GIBBINGS, Robert Sweet Thames Run Softly. With engravings by the author [BOUND BY DON ETHERINGTON]


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London: Dent & Sons, 1940. Second edition. Medium octavo. pp. x, 230. Bound by Don Etherington in full tan crushed morocco, name stamped on lower turn-in of upper board. Covers with a meandering line tooling and green morocco onlay depicting the flowing Thames river. Flat spine, title and author in gilt direct; brown hand-made endpapers; light-brown endbands. All edges green. A superb copy in felt-lined slipcase.
Don Etherington began bookbinding at the age of thirteen as a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and later went on to study bookbinding and design at the London School of Printing. Since then, he
has held positions at the Biblioteca Nazionale in Florence, Information Conservation, Inc., and now Etherington Conservations Services in Browns Summit. In 1982, he co-authored with Matt Roberts Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, the first comprehensive attempt to compile terminology from all the bookmaking and conservation fields. This is a fine full artist-binding by Don Etherington, former director of Conservation at both the Library of Congress and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.


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