Scott Kellar

Chicago, Illinois
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Scott Kellar trained at Monastery Hill Bindery from 1974 to 1976 and worked at the Newberry Library in Chicago from 1977 to 1981. He has also worked with the Preservation Department of Northwestern University and currently operates a conservation studio in Chicago.

Example Binding: 
Fyodor Dostoevsky. 
A Gentle Spirit
New York: Minton, Balch and Co., 1931.

Full leather binding of chocolate goatskin sewn over three stranded cords with laced-on boards. Colored leather onlays and blind tooling. Gold-tooled leather label.

Design Description: 
Full leather binding of black goatskin sewn over four laced-on vellum/linen strips. Edges to be trimmed and colored purple to match onlay color. Multi-colored onlays. Gold leather strips onlaid into impressed lines. Gold-tooled title on spine.


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Scott Kellar