1907 Rare Book bound by Zaehnsdorf - FRANCIS BACON's ESSAYS.
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Author: Bacon, Francis.
Title: BACON: The Essays of Bacon.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London: Arthur L. Humphreys, The Royal Library, Belles Lettres Series, 1907.
Size: 6.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: viii-323 pages.
Binding: Very good full leather binding by Zaehnsdorf (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean).
The book: Nice edition bound by Zaehnsdorf of Francis Bacon's famous Essays.
The author: Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban,(22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution.
The binder: The famous bookbinding firm of Zaehnsdorf was founded in London in 1842 by Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-1886), an Austro-Hungarian craftsman-binder who learned his trade in Stuttgart and Vienna. While he was very successful, becoming ‘Bookbinder to the King of Hanover’ by 1861, it was under his son Joseph William Zaehnsdorf (1853-1930) that the firm was able to develop further and prosper. Joseph William did much to make known the principles of sound binding practice, and to increase the appreciation and knowledge of fine binding. He was the author of The art of bookbinding (1880) which became a standard textbook for apprentices, and he wrote a series of articles on amateur bookbinding in which he stated that the finishing or decorative side of bookbinding caused the most difficulty for the amateur. The firm was known for its high-quality workmanship and excelled in the retrospective binding popular in the 19th century. The firm’s most skilled craftsmen were reserved for the higher-quality work sometimes working from their own designs, and sometimes from designs produced by professional designers, both constructing their patterns from existing styles. This firm was at its height from the 1890s until the First World War, and it is during this period that Alexander Turnbull had many of his books bound.
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