A manual of the art of bookbinding. James B. Nicholson.
A manual of the art of bookbinding
A manual of the art of bookbinding

A manual of the art of bookbinding

Sussex, N.J. Iris Nevins, [1986]. Edition limited to 300 copies (this, no. 37) signed by the publisher; 12mo, pp. [4], 318; a facsimile of the 1874 edition, with additions; 18 marbled paper specimens by Nevins according to directions given in the text, 12 facsimiles of the original plates; original blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine, marbled paper onlay on upper cover; fine. James Bartram Nicholson (1820-1901) spent most of his life in Philadelphia in partnership with the English binder, James Pawson. His is "the first practical manual [on the subject of bookbinding] by an American. Although it was founded upon John Hannett's Bibliopegia (1835), it went farther than that popular work and came to be regarded as the most nearly complete treatise yet published in America" (DNB). Item #51182

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