Barber, Giles: The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor: Catalogue of Printed Books and Bookbindings.
2 vols. 2013. Together 1162 pages and 60 pages index, with 96 colour plates and 880 monochrome illustrations. Over 1000 images of bookbinders’ tools, in actual size. Cloth, 30.2 x 22.2cms.
Catalogues Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s book collection, compiled in the last twenty years of the 19th century. Seven substantial chapters on Parisian bookbinding discuss the trade, techniques and legacy of bookbinding in the 17th and 18th century, both French and English. Includes an index of tools, a provenance index of previous owners with brief biographical notes, booksellers’ traces, bibliography and index.
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