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Disbound and dispersed : the leaf book considered / Christopher de Hamel, Joel Silver ; with contributions by John P. Chalmers, Daniel W. Mosser, Michael Thompson
Bib ID 3486970
Format BookBook
Author
De Hamel, Christopher, 1950-
 
Description Chicago : Caxton Club, 2005 
152 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 1584561610
Summary

"Disbound and Dispersed: The Leaf Book Considered is the first book to examine the fascinating history of the leaf book. A nineteenth-century development, a leaf book contains an original leaf from a manuscript or significant printed volume that has been complemented with an essay or other explanatory material relating to the leaf's origins. The resulting book is often a fine press publication, with an elaborate binding or case. While this practice allows collectors to study and enjoy at least a fragment of an historic manuscript or book that they could never hope to own otherwise, the experience often comes at the price of destroying and dispersing an historic manuscript or book that was intact, or only somewhat incomplete."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Catalog of an exhibition organized by The Caxton Club. Venues: The Newberry Library, Chicago, Apr. 16-July 16, 2005; The San Francisco Public Library, Nov. 5-Dec. 31, 2005; Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 18-Mar. 19, 2006; The Lilly Library, Bloomington, Indiana University, Apr. 3-May 26, 2006.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Leaf books -- Bibliography -- Exhibitions.
Other authors/contributors Silver, Joel, 1951-  |  Mosser, Daniel Wayne  |  Chalmers, John P., 1940-  |  Thompson, Michael, 1951-  |  Caxton Club

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