Traité de la Reliure de Livres. Jean-Vincent Capronnier de Gauffecourt.
Traité de la Reliure de Livres.

Traité de la Reliure de Livres. A Bilingual Treatise on Bookbinding Translated from the French by Claude Benaiteau.

Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1987. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2. 130 pages. Dos-a-Dos binding by Silvia Rennie (signed in front hinge) of full green morocco tooled in gilt with 5 onlays of binders' brown morocco "scraps" on both covers. Part I has one darker morocco piece, while part II as 2 darker pieces. The spines are titled "Gauffecourt I" and "Gauffecourt II." Top edges have a gilt design on graphite; black & gold headbands. Fine in suede-lined tray case. Item #15446

A most appropriate book for a dos-a-dos binding, the English version appears in side I, the French in side II. One of 40 copies beautifully printed on Gampi paper. (There were 260 copies on plain paper.) This is the first reprint of the first (1763) French bookbinding manual, with an English translation by Claude Benaiteau.

Price: $4,500.00

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