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us: Fine bindings


  • Here are entered works on custom bindings of books, irrespective of contents. Works on books that are produced by artists and intended as visual art objects are entered under [Artists' books.] Works on books illustrated with original prints by well known artists and published in limited editions are entered under [Artists' illustrated books.] Works on existing books whose pages have been altered by paint, collage, or other media are entered under [Altered books.]

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    • us: Art bindings
    • us: Artists' bindings
    • us: Bookbinding--Ornamental bindings
    • us: Craft bindings
    • us: De luxe bindings
    • us: Deluxe bindings
    • us: Designer bindings
    • us: Fine bookbindings
    • us: Ornamental bookbindings
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Bookbinding--Ornamental bindings
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 95123855: La reliure actuelle, 1994 (Predominant phrase used in English contributions is Fine bindings; also: Art bindings, Artists' bindings, Designer bindings)
    • found: LC database, Sept. 22, 1995 (40 records under the former heading "Bookbinding--Ornamental bindings"; in English predominant usage is: "Fine bindings" and "Fine bookbindings"; also "Craft bindings" and "Designer bindings")
    • found: McMurtrie. The book, 1943: chap. 38 ("Fine binding" and "Fine binders" used throughout, to differentiate any style of commissioned work for individual copies of a book, or for limited press runs, from utilitarian publishers' bindings, called "plain bindings")
    • found: Harrod. The librarians' glossary, 1971: s.v. De luxe binding (A fine leather binding, lettered and tooled by hand)
    • found: Vitale. Bibliography, historical and bibliothecal, c1971: s.v. Binding (Refers to "luxurious binding")
    • notfound: Hennepin;Kenneison. Dict. of printing, papermaking and bookbinding, 1963
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  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on custom bindings of books, irrespective of contents. Works on books that are produced by artists and intended as visual art objects are entered under [Artists' books.] Works on books illustrated with original prints by well known artists and published in limited editions are entered under [Artists' illustrated books.] Works on existing books whose pages have been altered by paint, collage, or other media are entered under [Altered books.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Altered books; Artists' books; Artists' illustrated books]
  • Change Notes

    • 2003-02-04: new
    • 2003-04-04: revised
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