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Binding by Zaehnsdorf, late 19th or early 20th century

A few nice bookbinding images I found:

Binding by Zaehnsdorf, late 19th or early 20th century
bookbinding
Image by National Library NZ on The Commons
Green goatskin, upper and lower covers tooled in gold to a rambling rose design and with a central armorial device of Alexander H. Turnbull.

Purchased by Alexander H. Turnbull

Upper cover of Andrew Lang, Aucassin and Nicolete (London: David Nutt, 1887). RPr CHIS Auca 1887.

Binding by Zaehnsdorf, 1896
bookbinding
Image by National Library NZ on The Commons
Maroon goatskin with ornate gold tooled frames on upper and lower covers. Armorial device of Alexander H. Turnbull in the centre.

Purchased by Alexander H. Turnbull.

Upper cover and spine of Richard Hakluyt, The principal navigations, voiages, traffiqves and discoueries of the English nation (Imprinted at London: by George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker, anno 1598-[1600]). qREng HAKL Prin 1598

Italian temporary binding, 18th century
bookbinding
Image by National Library NZ on The Commons
Many early books were issued in temporary or interim covers by the printer/publisher or bookseller. These covers could then be replaced by a permanent binding of the purchaser’s choice. Temporary bindings often have untrimmed text edges and may be stab-stitched rather than sewn. Because of their flimsy nature these covers have not survived in large numbers.

Temporary covers were sometimes decorated with printed woodcuts to attract the attention of customers. Here the stiffened maroon paper wrappers have a woodcut print with a geographic symbol appropriate to the volume’s contents. The printed paper labels on the spine suggest that large numbers were bound this way, if not the whole edition; it would not be worth printing labels for one set of 35 volumes. The fore and bottom edges of the textblock are untrimmed.

The publisher, Antonio Zatta, was also a cartographer and one of his well-known early maps of New Zealand (1776) is held in the Cartographic Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Purchased 1969.

Upper cover and spine of Anton Friedrich Büsching, Nuova geografia (Venezia: Presso Antonio Zatta, 1773-82). RIt BUSC Nuov 1773. Volume 10 of 35.

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