter, NH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since April 19, 2004

Quantity Available: 3

About this Item

quarto, 216 pp. Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets is a comprehensive general history of publishers' dust jackets during the first century of their use. From the earliest known jacket issued in 1819, the author surveys the entire field of British, American and European jackets and documents a part of publishing history that was nearly lost to the nineteenth-century custom of discarding dust-jackets so that the more decorative bindings could be seen. The book examines when and why publishers began to issue dust-jackets, the subsequent growth of their use, and the role they played in marketing. Included are the rare all-enclosing jackets that were issued on some annuals and trade books, ornate Victorian jackets, binders' and stationers' jackets, and many others. A chapter on Lewis Carroll's jackets includes letters he wrote to his publisher on the subject, which are published here for the first time. The appendices list all known jackets to 1870 and examine the John Murray and Smith, Elder archive which contains over 200 nineteenth-century jackets. There is a supporting bibliography, notes and index, and over 100 photographs in color, many never before seen. Bookseller Inventory # 25476

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets.

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press; Private Libraries Association,, New Castle; Pinner, Middlesex:

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: cloth in dust jacket.

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition..

Store Description

We have an open shop in Exeter, New Hampshire, one hour north of Boston. Our street address is 101B Water St, Exeter, New Hampshire. We are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment. Established 1971, Member Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America; International League of Antiquarian Booksellers; New Hampshire Antiquarian Booksellers Association. We specialize in Books about Books and the History of Printing, Books on Calligraphy, Typography, Papermaking, Bookbinding, Book Collecting, Libraries (Public & Private); Literary First Editions; Military History, esp. World War I Aviation.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about
a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to
contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days. The Colophon Book Shop is
owned by Robert Liska, 101B Wate...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Bank/Wire Transfer