No. 167 of 300 printed. Turquoise cloth with gilt spine and cover titles and a hand-marbled cover label, 12.5 by 19.6 cm, 318 pp., preceded by a new, 2 pp. introduction by Nevins, with 18 mounted marbling specimens. Near fine with light rubbing to the marbled label on the upper board. Signed by Nevins on the limitation page. When originally issued in 1874, this volume included seven hand-marbled specimens by Charles Williams. This facsimile edition contains eighteen hand-marbled specimens by Iris Nevins, “marbled according to the directions given in the text.” A detailed manual on binding, highlighted by samples from Nevins, whose marbled papers are considered to be among the best and historically accurate available.
Title: A Manual of the Art of Bookbinding: Containing Full Instructions in the Different Branches of Forwarding, Gilding, and Finishing. Also, The Art of Marbling Book-Edges and Paper, the Whole Designed for the Practical Workman, the Amateur, and the Book-Collector
Categories: Books on Books,
Edition: Limited ed
Publisher: Sussex, NJ, Iris Nevins: 1986
Book Condition: Near Fine
Seller ID: 1940
Keywords: Bookbinding, Marbling