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RECOLLECTIONS, A LIFE IN BOOKBINDING. Bernard C. Middleton.
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RECOLLECTIONS, A LIFE IN BOOKBINDING.

New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. large 8vo. hardcover, dust jacket. 140 pages. First edition. 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 ninety of his bindings are illustrated, forty-six in full color... READ MORE

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Acknowledgements................................................v
Foreword by Dr. Marianne Tidcombe..............................ix
The Early Years.................................................1
The War Years...................................................9
My Education Continues.........................................21
A Business of Our Own..........................................35
A Home of Our Own..............................................47
America and Beyond.............................................65
End Notes......................................................81
Descriptive captions for colour illustrations of bindings......85
Descriptive captions for the B&W bindings illustrated..........91
Colour illustrations of Middleton's bindings...................95
Middleton's bindings illustrated in B&W.......................105
Appendices:
     A mid 20th century apprenticeship indenture..............112
     London School of Printing Class Report...................115
     A final written examination for bookbinding..............116
     A final "practical test".................................118
     A City & Guilds of London Institute Certificate..........119
     General Eisenhower's D-Day Declaration...................120
     Article "Scale in Bookbinding" 1950......................121
     Article "The British Museum Bindery" 1953................124
Bibliography..................................................127