When the bibliophile Sinclair Hamilton died in 1978, he left a group of 150 rare books to the Princeton University library. Forty-nine of these were bound by his wife, Christine Hamilton (died 1968) who studied bookbinding under Eleanor van Sweringen in New York and Charles Pagnier in Paris.
“For many years she headed the Guild of Book Workers in New York. Books bound by her were exhibited at the World’s Fair in San Francisco in 1939, at the exhibition at the Grolier Club in 1947, at the Princeton Exhibition in 1951, and on many other occasions. An exhibition devoted entirely to her work was held at the Argent Galleries … in 1949.”—Library Chronicle Autumn 1978 (via Bound by Christine Hamilton - Graphic Arts)
I started a new tumblr that is basically a collection of all of the book-library/special collections-conservation-archives miscellany that I read about/come across online, in case you are also a fan of book-library/special collections-conservation-archives miscellany.
I mean, LOOK AT THAT LEATHER-TOOLED BLAKE COVER. shit!