The Making of the Book: A Sketch of the Bookbinding Art

By: Cox, Alfred J.

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Book Condition: near fine -


Green cloth with gilt spine titles, 14.5 by 22.2 cm, 88 pp., illus. Near fine but for a name in pen on the ffep – appears unread. From the publisher: “During the second half of the nineteenth century, the Cox bindery was the largest in the Mid-West. Housed in Chicago's famous publishing emporium - the Lakeside Building - the firm bound books for R. R. Donnelley and the Chicago Public Library. This book is a facsimile reprint of a trade catalogue which was first published in 1878. It describes the different kinds of binding done by the firm and includes a forty-page price list for different binding sizes and styles, thereby providing first-hand documentation for hundreds of binding variations. There is also a lengthy new introduction by Paul Koda. Volume III in the Oak Knoll Series on the History of the Book.”

Title: The Making of the Book: A Sketch of the Bookbinding Art

Author Name: Cox, Alfred J.

Categories: Books on Books,

Edition: facsimile edition

Publisher: New Castle, DE, Oak Knoll Books: 1986

ISBN Number: 0938768107

ISBN Number 13: 9780938768104

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: near fine -

Seller ID: 3753