The Art of the Book


SKU: 509 Category: Product ID: 1972


Don’t be put-off by the condition of the cover – this is a wonderful book.  The full title is “A Review of Some Recent European And American Work In Typography, Page Decoration & Binding, published by The Studio Ltd. London, Paris, New York.

Among the treasures inside are an article on British Types, a fabulous two –  page engraving by Sir Edward Burne-Jones from The Wonders of Geoffrey Chaucer, with illuminations and initials by William Morris. There are several by Morris, one by Lucien Pissarro, Title Page and full page wood-cut illustration by Walter Crane for The Faerie Queen, reproductions of many fine bindings, and very interesting material in English, German, Greek, and French. Most of the texts are in English, and there are lovely things too numerous to mention. This is a book for someone who loves books!

Plates bound as issued in paper wrappers. Front cover torn, spine is worn/torn, binding shaken. 276 pages.