The history of bookbinding as a mirror of society
- Mirjam Foot.
- London : British Library, 1998.
- Physical description
- viii, 112,  p., 8 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
- The Panizzi lectures ; 1997
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- Includes bibliographical references.
In this illustrated survey, the author explores the use and purpose of bookbindings - over and above protecting the text inside them - and the purpose of the study of the book as a physical object. Examples from the British Library's collection are included.
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