Thomas Hollis of Lincolns Inn: A Whig and his Books by W. H. BondThomas Hollis of Lincolns Inn: A Whig and his Books by W. H. Bond

Thomas Hollis of Lincolns Inn: A Whig and his Books

byW. H. Bond

Paperback | June 25, 2009

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Thomas Hollis, a connoisseur and collector of art and antiquities, devoted the greater part of his substance and his energy to promoting the ideals of civil and religious liberty. Hollis is best known to modern bibliophiles for the distinctive bindings that he commissioned for the many books he distributed in Britain, the American colonies, and all over Europe. This book contains the first comprehensive catalogue and interpretation of his emblematic binding tools and a discussion of the several binders who worked for him. It also explores other activities that are less well known: his patronage of writers, printers, publishers, and artists, and his work as a designer of books and medals. This study should encourage a re-evaluation of Hollis's influence in the Age of Enlightenment and the Age of Revolution.
Title:Thomas Hollis of Lincolns Inn: A Whig and his BooksFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:152 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.31 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.31 inPublished:June 25, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521114802

ISBN - 13:9780521114806


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. The anonymous republican; 2. Hollis's bindings; 3. Patron and designer; 4. 'Ut spargam'; Index.