Ideal Book or The Book Beautiful (Cadenza Reprints on Typography No. 4). Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson.
Ideal Book or The Book Beautiful (Cadenza Reprints on Typography No. 4)
Ideal Book or The Book Beautiful (Cadenza Reprints on Typography No. 4)
Ideal Book or The Book Beautiful (Cadenza Reprints on Typography No. 4)
Ideal Book or The Book Beautiful (Cadenza Reprints on Typography No. 4)

Ideal Book or The Book Beautiful (Cadenza Reprints on Typography No. 4)

London: Cadenza Press, 1987. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Sixmo size, 20 pp., in a design binding by David Sellars. Fine. Item #CNJL446

Design binding by David Sellars, Designer Bookbinder (1949-2015), based out of Great Britain. David was awarded a Fellowship of Designer Bookbinders in the mid seventies and served as President of the society for four years; his bindings are represented in most major libraries in the world and many private collections. This binding is almost in counterpoint to the book itself; for Cobden-Sanderson's essay on "The Book Beautiful" David designed a binding reminiscent of roughly-hewn boards, with small jewel-toned dots in the middle of both boards and on the book's edges, contained within a case of even rougher hew.

___DESCRIPTION: Leather spine with the author's initials lettered in gold in blindstamped circles; textured handmade paper over wooden boards, leather collage stripe on both covers; board and paper edges stained black with impressed colored circles; painted endpapers; custom tray and slipcase with matching textured handmade paper, title and colophon pages in red and black; 16 mo size (approximately 6.25" tall), unpaginated with 10 leaves, paper Chilham hand-made from the Hayle Mill, Bembo type; limited edition of "about 100 copies", unnumbered; designer binding by David Sellars, signed and dated 1988, in pencil on a rear flyleaf.

___CONDITION: Fine; the binding perfect, without blemish; the interior pages clean, bright, free of prior owner markings - as new.

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Price: $800.00