Broxbourne Library. Styles and Designs of Bookbinding from the Twelfth to the Twentieth Century. Selected and Described by Howard M. Nixon. With an Introduction by Albert Ehrman.

Many fine plates (several in color). Folio, orig. vellum-backed cloth, spine gilt, blue morocco lettering piece on spine (rubbed), t.e.g. London: Maggs Brothers, 1956.

Limited to 300 copies, printed at the Cambridge University Press. This is one of the best surveys of the history of bookbinding, ranging from a 12th century Romanesque binding to work by Roger Powell.

Fine copy. With an offprint, inscribed by A.N.L. Munby, of his review which appeared in The Library.

❧ Breslauer, The Uses of Bookbinding Literature, p. 30–Nixon’s “Broxbourne Library is essential reading for any student of bindings.”.

Price: $3,000.00

Item ID: 1496

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