The Art of the Bookbinder and Gilder


Dudin, M.

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The Elmete Press, Leeds. 1977. xiv, 127 pages + colophon. Folio (36,5 x 26 cm). Black leather spine gilt decoration, over cloth boards, preserved in the original plastic wrapper, top edge gilt others uncut. Printed in two colours, black & green. Translated into English by Richard Macintyre Atkinson. With a glossary of terms. 16 full page plates.

Colophon: ”This is the first edition in English of ’L’Art du relieur doreur de livres’, which was published by the French Royal Academy of Sciences in 1772. The illustrations are taken from the original work. The paper is Old Dutch cream laid mould-made by Van Gelder and the text is set in Perpetua fourteen-point, one point leaded. Derek Brown was responsible for the typographic design and the book was printed under the personal supervision of A. S. Maney. The binding is by F. F. Allsopp & Co. Ltd. The edition is limited to 490 numbered copies. This is copy number 347.”


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