Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de L'Amateur de Reliures.

Paris: Gruel and Engleman, 1887-1905.

Price: $1,750.00

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First edition, limited numbered edition of Vélin de Rives, vol I: no. 856 of 700 copies (of 1000 total); vol II: no. 678 of 600 copies (of 700 total). Illustrated with copious full-page plates of bindings (some in color in the text).[v], 186, [2]' [v], 186, [2]pp. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in half dark green morocco, a little rubbed, original wrappers bound in, t.e.g. bookplates.

Item #256359

One of the most important and useful surveys of bookbinding, containing an annotated alphabetical listing of the major binders, styles, connosisseurs, and styles.