Les Relieurs Francais (1500-1800). Biographie Critique et Anecdotique Précédée de l'Histoire de la Communauté des Relieurs et Doreurs de Livres de la Ville de Paris et d'une Étude sur les Styles de Reliure.

Paris: Em. Paul, L. Huard & Guillemin, 1893.

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First edition, number 649 of 550 sur beau papier vélin mécanique. Folding view, 31 full-page and many smaller illustrations in text, title page in red and black, title device hand-colored. vii, [i], 416, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Three-quarter blue morocco and silk boards, gilt back, t.e.g. Bookplate of Julia Parker Wightman. Breslauer, p. 42; Schmidt-K 3475.

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A classic work on early French bookbinding, comprising a history of the bookbinding trade in Paris, a study of the progression of binding styles, and a useful biographical dictionary of binders.