Lage Eric Carlson

Washington, D.C. 
Carlson was born in Sweden and trained at the Capricornus School of Bookbinding in Berkeley and at Yale University. He obtained a Master of Conservation degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Carlson works at the Library of Congress Conservation Laboratory as a Senior Book Conservator.

Example Binding: 
East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales of the North
Illustrated by Kay Nielsen.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924.

Full leather with pink calf and black and beige goat, various colors of onlay, title gold-tooled on the spine, and lined Moriki dyed endpapers. The illustrations were removed from the brittle support pages, washed to remove acid. The original cloth cover was removed from the boards, lined with Japanese paper, and sewn in at the end of the text.

Design Description: 
Colors and design chosen to reflect the text. Symbols and recurring imagery including the Celtic knot, Papal keys, water and the Union Jack are used to illustrate the text. Original blue wrappers will be included at the end of the text. Decorative papers, hinges and conservation papers will reflect the color and design of the sample binding.


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Lage Eric Carlson