Samuel Mearne and his bindings.

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A Book of Common Prayer bound by Samuel Mearne Samuel Mearne (20 April – May ) was an English Restoration bookbinder and publisher whose work is considered a high point of pre-industrial bookbinding. He and his sons, Charles and Samuel Jr., were one of the group referred to by historians as the Queens' Binder.

Folio (10 by /2 inches), original half red cloth, gray paper boards, paper spine label. Limited first edition, one of only copies, of this illustrated treatise on Samuel Mearne, “the best-known figure in Restoration binding,” with 24 color plates of his bindings, some designed in his famous “cottage style.”.

British Museum Publications Ltd. First Edition, small 4to, 48pp., coloured frontis., plates, orig. cloth, gilt.

The forty years following the Restoration of King Charles II to his throne in were the golden age of English bookbinding. Details about ENGLISH RESTORATION BOOKBINDINGS: SAMUEL MEARNE AND HIS By Howard M. Nixon *VG+* Excellent Condition. Quick & Free Delivery in daysSeller Rating: % positive.

Search store. Submit search. Buyback Program. Piggy Book Scan Page; PiggyBook Trade Complete Step 1. Book of Common Prayer by (BINDING, Mearne, Samuel) Edition: Large paper royal folio issue of the revised Book of Common Book condition: Contemporary full red morocco, covers tooled in gilt to panel design, central panel with roll border of small flowers and leafy.

On the front pastedown of the book (the paper which lines the book’s inside covers) is a quotation by Cyril Davenport regarding Samuel Mearne, King Charles II’s book binder, describing Mearne’s style of work which corresponds to the binding on this particular book.

Samuel Mearne (–) is the best known binder of this period and has been described by David Pearson as. Mearne, Samuel () An English publisher, bookseller, and bookbinder, about whom little definitive knowledge exists. While Mearne's name is associated with the splendid COTTAGE STYLE, some authorities have expressed doubts that he actually bound any books himself, but rather that the famous Mearne bindings were executed by the Dutch bookbinder Suckerman, and that Mearne was.

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Samuel Mearne Experts disagree over whether Samuel Mearne actually bound books himself, but his bindery introduced the cottage style, a distinctly English binding style that has lasted longer than any other. Born inMearne completed. Available now at - Hardcover - Uknown - - Book Condition: Good - This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has hardback covers.

With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. (Part X) Pages rebound in paper. Pages are edgeworn but overall good condition. A Binding by Samuel Mearne The Book of Common Prayer. London: John Bill & Christopher Barker.

The restoration of Charles II to the throne in initiated the “golden age” of English bookbinding, when England’s binders were no longer content to follow continental models but strove to develop their own decorative aesthetic.

Previously, bindings faced inwards, and the title was written on the foreedges of the book. Samuel Mearne Englishman Samuel Mearne is known as the inventor of the cottage style of binding in the 17 th century, a style that remained almost unchanged until the 19 th century.

Mearne apprenticed twice as a bookbinder before working as a publisher. - Samuel Mearne Bindery CHURCH OF ENGLAND The book of common prayer London: [Ds-f.3] Back cover. Samuel Mearne Samuel Mearne, along with his sons Charles and Samuel Jr, is for many historians one of the favorite candidates for the Queens’ Binder – a group of English book binders operating during the restoration, whose work has been found in the collections of Catherine of Braganza and Mary of Modena.

It is chiefly as a bookbinder that Mearne is remembered. In he received a patent as bookbinder to Charles II for life, at an annual fee of £6, and several of his accounts for binding books are preserved among the Wardrobe Accounts at the Public Record Office. English Restoration bookbindings: Samuel Mearne and his contemporaries [Howard M Nixon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Edition; Unillustrated ed. Physical description; 48 p., plate: 1 col. ill.

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; 25 cm. Notes; 'The catalogue of an exhibition. The Bible is elegantly bound by Samuel Mearne, bookbinder to Charles II.

The plates are from a series originally published in the Netherlands by C.J. Visscher and later acquired by Hayes— they are found in several copies of this edition, in varying numbers, up to - Binding by Samuel Mearne.

Author: Bacon, Francis, Title: The essays or counsels, civil and moral, of Sir Frances Bacon. Published: London. Mearne’s work as a binder (Plate, fig.

5) is of the highest merit. Many of his books have their fore-edge painted in such a way that the work is invisible when the book is. The elegant binding was made by Samuel Mearne and is consistent with the bindings he made for Charles II's library at St James's; records show that he bound books for St James's between and Deorum dearumque capita ex vetustis numismatibus.

The bindings on both books are solid with minor wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean and complete with light wear. Overall, a fabulous set in collector’s condition.” Aldus dedicated this work to Pope Leo s II, upon his restoration to the throne inappointed Samuel Mearne () Bookbinder to the King.

Samuel. This binding in a cottage roof design, picked out with black paint, is identifiable by the tools used as almost certainly the work of the Samuel Mearne bindery. Mearne hed the office of Bookbinder to the King from the Restoration in until his death in He also painted pictures on the fore-edges of many of his books in the same manner as that followed by Samuel Mearne in the 17th century, so that they did not show until the book was opened.

John Whitaker used calf for his bindings, but ornamented the calf in a curious way with strong acids and with prints from engraved metal plates. x mm, half-tile, coloured frontis plate, title, 48p text describing bindings.

Plain end-leaves. Russet card cover, illustrated and lettered in black to the front. Kindly note that his edition is without the plates of the hardback copy. Internally as published without any sign of. A cursory search for Samuel Mearne () reveals an English Restoration bookbinder and publisher associated with the cottage (or cottage-roof) style of binding, which is characterized by ornate and colorful covers, often with a floral theme.

Binding by Samuel Mearne. The presence m the Slii. H important English books in stftfidbindings suggests that some volumes were removed from the Old Royal Library before it came to the Museum in 17^7, though these books might have migrated from the St, James's I Muuvy lie fore the beginning of the eighteenth century.

Other notable mentions include London’s Samuel Mearne (), Dawson & Lewis, Stikeman & Co. and Bayntun-Rivière Bindery, all of whom produced some stunning examples of expert binding.

The above is just a short list of famous book binders and is by no means comprehensive. Sell finely bound antique books at auction. Bindings of Samuel Mearne and his school by Cyril Davenport (Book) The great Mearne myth by E.

Gordon Duff () Leaf from a register of official warrants for. The binding is contemporary red goatskin with green goatskin onlay, tooled in gold. Don Etherington & Matt T.

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Roberts write, “at one time the most elaborate of the Restoration bindings were attributed to Samuel Mearne.” This book is no exception: his name is written in pencil on the front flyleaf. Samuel Mearne (20 April – May ) was an English Restoration bookbinder and publisher whose work is considered a high point of pre-industrial bookbinding.

He and his sons, Charles and Samuel Jr., were one of the group referred to by historians as the Queens' Binder. Mearne was born in Reading, England and lived all of his professional life in Little Britain in Aldersgate. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for ENGLISH RESTORATION BOOKBINDINGS: SAMUEL MEARNE AND HIS By Howard M.

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H., and National Library of Scotland, London, p, ().From Steel was an apprentice to Samuel Mearne (), described by Davenport as simply "one of the greatest bookbinders of any time." Steel is thought to have taken over the tools of the Mearne bindery shortly after the death of Charles Mearne inand he may even have taken over the Mearne premises in London's Little Britain.