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BOOKBINDER, THE.. The Bookbinder: An Illustrated Journal for Binders, Librarians, and all Lovers of Books. [The British Bookmaker...]1888

London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited [ & Raithby, Lawrence & Co., Ltd.,] First edition, 6 vols., small 4to (245 x 185 mm), numerous specimens of cloth bindings, coloured plates, illustrs., in the text, some slight signs of library stamp being removed from verso of title page, original publishers burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt, black ink spot to base of spines but a very good set. One of the most important and attractive trade journals of the 1880s and 1890s. Offering a fascinating insight into the working life of contemporary bookbinders as well as having interesting articles dealing with the practical side of binding. A mine of useful and diverting information. The first three volumes were edited by Joseph Zaehnsdorf and under his guidance The Bookbinder lived up to its sub-title An Illustrated Journal for Binders, Librarians, and all Lovers of Books offering hints and advice on the art of bookbinding. From volume IV onwards it became The British Bookmaker: A Journal for The Book Printer—The Book Illustrator—The Book Cover Designer—The Book Binder—Librarians, and Lovers of Books generally and became more concerned with trade matters. A final seventh volume was issued in 1894 but is not present here.

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