RIT CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
Recollections : my life in bookbinding
Middleton, Bernard C., 1924-
Bookbinders - England - Biography
Bookbinding - Specimens
Blind tooled bindings (Binding)
Leather doublures (Binding)
Goatskin bindings (Binding)
Originally bound by Bernard C. Middleton; re-bound in 2000 by Flora Ginn. This item's original binding was removed and rebound to commemorate the Bookbinding 2000 Conference in June 2000 which celebrated the opening of the Bernard C. Middleton Collection within the Cary Graphic Arts Collection.
Full binding in brown goatskin. Black and gilt-stamped ornamented concentric circle patterns with gilt-stamped lettering at center; black-stamped single line ruled border with gilt-stamped stars, outlining, and lettering. Mirror image on back cover with lettering done using specially cut reversed tools. Four lines of horizontal, black-stamped stars across spine with black and gilt-stamped 'v' shaped patterning along center of spine. Brown goatskin doublures contain patterned circles at center composed of gilt-stamped v-shaped characters. Gilt edges. Rear paste-down doublure contains gilt-stamped initials '20FG00' for Flora Ginn. Housed in quarter-bound black clamshell case with gilt tooling along cloth edge and gilt-stamped lettering accross head of spine.
Bird & Bull Press
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
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Specimen Ginn M628r 1995 c
Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding
Bookbinding 2000 Specimens
New York - Rochester
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Cary Graphic Design Archives
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From the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding. Presently numbering some 2,000 volumes (and numerous ephemeral items), the collection is housed in its own reading room within the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, R.I.T. The acquisition of the Middleton Collection was made possible through a generous grant from the Frank M. Barnard Foundation and its chief trustee, the late Dudley A. Weiss, in whose honor the reading room is named. The acquisition of this work supports the ongoing development of the collection.