THE WIE)EST RANGE
OE PA FERS AND BINDING
MATERIALS FOR PRESS AND
TRADE BOOKS AND
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In the closing years of the Century a new light shone out in the work of T. J.
Cobden-Sanderson whose bindings of Doves Press books and others are so well
prized. His love of flowers and feeling for perfect expression within the limits of
the craft caused him to design simple tools of flowers, buds and leaves which he
combined into chaste and elegantly tooled books.
It may be that he said the last word in bookbinding decoration in the conven-
tional sense. Modern binders now seek for the abstract in inlaid surfaces and
flowing or geometrical gold work in freehand style.
All the tools illustrated in this article are selected from the many thousands in the
Workshops of F. Sangorski G. Sutcliffe, London, a collection which is not only
of purely antiquarian interest for it is constantly called upon for the skilled repair
ot ancient bindings as well as the creation of new ones. Additions are frequently
made as is shown above by a few of the tools recently designed by the writer.
by the author
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