Leather and Vellum Bookbindings, 1500 - 1920
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An exhibition curated by Margaret Lock of Locks' Press Kingston, illustrating the history of bookbinding with examples from the Jordan Library collections. The exhibition is arranged chronologically, covering the history of leather bookbinding from about 1500 to 1925. The quality of bindings ranges from fine, expensive leather with spectacular hand-tooling to the more mundane and less costly typical of each period. Two sections of the exhibit present examples of less expensive binding, 1795-1920, and rebinding and repair work of the early 20th century.