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McLean, Ruari, Victorian Publishers' Book-Bindings in Paper , Berkeley & Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1983, First edition, 4to (12" x 8.5"), Hardcover, one-color illustrated paper boards w/ blue spine & yellow spine titles in vellum dustjacket, Fine / Near Fine. DJ has 2 small closed tears.

112 pp. Boards depict beautiful illustration of children canoeing & reading. 200 illustrations in b/w and many in color. Displays bindings from the 19th century. With introductory text including information on French romantic bindings, papier-mache, children's Books, fin-de-Siecle and Art Nouveau; Acknowledgements, General Bibliography, Index artists, Index binders, Index titles, Index processes, Index publishers, printers and engravers.

From the blurb: "In this partner volume to his earlier book (concerning cloth and leather bindings), Ruari McLean shows, by illustration, some of the attractive ways in which paper was used as the main surface on publishers' bindings between 1800 and 1900. The examples, which include some rare and beautiful works, are drawn from Britain, France and the USA. Over half of the 200 illustrations are in color, and in nearly all cases they are reproduced for the first time since their original publication. The sole repetition is of papier-mâché bindings: this book contains all which are known by the author to exist. Ruari McLean's valuable historical introduction makes this an informative guide to the subject as well as a reference tool. The colourful illustrations make it a real delight for any reader."    [Book ID # 194]


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