small quarto, 127 pp. In May of 2000 the Grolier Club mounted the most comprehensive exhibition ever produced of nineteenth- century publishers' bookbindings, showcasing the imaginative design, rich materials, and skilled artistry of these 'mass- produced' objects. Two hundred and fifty examples from America, England and Europe have been chosen to highlight the period bounded by Waterloo and World War I, during which books became elaborate vehicles for the visual arts and technical innovation.Bindings from all industrialized countries have been included, making it possible to see stylistic and technical interchanges, compare national differences, and assess the varied roles of publishers and artists in nineteenth-century book design. Materials and techniques employed in bookbinding were extensive and diverse. Early experiments with materials included printed paper boards, silk, and what would prove to be the most practical, cotton cloth. Indeed, almost from the beginning, cloth was the preferred material for casing popular books. Leather bindings, however, continued to be produced, and, with a greatly expanding market, the use of leather was explored as imaginatively as cloth. With full- color illustrations and descriptions of all 254 books in the exhibition. With a foreword by Ruari McLean and an afterword by Sue Allen. A very fine, clean copy without flaw. First Edition, Limited to 500 hardbound copies. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Art of Publishers' Bookbindings 1815 - ...
Publisher: (2000) William Dailey Rare Books, nd
Binding: pictorial boards and cloth.
Book Description William Dailey Rare Books, Los Angeles, 2000. paperback. Book Condition: very good(+). 254 color Illus. 127pp. Small folio, pictorial wrappers, right margins slightly wavy throughout. Los Angeles: William Dailey Rare Books, 2000. A very good(+) copy. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Grolier Club. Bookseller Inventory # 273702
Book Description William Dailey Rare Books, Los Angeles, CA, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 254 COLOR Photos (illustrator). Size=9.5"x12.5. (full book description) William Dailey Rare Books, Los Angeles, CA, 2000. Limited Edition Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=9.5"x12.5, 127pgs. 254 COLOR Photos. First Hardback edition limited to 500 copies. Clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. DJ in a clear plastic protective cover. Foreword by Ruari McLean. Afterword by Sue Allen. ISBN 0915148218 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY240070I
Book Description LA, 2000., 2000. 9 x 12. 127 pages, with 257 color illustrations. Quarter cloth & printed boards, dj. Fine. One of 500 copies in cloth. Part one presents a chronology of design trends during the 19th century. The second section presents variant bindings--differing in design, color, or materials--for the same book. Bookseller Inventory # 15848
Book Description William Dailey Antiquarian Books, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0915148218
Book Description William Dailey Antiquarian Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0915148226