Based on the Lyell Lectures given by Howard Nixon at Oxford in 1979, this lavishly illustrated book traces the decorated binding in England from the earliest surviving example, the St Cuthbert Gospel dating from a little before the end of the seventh century, to the beginning of the Modern Movement in the late 1940s. This books emphasis is on fine binding in leather, with the styles and designs used for its decoration, and with the tools employed to effect these designs. This work is the first to trace comprehensively the development of this English tradition and bring together numerous illustrations of the superb bindings produced over the last eight centuries.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 198181825
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198181825