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Out-of-Print Publications

The Tradition of Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century
 (Out of Print)

Compiled by Bernadette G. Callery and Elizabeth A. Mosimann. Essays by Jean Gunner, Bernard Middleton and Marianne Titcombe. 1979. 120 pp.; 20 color, 72 b&w figs.; 8 1/4 × 11 3/4"; 1.9 lbs. Published jointly with Davis & Warde, Inc., Pittsburgh. Set in Bembo monotype and printed on Curtis Hunt no. 2 paper. Pictorial hard cover. ISBN 0-913196-28-2.

Issued in conjunction with a 1979 exhibit, this book served as an introductory text to the art of bookbinding. Bernard Middleton contributed the book's foreword. In "Cobden-Sanderson and the Arts and Crafts movement," Marianne Titcombe detailed the history of bookbinding and the role of T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. Jean Gunner's "Techniques in rebinding books at the Hunt Institute" outlined the Institute's approach to bookbinding and preservation. The book contained a detailed description and color or black-and-white photos of the 92 bindings from the 16th to 20th centuries featured in the exhibit. In addition a 12-page guide to the exhibition was prepared for use by gallery visitors. A seminar was held on 12–14 November 1979.

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