[BOOKBINDING]. The Whole Art of Bookbinding, containing valuable Recipes for Sprinkling, Makbling [sic], Colouring, &c. Oswestry: printed for the author by N. Minshall, 1811. 8o. Uncut. Later sheep (rubbing to edges). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ENGLISH BOOK DEVOTED WHOLLY TO BOOKBINDING.
"The paucity of information on the subject, the want of a regular method, together with the ignorance, which too generally prevails with respect to colouring, have been the sole motives that have induced the author to publish this work, confident as he is, that every recipe will have its proper effect, even upon the first attempt. The bookbinder will find herein ample information; a system plain, easy, and comprehensive; and by paying attention to the various methods, be enabled to execute the work with beauty and elegance." (Preface). G. Pollard and E. Potter Early Bookbinding Manuals, Oxford Bibl. Soc., 1984 no. 89. -- [Bound with]: George COWIE. The Bookbinder's Manual: containing a full Description of the Leather and Vellum Binding; also, Directions for Gilding of Paper & Book-Edges: and numerous valuable recipes for Sprinkling, Colouring, & Marbling: together with a scale of Bookbinder's Charges; a List of all the Book and Vellum Binders in London, &c. London: Cowie and Strange, 1829. Second edition. "All editions of this manual are extremely scarce." C. Ramsden London Bookbinders 1780-1840, p. 26; Pollard & Potter no. 98.