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HANNETT, John. An Inquiry into the Nature and Form of the Books of the Ancients; with a History of the Art of Bookbinding, from the times of the Greeks and Romans to the Present Day. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1843.
12o. Frontispiece and 12 engraved plates, numerous engravings in the text. Contemporary half calf. Provenance: C. Francis (signature dated 1859); Eleanor Lewis (signature); Walter Kahoe (signature and bookplate).
Second edition. Includes full-page illustrations of bindings executed for Grolier and de Thou. The first edition was published in 1837.
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