Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books; A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Drawings by Margaret R. Brown

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ETHERINGTON, Don, binder & co-author]. ROBERTS, Matt T. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books. A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Drawings by Margaret R. Brown. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982.

First edition. Tall quarto (11 1/4 x 9 7/8 in; 285 x 223 mm). x, 296, [1], [1, blank] pp. Thirteen color photo plates, miscellaneous black and white text drawings.

Bound in full white pigskin by co-author Don Etherington (stamp-signed) with onlaid green morocco central medallion depicting binding tools in gilt and with surrounding gilt lettering. Riased bands. Green morocco spine labels. Top edge gilt. Signed in ink by Don Etherington on the title-page. A tight pristine copy. Housed in a gray buckram clamshell box.

Donald "Don" Etherington is President Emeritus of Etherington Conservation Services. Nationally and internationally recognized for innovative design and implementation of state-of-the-art conservation procedures, including phased preservation programs for libraries and institutions, Mr. Etherington brings over 45 years of professional experience to the president's chair at etherington Conservatoin Services.

After extensive training in England, Mr. Etherington established a four-year program in bookbinding and design at the Southampton College of Art. He has conducted workshops and seminars for diverse groups and institutions such as the University of Texas, the University of Maryland, the Guild of Bookworkers, the American Library Association, the India Conservation Institute in Lucknow, India, and the American University in Cairo.

Mr. Etherington holds the position of Honorary Fellow in both the American Institute for Conservation and the International Institute for Conservation. Other professional affiliations include the Guild of Bookworkers (Past Chairman, Standards Committee), Accredited Fellow Institute of Paper Conservation in England and member of the American Library Association. Don has been married to Monique Lallier, the internationally recognized bookbinder, since 1987. They live in Summerfield, North Carolina. Item #02855

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