London: Thames and Hudson, 1981. Item #05413
An Onlaid Binding on a Book about Bookbinding
JOHNSON, Arthur W. The Thames and Hudson Manual of Bookbinding with 270 illustrations, in colour and black and white. London: Thames and Hudson, 1981.
Octavo ( 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches; 242 x 159 mm.). 224 pp. Full light blue morocco, both covers decorated in gilt with various colored morocco onlays depicting a person reading a book, smooth spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained blue, cockerel endpapers. Housed in an ivory morocco backed, black cloth clamshell case, spine lettered in gilt.
Although the binding is unsigned it was certainly done by a skilled student of the art of bookbinding.
A perfect gift for a student of bookbinding.