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Spawn, Willman; Thomas E. Kinsella. American signed bindings through 1876. New Castle, DE / Bryn Mawr, PA : Oak Knoll Press / Bryn Mawr College Library, 2007. 4to (28.5 cm; 1.25"). 299 pp., illus. $40.00
"Describes and illustrates 315 bookbinder's tickets, stamps, and engraved designations, from the 1750s through 1876. Identifies 233 binders from 19 states and 84 cities and towns from Maine to New Orleans and as far west as Little Rock. Provides brief descriptions of bindings and explanatory notes for many binders" (publisher).
Contents: Identifying bookbinders; Signed bindings; American signed bindings through 1876; Bibliography; Indexes; Authors, editors, and titles; Provenance; Printers, publishers, and booksellers; Ticket and tool engravers; Bookbinders.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard; small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
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