A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins. 4th ed

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Date

1846

Identifier

Shoults Eb 1846 B

Publisher

London: H. G. Bohn

Abstract

In 1846, Henry Bohn started the first of his many Libraries series publications, initially priced at 3s 6d per volume. Printing so many copies of each title meant adopting a new process for binding. Case binding is where the covers (or case) of a book are pre-made. The text-block, produced independent of this process, was attached to the covers by glue. Although initially a hand-operation, it led to mass production. So, gone were the unique hand-made bindings, the laced cords that ran through the boards, and the individually tooled cover designs. Bohn’s ‘Standard Library’ titles were distinctive in their sameness: block stamped patterned covers, with an occasional variation in colour.

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Citation

Johann Beckmann, “A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins. 4th ed,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 29, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7353.