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Geoffrey Dudley Hobson: Thirty Bindings.

 

Geoffrey Dudley Hobson: Thirty Bindings

 

The outstanding catalogue of a famous exhibition

Geoffrey Dudley Hobson:

Thirty Bindings. Selected from the First Edition Club’s seventh exhibition, held at 25 Park Lane, by permission of Sir Philip Sasson, Bart.

London: The First Edition Club, 1926.

Quarto. ca. 316 x 247 mm. xii, 68, [1], [3 blank] pp., and 30 plates, some in colour.

Original red cloth, spine gilt with title, covers gilt, upper edge gilt, others uncut.

Printed by the Chiswick Press. The outstanding catalogue of a famous exhibition.
Geoffrey Dudley Hobson (1882–1949) was was an employee of the auction house Sotheby’s in London and one of the most important historians of European bookbinding in the first half of the 20th century. He produced work of particular significance on early English binding: English Bindings before 1500 (1929), English Bindings 1490–1940 in the Library of J. R. Abbey (1940), and Blind-Stamped Panels in the English Book-Trade c. 1485–1555 (1944). — From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

Spine lightly faded, otherwise very good.

Erste Ausgabe. Original-Leinwandband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Deckel mit ornamentaler Vergoldung; Kopfgoldschnitt, vorn und unten unbeschnitten. Rücken leicht ausgeblichen, sonst gut.

First edition. Breslauer: Uses 37 – Schmidt-Künsemüller 875 – Bibliographien.