4to. xi, 181 (5) pp, preface, introduction, acknowledgments, glossary of book terms, Glossary of Bookbinding's Structural Evolution; Glossary of Binders, Designers & Styles of Decoration; index of binder's identiication, sources of drawings, bibliography, index of alternate terms with b&w illustrations throughout. Written and illustrated by Jane Greenfield: First Edition, 1998. "The author has provided a unique glossary of terms, styles, structures, and names related to conservation and bookbinding through the ages illustrated with over 700 line drawings. Locating accurate descriptions of bookbindings from various periods has previously been frustrating for those who work with rare and antiquarian books, especially conservators, librarians, book collectors and antiquarian book specialists, including names and drawings for almost every conceivable part of the book as well as a multitude of styles, bindings, and decorations. She literally takes apart the structure of the book and illustrates the many and varied facets and definitions that clearly outline the historical development of the book's structures and styles." Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 003009
Synopsis: Definitions and drawings of every bookbinding term.
From the Back Cover:
Jane Greenfield's ABC of Bookbinding is a work long overdue. As a major illustrated glossary in the field of bookbinding, it provides a unique outline of the physical book and a concise look at the book's development over the centuries. More than a thousand binding-related words and seven hundred drawings are included in the glossary for every conceivable part of the book. This is the first time such succinct definitions and so many illustrations are coupled with clear outlines of the various periods in the historical development of book structure and style. Nowhere else is there such a unique combination of information available for student or collector who seeks to answer precise questions on bookbinding terminology. ABC of Bookbinding belongs on the reference shelf of every bibliophile, librarian, book conservator, collector, and binder interested in the book arts. (81/4 X 111/4, 204 pages, illustrations)
Title: ABC of Bookbinding: A Unique Glossary with ...
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press/The Plough Press
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Jane Greenfield
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Lyons Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall. Very Good condition in Very Good dust jacket. Clean interior. Light shelf and handling wear. Seller Inventory # 005489317
Book Description Oak Knoll Press and Lyons Press, New Castle, DE and New York, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine in cloth-covered boards and fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # b36330
Book Description OAK KNOLL/PLOUGH PRESS, 2002. FIRST EDITION. SMALL QUARTO, FINE IN FINE DUSTWRAPPER. A UNIQUE GLOSSARY WITH OVER 700 ILLUSTRATIONS FOR COLLECTORS AND LIBRARIANS. SCARCE. Seller Inventory # 31344