Presentation Binding of Heart of Darkness, Don Etherington

first page
Full goatskin binding with calf onlays in debossed panels depicting images from within the book. Enclosed in a drop spine box with an extra folio of prints from the book.



Don EtheringtonNationally and internationally recognized for innovative design and implementation of state-of-the-art conservation procedures, Don Etherington brings over 55 years of professional experience to fine binding.

After extensive training in England, he established a four-year program in bookbinding and design at 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.

He holds the position of 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 American Library Association. He currently is a consultant to the National Archives for the future display of the Declaration of Independence.

Detail, front cover

The photos shown here can only approximate the beautiful work, textures and quality of Don's skill. Such are the limitations of the digital in a decidely analog world of books.

Detail, back cover

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