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bbookbinding - The craft, art, trade or profession of enclosing and fastening the pages of books between covers.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightEuropean, Two Craftsmen Binding Books, 16th century, woodcut.

 

 

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Carolingian France, Lindau Gospel, see thumbnail to leftfront cover of the book, and the see thumbnail to rightback cover, c. 800, embossed gold, gems, and enamel. See Carolingian art.

 

 

 

Johan Arndts, no date, author; Stockholm: Joh. Jacob Genath, 1696, publisher, Paradijs Gartlein: welches Voller Christlichen Tugend Gebete erfullet., 1696, 528 pages; 20 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
see thumbnail to rightIllustrated: engraved silver bookbinding, Germany, late 17th century on Paradijs Gartlein. See German art.

 

 

 

William Ignatius Blemly (American), author, Scrapbook Containing Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, Calling Cards, Sketches, Photographs of Paintings, and Two Sales Catalogs of Harnett's (William Michael, 1848-1892) Work, scrapbook; 108 pages: illustrated, 2 photoprints, portraits; 26 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See trompe l'oeil.
see thumbnail to leftIllustrated: unique blind-tooled, suede binding on Blemly's Scrapbook on William M. Harnett.

 

 

George Charles Williamson (British, 1858-1942), author; J. (John Pierpont) Morgan (American, 1837-1913), author; (deluxe edition). London: Chiswick Press, 1910, publisher, Catalogue of the Collection of Jewels and Precious Works of Art, the Property of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1910, printed book, fine binding; xxvii , 183 pages, 94, 46 leaves of plates: illustrations (some colored); 39 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
see thumbnail to rightIllustrated: fine jeweled bookbinding for Catalogue of the Collection of Jewels and Precious Works of Art, the Property of J. Pierpont Morgan.

 

 

 

John Milton (British, 1608-1674), author; Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1902, publisher, Paradise Lost; a poem in XII books..., 1902, printed book; 386 pages; 24 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
see thumbnail to leftIllustrated: full red goatskin, gold-tooled binding, by the Doves Bindery, signed "19C-S05" for John Milton's Paradise Lost.

 

 

 

Also see adhesives, book, codex, design, duodecimo, folio, illumination, illustration, incunabulum, kerf, marbling, octavo, paper, quarto, scriptorium, scroll, sextodecimo, signature, text, tricesimo-segundo, and vicesimo-quarto.

 

 

 

 


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