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[MAIRET (François-Amboise)]. Essai sur la Reliure.1824

[Chatillon-sur-Seine: [C. Cornillac,]. First edition, 12mo, [ii], [5]-11, [1 blank], [71]-228pp., with the bookplate of Léon Gruel, quarter morocco by Gruel, spine gilt, marbled sides, slightly rubbed, t.e.g. This treatise on bookbinding was issued, as here, as a separate book with its own half-title, dedication leaf, and introduction. It was also included in Mairet's second edition of 'Notice sur la Lithographie Suivi d'un Essai sur la Reliure'. "Mairet was born in 1786; he became a binder and paper dealer in Dijon until 1821 when he set up as a paper manufacturer in Fontenoy near Montbard; he moved to Brittany about 1830, to another paper mill" —Pollard & Potter, Early Bookbinding Manuals. 52. Provenance: Léon Gruel; the library of Pierre Berès.

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