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All books are 8vo and published in London unless otherwise described.

OLDHAM (J. Basil) Blind Panels of English Binders. Cambridge University
Press. 1958.
First Edition, folio, 56 pages of text followed by 67 plates, orig. buckram,
leather label on spine, frayed d.w.
Contains general discussion and detailed descriptions of panels.

OLDHAM (J. Basil) English Blind-Stamped Bindings. Cambridge University
Press. 1952.
First Edition, folio, one of 750 copies, 61 plates, orig. buckram, leather
label on spine, d.w. torn.
An important fully-illustrated account covering English 15th, 16th and 17th
Century bind-stamped bindings.

PLENDERLEITH (H.J.) The Preservation of Leather Bookbindings. The British
Museum. 1970.
12mo, 4 plates, orig. cloth-backed boards.

PERCIVAL (G.S.) & GRAHAM (R.A.) Unsewn Binding. Dryad Press, Leicester. 1976.
39pp., 33 Illustrs., in the text, orig. printed wrappers.

[PHILIP (I.G.) Gold-Tooled Bookbindings. Bodleian Library, Oxford. 1951.
First Edition, 24 illustrs., orig. printed wrappers.
The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen to illustrate some
of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europe up to the eighteenth

PRIDEAUX (S.T.) Bookbinders and their Craft. Charles Scribner's Sons, New
York. 1903.
First Edition, large 8vo, one of 500 numbered copies, contains a large
number of illustrations of bindings, orig. vellum spine and tips, uncut,
t.e.g. a nice copy.
Divided into eight chapters; 18th Century English and Scottish Bindings,
Roger Payne, Les Relieurs Francais, Design in Bookbinding, Some French
Bookbinders of Today, Early Stamped Bindings, Early Italian Bindings and
Some Notes on Pattern-Making.

SMITH (Philip) New Directions in Bookbinding. Van Nostrand Reinhold. 1974.
First Edition, 4to, many illustrs., of modern bindings, binding techniques,
and photos of binding shops (some in full colour), orig. cloth, d.w.
slightly torn and repaired.
A pioneering work. It presents bookbinding as an exciting "canvas" for the
creative artist working in other media, as well as encouraging the
practising bookbinder to a more creative attitude to his craft.

VAN DORSTEN (J.A.) Thomas Basson 1555-1613 English Printer at Leiden. The
University of Leiden. 1961.
First Edition, 5 plates, 5 illustrs., in the text, orig. cloth, d.w.
A brief biography extracted from Dutch archives is followed by a list of
publications with basson's imprint surviving in libraries mainly in Holland
and Great Britain.

VAUGHAN (Alex. J.) Modern Bookbinding. A Treatise Covering both Letterpress
and Stationery Branches of the Trade, with a Section on Finishing and
Design. Charles Skilton Ltd. 1960.
Frontis., ex-library, numerous illustrs., throughout, orig. cloth, d.w.

WEBER (Carl J.) Fore-Edge Painting. A Historical Survey of a Curious Art in
Book Decoration. Harvey House, Inc. 1966.
First printing under this title, small 4to, with Trevor Hickman's bookplate,
coloured mounted frontis., illustrs., throughout (some coloured and
mounted), orig. cloth, d.w. slightly torn.
Definitive work to-date on the subject.

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