Book Review of Mirjam Foot’s Bookbinders at Work

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  • The following provides a review of the text 'Bookbinders at Work' written by Mirjam Foot in which the social, historical, and cultural significance of bookbinders and their practice is explored. 'Bookbinders at Work' is a unique examination of the practices of bookbinders between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, drawing upon historic bookbinding manuals as primary source material. Bookbinders at Work is an excellent introduction to the subject of bookbinders and bookbinding, with enthusiastic descriptions of the activities of the bookbinder and beautiful images to enthral the reader. Foot is a professor emeritus of Library and Archive Studies at University College, London where she has become a leading researcher into the history of bookbinding.

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