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Impressive Bookbinding

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The Preacher, London (Longman & Co.) 1849, Einbanddesign von Owen Jones 

«The London firm of Remnant & Edmonds specialised in unusual bindings. Books from their bindery appeared with sides in decorated vellum, velvet, art-silk inlaid with gold, porcelain, tortoiseshell, flock, coloured paper and brightly-stained roan. Their pièce de résistancewas The Preacher, 1849, by Owen Jones. They invented a method whereby they were able accurately to imitate carved wood in almost Grindling Gibbons fashion. The pattern was burnt into the wood under considerable pressure, but few copies have managed to survive to the present day.» Eric Quayle :  The Collector’s Book of Books, London 11971, 111 •