The Art of the Book A review of some Recent European and American Work in Tyopography, Page Decoration and Binding. Charles Holme, Editor. 1914. "The Studio" Ltd. London, Paris, New York- Special Number of "The Studio"
Cloth binding with the front full cover label being an exact reproduction of the paper cover inside. There is a leather label with gilt lettering on the spine. The label with the gilt is clean and bright. There is minimal wear to the cover. This cover is a rebind job with clean greenish endpapers. The paper front cover inside looks like it was attached to the book with a matching color paper band. There is wear to the corners of the pages and cover with some dog-earing and corner folds to the pages. The front cover inside has some staining and soiling. There is heavy foxing to the edges of the page block. The pages inside are clean with no previous owner markings. Not ex-Library, Not Facsimile, Not Print-on-demand. BE29a
"THE ART OF THE BOOK..Profusely Illustrated in Color, etc./Cloth,$3.00 net; price will be advanced shortly/...In this special number of the International Studio, the editor gives a comprehensive survey of modern artistic book production, as exemplified by the best work which has been done during recent years in Great Britain, France, Germany Austria, Hungary, Sweden and America. Amongst the numerous illustrations are found examples of Topography, Title Pages, Page Decoration, Ornaments, Initials, Tooled Leather Bindings, Cloth Bindings, Paper Covers, End Papers, and Decorative Illustrations in line. An important article on the modern revival of printing in England is accompanied by examples of pages of text in modern types, some especially set up for this publication, and an extensive series of title pages and decorative pages of text carefully selected from books issued during the last twenty years. A well-known authority on bookbinding, one of the leading living exponents of the craft, contributes and interesting article on modern British bookbinding illustrated by numerous reproductions, some in facsimile colors." from an advertisement announcing the publication of this book in 1914.