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Dear List,
A client has turned up with a very nice looking half bound (leather and
marbled paper) copy of Wood's General Conchology, 1835, which to my surprise
and dismay was perfect bound.  It even has gilded edges.
How early did perfect binding begin?

Capella Book Arts

Perfect Binding:  One of the World's Great Misnomers
such as the Trust Dept., where the pens are chained to the tables

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