For the love of the binding : Studies in bookbinding history presented to Mirjam Foot
London, British Library / Oak Knoll Press, 2000
(28.5 cm), xiv, 378 pp., 44 colour and 220 black & white illustrations. Publisher’s boards, original clear plastic dust jacket. - “An abiding work of reference” (from a review by Colin Franklin, in The Book Collector, Autumn 2002, pp.457-459). Contributions by Giles Barber (The advent of gold tooling in English bookbinding and the intermediary role of Thomas Linacre), Nicolas Barker (Some unrecorded sixteenth-century French bookbindings), Elly Cockx-Indestege (Crutched friars, lambs, roses, and crosses: Brussels incunables on the shelves of the crutched friars at the turn of the sixteenth century), John Collins (Four bindings and a will: Thomas Jones Ellison and some notes on nineteenth-century signed rolls), Chris Coppens (A mid-nineteenth-century book-trade binder: Florent Pollender and the firm of Hanicq-Dessain in Mechelen), Christopher De Hamel (Medieval manuscript leaves as publishers’ wrappers in the 1920s), Michael Gullick (A Romanesque blind-stamped binding at the Queen’s College, Oxford), Dorothy A. Harrop (The Keatley Trust Collection of modern British bindings), Lotte Hellinga (Fragments found in bindings and their role as bibliographical evidence), Anthony Hobson (Plaquette and medallion bindings: a second supplement), Edmund M.B. King (The book cover designs of William Harry Rogers), Elisabeth Leedham-Green (Seventeenth-century Cambridge pyxides), Bryon Maggs (John Whittaker’s edition of the Magna Carta, its printing, and his bindings on the Wormsley copies), Philippa J.M. Marks (A 1985 Jean de Gonet binding in the British Library), Vanessa C. Marshall (Putting book structures within an historical context: a note on the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century paper bindings in the Wolf Collection, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Hamburg), Paul Morgan (John Hannett’s Bibliopegia and inquiry, and Salt Brassington’s revision), John Morris (A Bible bound in 1661 by Patrick Erskine for the Earl and Countess of Caithness), Robin Myers (Mirjam Foot), Laura Nuvoloni (Commissioni doganali: Venetian bookbindings in the British Library), Richard Ovenden (Scott bindings on the 1770 Foulis Milton), David Paisey (The autograph album of a journeyman bookbinder: Alexander Troschel of Nuremberg (1758-1769), David Pearson (Bookbinding in Cambridge in the second half of the sixteenth century), Nicholas Pickwoad (Tacketed bindings: a hundred years of European bookbinding), Esther Potter (The bookbindings of Benjamin West, 1804-1883), Anna E.C. Simoni (Secret, loud and clear), Jan Storm van Leeuwen (It glitters and is more than gold: fore-edge paintings in the Dutch Royal Library), Marianne Tidcombe (The mysterious Mr de Sauty). Reviewed by Colin Franklin, in The Book Collector, Autumn 2002, pp.457-459. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.