Bookbinding in America 1680-1910. From the Collection of Frederick E. Maser.

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quarto, 122pp. Sixty-two items listed and described in detail. Each item illustrated. With an additional six full-color plates. Introduction by the donor and an eight-page history of "The Evolution of American Binding Styles in the Eighteenth Century" by Willman Spawn. Very fine. blue cloth with pictorial label on front cover. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Bookbinding in America 1680-1910. From the ...
Publisher: Bryn Mawr College Library,
Publication Date: 1983
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Book Description Bryn Mawr College Library, Bryn Mawr, first edition, 1983, 1983. Cloth, mounted cover illustration, 4to, 29 cm, 122 pp, ills, 62 entries. From the preface : "The full story of bookbinding in America is a tale yet to be told. A flurry of interest by the Grolier Club members at the turn of the century gave form to the field. Since that time, however, except for occasional episodic interest, extensive and intensive research has largely been in the hands of Hannah D. French and Willman Spawn. Dorothy Miner’s epic-making exhibition - The History of Bookbinding, 525-1950 A.D. - held at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1957-58 placed a few major American bindings in the context of a comprehensive international survey, but the most extensive picture to date was provided by the 1972 catalog of selections from the Michael Papantonio Collection prepared by Miss French and Mr Spawn. In choosing the sixty-two entries for this study, we strove to complement the Papantonio catalog. Though we began at the same place - with America’s first identified binder, John Ratcliff - we have extended the coverage to the first years of the present century and the conscious reestablishment of the hand-binding tradition. We have omitted Maser bindings which can be studied in Papantonio’s examples. Instead, you will find several pairs of bindings which demonstrate varied handlings of similar books. We have also included a small group of previously unpublished Exeter, New Hampshire, bindings and a broader sampling of Pennsylvania German work. All of the bindings are illustrated .The physical description of a binding begins with mention of the type of leather. The color of leather is stated only if it is other than that of a tanned skin. Additional elements described are: the decoration of the boards, the spine, the board edges, the turn- ins, the endpapers and page edges. It is to be understood that binders’ board was used for a book’s covers unless wooden board is specifically stated. For provenance we have cited all previous ownership noted in the books and have transcribed and quoted the details as found. We have attempted to list the provenance of each work in chronological order. In the references, notice has been made to specific studies with relevant information." Covers and top edge a little duststained, lower fore-edge corners a little bumped, otherwise Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-35614

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Book Description Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania: Bryn Mawr College Library, 1983. First edition, 4to, 122, [2]pp., coloured frontis., illustrs., throughout, orig. cloth. Sixty-two American bindings are described and illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 31369

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Book Description Bryn Mawr College Library, Bryn Mawr, first edition, 1983, 1983. Cloth, mounted cover illustration, 4to, 29 cm, 122 pp, ills, 62 entries. Near Fine, one or two pencil notes. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-42186

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Published by USA: Bryn Mawr College Library. 1st ed (1983)
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Book Description USA: Bryn Mawr College Library. 1st ed, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition.... Large format hardback, 122 pages, illus - 5 col plates + col frontis/illus to text, former owners book-plate to front paste-down, blue cloth covered boards. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # AC12283

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Book Description Bryn Mawr College Library, 1983. 4to, 122,[2]pp., coloured frontis., illustrs., throughout, orig. cloth. Sixty-two American bindings are described and illustrated. From the library of the bookbinding historian, Frank Broomhead. Bookseller Inventory # 28074

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Maser, Frederick E.
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Book Description Bryn Mawr College Library, 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. blue cloth binding. Bookseller Inventory # 76475

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Maser, Frederick E.
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Book Description Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania: Bryn Mawr College Library, 1983., 1983. Quarto, blue cloth (hardcover), illus. paper label to upper cover, gilt letters, 122 pp. Very Good, with sunning to spine and light soiling to lower cover. Books about Books, Bookbinding, Americana, American History, Book Arts. Bookseller Inventory # 2994qs

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Maser, Frederick E. With an essay by Willman Spawn.
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Book Description Bryn Mawr College Library, Bryn Mawr, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First edition. 122 pp, color frontispiece and 5 full-page color plates from photographs, many monochrome reproductions throughout; quarto, original blue cloth with pictorial paper inset on front cover. Illustrated catalogue of more than 60 examples of American binders' art from the extraordinary collection of Frederick E. Maser. Bookseller Inventory # 20745

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Book Description Bryn Mawr College Library, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 4o, 122, [2] pp. Original cloth. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-19203416220

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Book Description Bryn Mawr College Library, 1983, Bryn Mawr, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 122p. Includes 62 items listed and described with numerous illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 000689

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