8vo, 2 volumes bound in cloth imported from Japan, leather spine labels, Japanese cloth covered slipcase. Tipped-in illustrations. The appendix volume contains cloth samples imported from Japan, Holland, Germany and Italy. One of 170 numbered copies printed on Frankfurt Mouldmade paper in Bell types composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler and bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery and printed by hand by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press. Fine as issued. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Son of the Bookbinder, With an Appendix ...
Éditeur : Newtown, PA.: Bird & Bull Press, 2004.
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : As New
Description du livre Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 2004., 2004. Two vols. 6 x 9. 81 pages illustrated with 6 tipped-in color photos. 60 samples of book cloths from 5 producers are mounted in an accordion-fold portfolio. Both volumes in brown silk cloth, leather labels, in a matching slipcase. Fine, with prospectus. A fascinating history of the Campbell-Logan Bindery, who specialize in both small edition binding and in library binding. One of 170 sets. N° de réf. du libraire 16678
Description du livre Bird & Bull Press, Newtown, PA, 2004. Bird & Bull Press (illustrateur). 8vo. full cloth imported from Japan, leather spine label with the appendix volume containing the cloth samples bound in a different fine cloth, both enclosed in a cloth-covered slipcase. 81,(3) pages; five heavy board leaves with mounted samples. Limited to only 170 numbered copies printed on Frankfurt Mouldmade paper in Bell types composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler, bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery and printed by hand by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press. The fascinating story of edition binding in America seen through the eyes of the son and eventual owner of Allan Campbell's bookbinding business. Greg describes how the library binding and edition binding business has changed over the last 50 years through the mechanization of a business that had changed very little since the times of Gutenberg. Also mentioned are aspects of exhibition binding and restoration. There are interesting peeks at some of the noted fine binders, private press owners and other edition binders practicing over the last 50 years including Henry Morris, Harry Duncan, Gerry Lange, George Baer, Bill Anthony and many others. The book ends with a description of the fancy cloth import business that regularly has supplied the cloth for private press printers in America. The appendix volume contains 60 actual samples of these cloths imported from Japan, Holland, Germany and Italy. Sample portfolios of such bookcloths are costly to produce and are usually restricted to binders or publishers. The appendix offers a rare look at a collection of some of the finest book cloths made today. This book is sure to be of interest to anyone who collects press books or is interested in the development of this form of bookbinding. full cloth imported from Japan, leather spine label with the appendix volume containing the cloth samples bound in a different fine cloth, both enclosed in a cloth-covered slipcase. N° de réf. du libraire 75980