Gold-tooled bookbindings commissioned by Trinity College Dublin in the eighteenth century (Studies in the history of Irish bookbinding, 1) View larger
McDonnell (Joseph); Healy (Patrick)

Gold-tooled bookbindings commissioned by Trinity College Dublin in the eighteenth century (Studies in the history of Irish bookbinding, 1)

Leixlip Castle, Irish Georgian Society, 1987
(31.5 cm), xviii, 340 pp., with colour frontispiece, 105 plates (8 in colour). Errata slip tipped to front endpaper. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - Documents the production of seven shops, with reproductions of 102 bindings and 560 tools. Sixty-two of these bindings were by the “College Binder”, identified by McDonnell in 1981 as Joseph Leathley, bookseller to Trinity. His successor William McKenzie bound eleven. ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.

£ 85

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