Foreword by Bernard Middleton

  • New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2010.
  • 8.5 x 11 inches
  • unbound signatures ready for binding
  • 156 pages

Price: $24.95  other currencies

Order Nr. 104070

This new autobiography by renowned bookbinder Don Etherington takes the reader through his lifelong journey of bookbinding and conservation. Etherington documents his experiences teaching these trades and traveling throughout Europe and to the United States. He tells of his generous contribution to the conservation effort in Florence, Italy, following the great flood that caused incredible damage to thousands of books. Bookbinding and Conservation is a unique account of the personal and professional life of this important figure in the world of binding and conservation. Etherington's memoirs contain numerous personal photographs that richly illustrate his story. The autobiography is followed by a pictorial catalogue of many of Etherington's fine bindings. This book is an excellent pick for anyone interested in bookbinding and the lives of major bookbinders.

Don Etherington began bookbinding at the age of thirteen and later went on to study bookbinding and design at the London School of Printing. He became Training Officer and Assistant Restoration Officer at the Library of Congress in 1970. More recently, he received honorary membership awards from the American Institute for Conservation and the Guild of Book Workers. His work can be found in collections worldwide.

Also available in hardcover.