Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Provincial binders

Whilst the league of Dublin-based bookbinders may present some names familiar to us, e.g.: Mullen, Cavenagh and Bellew to name but a few, once in a while we stumble across a name that is not so familiar. Binding a fine copy of our second edition of Annals of the kingdom of Ireland (Dublin : Hodges, Smith, 1856) is the work of a Kilkenny binder known only by his last name: Landy.

The binding is a half leather affair with marbled boards, and a delicate foliated scroll across its spine bands.

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