Julius Klinkhardt Proben-Album c.1890 Leipzig book binder publisher printer samplesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Proben-Album der Accidenz-Buch und Noten-Druckerei von Julius Klinkhardt. Lithographs by J.G. Bach.
Published c. 1890, Leipzig by Julius Klinkhardt.
c. 300 pages. Text in German.
Profusely illustrated throughout, many full page b&w images, many images in color lithography, some plates are tipped in samples of actual work the firm produced for clients.
Period decorative cloth binding, elaborate and beautiful gilt and embossed cover decorations. Text block edges decoratively stamped in a manner similar to gauffered edges. Binding remains sound, cloth splitting along joints, corners & extremities worn, but binding still firm and tight internally.
Interior contents remain clean an bright with minimal age spotting or foxing. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. Book very clearly shown in video.
Book measures: 14 1/2" H X 10" W.