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Highlights from the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on Bookbinding

Highlights from the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on Bookbinding
Highlights from the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on Bookbinding
Highlights from the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on Bookbinding

This elegant cloth-bound, full-color catalog accompanied an exhibition of rare items from the Middleton Collection and was published to coincide with the Bookbinding 2000 Conference at RIT. It includes illustrations and explanatory texts of the rarities on display—from historical ephemera to masterpieces of the binder's art. A selection of some of Bernard Middleton's most celebrated essays on bookbinding is also featured in this work.


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This elegant cloth-bound, full-color catalog accompanied an exhibition of rare items from the Middleton Collection and was published to coincide with the Bookbinding 2000 Conference at RIT. It includes illustrations and explanatory texts of the rarities on display—from historical ephemera to masterpieces of the binder's art. A selection of some of Bernard Middleton's most celebrated essays on bookbinding is also featured in this work.

Details

Publisher: Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection, Rochester Institute of Technology (01/2000)
Binding: cloth-bound hardcover
Pages: 124
Illustrations: 36 Full color
Size: 7 x 10.75 in.
Shipping Weight: 1.4lb
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Table of Contents

Foreword by David Pankow, 7

Introduction by Bernard C. Middleton, 9
Introduction to "The Binder's Art" (1989), by Bernard C. Middleton, 11
Highlights from the Middleton Collection, 15
Essays:
English Bookbinding Literature, 87
Ephemeral Bookbinding Literature, 93
The Zaehnsdorf Story, 107
Early Nineteenth-Century Binding Manuals and Techniques, 119

 

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