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Books for Sale

A selection from our stock. Catalogues of bibliography and books
about books available free on request.

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

EICHENBERG  (Fritz)  The  Art  of  the  Print.  Masterpieces,  History  &
Techniques. Thames and Hudson. 1976.
First Edition, 4to, illustrs., throughout (some coloured), orig. cloth, d.w.

A comprehensive book which covers every technique of printmaking, from  the
major processes of woodcut, intaglio, lithography, mezzotint, and
silkscreen, to
less common processes such as the monotype.

ELLENPORT (Samuel B.) The Future  of  Hand-Bookbinding.  The  Harcourt
Bindery, Boston. 1993.
One of 150 numbered and signed copies, illustrs., cloth.

This important and provocative study identifies trends within  the  craft
WWII, carrying them through the present and into the future.

HALDANE (Duncan) Islamic Bookbindings in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
World of Islam Festival Trust. 1983.
First Edition, 4to, 22 illustrs., (mostly coloured), orig. cloth, d.w.

This magnificently produced volume covers in detail the art of  binding  books
and their sumptuous decoration as practised in the Islamic world.

HILLS (Richard L.) Papermaking in Britain 1488-1988. A Short  History.  The
Athlone Press. 1988.
First Edition, 4to, 60 illustrs., orig. cloth, d.w.

IIAMS (Thomas M.) & BECKWITH (T.D.) Notes on the Causes and Prevention of
Foxing in Books. H.W. Edwards. 1937.
First Edition, 4 plates, orig. cloth boards, printed paper label on upper

McLEAN (Ruari) Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing.  Faber  &  Faber.
Second Edition, revised and enlarged, 4to, bookplate, plates  throughout
coloured), orig. cloth. d.w.

Describes the work of Whittingham and Pickering, Baxter and Charles  Knight,
children's books up to 1850, early lithography and Owen Jones,  yellow  backs,
Vizetelly, Evans, colour printing from wood,  publishers'  binding  styles
other aspects of Victorian book design.

NIXON (Howard M.) Five Centuries of  English  Bookbinding.  Scolar  Press.
First Edition, 4to, 100  plates  of  important  bookbindings  and  a  page  of
description for each, orig. cloth, d.w.

100 Articles from the Book Collector have been combined into one volume.

THE STUDIO.  Modern Book-Bindings  &  Their  Designers.  Special  Winter
Number 1899-1900. The Studio. 1900.
First Edition, 4to, 5 colour lithograph plates of  bindings,  numerous
modern cloth, orig. printed wrappers bound in, uncut.

Showing the work of the finest binders and binding designers working  at  the

TERMS OF SALE: All books are offered subject to prior sale. Any item found
unsatisfactory may be returned within seven days of receipt. Payment may be
made by Sterling or US Dollar cheque, Mastercard or Visacard. Libraries can
be billed. Postal charges are extra. Phone, fax or e-mail to reserve. Trade
terms available.

William Laywood
Forest Books
Lincs. NG32 1RF.

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