HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BERNARD C. MIDDLETON COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON BOOKBINDING, TOGETHER WITH SELECTED ESSAYS BY BERNARD C. MIDDLETON ON THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF BOOKBINDING.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BERNARD C. MIDDLETON COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON BOOKBINDING, TOGETHER WITH SELECTED ESSAYS BY BERNARD C. MIDDLETON ON THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF BOOKBINDING.

(Bookbinding).
  • Rochester, NY: Rochester Institute of Technology, 2000.
  • large 8vo.
  • cloth
  • 123, (3) pages

Price: $50.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 62321

First edition. Since the appearance of The Binder's Art in 1989, respected bookbinding historian and craftsman Bernard C. Middleton continued to add to his collection of books and ephemera on the history and techniques of bookbinding, begun in the 1940s. Numbering about 2,000 volumes, the love of Middleton's professional life is now installed in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology where it is fully available to students and scholars in its own reading room. This catalogue describes and illustrates in color 34 highlights from Middleton's collection and is complemented by four classic Middleton essays updated, where appropriate, for this compilation.