16 Dec. 2001|
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I'm working on a book from 1839 on the early training of apprentices with Chris Schwarz and at some point we have to design the cover. Trade Cloth Bindings show up towards the middle of the second quarter and take over for quite a number of decades as the preferred format for the 'working' book. Holtzapffel and other important books from the time usually had simpler covers with no letter just some embossing, with nice bindings to show the book well on a bookshelf.
I believe the advent of the trade cloth blind embossed or gold embossed binding was a direct result of the development in Great Britain of trade book binding. These covers are typical of the period, in my next blog entry I will post an entry about the greatest woodworking book cover of ALL TIME. Since the book we are reprinting is from 1839 we are just at the start of the trade book style.
Jeff Peachy did an analysis of the various editions of the book and really highlights the differences in manufacture.