Studies in the History of Bookbinding: Selected Studies (Studies in the History of Printing 4)

Studies in the History of Bookbinding: Selected Studies (Studies in the History of Printing 4)

By: G.D. Hobson (author)Hardback

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The work of G. D. Hobson on the history of bookbinding, in particular English medieval and Renaissance bindings, is well known. His studies on Romanesque English bookbinding marked a pioneer effort to trace the development of the art of binding in early medieval England, and remain the fundamental introduction to the subject. Similarly, his celebrated study of blind-stamped panels in the English Renaissance book-trade has become a classic. The author's interests also extended to French bindings, and his work on Parisian bookbinding in the first quarter of the sixteenth century is of great importance; it is reprinted here with a number of his other studies on Grolier bindings. The collection of these articles in one volume, with an introduction by A.R.A. Hobson, represents not only a valuable introduction to the work of one of the major authorities on English bookbinding, but also a compendium of some of the most outstanding contributions to the subject.


Preface Some early binders and binders tools Trois reliures romanes Further notes on Romanesque bindings A newly discovered Romanesque binding Further notes on the binding of the Haye manuscript Parisian binding, 1500-1525 Une reliure aux armes d'Henri IIIa la Bibliotheque Nationale; Zwei Einbande in der Preussischen Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin On a binding in the University Library, Cambridge The late Dr. Theodor Gottlieb and his"Grolierstudien"; `Et amicorum'; Blind- stamped panels in the English booktrade, c. 1485-1555 Bindings of Thomas Wotton An early seventeenth-century Scottish binding A seventeenth-century monogram on the bindings of James II.

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  • ISBN13: 9780907132318
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 420
  • ID: 9780907132318
  • ISBN10: 0907132316

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