Samuel Mearne, Binder to King Charles II: Davenport, Cyril Samuel Mearne, Binder to King Charles II: Davenport, Cyril

Samuel Mearne, Binder to King Charles II

Davenport, Cyril

Published by Caxton Club, Chicago, 1906
Condition: vg Hardcover

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1/252. 4to. 118pp. Quarter cloth over paper-covered boards with title-label. Deckled fore- and bottom page edges. Ex-libris of Lucy [Doheny] Smith Battson (* see below) on free front endpaper. Frontispiece with captioned tissue guard. Contents: I. English Bookbinding from the Time of Thomas Berthelet, in the Sixteenth Century, to that of Samuel Mearne, in the Seventeenth Century. II. Historical and Biographical Details. III. Samuel Mearne as State Bookbinder. IV. John Bagford and Samuel Mearne. V. The Bindings of Samuel Mearne. Index. Illustrated with 24 numbered full-page photographic color reproductions of various types of bindings by Samuel Mearne, as well as in-text illustrations. All full-page plates protected by captioned tissue guards. Printed on hand-made American paper. Some pages unopened, as issued. Slight offsetting from bookplate on inside of front board. Wear to corners. Scuffing and minor staining on boards. Few tissue guards creased. Binding in good+, interior in near fine condition. Tight copy with plates in rich vibrant colors. * Lucy [Doheny] Smith Battson was the daughter-in-law of Countess Carrie Estelle Doheny (1875-1958). E. Doheny was a Los Angeles socialite and the second wife of oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny. Bookseller Inventory # 23558

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Title: Samuel Mearne, Binder to King Charles II

Publisher: Caxton Club, Chicago

Publication Date: 1906

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Limited edition.

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