Bookbindings

Bookbinding of The Golden Ram, the Company's first published history, by Christopher ShawOne of the Company’s newest collections is of bookbindings.  Design bookbindings represent the highest level of workmanship and technical expertise combined with the best of modern innovative design.

The Company has recently begun commissioning such bindings in order to lend vital support to the endangered craft of bookbinding. We are fortunate to include bindings by Bernard Middleton M.B.E. and Jeff Clements M.B.E. amongst other notable craftsmen and women in our nascent collection.

Binding by Jeff Clements of our illustrated history the Deluge of TimeOur support of bookbinding is not limited to collecting alone. 

We also sponsor prizes in the Open Choice category at the Designer Bookbinders’ Annual Competition and fund bursaries through Designer Bookbinders to enable practitioners to attend training master classes, enabling core skills to be passed on to new generations now there are no longer any university courses in bookbinding in the UK.  Please see their website for further information on how to apply.

We also co-fund a scholarship in bookbinding with QEST, The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. For further information about QEST, please click here.