Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Elliott, Thomas ( active 1712-1763 )

A London bookbinder, Elliott was apprenticed to Robert Steele in 1703 and finished his service in 1712. He became bookbinder to Robert Harley, and worked in the HARLEIAN STYLE , which was forced on both him and Christopher Chapman by either Harley, or Harley's librarian, Humfrey Wanley. The books the two produced were solidly bound in a red morocco said to be of an inferior quality. (94 , 246 )




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