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Re: [BKARTS] American Decorated Publishers' Bindings 1872-1929



On Aug 3, 2004, at 7:35 AM, Ed Stansell wrote:

................. One corner of the front corner had been damaged in a
recent fall.
He believed it to be the original binding. The date on the title page
was
from the 17th century, but the binding looked to good to be that old.
Surely, a
book could not have been around for nearly four hundred years and not
sustain
some damage. The binding was all done with an eye to maintaining its
original
appearance, and done well.................
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In this same regard: Hopefully, everyone is familiar with the name and
the work Bernard Middleton. If you have not seen one of his period
bindings, you are in for a real treat. His work is SUPERB/FANTASTIC!
Upon examining one of his new bindings, you would have to say that the
book had been wrapped in a soft cloth and had been stored for the past
four hundred years under ideal conditions, and only handled once a
year.
Bill Minter

William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.
4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury, PA  16695
814-793-4020
Fax:   814-793-4045
Email:    wminter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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