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FLETCHER, William Younger (1830-1913). English Bookbindings in the British Museum. Illustrations of Sixty-three Examples Selected on Account of Their Beauty or Historical Interest. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1895.
2o (375 x 286 mm). 66 chromolithographed plates by W. Griggs. Original blue cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine, top edge gilt (spine slightly darkened). Provenance: J.R. Abbey (bookplate).
LIMITED EDITION, number 175 of 500 copies. Though Fletcher states in his preface that all the bindings are productions of English or Scottish craftsman, Breslauer notes that several of them are not English in origin. Breslauer, Uses, pp. 23, 31.
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