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If one was to visit Bernard Middleton's bindery in the 1970s, when this text was published, it would not have been unusual to find a cat or two curled up in a corner. Proposed binding to be bound in brown Hewit goatskin in a laced-on boards binding…
Bound in two colors of gray Hewit and Harmatan goatskin leathers in a laminate case. Decorated with three fish designs made with stamped, cut foils. Paste papers by the binder. Blind tooling and a silver stamped title.
Bound in full brown goat skin with gold tooling to acknowledge the look of older books. To add a more contemporary feel, two images based on illustrations from the book will be done with back-pared onlays and leather line onlays. Edges to be sponge…
Bound in full terracotta goatskin with back-pared black and green onlays and leather line onlays. Cover images based on one of the illustrations by Rockwell Kent in the text. Top edge decorated with copper paint and a hand sewn three color silk…
Full red goatskin leather fine binding sewn on German tapes, laced into boards. The top edge decorated in alternating sections of gold and palladium prior to sewing. Double-core silk headbands. Pastedowns and flyleaves of a "Dutch curl" marbled…
Full goatskin leather binding with sewn-in leather hinge and handmade flax paper flyleaf which has the look of parchment. Sewn on five German woven tapes with linen thread, the edges were gilt "in the rough" without trimming, and the tapes were laced…
Tan calfskin with inlaid calf lettering. Flyleaves and doublures of marbled paper. Brown roma endpapers with calf hinges. Hand sewn double core headbands with brown, tan and white silk. Top edge colored brown with acrylics. To be housed in a linen…
This classic science fiction novel concerns the survival of knowledge through books in a post-apocalyptic world. The binding references use of atomic weapons and the blueprints described in the story. The book is bound in full French chagrin dark…
Full goatskin binding with large onlay across binding, laser cut shapes representing various tools used in bookbinding and restoration, and gold-tooled borders for onlays. This proposal for The Restoration of Leather Bindings reflects the subject of…
Full brown goatskin binding with onlays, titled in black.
Bound in full brown goatskin using traditional hand embroidery techniques in gilt thread to imitate a historical gilt panel design. Line border on outer panel and along board edges are hand tooled and gilt. Spine decorated with mix of embroidered and…
French style binding with laced-in boards. Bound in bois de rose buffalo skin with back-pared onlays of goat and buffalo. Onlays embellished with hand-embroidered details using cotton embroidery floss. Hand painted border on front board in golden…
The hand tooling along the colored leather strips represent traditional lacing-on of boards and Bernard Middleton's approach to design expressed in his Recollections: A Life in Bookbinding. (This sample is only a representation of the decorative…
The binding structure is one that I have been playing around with for more than twenty years. It is simple, basic, and I love that the text can be removed at any time with no damage to the paper or binding. This is the most recent variation of this…
The entire book will be bound in terra cotta Harmatan goat skin. Inlaid into a frame built of layers of binder's board, the front cover features a photograph taken and printed by the binder, applied to heavy matte paper, and covered with transparent…
This well-used paperback had a broken spine, necessitating repair utilizing a single-sheet reconstruction. While viewing an exhibition of the Designer Bookbinders at Oxford University a few years ago, I saw a book bound by Stuart Brockman featuring a…
The book would be rounded and backed and bound in a full dark red goatskin following the French technique, to highlight the importance of restoration in the conservation of books. The front and back covers will have an indented rectangular space…
Decorated case binding in full tan goatskin with onlays of multiple colors of goatskin having transferred images/text, and onlays of leather lacing. Multi-colored leather stuck-on headbands; all edges toned with brown inks; decorative endpapers by…
Flat spine tight back case binding (Islamic-style, adapted) in full black goatskin with inlays of white bonded leather (75% leather) with full-color transfers of van Gogh paintings; title blind stamped. Hand embroidered Islamic headband (straight…
Full goatskin binding with laced-in boards. Sewn on flattened cords, leather hinge, doublures and flexi-endsheets of marbled paper by Pamela Smith. Hand sewn, double-core silk headbands; three edges sprinkled with multiple shades of brown acrylic…
Full goatskin binding with laced-in boards. Trade book disbound, guarded, and resewn on flattened cords; leather hinges; doublures and flexi-endsheets of marbled paper by Pamela Smith. Hand sewn, double-core silk headbands; three edges sprinkled with…
Bernard C. Middleton’s words reveal a mind long-trained to salvage even the most decayed book materials: I imagine a vine trained upon a trellis that sprouts new leaves. The green cotton book cloth is to be silkscreened with the image of a vine on…
The text is from a softcover book I disassembled and reassembled as a long stitch binding through a slotted wrapper. Brown quarter leather is sanded kangaroo with handmade book cloth sides. The cotton book cloth is imaginatively silkscreened with…
A large graphic M signifies Middleton's last name and his long, productive, and influential career. The quotation cited above is blind embossed within the M: the words contained within the letter represents Middleton's wealth of knowledge that he…
Sewn boards binding, French link stitch on tapes. Covered with black cloth on spine and purple tweed cloth on the boards. Marbled endpapers. Gold stamped title.