John Paas & James Cook: provincial bookbinding in the Eighteen Thirties. Frances Docker.
John Paas & James Cook: provincial bookbinding in the Eighteen Thirties

John Paas & James Cook: provincial bookbinding in the Eighteen Thirties

Loughborough, Leicestershire: Plough Press, 1979. Edition limited to 25 copies (this, no. 18), 8vo, pp. 25, [7]; 10 plates plus other illustrations; original quarter purple morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spine; fine. Recounting the murder of the binding tool producer, John Pass by the the bookbinder, James Cook in 1830, and the "sudden publicity which suddenly illuminated an obscure craftsman and his trade." There was also a regular edition of 200 copies. Item #50779

Price: $250.00

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