San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1916.
Illustrated by: Ray F. Coyle. Quarto. Hard Cover. Limited Edition, numbered 53 of 165 copies. Attractive printing of Cobden-Sanderson’s influential treatise on book making, this by John Henry Nash. This is among the finest printings of The Ideal Book, as Nash had a sensibility in printing that was sympathetic to Cobden-Sanderson’s. Bound in delicate laid paper over boards with a wraparound printed title label; paper at joints is splitting as is common. Accompanied by a later edition printed by students and faculty at University of Oregon, John Henry Nash Fine Arts Press (1933), and limited to 50 copies of which this is #29; this copy is bound in marbled paper over boards and titled in gold on the spine, quite a lovely edition that by no means looks to be student work; both housed in a clamshell.
Very Good binding.