London: The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company, 1957. Item #02856
In A Fresh Shellfish Binding
ETHERINGTON, Don (binder). COX, Ian (editor). The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and its Influences on Humankind by Eight Authors. London: The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company, 1957.
First edition. Quarto (10 3/4 x 8 in; 273 x 203 mm). 135, [1, blank] pp. Ninety-eight illustrations, most in color, many full-page.
Bound (and holograph inscribed on rear pastedown endpaper) by Don Etherington in full black crushed morocco with onlaid scallop shells in yellow, green, sienna, and blue morocco, and gilt seaweed lamina with onlaid white morocco pneumatocyst dots, to both covers. Gilt lettered spine. All edges gilt. A tight, pristine copy. Housed in a yapp-edged quarter morocco dust jacket made (and holograph inscribed) by Monique Lallier within a leather-edged patterned paper slipcase by Lallier.
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.
Ethington and Lallier have inscribed this copy to renowned bookbinder (Kater-Crafts Bookbinders, Pico Rivera California), conservator, and patron of the book arts, Mel Kavin (1916-2006) Additionally Don Etherington has signed the half-title.