(32 cm), 46, (2) pp., 108 plates (13 in colour). Publisher’s cloth binding, dust jacket. - 162 reproductions of bookbindings bwefoire 1850 in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, with critical descriptions and an introduction. Most of the bindings had not previously been published. “The work is the result of much brilliant research among fresh material… it is a pleasure to look at, and essential to consult” (from a review by Anthony Hobson, in The Book Collector, Spring 1959, pp.79-80). First edition. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.