London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
[PARRY, Henry]. The Art of Bookbinding. London: Thomas Wayte at Burton-on-Trent, for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1818. 12° (172 x 108mm). Wood-engraved frontispiece of a ledger-style binding, title vignette, 19th-century calf-backed boards, flat spine gilt with label, sprinkled edges (front hinge cracked). Provenance: Heffer, Cambridge (bookseller's label) -- Renate Schuster (20th-century bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of a detailed manual, giving instructions on forwarding, gilding, stationery binding, and special attention to marbling, sprinkling, and edge treatments. Pollard and Potter, Early Bookbinding Manuals, no. 93.
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