French bookbinders 1789-1848
London, Printed for the author by Lund Humphries & Co. Ltd, 1950
(25 cm), xx, 228 pp., black & white frontispiece, illustrations. Publisher’s blue cloth (no just jacket issued). - An alphabetical list of about 1500 French binders at work during the period, accompanied by a dozen pages of introductory material and illustrated with 40 collotype plates. Ramsden’s large personal collection of English and French signed bindings from the period 1780 to 1840 was bequeathed to the British Museum in 1958. ¶ Superior copy.