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English bindings, 1490-1940, in the library of J.R. Abbey: PB 1940.1

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English bindings, 1490-1940, in the library of J.R. Abbey


Publisher: Abbey, John Roland
Printer: Chiswick Press
Binder (person): Sangorski & Sutcliffe



Edited by G.D. Hobson

Xvi, 201 p : ill.. (some col.) ; 34 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943-10-16) by Abbey, John Roland


Production date: AD 1940


"This edition is printed on Hollingsworth's rag paper and is limited to 180 copies ... numbered and signed by both author and editor. Twenty five copies contain an additional plate, are specially bound in half levant morocco, and numbered 1 to 25". Museum has copy no. 76. Bound in brown cloth, with red leather spine label gold stamped with title. Stamped: "Bound by S & S. London". Top edge of pages gilt.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 1940.1
Primary reference Number: 98404
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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