Victorian Decorated Trade Bindings, 1830-1880: A Descriptive Bibliography
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - Oak Knoll Press
By: Edmund M. B. King
This ground-breaking study deals with the creative explosions of book cover designs in Victorian Britian from 1830 to 1880. Due to new technical developments many practitioners such as Owen Jones, Walter Crane, and John Leighton broke new ground in artistic styling. Edmund King describes and indexes over 750 books with great detail. Many covers are beautifully illustrated in full color. This volume is an essential reference work for students of Victorian art as well as 19th century publishing and binding practices. Co-published with the British Library.