Bookbinders of the United Kingdom (outside London) 1780-1840
London, B.T. Batsford, 1987
(25.5 cm), xv (1), 250 pp., xvi p. of plates. Publisher’s cloth, printed dust jacket. - In this account of the “golden age of English book collecting” Ramsden documents (from binders’ tickets, directory entries, and other sources) the existence of over 2500 binders at work outside London during his period. “’Not in Ramsden’ will be a cataloguer’s note of the future, but not, I think, a very frequent one, for the author has done his work thoroughly” (from a review by A.N.L. Munby, in The Book Collector, Summer 1954, pp.158-160). Facsimile reprint of 1954 edition limited to 500 copies. ¶ Immaculate copy.