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    DO NOT USE YOUR EMAIL REPLY FUNCTION TO RESPOND TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE RESPOND TO orders@oakknoll.com Just out - two newly published Oak Knoll Press
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      DO NOT USE YOUR EMAIL REPLY FUNCTION TO RESPOND TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
      PLEASE RESPOND TO orders@...

      Just out - two newly published Oak Knoll Press books on the subject of
      bookbinding. "Trade Bookbinding in the British Isles," Stuart Bennett's new
      book, explores publishers' bindings and presents some very interesting new
      theories on the way they developed. "Eloquent Witnesses" looks at the
      development of binding techniques and decoration. Each has many
      illustrations including a number in color.

      To read more about these titles, click the following links:
      Trade Bookbinding in the British Isles -
      <http://www.oakknoll.com/detail.php?d_booknr=75432>
      Eloquent Witnesses - <http://www.oakknoll.com/detail.php?d_booknr=76293>
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      TRADE BOOKBINDING IN THE BRITISH ISLES, 1660-1800
      By Stuart Bennett
      First edition. This book is the first illustrated guide to this complex and
      controversial subject. In 1930, in The Evolution of Publishers' Binding
      Styles, Michael Sadleir declared that "the bookseller-publisher of the
      decades from 1730 to 1770 issued his books either in loose quires, or
      stitched, or a most in a plain paper wrapper." This view is still generally
      accepted. Bennett, however, presents new documentary and visual evidence
      that books were predominantly sold ready-bound in sheep, calf, and goat as
      well as boards and wrappers. Over 200 color illustrations show what these
      bindings looked like, and how their styles evolved. Co-published with the
      British Library.
      2004, hardcover, 8.25"x 11," approx. 176 pages
      ISBN 1584561300 Order No. 075432 Price: $85.00
      Sales Rights: Worldwide except the UK; available in the UK from The British
      Library

      ELOQUENT WITNESSES, BOOKBINDINGS AND THEIR HISTORY
      Edited by Mirjam M. Foot
      First edition. This work is a collection of well-written essays that
      demonstrates the change in direction the study of bookbinding has taken.
      Much of the work is based on observation of bookbinding techniques and
      materials, as well as a close study of decorative tools and the ways in
      which these were used to reflect the styles and fashions of their day.
      The place of the binder in the whole network of the book trade is also
      discussed against the wider cultural and political background in which
      books, as vehicles that carried ideas forward, are the visible, creditable
      and eloquent witnesses. This volume of essays is dedicated to the memory of
      Dr. Phiroze Randeria.
      Contributors to the book include Giles Barber, Carmen Blacker,
      Christian Coppens, Mirjam Foot, David Pearson, Nicholas Pickwoad, Nicholas
      Poole-Wilson, Esther Potter, Jan Storm van Leeuwen and Marianne Tidcombe.
      With 101 b/w and 8 color plate pages. Co-published with The Bibliographical
      Society and The British Library.
      2004, hardcover, 6.5"x 10," 328 pages
      ISBN 1584561173 Order No. 076293 Price: $65.00
      Sales Rights: North and South America only; available elsewhere from The
      British Library
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      For a list of all our new publications, click the following link:
      <http://www.oakknoll.com/publications.php>


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