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ANDREWS (William Loring). An English XIX Century Sportsman Bibliopole and Binder of Angling Books1906

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., First Edition, xvii,59,[1]pp., limited to 157 copies of which this is one of 32 copies printed on Imperial Japanese paper, elegant title page designed and engraved on copper by Sidney Smith of Boston, 16 photogravures and 7 page reproduction of Gosden's 1825 Catalogue of engravings and books on angling and field sports, leather bookplate on front paste-down, gilt decorated paper boards with green corners and trim, uncut, dust-wrapper, a very nice copy. A scarce biography of Thomas Gosden (1780-1840), English bookbinder, book collector, bookseller, and publisher, known as the "sporting binder" because most of his bindings were of books devoted to sports. The peculiarity of his style and the reason he is remembered is that he used tools cut in the forms of fish, reels, rods, baskets, and sportsmen.

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