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Recollections: A Life in Bookbinding

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Pages: 126

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:3/2000 - Oak Knoll Press

By: Bernard C. Middleton

An autobiography of one of the world's leading book restorers, binding scholars and international lecturers on bookbinding techniques. Originally published by Henry Morris at the renowned Bird & Bull Press, the author has expanded the text and added many illustrations of his most inspired bindings. In this new edition over eighty of his bindings are illustrated, forty-six in full color. This important work is not only Mr. Middleton's personal story but also a well-documented and illustrated insight into Britian's indentured apprenticeship programs of the early 20th century. In this very warm story we follow the gangly teenager into England's strict trade schools system, through his apprenticeship, his military service during the war, to his first position at the bindery of The British Library. Each chapter is well illustrated as the young binder becomes manager at the famed Zaehnsdorf's and sets the foundation of his own business as one of the world's foremost book restorers. Co-published with The British Library  

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