London and New Castle, Delaware: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. 324pp. Quarto [28 cm] Blue cloth over boards with gilt stamped titles and ornamentation in gilt and blind on the spine and front cover. New. Item #39365
From the Publisher - "This ground-breaking study deals with the creative explosions of book cover designs in Victorian Britain from 1830 to 1880. Due to new technical developments many practitioners such as Owen Jones, Walter Crane and John Leighton broke new ground in artistic styling. Edmund King, Head of the Newspaper Archives at the British Library, describes and indexes over 750 books with great detail. Many covers are beautifully illustrated in full color or black-and-white. This volume is an essential reference work for students of Victorian art as well as 19th-century publishing and binding practices. This work has 210 illustrations. Co-published with The British Library. Sales rights: North and South America, available elsewhere, The British Library."