DECORATED BOOK PAPERS, by Rosamond B. Loring - 1942 [Limited 1st Ed]


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Decorated Book Papers: being an Account of their Designs and Fashions

by Rosamond B. Loring 

LIMITED FIRST EDITION, No. 38 of 250. Cambridge, MA: Harvard College Library, 1942.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volume is quarter-bound in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, and features handsome color design on covers.
  • Books displays gentle overall aging and wear, and is well preserved.
  • Covers exhibit light edgewear, with some exposed boards to corners.
  • Boards also display some scuffing to back near foot edge, and minimally to front. (See photos)
  • Spine is minimally rubbed at ends, and overall remarkably well preserved.
  • Binding is secure with minimal play.
  • All plates are present. There are no tissue guards if they were ever issued.
  • Interior is gently age-toned throughout, and well preserved overall, with rare smudges, not affecting plates.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Text block edges are deckled along front and foot, with remnants of inking and dust along head. Foot corner shows a little soiling. (See photos)
  • Lacking slipcase.
  • SC20200130

171 pages. 7 x 9 inches.

Volume is quarter-bound in black cloth, with gilt lettering on rounded spine, and handsome design on covers, as well as lovely endpapers with gray design.

Lavishly illustrated with tipped-in samples of endpaper designs. Includes a historical text and a technical text on the making of endpapers, as well as a list of early paper makers.

This magnificent volume is a collection of samples of some of the most beautiful endpaper designs covering a vast range of periods from eighteenth-century style to modern. The vast collection allows a fascinating overview of the evolution of designs and styles through these periods, showing the beauty and color of each of these styles. It additionally includes a thoroughly documented text on the making of endpapers, making this splendid volume a technical as well as historical guide on this very specific art.

EDITION POINTS: Limited First Edition, No. 38 of 250. 

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