By Christopher D. Cook,
with bookbinding descriptions by Mirjam M. Foot.
London: The Bibliographical Society, 2013. 185pp; 23 colour illustrations.
ISBN: 978 0 948170 23 9
Price £45.00 (members' price £30.00) + p&p.
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