Excerpt from A Guide to the Printed Books Exhibited to the Public in the Grenville Library and Kings Library
The illustrations from engravings on wood and copper are followed by two cases containing a miscellaneous collection of literary curiosi ties and autographs, and the l... ast comprises specimens of bookbinding from the sixteenth century downwards. Of this art it may be observed that, like that of printing, its earliest specimens display a degree of excellence which cannot be surpassed at the present day, and which modern binders are proud to be able to imitate successfully.
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