Bedford, Francis ( 1800-1884 )
An English bookbinder whose work was considered to
be unsurpassed by any of his contemporaries.
Bedford worked for Charles Lewis until the
latter's death in 1836, and then with John Clarke
until 1850 when he started his own business.
Bedford copied earlier Venetian bindings, with
twisted or Saracenic ornaments, as well as later
Veneto-Lyonese bindings common in England during
the reign of Elizabeth 1. He also produced many
imitations of the mosaics of ANTOINE MICHEL
PADELOUP . (347
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