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English Embossed Bindings 1825–50

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  • Date Published: June 1972
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521096935

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  • The decorative art of embossed book binding was a small but significant facet of the Gothic Revival. Mrs Jamieson studies the social and technological conditions which made possible the mass-production of handsomely bound books and analyses recurrent motifs and styles of binding of a number of books produced in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. She gives detailed bibliographical descriptions of sixty-two bindings, twenty-four of which are illustrated. The plates are reproduced by a fine screen letterpress process from rubbings made by the author.

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    • Date Published: June 1972
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521096935
    • length: 128 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    1. The Gothic Background
    2. Social setting
    3. Embossing - origins and process
    4. Styles of embossed bindings
    5. Embossing machines
    6. Materials and methods of covering
    Catalogue of embossed bindings
    Appendices
    Select bibliography
    Plates.

  • Author

    Eleanore Jamieson

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