Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
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Rivieré, Robert ( 1808-1882 )

An English bookbinder of French descent. Rivieré was an accomplished craftsman and excelled in imitating the best historical styles with a fidelity and technique that have not often been surpassed. His craftsmanship is evidence by the fact that he restored and rebound the Domesday Book.

Rivieré established himself at Bath in 1829, relocated in London in 1840, and died in 1882.

His grandson, Percival Calkin, became a partner in 1881, and thereafter the firm was known as Rivieré and Son, until it closed in 1939. (94 , 140 )




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