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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 245

    The Whole Art of Bookbinding, containing valuable Recipes for Sprinkling, Makbling [sic], Colouring, &c.. Oswestry: for the author by N. Minshall, 1811. 12° (155 x 92mm). Half-title. (Some faint spotting.) Modern blue morocco gilt.

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    The Whole Art of Bookbinding, containing valuable Recipes for Sprinkling, Makbling [sic], Colouring, &c.. Oswestry: for the author by N. Minshall, 1811. 12° (155 x 92mm). Half-title. (Some faint spotting.) Modern blue morocco gilt.

    FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ENGLISH BOOK ON BOOKBINDING. "It is very much a working bookbinder's notebook" (Pollard and Potter), and gives instructions for sprinking and marbling, gilding, tooling in gold, etc. Its author may be one of three candidates: Minshall the printer, Henry Parry, copyright holder for the book, or W. Price, a binder at Oswestry from c.1804-31. Pollard and Potter, Early Bookbinding Manuals, no. 89; Middleton, The Binder's Art, 12.


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