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The art of the bookbinder and gilder...translated into English by Richard MacIntyre Atkinson
Leeds: Elmete Press, 1977. Edition limited to 490 copies (this, no. 47) and first edition in English; folio, pp. xiv, 126, [4]; 16 plates, typographical ornaments in green; original quarter green morocco stamped in gilt; fine. The original French edition, L'art du relieur [et] doreur de livres (Paris, 1772) was the second printed treatise on bookbinding in French. This work is part of the great Description des Arts et Metiers, which was in preparation from the 1690s and finally began to be published in sections by the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1761. The first separately printed French treatise on bookbinding was Gauffecourt's short (72 pages) Traité de la Relieure des Livres (La Motte, 1763) printed in an edition of only 25 copies, and which is known by only one copy at the Bibliotheque nationale.
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