[Bookbinding Classic- Scarce] American Bookbindings in the Library of Henry William Poor... Illustrated in Gold-Leaf and Colors by Edward Bierstadt
Jamaica, NY: Printed at the Marion Press/ Published by George D. Smith, 1903.
First edition. In publisher's original light olive fine-ribbed cloth with ornate central gilt strapwork design on front cover, lettering and design motifs on spine. Frontispiece and thirty-eight exquisite color plates in bold chromolithographic presentation reproducing in vivid color the bindings of many of the greatest bookbindings of the period, including The Club Bindery, Bradstreet's, Matthews, Smith, etc. Definitely a classic in color reproduction, and certainly a fine record of Henry William Poor's celebrated collection. One of two hundred numbered copies (#61), printed on Dutch handmade paper, side and bottom edges uncut. A wonderful copy, near fine, and rarely found in its original publisher's binding.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #4808