Brenda Farley Parsons

Browns Summit, North Carolina 
Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Parsons began book conservation and binding in 1987 and has studied French technique binding for several years with Monique Lallier. She has been working at Etherington Conservation Center for the last twelve years as a book and paper conservator.

Example Binding: 
James Branch Cabell. 
The White Robe
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1928.

Full brown goatskin binding over cut-out boards exposing handmade paper paper endpapers. Wrinkled leather onlays and blind tooling are used to represent a leafless tree. Gold lettered spine titling.

Design Description: 
Full leather binding of black goatskin, using shades of blue, red, and maroon. The cut outs expose handmade paste paper endpapers. Gold-tooled lettering on the spine.


Brenda Farley Parsons example binding


Brenda Farley Parsons design description

Brenda Farley Parsons